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Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people to work with, good hours, good pay, low cost of living (in 17 reviews)

  • Great people to work with and good managers; excellent pay and benefits; very respectable company to work for if you're single (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Small town, rural area, limited networking (in 15 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't show enough appreciation (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "A Billion Dollar Company with Small, Collaborative feel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Want to work for a company that will treat you with dignity and respect? A company that will do what they say? A company that believes in doing the right thing? A company that challenges you? Sonoco is the company for you!

    Cons

    Team work and collaboration are hallmarks of our culture. For those who are not collaborative or prefer working alone then Sonoco may not be the right fit for you.

    Advice to Management

    Management should continue to improve upon listening, gathering thoughts and communicating with employees across the organization- regardless of location, position, tenure, etc.


  2. "Greatest"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company , great benefits

    Cons

    None consider at all, very
    l good.

    Advice to Management

    Apply today you won,t regret.


  3. "Great company, great values"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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

    Down to earth company with great people. Company is constantly finding ways to reinvent itself for some security that it will be around another 118 years. Great town too!

    Cons

    i have nothing to report at this time


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  5. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting and diverse product offering in a variety of packaging mediums. This also means you have some talented people with great knowledge within the Sonoco that understand best practices within these industries. The overall concern for employee safety is top notch and part of the base values of the company.

    Cons

    For such a large company, certain divisions can be very short sited into future business opportunities. They are not willing to work with new customers if it requires any change or adjustments. Sonoco makes it hard for customers to do business with them because they are still very old school in their approach.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategic path and have confidence in it and communicate it. The strategic plan from corporate was never adopted at the division, no one truly believed in it. It was a common joke that not to worry about it as it would change in a month. This disregard is eating away at the companies base values.


  6. "Meh"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    -Small company feel despite $5MM revenue.

    Cons

    -Hartsville. The town in which it is located is really small and there's nothing to do.
    -Work is terribly boring. Management does not focus on retaining young talent.


  7. "Shipping and Receiving/ material handler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving/Material Handler in Beavercreek, OH
    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving/Material Handler in Beavercreek, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, bonuses, health insurance, 401k matches, over time. Friendly place to work,team work.safety meeting every week and communication meetings once a month to inform employees of what's happening. Don't work more then 12 hrs a day.safety drawings every month, BBQ's .

    Cons

    Lots of six and seven day weeks, lack of communication on call offs supposed to be an hour of notice before end of shift.


  8. "Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, good hours, good pay, low cost of living

    Cons

    Small town, rural area, limited networking


  9. "Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Challenging work.

    Cons

    None. Mostly decent employees.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Could be a great place to work if no politics and wrong people in certain positions."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you can get training it is very worth it. Sonoco benefits are good.

    Cons

    Advancement is very slow. Training is not always available especially when money is tight but that seems to be year round. Wrong people in positions, too much incompetency and not fair attitude. Poor communication internally. Hard to hold people accountable, because management is afraid to "hurt peoples feelings" Lots of good ole boy attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping your ears open to what everyone is saying can lead you in the right direction. Having certain people you only listen to can bite you in the end.


  11. "account manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    fun great job helpful management

    Cons

    long hours, demanding high goals



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