Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2020

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3.9
74%
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Sonoco Products President and CEO R. Howard Coker
R. Howard Coker
11 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, scientists are great to work with, good work life balance(in 28 reviews)

  • "Great pay, great team, and great customers(in 21 reviews)

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

  • "There can be long hours some times, due to the manufacturing environment(in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Hartsville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Opportunity to solve complex problems with competent team members - Employee - centered management style - Rewards for doing the hard work - Working remotely is simple and communication is just as steady as in the office setting

    Cons

    If there are any downsides to working at Sonoco, I have not discovered them yet.

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  2. "Great company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Project Manager 

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    Safe environment with good people

    Cons

    There are no cons that I am aware of at this time

  3. "Great Company !!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Print Production Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Good people, good pay and benefits. The work is rewarding as well.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Slow growth, but great opportunities."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packaging Designer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Started as a packaging designer, then transitioned to packaging development over the next year or so. Got the opportunity to spend a month in Poland training with one of our CPG suppliers. Many opportunities to visit trade shows and suppliers throughout the country to gain more industry skills and experiences.

    Cons

    Very corporate vibe. Can be difficult to move up in the company. 6 months after I left, the rest of the design department was let go. Many of which had been working there for 15+ years.

  5. "Good for a few years -- then move on."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Hartsville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good for younger people at the lower end of pay scale

    Cons

    Lack of leadership/like soldiers not leaders/gutting long-term employees to save money/undercurrent of passive aggressive culture

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  6. "Good company, long hours"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, excellent bonus program

    Cons

    Lot of long hours during week and weekends

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  7. "Large Company Diverse in Treatment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong values, cares for employees. Good benefits and long history

    Cons

    Communication is lacking in some departments. Hard to see where you are going or what the future holds.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Better Customer Service interaction"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Accounts given to Manage

    Cons

    Hard to work with Customer Service

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  9. "Sonoco Products Company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Sonoco Products part-time

    Pros

    Very interesting work with broad responsibilities

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for movement up in the company

    Sonoco Products Response

    April 16, 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We appreciate all insight from our employees (past and present). We are glad to hear that you're finding your role interesting. We invite you to share more feedback on your experience in regards to advancement - send more detail to us at connect@sonoco.com so that we can discuss things with you directly!

  10. "Sucked"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inspector/Packer in Pardeeville, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Paycheck some benefits essential employer

    Cons

    Hot humid break times sucked

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