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Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
74 Reviews
3.3
74 Reviews
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M. Jack Sanders
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good pay for employees compared to other companies in the area (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people and work enviroment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Small town cliques within employee base (in 5 reviews)

  • Very disrespectful to upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Sonoco Products

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, nice corporate culture.

    Cons

    Management style could be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Setup in Morristown, TN
    Current Employee - Setup in Morristown, TN

    I have been working at Sonoco Products

    Pros

    good company, excellent benefits GREAT

    Cons

    dirty job, solvent exposure nasty

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall great and safe company

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    Former Employee - Quality Manager
    Former Employee - Quality Manager

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, respect for employees.

    Cons

    long distance commute, benefits package good be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    Sonoco is a solid company with a conservative leadership. They are very calculated in all that they do and are relatively risk adverse.

    Cons

    As a result of a being a large company whose been around the block for over 100 years they are slow to change with the current trends. There are a considerable amount of "lifers" that do not look beyond what they have always done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    Other hourly employees are great to work with. Pay is ok but only because of overtime. Very little weekend work.

    Cons

    Supervisors need to be "leaders" instead of "bosses", spend less time on petty write ups and more time being part of a team.
    Techs expected to take after hours calls to troubleshoot faults over the phone (without pay) but will be disciplined and docked pay for being thirty seconds late in the morning. Techs are expected to be "experts" in multiple crafts but pay level doesn't reflect this.
    Company claims to be "family friendly" but expects overtime with little or no notice. Time off for medical reasons or family emergencies is frowned upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the "occurrence system of points. The few bad employees play the system and good employees get tired of being treated like naughty school children.
    Stop giving plant managers a month's notice of impending corporate visits, giving them time to whitewash the place. Drop in unannounced and find out what's really happening at plant level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    :D

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    Former Employee - Palletizer Operator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Palletizer Operator in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Money. Medical, dental, vision, life Insurance. 401k. Opportunity to advance. Yep.

    Cons

    Working many weekends, you can be forced to work overtime 12 hrs a day, 7 days a week if need-be. Working with some people who just don't give a turd and do the bare minimum. Growing distant from your family, growing old making money without enjoying life. Financial compensation isn't worth that, to me at least.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the hipocracy, ya'll.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fantastic Job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative
    Current Employee - Administrative

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Cant think of any cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sonoco Display & Packaging in shambles

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    Stable company over all, Time-off, Good coworkers

    Cons

    Leadership in Sonoco Display & Packaging is myopic. Cutting pay for dedicated salespeople who toil to get and maintain accounts. Freezing designer pay and outsourcing IT lowering morale and inhibiting effectiveness of staff. 100% turnover in sales leadership and 80% churn in over all sales due to cuts in pay and politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot right a ship by throwing your experienced crew overboard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Plant Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonoco Products

    Pros

    good pay, good management. Good opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Did not have enough budget to keep the plant up to spec

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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