Sonoco

Working at Sonoco: Company Overview and Reviews

Sonoco
Sonoco
3.4
1123 reviews
Sonoco Ratings
3.4
Average rating of 1123 reviews on Indeed
3.2Work-Life Balance
3.5Pay & Benefits
3.1Job Security & Advancement
3.0Management
3.2Culture
Headquarters
Hartsville, SC
Employees
10,000+
Revenue
$5B to $10B (USD)
Industry
Industrial Manufacturing

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 Average SalarySalary Range
31 salaries reported
$18.96
per hour
$9.45-$28.65
24 salaries reported
$28.37
per hour
$14.15-$43.75
11 salaries reported
$17.19
per hour
$8.55-$25.80
14 salaries reported
$18.01
per hour
$9.00-$28.95
22 salaries reported
$18.02
per hour
$9.00-$27.10
Salary Satisfaction
58%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 2058 reviews
Benefits
Health Care
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
401k
Paid Time Off
Stock Options
Discounts

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Overall Reviews at Sonoco

1.0
Production Worker | Jackson, TN | Oct 31, 2018
Beware of B Crew Night shift
The supervisors, trainers, maintenance & people on b crew are horrible. All these people care about is money! 60-84 hour weeks are common, even though they tell you in orientation that they work 36/48 hours with MAYBE one OT day. The seniority list is ridiculous, you can have more seniority than a person and will not get the day you signed for & when you talk to the supervisors about it, it’s oh better luck next week. HR is wack If you work night shift. You would have to schedule a meeting with her & how can you if she doesn’t answer the phone! The supervisors are vindictive & bipolar. You’re doing something wrong every day, even though they just told you to do it like this YESTERDAY! You’re always going too slow, but 4 things will happen at once & they want you to be there & fix all of them in .3 seconds. (how can you be in multiple places at one time?) One day you’re doing great the next day they have you in the office wanting to talk about your performance. They ALWAYS scold the temps for everything but once you get hired in they don’t say anything else to you. When it comes to maintenance it’s never a mechanical issue it’s always an operator error, they stay there 2 seconds before telling you it’s fine and walking off. Their response time is greater than 3 minutes & by then the line is down, so it’s your fault that you can’t fix it. And again you’re in the office talking about your performance & production when it wasnt your fault to begin with. (I cant make productio
ProsPay
ConsHours & People
5.0
Mold Setter | Portland, IN | Aug 27, 2018
Loved My Job, I Enjoyed going To Work Everyday, and Most Of The Employees Are Good People
My job was a Mold-Setter and i absolutely loved it, My job was to put the molds in the presses so they can make the parts, and i was really good and fast at it and i really liked the fact that i loved coming in to work unlike some jobs I've had where i absolutely dreaded going to work and made my life miserable in the process. But While working at Sonoco it was nice to have a Boss/Supervisor who actually cared and wanted you to do good but the main concern is Safety. Sonoco is really big on Safety and the health of the Employees. The Maintenance Supervisor witch was my boss he was just awesome and actually cared about us whenever we would work overtime witch was voluntary he always told us if he seen us getting burnt out and tired from working the extra hours he would take us off overtime, but i was one of those employees that always volunteered to work all the extra hours and all the Saturdays i could get because i loved cashing those checks. But All n All Sonoco is a really good place to work and the pay is decent and most of the people are nice and try to help you out when they can. The Only Problem I had was with there insurance well the prescription part anyway when i switched to Express Scripts if you take any Medication non-narcotic you have to switch it to be home delivered by Express Scripts because you can only fill your Medication 3 times at a local Pharmacy after that the insurance wont pay for it and that's mainly why i lost my job there, Im type 1 diabetic and
ProsFifteen Minute Breaks, Good Food In Vending Machines
ConsHumid, Cant Smoke on property
3.0
Assembler | Rural Hall, NC | May 24, 2015
From a staffing point of view! It's OK but....
Sonoco Corflex (the company) I honestly appreciate. They are the ones that provided my check for the work that I've done. But not the same goes for the actual people hired from Sonoco. SOME employees (In the factory) DO NOT practice equal opportunity. They honestly make the company look terrible, and unprofessional. Favorites, favorites, favorites! Line Coordinators have a huge say so in whom they would like to work. They choose family, friends and ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE. And if your not one of them, your chances to work are slim to none UNLESS they are short. What do I mean by attractive people? If your appealing to the line coordinator, that's a good chance for you to be welcomed agian. GOSSIP! What work place do you know that does not have gossip you say?? Relating back to the unprofessional part, the gossip in this place is HEAVY. And if you are the topic, or the one that's not liked that week, you will find yourself unemployed. Or working slim to no hours, they ban together for you to be rejected by everyone and you end up going home. PRIMARY? What's a primary?!.. A new comer will take your spot if your not a FAVORITE primary. UNFAIR Unless you are a FAVORITE; as I say again...you have to eat in the main break room, but if you are liked well enough you go to a special break room, where you can be a little more private. Again there goes that equal treatment out the door. Same goes for bathrooms. SUPERVISORS,-Some- Same issues FAVORITES,
