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Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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M. Jack Sanders
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Pros
  • Good pay while working 12 hour shifts, but on 8s you work your butt off and barely scrape by (in 19 reviews)

  • Down to earth company with great people (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • What once was a company that had a small town feel is evolving to uncaring ruthless (in 18 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "A Billion Dollar Company with Small, Collaborative feel"

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    • 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. "Great Company"

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    Current Intern - Process Engineer Intern in De Pere, WI
    Current Intern - Process Engineer Intern in De Pere, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products as an intern

    Pros

    Everyone at Sonoco gives a fun, family feel to the work environment.

    People are happy to help and answer any questions that you may have

    Not trying to pinch pennies when it comes to travel expenses and taking care of you as an employee.

    Large age gap, giving a lot of opportunity for growth for people coming into the company as a decent amount will be retiring in the upcoming years

    Cons

    Sometimes feels a little too laid back and things take a little longer than they should to get done, or are oversimplified and require a lot of questions to get the clear picture. (this could just be me though)

    Some of the acquired locations have very VERY strict labor unions, which sometimes makes contributing to operations a series of jumping through hoops

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Everyone I've met has been a lot of help and I hope to return as a full time employee.

  3. "Management Trainee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move up

    Cons

    Manufacturing so long hours sometimes.


  4. "I love my job and my coworkers!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC

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

    Pros

    The people are great and the work is challenging.

    Cons

    It's in a very small town!


  5. "Great Company Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Hartsville, SC
    Current Employee - Manager in Hartsville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment, supportive management team, customer focused, very capable peers.

    Cons

    Change be slower than desired, 300+ small plants so promotions often require relocation (pro or con depending on your view!)


  6. "QA Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Analyst
    Former Employee - QA Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good work , interesting projects, sometimes new tech , good patterns

    Cons

    long hours, sometimes old tech and processes

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing, forget offshore, keep it onshore.


  7. "Great company, personal feel"

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

    Pros

    Management cares and listens to employees

    Cons

    Hours can be demanding, but it is manufacturing.

  8. "Greatest"

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    • 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.


  9. "Great company, great values"

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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

    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


  10. "account manager"

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    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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