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Potential to do a lot better but over all still a good place to work
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Salem, NCMay 17, 2018
Was hard work at first but i got use to it.Learned how to pack other things beside cookies and socks.Management was fair. Wasn't there long enough to learn any history but overall a decent place to work. the hardest part of the job was wearing steel toe boots.For myself, the best part of the jobs was learning different things and being off on the weekend.
Pros
Some were able to advance
Cons
It being a temporary job
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Maintenance Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Greenville, WIMay 15, 2018
For the most part is ok, but if something doesn't align with their direction they won't hesitate to throw you under the bus. I was put on a shift that they knew I didn't like after telling me that I was a valued employee.
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Overall great company to work for
Production Planner (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAMay 15, 2018
The advancement opportunities were great. The education assistant along with the career path that they will set for you according to what it is you would like to do is amazing. Awesome place to work.
Pros
career advancement
Cons
salary don't always match the cost of living
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Great Job
Cheryl/UK - Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NC 28273May 7, 2018
Stressful atmosphere, enjoyable job a lot of knowledge learned just not the profession that I wanted to persue. Very good place to work pay was great and excellent benefits.
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May 14, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! Good luck to you in your future career endeavors!

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Disorganized
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Findlay, OHMay 7, 2018
The ethics here weren't great and the training program is garbage. Also has poor accountability and organization. This job was mostly damage control instead of prevention.
Pros
Decent pay.
Cons
Poor moral
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Long hours
Packer (Former Employee) –  Tullahoma, TNMay 3, 2018
Always promised to get a day off and it didn't happen. supervisor on 2nd shift was great though, probably the only reason a lot of people stayed. High turnover due to group leaders
Pros
Management, good breaks, safety meals
Cons
No days off, heat, group leads, staying over
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fast pace job,
clipper / packer / inspector (Former Employee) –  Mount Pleasant, TN 38474April 27, 2018
I liked working there, and if it was closer and I thought I could get promoted I would be still there. It don't pay as much as some industrial jobs do, but the people there makes you feel like a part of the group.
Pros
family atmosphere
Cons
low pay and not easy to get promoted
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Horrible place to work
Regional HR Manager (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAApril 12, 2018
Back stabbing co-workers and bosses who you cannot trust. I would not recommend this work environment to anyone. No family time and no consideration even for a death in the family.
Pros
None
Cons
Horrible
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The new management was ridiculous
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Granite Falls, NCApril 9, 2018
New management took over a year ago and had to go over their head several time to get issues resolved which seemes to upset the new plant manager it was a hard job streuous and very hot
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Productive and fun work place
Fork Lift Operator (Former Employee) –  Hartsville, SCApril 6, 2018
My job was productive and fast paced at sonoco. The employees were helpful on training me. Sonoco is a very safe and accident free workplace and pays decent money hourly.
Pros
Safe work place
Cons
Stressful work sometimes
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Great company with great people.
Can Line Operator/Safety Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Chattanooga, TNApril 6, 2018
Sonoco is the greatest company I have ever worked for. Their commitment to safety is unprecedented in any manufacturing facility. Typical work weeks were 40 hours until the busy season which could be 56 hour weeks with overtime being paid for anything over 8 hours per day.
Pros
Safety is the number one priority
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decent job for the pay
inspector/packer/machine operator (Current Employee) –  Owosso, MIApril 5, 2018
Sonoco is a good place to work. I love my coworkers and bosses! The hardest part of the job is standing on your feet all day on hard concrete, and wearing steel toed shoes. It's definitely hard on your body if you don't work ergonomically. They do reimburse employees for work shoes twice a year.
There are definitely difficult days, but in general you don't take any stress home with you. In the summer it gets VERY hot and humid. They do provide ice water and electrolyte drink for us.
If you're a good worker there are always positions opening up and advancement is definitely possible here.
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bad
Packer/Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Tullahoma, TNApril 4, 2018
they lack a lot skills and they don't respect anyone they really didn't wont do the job the right way and never honest eith people as they should be not a good a job
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It was a wonderful company to work for but some of the new technology forced them to cut back. I enjoyed working with people that have respect
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Loveland, COApril 2, 2018
It was a wonderful company to work for but some of the new technology forced them to cut back. I enjoyed working with people that have respect for each other.
Pros
Everything about this company was great
Cons
There was nothing they could do to keep up with some of the new technologies.
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Very Safety Oriented
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Boone, IAApril 2, 2018
This company was very safety oriented. Was an ok place to work. They are no longer open in Boone, IA. not sure what else to put down here.
Pros
Monday-Friday
Cons
Tons of overtime.
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great benefits
Spout Sealer and Assembler Operator (Former Employee) –  Beavercreek, OHMarch 29, 2018
sonoco has great benefits but low pay for the amount of work expected, Its very fast paced environment. Lunches and breaks are paid. Very hot, very dirty environment. If you dont like heat then this isnt the job for you. Summer time is the worst. Overtime is mandatory and in the summer you an bet on working 7 days a week and it will be even hotter i the summer.There is also a large amount of favortism show, bosses have family members who work there.
Pros
benefits
Cons
hot and dirty, favortism is shown
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fast paced, good pay
OPERATOR (Former Employee) –  Winchester, KY 40391March 28, 2018
Work a lot of overtime in the spring and summer. Good pay, the people are pretty laid back. the hardest part is the 12 hour shifts. Very safe company.
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very dirty place to work at
Sorter (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCMarch 27, 2018
If u don't like seeing 100,s of RATS, then this is not the place for u . If u don, like fowl smells , then this is not the place for you. If you don,t like standing on hard surfaces , then this is not the place for you.
Pros
1 hr lunch
Cons
seeing all those RATS.
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Service Technician
SERVICE TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNMarch 25, 2018
Maintain and supply a work truck
Note mileage daily
Monitor and maintain a work and service log
Coordinate with contractors to ensure appropriate jobs are done
Very little oversight, contact with supervisor limited but reachable
Very interconnected team mechanics, all colleagues willing to help
Jobs range from simple to very intensive
Comradery amongst working professionals
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Productive an safety minded
Warehouse Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Wausau, WIMarch 25, 2018
Productive and very safety minded safe environment. Very organized. Have very good training and safety policies.can work as much overtime as you would like.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Lack of advancing
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