Mig Welder (Former Employee), Hartselle, AL – May 1, 2015
Pros: It's a place that you can learn a lot from different people in the field.
The day usually starts soon as the buzzer goes off. Check production sheets to find out whats on the agenda for the day. Materials were usually in position for "one" to start. Make sure welders were to acceptable conditions as well. Once all materials accounted for, welding starts and materials are usually pre-cut but re-checking them for reassurance is a must! Most jobs are done in teams, but seldomly you work alone.
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.