ProsPay weekly, long hours.
ConsThis box is not enough
2.0
Packnician | Canton, OH | Apr 19, 2013
Terrible place to work if want to have a life
I've worked for sonoco phoenix almost 5 years now and I can honestly say its been the worst 5 years of my life. I was hired in as a technician in 2008 and was told that overtime was optional and there was a great training program for new employees. Nothing but lies! I started off working 6 days a week 10 hours a day. Which I didn't mind at first but it never stops. The scheduling is so unpredictable and usually 6 or 7 days a week with 2 or 3 twelve hour days mixed in. This only happens to the people working on the production floor and when you voice your concern about it they are quick to let everyone know that they do not care about your life or your health. As far as training on equipment that I was highly uneducated on how to run. I was pretty much just thrown on a line and was told to figure it out? It sounds ridiculous considering their overboard safety program. The safety program is so overwhelming that you become afraid to do anything at all. The management is a complete joke! They bring guys from the floor into a supervisors role and they don't know much about supervision. Sonoco forces them to enforce rules and write people up even when the supervisor does not fully understand the rules or why he's writing you up. You almost have to have a really good sense of humor if you want to work for sonoco. So for the final nail in the coffin. Like I said I was hired as a tech and have been forced to pack numerous times which wasn't terrible until they forced me to do it for t
Prosn/a
Conseverthing
2.0
Machine Operator | Rural Hall, NC | Jul 9, 2013
Demanding high expectations and very low compensation
This review is based on a temp position through an employment agency and does not reflect upon full-time permanent employment with Sonoco. Primarily a Packaging and Display company providing services for various companies, Sonoco's main labor personnel is acquired through an employment agency. Full-time, permanent employment is reserved for Management or Supervisory positions. The workload required by Sonoco on a day to day basis can vary. For this reason, the employment agency maintains a "pool" of potential employee's to be sent out to the jobsite according to need. This varying need creates a situation where they maybe understaffed at times or the opposite, more people have reported to work than is needed. If there are more people than are required, those people, unfortunately, are told to return the next day to see if they will be placed on a line, no guarantee. Employees are encouraged to report to work everyday however this structure does not always translate to employees being placed everyday, which creates uncertainty. On the other side is the fact that if you are placed on a regular basis and your performance is at an acceptable level, you "can" be placed as a regular or "primary" on a line. Meaning you would be considered for placement before "non-primaries". At best, this assignment is ideal for those with some flexibility in availability, given their individual resources (i.e. transportation, travel time, etc.) accommodate this structure. At worst you're spending
ProsPaycheck (though minimal) at the end of the week if you are fortunate enough to have worked.
ConsLong hours, short breaks, not climate controlled, Low pay
4.0
Machine Operator | Spartanburg, SC | Feb 13, 2015
Productive
i was in thremoforming making plastic protectors for bic, robert boss, etc. I would set up and change over my machines. I would run 2 machines on a normal day but, some times i would run 3 machines if someone was out for the day. When i would have a change over. I would have to change out the dies that form the parts, the knife that cuts the parts out, and the stacker that pulls the parts out of the matieral. Then i would have to make the form to where it has no bridging, holes, or round corners. By fixing the temp, the die speeds, or the vaccum suction. Then i would have to set the knife by cutting a peice. Then take 2 parts from the oppesite corners. If they don't line up i'll have to move the knife which ever way i need to make them line up right and lock it down. Then set the stacker which I would just bring the bottom of the stacker up and line it up with the formed matieral lock it down. Run the matieral all the way out of the machine. Then i would bring the topand the bottom of the stacker together locking it down. Then i would start the machine up and get it running. then i would pull 2 or 4 parts out to meassure and make sure they are in the quilfied specs and sign off on them. Then tell the packer they are good to pack and just keep the matieral going to the machine and just wait til the job finished. While my machines was running and they was good. I would go help anyone elsa with there machines. the best part bout it was is most the time i stayed busy but sometime
Pros0 injury bonus and the team i was put on
Consnight shift with no room for advancement
3.0
Product Line Manager | Rural Hall, NC | Sep 1, 2020
Every location is probably different.
