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Great pay for the work that you do

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Sonoco Products

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time (More than a 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 Management

    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!


  2. Old-Boy Network....Ladies need not apply

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Financially conservative so it's stable as far as not apt to go bankrupt soon. In my area I have a good deal of freedom.

    Cons

    Very WHITE Very MALE ---- the culture is so deeply entrenched in the old South the white old guys running the place think they have come a long way by allowing their women out of the kitchen. This spills over into some of the international site culture who were already anti-women. You can do well here as a female manager as long as you stay below the radar and you don't work in Hartsville.

    Advice to Management

    Hey guys...your alarms are ringing...wake up...it's 2013.


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