Receptionist Assistant (Former Employee), Manchester – January 22, 2014
Pros: the salary was really good.
I worked the switchboard, answering the phones, made orders for products and set up meeting rooms. I also sorted out the post and placed them within the correct staff pigeon holes. I assisted the receptionist with the invoices and sending out any important emails and letters. I learnt how to use a switchboard and gained customer service skills. I also learnt how to multitask. My co workers were fun. The hardest part of the job was when I first started I was asked to make an order which I was not advised how many products I was to ask for. The most enjoyable part of the job was typing up emails and letters to customers and other business'
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee), Sandston, VA – December 18, 2013
Pros: great set schedules
Cons: work environment can sometime seem very repetitive or repetitious
Great warehouse job. Show you how to use a forklift and if you do well there is room for advancement it just may take a while. They practice safe work environment techniques everyday. Short breaks, but it's a well worth it job.
Power department (Current Employee), Hartsville, SC – November 26, 2013
Pros: close to home
Cons: time off and pay
Sonoco is not the place everyone thinks it is, a typical day starts out with supervisors not knowing what needs to be done for the day. next I have learned a lot of new skills since I started working for them. Work vs time home work comes out on top many times I have worked 4 to five weeks 12hrs a day with no day off.
Utility Operator I (Former Employee), Sandston, VA – August 19, 2013
My duties with this employer was to restock the production line, relieve line workers for bathroom breaks, and do quality control checks of the product. There was no hard work involved. I do not remember much about the job, but I remember meeting a lot of great people and everyone kept a positive attitude.
Tack and Nail Dept. (Former Employee), Hartselle, AL – July 26, 2013
Pros: working with friends and family
Cons: i didnt like the hours, it was a 2nd shift job.
I liked knowing what my day was going to be. I built the ends of reels on a tack table. It was frequent work. I had a great supervisor and they always gave you what ever equipment / PPE that you needed.
People oriented with a longstanding history of success.
Cost Manager (Former Employee), Winston-Salem, North Carolina – May 15, 2013
Pros: relaxed and friendly work atmosphere.
Cons: location-long commute
The most impressive quality about Sonoco is their "Safety First" environment. They implement every precaution to assure guidelines are followed. I shared a career with some of the most successful minds in the corrugated industry and loved every moment. I always had the same level of comfort dealing with peers to corporate management. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for a career with opportunity for advancement.
cashier (Former Employee), Hartford, CT – March 21, 2013
I had regular days at work where it was always something different everyday that I learned something but I work on a daily basic as making sure that I was interacting with people and cleaning duties was a must was happy for my job but my have bad days where its no gas or it's a problem with the pumps but any other day was a good day to make sure the store is in order.
Production Worker (Former Employee), Winston-Salem, NC – March 18, 2013
Pros: i got paid each week i worked.
Cons: no oppportunity for advancement.
Very active everyday with repeative tasks on a production line. That it takes teamwork to complete goals for the day. Managers were intense on meeting the projected goals. There were alot of very hard working multi-ethnic groups. Some of the tasks caused numbness and pain in your hands and arms. I enjoyed the job getting done. Also the co-workers were enjoyable to be around.
production operator (Former Employee), clayton manchester – February 6, 2013
Pros: many days off
Cons: long 12 hour shift
they moved to chesterfield half of workers were redundant It was nice job with lots of days off .I learned how to repair and fix many machines what i found practical in future life also different type of managering than in others companies typical american managering system People were nice and work there for very long time what made them cooperate in their own ring family trees and collegues all keep together so is hard for new workers that was the only problem