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Excelente place to work
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Chayanne n.y.14 August 2017
I love sonoco the best job i Ever had wonderfull place i wish i has the to work again for this company. I really miss my partners my BOSS , sonoco is a decente place to work.
Pros
Free lunch
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Great company to be a part of.
HR Coordinator & Start-up team (Former Employee) –  N Canton, OH29 July 2017
Great company to work for if you have a degree. Safety minded organization with much diversity. Competitive benefit package. if willing to travel opportunity is great to move up the ladder.
Pros
Great work environment
Cons
many long hours
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Friendly and hard working culture.
Manager, Income Tax Compliance (Former Employee) –  Hartsville, SC21 July 2017
Work environment is friendly. Most employees worked collaboratively as a team. Management was flexible regarding work hours outside of the busy times. Management set aggressive yet realistic goals for incentive compensation.
Pros
Excellent benefits, some flexibility with work hours
Cons
Limited advancement opportunities
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Demanding job with unknown future
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Newport, TN17 July 2017
Overall a good company to work for. Benefits are being crunched by every company and this one is no different. Work life balance is being challenged and pushed to a brink.
Pros
Fair pay and overall good people
Cons
Insurance, Incentive plans, Overloaded employees
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Good Employer
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Memphis, TN12 July 2017
Sonoco was a great place to work with good benefits. I retired from Sonoco in 2015. This job offered the employees good pay and opportunities for advancement.
Pros
Gift certificates, catered lunches
Cons
N/a
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Great Company
Sr. Process Control Engineer (Current Employee) –  Hartsville, SC9 July 2017
Awesome people. And good work environment. Like the culture and the teamwork. Great place to learn many skills. Good work/life balance. Compensation is good.
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No Real Leadership
Payroll Clerk/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Industry, CA27 June 2017
Ran a weekly payroll and had to submit it to home office through a wire. The office manager was a very rude individual so it made it a very difficult to work there so people were always quitting or getting fired. Friday's at quitting time was the best time and going back to the office on Mondays was the hardest.
Pros
none
Cons
Office manager
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Balanced place to work
Assembly Worker (Former Employee) –  Hartselle, AL1 May 2017
Fast pace get in get out type of work i will say tht they will work with u but it dust place work with molded plugs and wood 3 plant they have machine operator recyling and steel plant
Pros
30 min lunch
Cons
Short breaks
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Productive
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Munroe Falls, OH20 April 2017
Excellent company, care about its people, leader in the industry they serve, nothing bad to say. all about servicing the customer for the betterment for all
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No work life balance
SENIOR LEAD MECHANIC (Current Employee) –  New Jersey18 April 2017
Sonoco is a very stable company who's only concern is that of the board. What will profits be and how do we increase them. Will not reinvest in its own company, Tries to get the most out of not only its equipment but its employees. Equipment is run into the ground like its employees and then when its broken or can no longer handle the load it's replaced by the cheapest model available
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Very good working environment, safety!!
Machine Operator/Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Hartsville, SC4 April 2017
Worked in machine mfg cutting hot & cold roll steel for the fabrication department, cuttings had to be perfect, experience with blueprints, some stick welding if needed, overhead crane operator and forklift operator as well.
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Very productive company
Southeast Engineering Manager (Former Employee) –  Greenville, SC24 March 2017
Many team meetings.
Extensive problem solving.
Worked with a very strong engineering staff.
Extensive upfront planning.
Very strong sales department always bringing in good projects for review and quoting.
Spent much time running between 3 plant locations to support engineering and manufacturing.
Best thing about working for Sonoco Products was that everyone working there was very nice and easy to work with. Culture was great.
Pros
Strong company with great people working very hard together.
Cons
Wager were on the low side for the profession.
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Performance management documents were not managed correctly and you could easily get overwhelmed in workload. Also, they have a lot of "glass ceilings
Supply management director (Former Employee) –  Hartsville, SC25 February 2017
Would not go back. Management are secure in their positions and will do all they can to maintain that security. Advancement is hard due to professional politics.
Pros
5pm
Cons
8am
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Great way to earn experiance
Line Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Rural Hall, NC15 February 2017
The job was okay, of course like anyone, we had our good days and bad days. A lot of under the table relationships that tend to have and affect on the way people are treated and chosen to be promoted.
Over all its a great company and I enjoyed working at this location
Pros
Experiance
Cons
Layoffs
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Income promised not reached
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Kankakee, IL26 January 2017
Had good and bad points,but I was promised more hourly once the production rate met a certain %,and never received any increase.
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Great to work for
Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  Hartsville, SC26 December 2016
Enjoyed my time with Sonoco. Seemed to care about their employees. Enjoyed the coworkers, good compensation and benefits. Altogether, I worked for Sonoco about 8 years.
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Nice place to work
NA Paper Division Safety Manager (Former Employee) –  Holyoke, MA20 December 2016
Sonoco provide many levels of advancement to anyone looking for a change once employed. All employees are friendly and work great as a team. Very stable company.
Pros
Great employees
Cons
Can't think of one
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Good benefits
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Suffolk, VA19 December 2016
Great benefits and good fellow employees. Unfavorable part of job was a constant time in shifts worked. Management changes were a good thing. More knowledgeable and dependable people needed.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
No heat or air condition in building
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Well Organized
Quality Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Erlanger, KY4 December 2016
Great management and employees. This company does all it can to assure you are productive and safe. Advancement available in both production and office areas.
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Favoritism/Nepotism, Bad Management, and last minute overtime.
Packer/Inspector (Former Employee) –  Findlay, OH7 September 2016
Given that most general labor positions start at the slave wage of $10 or less, starting at $13.42 wasn't that bad. Buy after that, you will be put on whatever shift they please while 1st shift is reserved for the manager's sons. Definite favoritism at play here by the manager, supervisor, and even human resources. Certain workers are more often assigned easier tasks while you are stretched thin. You'll run up to 3 or 4 presses at a time (up to 9 parts) and while you struggle to keep up, other workers and especially the lazy supervisor will lounge around. The supervisor, who can be often seen sitting in his office chatting with one of the more favored employees, will scold you for not keeping up with the inhuman task that you have been assigned. He will even tell you to your face to not stand around and do nothing when only he was the one doing so. This is a decent job when you know it is temporary, but don't stay longer than you have to.
Pros
You are lifting plastic
Cons
Inhuman tasks, Favoritism/Nepotism, Dirty Management
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