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Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated May 11, 2018
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Pros
  • They have Competitive pay and benefits (in 12 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. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inspector in Waynesville, NC
    Current Employee - Inspector in Waynesville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They Value their employees and strive to keep employees safe

    Cons

    Summer time heat of plant can be really hot

    Sonoco Products Response

    May 14, 2018

    Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. We are a company that truly believes in providing a safe, caring and fulfilling work environment and we are glad to... More


  2. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Hartsville, SC
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Hartsville, SC

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with, get to know c-suite executives

    Cons

    small town, not much to do

    Sonoco Products Response

    May 14, 2018

    Thank you for taking some time to share a review. We are glad to hear your time with Sonoco has been positive. We are a company that is passionate about the development of our people, and that it... More

  3. "Sonoco is a great company to work for!"

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    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

    Pros

    Corporate culture values employees and benefits are good. I have had the pleasure and luck of working for a wonderful manager who has helped me grow in my roles.

    Cons

    It can be difficult for young professionals to grow within the company into mid-senior level roles. Roles at this level are often filled by outside candidates.

    Sonoco Products Response

    Mar 29, 2018

    Thank you for your review! We truly believe our people are our biggest asset, and are glad to hear your experience working with Sonoco has been a positive one. We are passionate about the development... More


  4. "Quality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    Overtime is a plus. Benefits

    Cons

    Management, Poor product. Dim lighting

    Advice to Management

    Change Management especially in key positions

    Sonoco Products Response

    Apr 23, 2018

    Thank you for your review. We are a company that believes in providing a safe, caring and fulfilling work environment. If you would like to share more feedback with us regarding your time with us... More


  5. "Sonoco review"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and many opportunities.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.

    Sonoco Products Response

    Mar 29, 2018

    Thank you for your review, and thank you for your hard work over the last 10+ years with Sonoco! Our development focused culture is one we're proud of. Thank you again for taking time to share your... More


  6. "Career Employer"

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    • 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.


  7. "Do not feel appreciated by management"

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are better than most companies.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities; lack of cross training.

    Sonoco Products Response

    Mar 29, 2018

    Thank you for your review! Our people are our biggest asset and taking care of their well-being is a top priority, so we're glad to hear you feel our benefits are strong! We believe our employees own... More

  8. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good family atmosphere, a company that cares about employees, competitive pay

    Cons

    Some divisions are better run than others


  9. "Plant Lead"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Management is great. Employees are treated very well. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Could get dirty. The place smells sometimes

    Advice to Management

    The temporary workers should be paid more to cut down employee rotation.


  10. "Sonoco Protective Solutions"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Press Operator in Owosso, MI
    Former Employee - Press Operator in Owosso, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people working with you on the floor.

    Cons

    Very hot noisy work environment
    Long hours

    Sonoco Products Response

    Mar 29, 2018

    Thank you for your review! We strive to hire employees that are strong performers and strong fits into our culture of collaboration and safety! It is a principle belief that we provide a safe and... More


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