Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. Sonoco products, Baker wood reels division

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Section Leader/Supervisor in Hartselle, AL
    Former Employee - Section Leader/Supervisor in Hartselle, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well first of all, the people are for the most part wonderful, they kid with you a lot, my fellow supervisors are some of the best people in the world, the train and get you cross trained as soon as possible.

    Cons

    The cons are, that is a very high stress job for us supervisors and section leaders. They brought in these guys fresh out of college to basically shake up every thing we have been for the past 50 years.

    Advice to Management

    Take back control of your plant.


  2. long time employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Long Time Employee in Hartsville, SC
    Current Employee - Long Time Employee in Hartsville, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stable company that has been around a long time. Lots of great people to work with and around. Decent pay, safety oriented, and promotes from within. Generations of families employed with the company since the beginning over 100 years ago.

    Cons

    Like the rest of corporate America, the distance between top management and employees has continually grown, benefits and incentives that used to drive production, maintain morale, and give employees a reason to want to come to work have virtually disappeared. Annual wage increases are almost completely consumed by benefit cost increases year after year.

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with reality, employees, and what really drives the company. Stop following the trend and do the right thing.


  3. Supervisor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    offered lots of training promoted from within pay was good very safe plant

    Cons

    language barrier workers all made the same pay not too many cons really

    Advice to Management

    More floor presence Listen to the people


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  5. Great pay, decent benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sumner, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sumner, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay Safe working environment Decent bens 4 on 4 off Free lunches

    Cons

    Crappy hours No job recognition Nepotism Maintenance dept. blows

    Advice to Management

    Great perks if you kiss up or are related to management. Show up to work everyday and bust butt not so much.


  6. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The environment, people and management were great to work with. Great company, great benefits and opportunities!

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about the company


  7. Lab technician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    This was a great company to work for. Great benefit and the people had a good understanding of what there job was and what need to be done.

    Cons

    This job was across four states to contact hr.


  8. Great company to work for!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at Sonoco Products (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers and fulfilling work

    Cons

    Location is not ideal for me

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. Worked way too much

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electro-Mechanic in Alpha, OH
    Former Employee - Electro-Mechanic in Alpha, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great pay great people. Great benefits

    Cons

    dirty environment. Managers do not car about family life.

    Advice to Management

    Be more compassionate toward employees n work home life balance


  10. Sr Quality Enginer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC

    I worked at Sonoco Products (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very safety focused company. It is firmly embedded into their culture. Good employees who want to work together.

    Cons

    Culture is dramatically changing and the atmosphere is unsettled. Increased health care costs are negatively impacting benefits.


  11. baleing materials

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of over time, glong lunchs, good crew

    Cons

    Baler gos down for days no work

    Advice to Management

    More people 2nd shift



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