Intern (Former Employee) – Hartsville, SC – April 11, 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.
Production Team Leader, Program Coordinator (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – December 8, 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.
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.
Productive and professional. Great environment and great employees.
Data Entry/Analyst (Current Employee) – Hartsville, SC – April 22, 2015
• Worked as a team and individually to meet sales and production goals set by management. • Worked in marketing for each product group and minor to categorize items into proper placement. • Worked in the Master Estimates of products to correct the packaging process. • Update and change information from old system to convert into new system. • Used Microsoft Excel to create product lists for items needing updates or corrections
General Office Assistant (Former Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – July 29, 2015
I was a temp for the summer and enjoyed my time. It had a good work environment and fun people to work with. Wasn't too stressful and the hours were perfect for a good balance of work and personal life.
Great compensation , horrible job work/life balance
Assistant Operator (Current Employee) – Suffolk, VA – March 9, 2015
Start equipment to start production process Lift raw materials manually or with hoists Operate machinery used in the production process , assisting operator Clean equipment Observe equipment operations to inform the operator of any malfunctions Examine products to ensure good quality cans are being shipped Change machine gears for different can sizes
Uncaring Management and Uncaring Corporate Support
Former Employee (Former Employee) – Waynesville, North Carolina – December 4, 2014
Does not matter how long you worked there or how hard/good you did your job. More like "popularity" contest. Like being back in high school. Not a "yes man" so did not go over well with new management. They say they want to "grow employees" NOT true.
they tell you great things to get you in the door but never follow through with them.
Great employees(co-workers). Great benefits. Very Poor Management.
Forklift (Former Employee) – Newport, TN – July 27, 2014
Sonoco overall was a great place to work. When I started in 1996 it was an awesome job with exceptional management. Then over the years the management of the company declined drastically. They quit caring about the employees and started treating them as just another number. This was a culture change that myself along with many others found unacceptable for which the reason we decided to pursue other job opportunities.
Good place to work at with proper management personel
Production/Quality Employee at Memphis (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – June 11, 2015
A typical work day here consisted of loading metal into a press, sleeving product and stacking finished product onto finished pallet. Required quality checks of finished products were also performed at required hours. Work with the quality department to properly diagnose customer complaints and defects found at process. Properly putting the finished product and raw material into oracle throughout the shift was required. Here I learned how to use Oracle, which is a much more effective way of keeping track of finished product and raw material in real time. I caught on and learned Oracle so quickly that management made me an Oracle super user, where I would help out co-workers when they had problems with Oracle or when the supervisors were busy with other tasks. Management here was horrible, the decisions that were made on a daily basis were horrible and made no sense in the long run. It was poorly run and management treated employees very poorly. To me, they didn't seem to know much about successfully running a business.
Human Resources (Current Employee) – Hartsville – October 22, 2013
A typical workday involves everything from collaboration with colleagues, managing external resources and addressing escalations from employees who have questions and/or concerns.
Most of the professional development during my tenure at Sonoco has been internal. The particular department I work in does not place an emphasis on external professional development or education. This has likely been one of my largest disappointments in this role.
This lack of continued professional development does not seem to be common practice at Sonoco company-wide. Other departments and business units appear to value their employees continuing to gain knowledge in their area of expertise.
Company leadership and larger business unit leadership are strong and clearly define company goals and objectives.
safe work environment; compensation plans
lack of flexible work arrangments and work-life balance
Retired (Former Employee) – Hartsville, SC – July 27, 2013
Excellent Place to work.Great people to work for.Management was great.Most co-workers was great.The hardest part of the job was having to let some employees go.The most enjoyable part of the job was at the end of the day you had everything done.