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Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated July 18, 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 18 reviews)

  • Great people to work with and good managers; excellent pay and benefits; very respectable company to work for if you're single (in 9 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. "Good Company - needs to grow with the times"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flex time is great in the departments and jobs that can accommodate it.
    Salary is good considering the cost of living for the area. Health benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Training is available to some, but don't expect Sonoco to help you achieve it. You will need to be pushy about it. Currently the company is on cost controls so they can have cash for acquisitions and dividends so training and ergonomic changes/accommodations are not available. Vacation time given to employees is not as generous as current market conditions. Bonus does exist but not for band 6 and below. These same or similar positions at other companies would result in participation in a bonus program.
    401K program is ok, matching program was reduced several years ago and still has not been reinstated to that level.
    HR is a mystery. Never sure of who to contact with issues about compensation, health benefits, etc. Not consistent across the company on how sick time is used.
    It is still a man's company. Women are starting to make some gains, but the southern man's mentality is still hard at work here.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people. it actually will cost you more to hire a person and bring them up to speed than it would to train and invest in them.


  2. "Good, Reliable and Stable Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Manager in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable and reliable company
    Not dependent on loans for investment
    Good environmant

    Cons

    Nothing that I say is bad at this company

    Advice to Management

    Give more attention to the Legacy Business

  3. "Process Engineer Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products as an intern

    Pros

    Lots of experience and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Hartsville is a very small town and can be somewhat boring.


  4. "Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hands on experience in the printing industry

    Cons

    Old work force that is set in their ways


  5. "Shipping and Receiving/ material handler"

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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.


  6. "Accountant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. "Customer Service"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "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


  9. "Good Team"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)


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