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 ...
I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time (Less than a year)
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
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
The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Sonoco Products (Hartsville, SC).
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.