Sonoco Products Company Employee Reviews

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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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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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Self employed
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Hartsville, SC29 August 2016
Great experience but a very difficult time to start a farming operation in the Southeast. Interest rates were at 18% + and severe weather issues. Great way to start a foundation for present customer base.
Pros
Self employed
Cons
Great family atmosphere
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A great place to work!
Process Engineer (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VA17 July 2016
The team there works well together and are great people. They really care about their employees! If I worked in the same field I would love to still work there.
Pros
Good pay, great people, great work/life balance
Cons
none!
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Graduated but stuck
Accounts Receivable Clerk (Former Employee) –  Hartselle, AL16 May 2016
Great learning experience with a lot of difference accounting tasks. Great benefits as well. Following completion of bachelors in accounting, I was told no job advancement.
Pros
401K, Insurance, Additional benefits
Cons
No job advancement
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Great Southern Corporate Company
Intern (Former Employee) –  Hartsville, SC11 April 2016
I had the privilege to intern with this company for 6 months paid. This was a stellar company top to bottom that really cares about their people and the company. Very low turn over rate. Company is growing with a lot more younger people. Small town is evolving with a lot of various stores and attractions.
Pros
Great Work Life Balance
Cons
Nothing
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Very Prodcutive Company
Production Team Leader, Program Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Baton Rouge, LA8 December 2015
Work place was a very energetic and caring environment. Employees always eager to learn knew skills. I managed a crew of Ten or more on the daily basis. From day to day basis I performed a variety of skills and task which lead to a great production report.
Pros
healthcare, salary, and supportive administration
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Productive
Factory Worker (Current Employee) –  Rural Hall, NC22 November 2015
We always had a busy day. Constantly moving and staying busy. the hardest part about the job is standing there for nine hours. The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that at the end of the day, I worked hard and will get good money.
Pros
Breaks
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Productive
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Beavercreek, OH21 October 2015
Long hours, Great pay. Somewhat good health package. Some management was good to work for. Monthly bonuses. More for a single person due to long work hours
Pros
Monthly bonus
Cons
long hours
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Fun work place
Inspector/Packer (Former Employee) –  Spartanburg, SC9 September 2015
Great job... friendly and fast paced environment. The hours were good how ever its closing down without notice and I really liked the job.
Pros
Great Hours
Cons
Slow at times
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