Sonoco Products Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 22 Oct 2020

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Sonoco Products President and CEO R. Howard Coker
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Pros
  • "Good people, good pay and benefits(in 39 reviews)

  • "Great pay, great team, and great customers(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hartsville is a very small town and can be somewhat boring(in 19 reviews)

  • "Lot of long hours during week and weekends(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Plant Quality Management"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Quality Manager/Engineer 

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company culture, good boss, good plant manager, good pay

    Cons

    Long hours, always on call

  2. "Good company, long hours"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, excellent bonus program

    Cons

    Lot of long hours during week and weekends

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  3. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Hartsville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome culture, great salaries, great people, awesome management

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't great, expect long hours

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    Sonoco Products Response

    March 2, 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments! We are extremely proud of our strong culture built over the last 120+ years on the principle that People Build Businesses, by doing the right thing. We are encouraged to hear that your experience has been a positive one even though working in the Manufacturing industry can sometimes dampen work-life balance. We welcome any additional feedback you might have along your career journey, feel free to email us at connect@sonoco.com - thank you again!

  4. "I Loved my job while I was there."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The money was good. Sonoco allowed me to grow.

    Cons

    Long hours for operators and especially packers. No work life balance

    Sonoco Products Response

    September 4, 2019

    Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We do appreciate the insight provided by former employees so that we can be sure to review with our HR and Leadership teams to be sure we're improving each day. If there are any further insights you'd like to provide, we welcome a note from you at connect@sonoco.com - Thank you again!

  5. "Sonoco is top notch!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batavia, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone seems to be treated equally and upper management engages and speaks to you as an equal, not just someone who works for them. They are all about the people and BIG on safety. I take thinks I've learned at Sonoco and practice them outside of work as well now. They understand family comes first and you do have a life outside of work. They want to invest in their employees and make sure they get the most out of their job and are also provided with educational and advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    There can be long hours some times, due to the manufacturing environment.

  6. "Quality Administrator"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Administrator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Decent Pay - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Long Hours - Work/Life Balance is hard - Day to Night and vice-versa rotation is hard

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  7. "Great company to work for."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Press Operator In EPP in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The work environment is very laid back but sometimes it can be hectic if a product order has to go out at a certain time. The other employees are great to work with. They are 100% determined when it comes to safety and to the safety of their employees. Every level of management for lower to corporate are more than willing to listen to their employees and actually encourage their employees to come and talk to them, they even encourage their employees to call the corporate office if they have some kind of concern. or something. What company can you think of that actually offers their employees that want to seek mental health counseling a way to do so without for a certain time being no cost to the employees? None, I thought so. Sonoco offers this.

    Cons

    Communication on management level (from supervisor to managers) can be mixed. The long hours and what feels like non-stop overtime. I don't know about the other Sonoco plants but the one I work at they seem to want to keep being understaffed. What just puts a bigger workload on their current employees.

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    Sonoco Products Response

    November 16, 2018

    Thank you for your review! Safety is (and always will be) our #1 priority, we are glad to hear you value that principle as well. We are working tirelessly to provide support to the plants for recruiting needs, as we understand that the workforce is scarce. Providing a safe, caring & fulfilling work environment is a key component of our mission plan. We'd love to hear more feedback, if you'd be willing to share, please send us a note at connect@sonoco.com

  8. "Good benefits"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Laborer in Norwalk, CA

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are caring and helpful.

    Cons

    Long hours due to mandatory overtime

  9. "Sonoco Protective Solutions"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Press Operator in Owosso, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people working with you on the floor.

    Cons

    Very hot noisy work environment Long hours

    Sonoco Products Response

    March 29, 2018

    Thank you for your review! We strive to hire employees that are strong performers and strong fits into our culture of collaboration and safety! It is a principle belief that we provide a safe and fulfilling work environment for our employees. If you feel you'd like to share ideas around how to improve conditions, please reach out to your direct manager, HR manager or us, at connect@sonoco.com

  10. "Management Trainee"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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