Temporary associates are tasked with the majority of work. The full time associates are very helpful and make sure you don't fall to far behind. Typical work week is 7 days. Not the hardest job but moves at a very quick pace and the wages are rather low.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Berthoud, CO – April 6, 2015
I worked in the tube and core industry as part of Sonoco. I was hired as a temp and just worked for the summers. The people I worked with were great and the production manager was a great guy. It was just another factory job though. Boring work, long days. The pay was pretty good for still being in school. The retention rate of employees was pretty good. Most of the workers had been there over 10 years. Not a bad temporary position. Definitely don't want to get stuck in factory work for the rest of my life though.
Material Handler/Shipping (Former Employee) – Conyers, GA – February 3, 2015
Sonoco as a company has made vast improvements from the companies former name. Safety is the #1 Priority. Management made it Top Priority to address the concerns of the employees and developed win / win solutions that made the company a better place to be employed.
employee morale improved 100%
the time it may take a temp to be hired full time with the company
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Douglas, GA – December 8, 2014
Drove the forklift loved to drive the forklift unloaded trucks and loaded them. Also built door racks for the plant and took them to the door plant where they made the doors so they could load the doors in the racks.
Maintainer (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – November 9, 2014
employees at Sonoco are very hardworking dedicated and most of all professionals in their fields of work. The employers and trainers at Sonoco, take time, pride and great effort in teaching their trainees of all that is required of them to do in their field of work. I work at Sonoco for just a week through a Temp Agency and during my time with them, they welcomed me as one of their own and worked with me throughout my time there, a company I will gladly return to work for as a full time employee if such an opportunity is granted to me.
Machine Operator I-III (Former Employee) – Sandston, VA – October 10, 2014
While working for Sonoco, production was busy and there was always room for advancement. Management was a little unbalanced but people were able to get a fair chance. I was able to learn the importance of having strong communication skills and working together as a team. The hardest part of the job at first, was dealing with unprofessional leadership. The most enjoyable part of the job was the activities that we would do to promote things such as, safety, or PPE.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Sandston, VA – March 20, 2014
I worked as a lead machine operator. The co-workers, supervsiors, and managers were great. There was always opportunity to grow thru the company. The hardest part of my job was trying to work daily to make sure bad products wont sent out of the building. I enjoyed meeting the goal daily in competition with other lines in the building as to who made produced the most.
always opportunity to move up in positions
not a good environment to work for while building a family