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Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated February 15, 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. "Shipping and Receiving/ material handler"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  2. "Accountant"

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    • 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


  3. "Customer Service"

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    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.


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  5. "It's ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Monte, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Monte, CA

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

    Pros

    Alot of ot but they burn out the good workers and let the bad ones slide

    Cons

    People here through each other under the bus


  6. "Good Team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    Team oriented; people band together to accomplish goals
    good health benefits etc, 401k matching, educational benefits
    recycling onsite (almost anything you can think of)

    Cons

    Pay is below market, performance is expected to be top notch for bargain basement pricing

    Advice to Management

    Pay market value, you get what you pay for


  7. "Good place to work... For awhile"

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    Good benifits
    Outside of work company activities (depending on location)
    Strong emphasis on safety

    Cons

    Long Hours (60+ hrs per week)
    Schedule may change with short notice
    Plastic smells bad
    Not much room to grow (within company)

    Advice to Management

    Give more room for employees to grow (within company)


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager - Industrial Product Line"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    Endless learning opportunities. Ideas and opinions were respected / encouraged.

    Cons

    Internal politics. Those that are visible with corporate seem to fare better.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees pros and cons. Attempt to make the individual employees appreciated no matter what their roleis within the company.


  9. "Indusrtial maintenance technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work to do.

    Cons

    Plant is changing ownership soon.


  10. "Summer Internship"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Project Manager in Hartsville, SC
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Project Manager in Hartsville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonoco Products (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sonoco gave me some real projects to work on over the summer, not some busy work or answering calls. The better I performed the more challenging tasks they gave me. Everyone in the company is very approachable and you're expected to ask questions to accomplish your job. They also try very hard to incorporate you into their young professionals and Hartsville community. Little company politics and a lot of opportunity for a competent young professional.

    Cons

    The company is conservative and no one really wants to live in Hartsville.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that not many young professionals want to live in Hartsville and allow them to work remotely from other locations


  11. "Great company, nice pay, small town"

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    • Culture & Values
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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

    great management who really wants you to succeed, growth opportunities, good pay, low cost of living, ability to work with energetic and impassioned people

    Cons

    Sonoco is located in a very small town and they do absolutely nothing for trailing spouses. I'm not saying every trailing spouse has to be given a job, but it would be nice if they worked with other employers to help ease the transition or even treat spouses like internal candidates so they have a slight preference with all other things being equal.

    Sonoco keeps saying they want diversity in their workforce, but the policies now for those being recruited from elsewhere favor men with stay at home wives. So until they do something for trailing spouses, talk of diversifying the workforce sounds like lip service. I really enjoy my job at Sonoco, but my spouse's situation causes significant stress at home. If not for this situation, I would be planning to retire from Sonoco decades from now.

    Advice to Management

    For the most part, I think management does a great job. They are encouraging and helpful. I really enjoy working for my boss.



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