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Sonoco Products Overview

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Hartsville, SC
10000+ employees
1899
Company - Public (SON)
Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Greif, Bemis, Caraustar
Sonoco works with customers to collaboratively develop and deliver Innovative Packaging Solutions (IPS) that enhance and optimize their business and brands. Sonoco’s operations consist of global consumer packaging businesses –rigid paper and closures ... Read more

Mission: Sonoco is a $5 billion global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective solutions and display and packaging services. From its headquarters in Hartsville, S.C., and more than 330 operations in 34 countries, the company produces packaging for a variety of ... Read more

Sonoco Products Reviews

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  • "Incredible People, Good Pay, Boring Industry depending on Division"

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    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sonoco has a very family-oriented culture, driven from its small-town roots in Hartsville, SC
    Pay is very competitive for the industry
    Product line and day-to-day work is dependent on job function and division within Sonoco
    Some divisions are very innovative and jobs customer facing, some divisions are old manufacturing environments and drab day-to-day work

    Cons

    Very conservative company and views

    Advice to Management

    Increase retention of young talent, they are the future of your company
    The culture of the company is incredible, however, continue to improve and change with the times
    Learn to market your products and our offerings
    Find a way to keep employees more up-to-date on industry trends and insights
    Maintain manufacturing excellence but do not forget to invest in growth

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Sonoco Products Photos

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Sonoco Products Interviews

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    Market Segment Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartsville, SC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Sonoco Products (Hartsville, SC).

    Interview

    Easy applied via LinkedIn. Was contacted within a week to set up an initial phone screen interview. Basic questions. Then phone interview with the hiring manager. Then flown into Hartsville to meet leaders in number of groups, including several division marketing directors, R&D directors, and HR managers. Actually got to finish the day interviewing with the CMO who really sold me on Sonoco.

    Most everyone was great honestly. Very friendly, sharp and knowledgeable. They had a few difficult marketing-intensive questions, however most of the day was spent walking through my experiences which were very well aligned with the role.

    Sonoco does real marketing. It would be an attractive opportunity for anyone with a manufacturing B2B marketing background in their existing market verticals.

    Interview Questions

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Sonoco Products Awards & Accolades

  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2016
  • America's Most Trustworthy Companies, Forbes Magazine, 2015
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