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Potential to be great company but underwhelming critical thinking at leadership level

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Sonoco Products

Pros

Competitive pay and benefits package. Very solid company in terms of financially viability and job security if you want to be a lifer. Strong cash flows from legacy businesses to fund new growth so has the capability to be truly global player. Pockets of talented and hard working people at the lower - mid management level.

Cons

Home grown Hartsville upper leadership with limited thinking, risk averse culture, slow to move or recognize new possibilities outside their core. Ranks high on diversity and sustainability metrics but upon closer look, this is mostly box checking with little meaningful actions. Consumer packaging businesses still acting independently, no formal mechanism for cross divisional learning and sharing to grow large accounts.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be creative in thinking about people's growth, find solutions or stretch assignments for those needing growth. Do a 360 review on the senior leaders to get a good hard look of what people really think. Get training on how to do feedback to help your people grow.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Sonoco Products

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    Sonoco

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonoco Products

    Pros

    Benefits, Growing company, opportunity for advancement, Employee oriented.

    Cons

    Male dominated in top management. Some plants need better management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More customer driven rather than manfacturing driven. Help to keep smaller customers in business.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Good Company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Driver  in  Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Route Driver in Fayetteville, NC

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, and benefits! Overall company has solid foundation. Strong growth.

    Cons

    Chattery ladies who like to gossip, and no chain of command.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support leaders or support those who are in charge and know how to run the plant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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