Sonoco Plastics Employee Reviews

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great place to work
Oracle Implementation Associate (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHMarch 14, 2017
Good company to work for, great benefits, medical, retirement, paid holidays and 401k. The communication between company managers is very good and this trickles down hill to all involved.
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Hot and Long Hours
Packer/Blender (Former Employee) –  Jefferson City, MOJanuary 26, 2017
Sonoco Plastics was a very challenging place to work. A typical day there was twelve hours long and you stood in one spot to inspect bottles coming out of a machine. Most of the time there was always problems with the bottles so u had to go get someone to shut off the machine and then wait for a mechanic to come and fix the problem. Sometimes the problem wouldnt get fixed so u would have to do this over and over again. Overall I wouldn't recommend Sonoco for a place of employment.
Pros
Having on short weeks 5 days off
Cons
12 Hour Shifts
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Overall a good place to work.
Quality Technician (Former Employee) –  New Albany, OHDecember 21, 2016
No job was difficult to do, but could be very frustrating to complete. On time arrival and staying the entire 12 hour shift is required. This job requires you to stand the entire shift. You have to stack boxes 4-5 rows high. You need to be very aware of your surroundings, for everything was tightly squeezed on the production floor.
Pros
Overtime available often.
Cons
12 hour shift
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Good place to work
MOLD COORDINATOR INJECTION MOLDING (Former Employee) –  New Albany, OHJuly 28, 2016
YOU WILL BE TRAIN RIGHT , ALSO SAFETY IS THE No. 1 Gold for this business safety first.
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very busy place , I have learn a lot and train company personnel up to speed with Mold training preventative Maintenance . help out plant wide in any problems they may have, work well with managers and team.
Pros
yes
Cons
no.you work hard you will be rewarded.
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Decent place to work.
Quality Assurance Analyst (Current Employee) –  Waynesville, NCApril 28, 2016
Being a Quality Assurance Analyst is a good job at Sonoco. You are constantly busy so it makes the 12 hours go by faster. You can work at your own pace as long as the work is done.
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Productive Company with a lot of upside, needs better people skills
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Hazelwood, MOApril 9, 2016
Overall I think Sonoco Plastics is a fantastic company to work for, the values of treating the employee's equally and fairly are very important. Safety are our number one objective and a lot of focus on safety. In general I think the current plant I work in has a lot of change to accept, ownership in employee's views and a solid plan to boost moral.
Pros
Safety cares for the employee's
Cons
Embracing Change
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awesome job
PACKER/MATERIAL HANDLER (Former Employee) –  New Albany, OHJanuary 26, 2016
Had a great 3 years there. Felt like family. Long 12 hour days but i knew when i had days off, overtime was offered. Made bath and body works bottles.
New Albany Ohio 43031
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good maintenance crew
Maintanence Mechanic and Tooling Tech (Former Employee) –  Waynesville, NCDecember 17, 2015
enjoyed working in the maintenance department enjoyed the shift work and the 12 hr shifts good safety and good manufactoring practices.
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my day at work
/ FORKLIFT DRIVER/SERVICE TECH (Former Employee) –  Jefferson City, MOMarch 13, 2015
i would fill barrels of materiel supervis make sure everyone and evry machine was working and running enter act with other supervisors overall good job
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Sonoco Plastics
Line Operator (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHMarch 6, 2015
Sonoco is a great place to work. A lot of overtime available to employees. However the work is very strenuous. Pay is also good.
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was hired through a temp service-job lasted 1 year
Production Scheduler/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Hanover, PADecember 11, 2014
Did not have enough work to keep busy all the time,
I did learn a new computer program, Oracle EBS
I love to do data entry work and answer phones.

the hardest part of the job was finding enough work to keep me busy all the time.
Pros
could have time off when needed
Cons
no breaks
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Productive and busy place to work.
Human Resources Administrator (Former Employee) –  Waynesville, NCOctober 15, 2014
Everyday was different so there was no boredom. I learned a lot in my years there. Little to no advancement opportunities.
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Very Hot
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Waynesville, NCJuly 22, 2014
the employees were very friendly, It was a fast working job. I learned line operation skills
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Typical warehouse
Inspector/ Packer (Former Employee) –  Chillicothe, MOJune 9, 2014
It doesn't matter what you do here, all the jobs are basically the same unless you work maintenance. Everyone pretty much starts out as a packer/ inspector. Operators abuse their breaks and are rarely seen unless something is wrong with the extruders, there's a material change, or they're recording routine paperwork. The job is extremely simple though and it doesn't take any concentration to do the job after a couple of months. Don't expect to get hired on if you go through a temp agency... your best bet is to wait for them to attend a job fair and apply directly to the plant.
Pros
Compensation was good for the work performed, simple job tasks
Cons
12 hour standing shifts, hot environment, little to no advancement possible
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continued work at steady pace. helpful, flexible techniciaans
Material Inspector (Current Employee) –  Union, SCSeptember 19, 2013
Receive assigned work areas, How to work in a timed rotation while maintaining quality and quantity. First shift co-worker easy to get along willing always willing to help. Rotation being able to work different jobs, stops from being bored. Difficult co-workers
Pros
Productions slows up, time off
Cons
Constant seven day work weeks
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uncaring none promotional place
Shipper (Current Employee) –  Jefferson City, MOAugust 6, 2013
I would not recommend any one to work here they spend more time trying to find what an employ may have done wrong instead of working on things that should be important to the company's benefit example : New Supervisor did not last 2 months because of the fact they spent more time running her down for not writing teammates up for anything Instead of the Improvements that have been made. They do not have good benefits and could care less what's going on, The hard working employs they treat disrespectfully So they lose them and the bad ones they promote ...Confusing!
Pros
None
Cons
None
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Shipping/Receiving Clerk (Current Employee) –  Jefferson City, MOJuly 26, 2013
Sonoco isn't a bad place to work, I just feel like they don't show appreciation to hard work and dedication the employees give.
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Custom molding for injection plastics
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Chatham, NYMay 12, 2013
An excellant starter company to learn and work in a custom molding enviroment. Products include, filtration, bio med, and food service sector.
Pros
Heavy design and fabrication enviroment. Skills groups in all major manufacturing concepts.
Cons
Weak pay and benifits. Chaotic work enviorment.
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Great company.
Quality Assurance Manager (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHApril 28, 2013
Sonoco is a global company with alot of history and stability. It is a great company for someone looking for work life balance.
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Good place to work
Packer (Current Employee) –  New Albany, OhioMarch 29, 2013
If you're not used to long days this job isn't for you. It is 12 hr days 2 on 2 off. Schedule is written a year in advance, you can have a good idea of when to plan personal events. They push safety and take pride in being a safe environment. Overtime whenever you like just show up and theyll let you have it. Good pay, and easy work, although sometimes boring.
Pros
pay, overtime
Cons
long days
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