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Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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Pros
  • "They have Competitive pay and benefits" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Good pay while working 12 hour shifts, but on 8s you work your butt off and barely scrape by" (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Small town, rural area, limited networking" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Manufacturing so long hours sometimes" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Career Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Hartsville, SC
    Current Employee - Accountant in Hartsville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work in a team environment and everyone has been willing to help. The management has tons of experience and credentials, such as CPA. Education higher than a Bachelor's is encouraging and they support staff working towards professional certifications, su h as the CPA or CMA. There is a lot of opportunities to move to different departments. I've also seen the company rehire former associates.

    Cons

    Turnover from the previous associate was less detailed than I expected. There was a lack of information that made some job functions and their downstream applications difficult to understand.

    Advice to Management

    As employees transition in and out, perhaps having the former associate provide notes or a review should be a part of their outgoing process so the new employee has some information to reference.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    Incredibly happy with my job and the people i work for.

    Cons

    Overtime can sometimes be a pain.

    Sonoco Products Response

    Sep 17, 2018

    Thank you for leaving your review! We are happy to see your experience with us has been a positive one!

  3. "maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good pay
    Fast vacation accumulation time

    Cons

    Work mostly graveyard shift
    No opportunity for advancement


  4. "Customer Service Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities, decent pay, etc.

    Cons

    None, do not have any cons


  5. "Marketing Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Wonderful Internship Program!
    Everyone was so helpful, I was able to learn a lot about different aspects of the company. The people at Sonoco treated me like family.

    Cons

    None that I can think of!


  6. "A Hidden Gem"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Headquarters is located in a beautiful small town with some of the most friendly people I've ever met. Wonderful place to live and work! The recruiting process is straight forward and the recruitment team is extremely responsive. The flexibility here is unmatched and Sonoco cares about it's employees and their families in parallel with it's stakeholders.

    Cons

    It's a very complex business- if you're in a support function, plan for a lengthy time to understand all of the different operations, products, locations, and hierarchies. Not necessarily a con, but just something to be aware of. It's a very large, global, organization, operating in a matrixed environment.


  7. "Sonoco"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Offers Great Benefits 401k Insurance

    Cons

    Shift Availability only 2nd and 3rd available

  8. "Production Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay a, relevant and accessible training, managements has open door policy

    Cons

    sometimes understaffed. Lots of OT hours required


  9. "Sonoco Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dalton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay. Very safety oriented.

    Cons

    No face to face access to Human Resources. Very little chance for advancement. Unstable hours. Very high turnover rate.

    Sonoco Products Response

    Nov 16, 2018

    Thanks for taking time to leave your review! We are glad to hear that you value safety in the workplace as much as we do. We believe that growth and development of our people is key to the business... More


  10. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Pricing Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Pricing Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Team environment with a lot of different divisions working together.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement.