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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

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

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    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Mechanic  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Arlington, TX

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

    Pros

    Sonoco, tube division, steady work ,long hours, good pay, plenty opportunities for growth in production. Very stringent safety program. Expect 56 to 70 hours a week, most Saturdays. This company has many locations and the people are very different plant to plant.

    Cons

    Extremely stringent safety program to the point of 2 mistakes and you are fired. After the first mistake you have the possibility of being terminated hanging over your head forever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop worrying about the little things, concentrate on what is most important. Analyze problems at the source, don't have knee-jerk reaction just to what a gossiper tells you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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