Sonoco Products

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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
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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 group of people, lots of regulations

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    Former Contractor - Factory Worker in Berthoud, CO
    Former Contractor - Factory Worker in Berthoud, CO

    I worked at Sonoco Products as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The factory where I worked was really good because all the workers were pretty cool.
    Great manager
    Good pay

    Cons

    Corporate rules and regulations
    Hot working conditions
    Temp position so no benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you find good temp workers then hire them. Good workers are hard to find and you will run off workers by not hiring them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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