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Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated January 24, 2017
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M. Jack Sanders
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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)

  • All of upper management has changed in the past year and for the most part they are all inexperienced "Yes men" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "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. "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


  3. "Temp"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    Possible hire full time and great, safe environment to work in

    Cons

    Low pay for work load

    Advice to Management

    Hire more full time


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Chatham, NY
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Chatham, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay for industry and area
    Challenging, not boring work
    Stellar safety rating (my specific plant in Chatham, NY)
    Supportive management
    Frequent financial and safety meetings means everyone stayed caught up on Company news as well as safety alerts

    Cons

    Some of your tooling is in terrible need of work, a job could be labeled as .5 Operator but because of all the non-conformaces that need to be dealt with by the Operator prior to boxing (Flash, DOG, etc) it turns into a 1 or 2 Operator job but is still held to the .5 benchmark
    Invest in some new secondary equipment that is less than 30 years old
    Accountability for people that cause non-conforming product or damage tooling


  6. "Excellent company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, onboarding process, people focused, new employee orientation

    Cons

    Some manufacturing processes are dated and need updating

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and remember to work in the "one page plan" as much as possible!


  7. "Awesome! They take care of their people!"

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

    Pros

    Easy going atmosphere and no pressure from upper management if you're doing your job

    Cons

    Hard to get full time positions

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  8. "Marketing Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sonoco Products as an intern

    Pros

    Meaningful projects
    Networking
    Communication Skills
    Great People
    Growth
    Culture

    Cons

    The Hartsville location is a smaller town but still is a great atmosphere.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is an amazing company! This company has exceeded my every expectation and I look forward to a long and mutually beneficial career. I found my home here at Sonoco! Excellent benefits and they are extremely focused on their employees. Excellent opportunities for advancement and growth. Top notch with regards to safety.

    Cons

    I don't have any negative thing to say about this company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, fair pay, the people are great to work with. That is the first thing I noticed about Sonoco when I started over 20 years ago. Fellow employees and even managers are helpful and easy to get along with. The people are what make Sonoco a great company.

    Cons

    Hiring from the outside, instead of promoting from the inside. This happens sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Take employee concerns seriously - no matter how insignificant they might seem to be.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "No grass is greener"

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    Current Employee - Cost Analyst II in Hartsville, SC
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst II in Hartsville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Simply put, the most dynamic forward thinking place you could ever work. Great people, great climate. There is nowhere I would rather be.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working at Sonoco that I have seen. I love it here.



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