Sonoco Products Employee Reviews about "small town"

Updated 25 Sep 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. "Treat employees like family and they will love where they work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Competitive Benefits - Competitive Pay - Global Company, but doesn't feel that way always

    Cons

    - Still figuring out work from home/balance - Corporate location is very small town

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  2. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Hartsville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    True focus on People, Culture, and Values Strong leadership team in place across the business and at the top A good focus on employee development

    Cons

    Headquarters located in small town in SC, but company is flexible as it relates to telecommuting.

    Sonoco Products Response

    March 2, 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Glassdoor! We appreciate all comments and feedback and are encouraged to hear that our focus on people, culture, and values is evident in your Sonoco experience.


  3. "A Hidden Gem"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Headquarters is located in a beautiful small town with some of the most friendly people I've ever met. Wonderful place to live and work! The recruiting process is straight forward and the recruitment team is extremely responsive. The flexibility here is unmatched and Sonoco cares about it's employees and their families in parallel with it's stakeholders.

    Cons

    It's a very complex business- if you're in a support function, plan for a lengthy time to understand all of the different operations, products, locations, and hierarchies. Not necessarily a con, but just something to be aware of. It's a very large, global, organization, operating in a matrixed environment.

    Sonoco Products Response

    February 4, 2019

    Thank you for taking time to leave your review! We appreciate it when our hometown of Hartsville, SC is well received, as it truly is a hidden gem. Our family/team dynamic stems from our southern traditional roots, and we take pride in our tight-knit feel. Our global scale and size of our portfolio can seem daunting at times, but we strive for cross-functional teamwork and strong communication up/down the hierarchies. We'd love to hear more from you, feel free to email us at connect@sonoco.com - thank you again for taking time to leave your feedback!

  4. "Excellent people to work with and very laid back atmosphere"

    5.0
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    Former Contractor - Intern - Hourly in Hartsville, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonoco Products for less than a year

    Pros

    Small town charm, nice people, genuinely care about their workers and products. Very interesting facilities. Excellent pay and benefits. For a global company it feels very personable

    Cons

    If you don’t like small southern towns then this might be a draw back. A bit of a drive to get to the closest major cities.

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    Sonoco Products Response

    March 29, 2018

    Thank you for your review! We believe we've been successful for almost 119 years because of our people! We're proud of our southern charm culture and are glad to hear it resonating with our employees.

  5. "Incredible People, Good Pay, Boring Industry depending on Division"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sonoco has a very family-oriented culture, driven from its small-town roots in Hartsville, SC Pay is very competitive for the industry Product line and day-to-day work is dependent on job function and division within Sonoco Some divisions are very innovative and jobs customer facing, some divisions are old manufacturing environments and drab day-to-day work

    Cons

    Very conservative company and views

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  6. "I love my job and my coworkers!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC

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

    Pros

    The people are great and the work is challenging.

    Cons

    It's in a very small town!

  7. "Process Engineer Intern"

    4.0
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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products

    Pros

    Lots of experience and great people to work with.

    Cons

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

  8. "Accountant"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Accountant in Hartsville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time for 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

  9. "Great company, nice pay, small town"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    great management who really wants you to succeed, growth opportunities, good pay, low cost of living, ability to work with energetic and impassioned people

    Cons

    Sonoco is located in a very small town and they do absolutely nothing for trailing spouses. I'm not saying every trailing spouse has to be given a job, but it would be nice if they worked with other employers to help ease the transition or even treat spouses like internal candidates so they have a slight preference with all other things being equal. Sonoco keeps saying they want diversity in their workforce, but the policies now for those being recruited from elsewhere favor men with stay at home wives. So until they do something for trailing spouses, talk of diversifying the workforce sounds like lip service. I really enjoy my job at Sonoco, but my spouse's situation causes significant stress at home. If not for this situation, I would be planning to retire from Sonoco decades from now.

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    "Director Marketing"

    5.0
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    Director of Marketing in Hartsville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products

    Pros

    Excellent Culture, Full of hardworking people that like to WIN, but ate the same time are very nice and fun to be around. Multiple packaging formats, servicing the worlds top brands. Excellent reputation, Strong leadership, many opportunities for career progression, Competitive salary, Low cost of living

    Cons

    Located in a small town, so not as many cultural activities nearby.

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