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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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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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It was a paycheck
Spiral Specialist III (Former Employee) –  Akron, INMarch 21, 2018
Ten to twelve hour days and six days a week for little pay and decent benefits. Never knew how long you were working until the Supervisor came and told you.
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Stressful at times
Material Sorter (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, NCMarch 21, 2018
It's fast paced. They have daily safety meetings between shifts and when you first get in. You get to rotate between 5-6 different machines to get an all-around experience.
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not very hard work
Factory Worker (Former Employee) –  New Albany, OHMarch 20, 2018
you put boxes together and put on a conveyor belt for bottles to fall into then tape up for pick up. you had to check the bottles to make sure there was not deformed.
Pros
easy work place
Cons
it wasn't a big challenge
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Productive and self starter
Shipping Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Waynesville, NCMarch 18, 2018
I was hired in at Sonoco as a shipping/ receiving coordinator. Sonoco was a good place to work. Sonoco provided security of a steady income and the people were great I worked with.
Pros
people worked with were great
Cons
Long hours, could not leave until all trucks were complete, only two people for department.
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Hard work
Packaging Specialist (Former Employee) –  Rural Hall, NCMarch 13, 2018
the job is hard work, but if you did not have a job it would be much harder. the culture is really fast pace if you cant keep up your lost. the pay is the worst minimum wadge.
Pros
get paid every week
Cons
hard hard work
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Great place to work
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Wilson, NCMarch 12, 2018
Nice play to work at fun environment very helpful team.members and and managers are very helpful I would definitely recommend this job to people who like a face paced work environment
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good company, old culture, small town
Global Category Manager (Current Employee) –  Hartsville, SCMarch 9, 2018
good company, old culture, small town. why do I have to be compelled to write a review for 150 characters? This is absurd! I just need to move on to my application
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Safety Mentor/ Manufacturing (Former Employee) –  Owosso, MIMarch 9, 2018
Great company to work for. Great benefits. They work too many hours though for people who have families. 12 hr days. sometimes mandated to work Saturdays and sundays also.
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