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You can do well - for a while.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Plant Manager
Current Employee - Plant Manager

I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Good opportunity early in your career - gives you the opportunity to build your resume which you will need when you finally realize there is a better world outside.

Cons

Culture is bizarre at times - senior management says the right things- then behave exactly the opposite of what they say. God help you if you are a manager of an operation and someone gets hurt - it's as if you held the employees hand and told him to injure himself... The witch hunts are frustrating and I've seen several very good managers fired over the years for purely political reasons - people who were excellent at their jobs, but HR people didn't like them because they voiced their opinions too openly.

Advice to Management

Realize that you phage good people working hard in your operations at all levels - and have more respect for them and what they contribute. If you want to know about a particular plant, spend more than 5 hours a year there -

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  1. Overall a good company

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Hartsville, SC
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Hartsville, SC

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    "Small town" feel as you have opportunities to get to know peers across company. Current senior leadership has an interest in the well being of employees. Opportunity to quickly get responsibilities and grow.

    Cons

    Company has a history of downsizing and layoffs. The soon-to-be CEO (when current one retires) is only bottom line focused with not much regard for employees. Quality in some divisions is ignored with plant managers cutting corners. Matrix structure can be very frustrating when trying to satisfy 2 managers with competing objectives. Not a lot of opportunity to advance as company had all but stopped allowing transfers to other locations. Ok opportunities for hourly/craft personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees.

  2. A Close Knit Familiy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Mechanic in Devens, MA
    Former Employee - Line Mechanic in Devens, MA

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is always willing to help each other out!
    A safe working environment is extremly important to not only management but all it's employees.

    Cons

    Work losd is controlled by one contract at our location

    Advice to Management

    Always listen to questions being asked by employees and make sure you get answers!

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