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Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated September 18, 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 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Small town, rural area, limited networking" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Work / life balance can be a bit of a challenge" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "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.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    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!

  3. "Good benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "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.


  5. "Sonoco"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. "Shipping/receiving material handler"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Tullahoma, TN
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Tullahoma, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic pay, great employees,reasonable hours.

    Cons

    Disorganized, alot of miscommunication, some unreasonable deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees more along with customers before making orders.


  7. "Fantastic corporate culture at Sonoco!"

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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

    -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

  8. "Great Place To Work"

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

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

    Pros

    The Sonoco plant in Shelbyville Ky (the one I currently work at) has a very laid back work environment. Of course they expect you to work and do your job but the Supervisors and Managers don't try to run the company with a iron fist.

    Sonoco really cares about their employees. If someone gets injured on the job they will see to it they get medical help and will pay for it.

    Sonoco commitment to employee safety is by far the best I have ever seen. Before anyone starts their job, no matter what that job is, every new employee has to go through 3 days of safety training.

    Sonoco cares about their employees even on a personal/mental level. Once at work when I said something "disturbing" to another employee (NO I didn't say I wanted to hurt anyone, just wanted to hurt myself), this employee reported me to the HR who then reported me to the company's Corporate HR, who then called the police on me to do a "welfare check". After this the Corporate HR suspended me for 2 weeks to get mental help and Sonoco fully paid for it.

    Sonoco is the first company I have work for were the management actually listens to their employees and will change something or start something new based on employee feedback and actively encourages their employees to come and talk to them if the have or see a problem.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better and could help bring in new employees.

    Advice to Management

    Can't think of anything.

    Sonoco Products Response

    Aug 24, 2018

    Thank you for taking time to share your story! Our people are what build our business, and we truly believe in providing a safe, caring and fulfilling work environment. Our HR team is always there... More


  9. "Maintenance Mechanic"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Henderson, KY
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Henderson, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, work environment, incentives,

    Cons

    Work pace, work schedule,

    Advice to Management

    Care more for loyal employees


  10. "Its okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    Swing shift is good and bad

    Cons

    Manageneme has no idea what theyre doing

    Sonoco Products Response

    Aug 24, 2018

    Thank you for leaving a review! We appreciate your feedback, and encourage you to share more with us at connect@sonoco.com so that we may address any of your concerns! Thank you again!


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