Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated 10 October 2014
Updated 10 October 2014
67 Reviews
3.2
67 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good pay for employees compared to other companies in the area (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people and work enviroment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Small town cliques within employee base (in 5 reviews)

  • Very disrespectful to upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not THAT bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonoco Products

    Pros

    Great people on production floor, management team works together

    Cons

    High pressure to get things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change negative perception

  2.  

    Good place to work and lots of opportunities to grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people and work enviroment.

    Cons

    Working swing shift is hard to do, but everyone does it weekly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love working here!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC (US)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Dont loose touch with our culture as we grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonoco Products part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people and good pay.

    Cons

    I can't say I found any cons working here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Employee centric company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience for me. Have to be willing to go, do, learn, risk.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    In operations, you have great opportunities to learn multiple facets of management and technology. Wear many hats. Have to focus, prioritize. Learn to juggle.

    Cons

    Same as the pros if the challenge is not to your liking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not enough appreciation for the field. Co is at risk of freezing up decision making at the lowest level because of too constant micro managing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Awful. Simply awful. The kicker is it doesn't have to be this way.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Canton, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Technician in Canton, OH (US)

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is above average. Great if you enjoy a lot of overtime hours. Safety is important to the company.

    Cons

    In a single word. Management. I have a very hard time believing and trusting just about anything I hear from upper management down to plant level management. Loads of overtime and bosses who seem to enjoy issuing write ups and punishment for minor infractions and some cases no infraction at all other than filling a quota. I regret every day of my life i spend in this place. Yes I know then find a new job. I'm working on it...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce overtime. You're killing us. If safety is so important why am I and my do workers working 7 days a week with 12s peppered in? Hire competent managers and supervisors. Have some sort of system for raises. More transparency. Everything is a big secret that "came from corporate".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good job, good pay, without college degree

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Chattanooga, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Chattanooga, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Really enjoyed the team aspect of working here. Good vacation and insurance. Very good pay for employees compared to other companies in the area.

    Cons

    Same thing every day. Everything based on efficiency, no room to think. Management always needing the "numbers" to improve. Nothing wrong with that, just not very fulfilling as an employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as more than just a number.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good training and leadership developement

    Cons

    The work hours are excessive 12-14 hour days in busy season

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Internship

    Former Employee - Student Intern
    Former Employee - Student Intern

    I worked at Sonoco Products as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    I had a great work environment for my first engineering related work experience. I was able to work directly with the scientists and felt like part of the team.

    Cons

    Sometimes there wasn't much work for the interns to do which resulted in slow work days. Not as high paying as similar engineering internships.

    Recommends

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