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Great pay for the work that you do

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time

Pros

The money is very good.

Cons

Most of the factory is not air conditioned and they really don't care how hot you get in there.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You need to pay more attention to the employees that you have that do a good job for the company and you are totally clueless when it comes to your supervisors and their lack of abilities to lead people.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Not a critique of the entire company; worked for Sonoco on-site at another company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salary/benefits package was above average.

    Cons

    Many companies have a salesperson "managing" employees. I have never understood this - being good at sales usually does not go well with being able to manage others. Only about 5% of any sales people I've dealt with have been decent managers. Plus, in this particular situation, the salesman was one of the poorest sales people I've worked had the misfortune of working "with" - poor understanding of the business and company we were associated with, worked off-site so usually MIA, condescending, untruthful (and bad at keeping track of his lies), etc. The other employees on-site were always worried about losing their jobs, and completely self-serving. Collaboration is a big buzz word - that's all it was there. Lots of lying and back-biting, in addition to purposeful non-sharing of information. No one wanted to work as a cohesive group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales people are horrible general managers. If you have employees that are not on-site, have the managers check in with employees. It is not the employee's responsibility to initiate all contact. I was once told that if my manager hadn't heard from me, the assumption was "no news is good news." Sounds like a manager who's on top of things!

    No opinion of CEO
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    Hard working people that feel like family

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Even thought the company is large, team work and collaboration are the norm. people genuinely care about each other and the company takes good care of its own.

    Cons

    I hadn't worked for a company the size of Sonoco before. Sometimes the bureaucratic methods are hard to work through.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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