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Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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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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    • 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. "Sonoco Products"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Devens, MA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Devens, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall the company has a strong people focus. They try to do well by their people

    Cons

    Sonoco is a family started, mostly small plant company. Corporate support does not have a good feel for large site operational needs.

    Advice to Management

    Share expertise and people between the different work locations more.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "interesting"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Production Labor in New Albany, IN
    Current Employee - General Production Labor in New Albany, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent pay, benefits, love the people i work with

    Cons

    jumping shifts, we need more time off between shifts

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  4. "rewarding an good place to hopeful retire from"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Winder Operator in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Winder Operator in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great pay great benifits an retirement

    Cons

    lack of Interest from the upper management whn it comes to people that makes them the huge windfall they get we are people nt just a number on a piece of paper

    Advice to Management

    open ur eyes an relieze that the employees are the real heart of the company an should be reward just as they do with there huge bonuses an stocks at end of ever year they shouldn let it trickle down to the people that alows them to be comfortable set in life


  5. "A Close Knit Familiy"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Mechanic in Devens, MA
    Former Employee - Line Mechanic in Devens, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is always willing to help each other out!
    A safe working environment is extremly important to not only management but all it's employees.

    Cons

    Work losd is controlled by one contract at our location

    Advice to Management

    Always listen to questions being asked by employees and make sure you get answers!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Very Employee centric company"

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

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    I have been working with Sonoco for sometime now. This is a very employee oriented company. They take of their employees well. Benefits are good and over all a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Sometimes work atmosphere can get very negative


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonoco Products part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and good pay.

    Cons

    I can't say I found any cons working here

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Helpful (1)

    "I love working here!"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture of collaboration. Everyone is friendly. Offers challenging opportunties if you are willing to put in the effort. I've been full time for more than 26 years. We have lots of long tenured employees.

    Cons

    There are no perfect companies but I cant think of anything significant.

    Advice to Management

    Dont loose touch with our culture as we grow.


  9. "Good Company!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Driver in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Route Driver in Fayetteville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, and benefits! Overall company has solid foundation. Strong growth.

    Cons

    Chattery ladies who like to gossip, and no chain of command.

    Advice to Management

    Support leaders or support those who are in charge and know how to run the plant.


  10. "Fantastic Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative
    Current Employee - Administrative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Cant think of any cons


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