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Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated July 14, 2018
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Robert C. Tiede
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Pros
  • "They have Competitive pay and benefits" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Good pay while working 12 hour shifts, but on 8s you work your butt off and barely scrape by" (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hartsville is a very small town and can be somewhat boring" (in 18 reviews)

  • "long hours, sometimes old tech and processes" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Career Employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Elon, NC
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Elon, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Upward internal growth within select divisions

    Cons

    Limited opportunites for upward movement within certain divisions

    Sonoco Products Response

    Jul 20, 2018

    Thank you for your review! As an organization committed to developing our employees, we're glad to see you've been with us for more than 8 years! We encourage our employees to own their careers, and... More

  3. "Worked at Sonoco 10 years"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Control Specialist in North Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Production Control Specialist in North Canton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good organization, clear goals, good leadership

    Cons

    No profit sharing for employees


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sonoco - A Hidden Gem"

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

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

    Pros

    I've been working at Sonoco for almost a year now, and they are without a doubt the best employer I've ever had. They truly invest in their employees' careers by offering things like tuition assistance, training programs, networking events, and promoting from within. There are so many opportunities for advancement within the company, and Sonoco does everything they can to help you succeed. They have many other employee benefits including:
         -onsite health center
         -frequent networking opportunities
         -flexible work arrangements (in certain departments)
         -401k match
         -mentoring program
    I feel very luck to work at Sonoco. I work at the corporate office in Hartsville and Sonoco is hands-down the best employer in the Pee-Dee area.

    Cons

    The only negative things I have to say about Sonoco is that as a new employee, the hiring process was long and my training wasn't very thorough. It took me almost three months from the date of my first interview to begin working. After I started working, there was no formal training, and I sometimes didn't understand my job duties.

    Advice to Management

    It would be very helpful to speed up the hiring process, as most applicants are unable to wait several months for a job offer. Also, a formal new employee training system that's created on a department by department basis would be helpful. Sonoco hires a lot of recent grads who may need more training than more experienced hires.

    Sonoco Products Response

    Jun 22, 2018

    Thank you for your review! We strive to make the hiring and candidate experience as positive as possible. We'll be sure to share your feedback with our HR team! Should you have additional comments... More


  5. "It is what you make it"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    Money, fairly easy jobs out here

    Cons

    Management, hardly any overtime anymore

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees


  6. Helpful (4)

    "All plants are different based on managment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair pay. Opportunity for growth in company. Stable. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours. Rough conditions. Inflexible schedule. High turnover in some plants. Too worried about bottom line and not company employees.

    Sonoco Products Response

    Jul 20, 2018

    Thank you for sharing your review! We truly believe that our people build our business by doing the right thing. Your feedback regarding compensation, benefits, workforce environment and people... More


  7. "Flexible Film Manufacturing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Tech in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Tech in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Impressive safety plan and training regiment on SOPs, Gmps, SQF and strongly encourages employee participation in every area of the company.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement if you are not a machine operator and the rate of pay for some areas need improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Cross training throughout the facility could prove to be beneficial and performance raises are still relevant.

    Sonoco Products Response

    Jul 20, 2018

    Thank you for taking time to leave a review! We are thrilled to hear that our commitment to being World-Class in Safety shines through. We understand that as a location that has been a part of a... More

  8. "Satisfied Employee!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Work environment and culture is excellent. Pay/Benefits is good as well. Many growth opportunities throughout the company.

    Cons

    Get paid monthly as an salaried employee.

    Sonoco Products Response

    Jun 14, 2018

    Thank you for leaving a review! We're thrilled to hear you're enjoying your time with Sonoco!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Ops review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady pay, don’t have to worry about layoffs, there are cost of living pay increases. It is in a small town where jobs are scarce.

    Cons

    Management wants to control everything you do and say including in your outside lives. There is no work life balance. Managment needs to stop micromanaging its employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Purchasing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good bonus program.

    Cons

    Management needs to be more considerate of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized

    Sonoco Products Response

    May 25, 2018

    Thank you for your review! We take great pride in providing quality benefits to our employees. It is a core believe of ours to provide a safe, caring and fulfilling work environment across the... More


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