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Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated November 9, 2018
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Robert C. Tiede
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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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    • 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. "Fantastic corporate culture at Sonoco!"

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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

    -Open door policy which means everyone is willing to help
    -Ability to work/network with high level management
    -Integrity is highly valued

    Cons

    There aren't any cons

  3. "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


  4. "Sonoco Review"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Great company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Press Operator In EPP in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Press Operator In EPP in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment is very laid back but sometimes it can be hectic if a product order has to go out at a certain time.

    The other employees are great to work with.

    They are 100% determined when it comes to safety and to the safety of their employees.

    Every level of management for lower to corporate are more than willing to listen to their employees and actually encourage their employees to come and talk to them, they even encourage their employees to call the corporate office if they have some kind of concern. or something.

    What company can you think of that actually offers their employees that want to seek mental health counseling a way to do so without for a certain time being no cost to the employees? None, I thought so. Sonoco offers this.

    Cons

    Communication on management level (from supervisor to managers) can be mixed.

    The long hours and what feels like non-stop overtime. I don't know about the other Sonoco plants but the one I work at they seem to want to keep being understaffed. What just puts a bigger workload on their current employees.

    Advice to Management

    Being purposely understaffed isn't how you run a company. operator


  7. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - General Laborer in Norwalk, CA
    Current Employee - General Laborer in Norwalk, CA

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

    Pros

    People are caring and helpful.

    Cons

    Long hours due to mandatory overtime

  8. "Great place to work"

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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

    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!


  9. "Solid company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    Leadership is very accessible. They are truly interested in talent development.

    Cons

    Work / life balance can be a bit of a challenge.


  10. "Sonoco"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Carrollton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money & good benifits

    Cons

    Bad management and not enough work/life

    Advice to Management

    Treat others as you would like to be treated


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