Shipping and Receiving (Former Employee) – New Albany, IN – September 20, 2016
I was very fortunate to work for this company for so many years. It was a great opportunity. The job provided a great sense of security. It did require long hours at times but the employees were compensated for that. I had great supervisors and co-workers. I learned a lot from Sonoco Products and hope to carry that knowledge on to my new job.
A typical day at work would consist of answering stress calls to production lines and solving any issues they might be having. Performing preventive maintenance on lines that were not in operation. working on safety projects or modifications to existing equipment. I gained strong troubleshooting and repair skills during my employment. My co-workers were very good people to work with. Management was over-all okay to work with. I think lack of communication was the main issue. The hardest part was troubleshooting equipment and resolving any issues found. The most enjoyable part of my job was when I was able to solve and repair an issue on the manufacturing equipment.
supervisor (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – December 22, 2015
I managed a crew of my own. Conducted safety seminars and worked very closely with my team. The hardest part of my job was any time I had to deliver any bad news to my employees. The most enjoyable moments were the days I was a great motivator to my team.
Manual Trimmer (Former Employee) – Boone, IA – September 14, 2015
Safety oriented company with productivity and quality at its core. Spending long hours a close knit working family made the days fly by. The daily tasks can get repetitive buts that's to be expected in a manufacturing career field.
Everything at Sonoco is based on years of service not on ability. So as long as you work there as an A employee you can be passed by for promotion by an C employee. The "Managers" there have to call HQ for rulings and what to do's they don't have the ability to form own opinions or think for themselves. Very strange management techniques IMO
Being an intern is different that being in a real management position but it give you a lot of exposure. My plant is a 12 hour shift plant but there are 8 hour plants but the 12 hours do give you more days off.
Section Leader, Quality Tech, and Operator/Set-Up (Former Employee) – Hartselle, Al – June 14, 2015
The job as a Quality Tech was very fulfilling. I worked with numbers and used Microsoft Excel everyday. I also had a weekly meeting with management to discuss areas that we needed to improve on and the areas that we improved on.
A day off with pay for going a year without a lost time accident
short breaks and the plant was very hot in summer and cold in winter
Process Control Auditor/Lead (Former Employee) – Andover, MA – January 31, 2015
I saw the schedule to see what we were going to do, if i have material to completed the order, if we will have a changeover. i sent the material that each machines will need,and i had to do quality and safety audit. The management were always helping me to run the production floor with my supervisor. My co-workers were friendly and they knew what to do and that make the job easy. the hardest part of the job were when we run out of material and my supervisor told me that we have to send the people home. The most enjoyable part of the job was when you boss told you Great job.
Multiple task job, audits, quality, safety, team work and inventory control
Process Control Auditor/Lead (Former Employee) – Andover, MA – December 4, 2014
Conduct product audits, process quality audits, record and report results, reconcile inventory for all orders completed, release cycle counts for material, provide daily direction to line crew. Set appropriate priorities and meet deadlines, • Ensure employees and temporary works use required safety equipment and follow proper safety procedures.