If you're a temp in the Rural Hall area, don't expect to earn much. Line coordinator temps only earn 14.50 and hired line coordinator gets at max ( after they laid off several hirees and huge pay cuts) will earn 17.50 max from what I was told. If you do plann to be a line coordinator, expect to learn how to do count backs, expect to know how to use Excel, you will screw up... A lot. Expect to be stressed out because of date code changes from small pallet of items that should have been scrapped out in the first place. Doing all the work on the computer has no difficulty at all... Most of the time the difficulty comes from machine failures or your assigned workers who don't wish to cooperate. Do expect to hear a bunch of excuses from the maintenance associates, some will tell you there is no way to fix the issue at all and you will have to deal with it, while others will get the job done. But that's just this plant, I was told there were more but I can't speak for everyone else. I will say though if you do plan to be a line coordinator, you will need to learn how to be comfortable being uncomfortable... You ( unlike me) will be assigned different projects everyday or every other day. One day you may do a project that requires very little workers, next day you may do projects that require at 15 workers with 4 different products that you have to keep a count of and track of every hour or so. One more thing, after about 4 or 5 months or so the supervisors will have higher expectat
ProsPay was ok
ConsNo benefits, lots of times overtime is mandatory.
1.0
Operator | Owosso, MI | May 17, 2021
No incentives at all! No reason to stay! Stay away from the black hole! You'll get pulled in like most of us did who are still here.
A typical day at work: -Doing whatever you can to make time go by. Never feeling satisfied. What you learned: -Nothing! Its all a joke! No matter how long you've worked here, someone who just got the same job as you will be paid the same in little to half the time. They make up jobs, but don't want to give you raises. None of us know our top out pay until they tell us that we topped out so we can't get raises anymore, just a small lump sum. Management: -No matter how good you are at a job, it doesn't matter unless you are tight with upper management, or constantly threatening them that you're going to go home if you don't like what they have you doing that day. They don't appreciate you at all, they wait until every summer to force overtime on everyone while they sit at home with their families enjoying the weather! They literally buy lunch for everyone in the front office daily, but the only time we get an incentive is when we get an award, then they get the cheapest $5 Little Caesars pizza. They use to actually do things for their employees, like picnics with prizes, but now they shove pizza down our throats to cover up the bad managing they do. And now its gotten so bad that they don't even do the pizza! Workplace Culture: -There is none! The hardest part of your job: -Working your life away only making ends meet! The most enjoyable part of your job: -When its time to punch out! -There's way more, but honestly I've wasted too much time talking about a place that will
ProsNothing
ConsPay is low, Healthcare is terrible, Management is careless, Family doesn't matter unless its managements family.
1.0
Production Associate | Hillview, KY | Nov 22, 2021
Terrible company, not worth it
I started working here in July, it was a job that responded fast. Went too the interview got the job. After working there several weeks, a fully staffed company, had to switch our shift that I initially applied for to a different shift. The management ran the machines too fast, it was very hot, no climate control inside, and you are having to work 10-hour days. The management gives speeches about how important sleep is, yet makes us work 10-hour days, 56/hour weeks, in return to catch back up with the company needs. No human should be working 8 hours, let alone 10 and giving a speech about how important sleep is, yet is making us work excessive hours to clean up a mess they caused. The management here does not care about their employees, they dont care if something happens to you, they don’t train you properly; they want you to mess up, then laugh at you when something goes wrong, or will try to get you fired. The management here shouldn’t be running this company. A degeee in a certain field does not guarantee that to know how to operate a business. There is a code of ethics that this company surely doesn’t follow. Every time I got here I always felt like I didn’t want to go inside, even though the job was easy. The atmosphere here is terrible, and I wouldn’t recommend this job to anyone. It doesn’t pay enough, terrible management, hostile work environment, not a lot of people, no one to talk to, too far from Louisville, etc. Any job that affects your health shouldn’t be,
ProsNone
ConsEverything
3.0
Operator | Tiffin, OH | Sep 28, 2018
Good Pay and easy work but bad management
Management in tiffin OH plant is quite bad. They don't stick to policies, and if they don't have a policy they only do what benefits them. There are a lot of ongoing issues with employees talking about quitting and hating their jobs, simply because management doesn't make employees feel appreciated. No one has a set job description, it's do what we say because we pay you. People get energy isolation violations and they hinder you from moving up to a different job, however there was a recent incident where 7 guys were working on a machine that wasn't properly locked out and because of how many employees involved it got swept under the rug. Not a single employee got more than a write up. It wasn't even in our plant communication meeting. Another major issue is when we are short people we have to "double up". This is where we each have a 30 minute time slot where we either have to watch a second machine or fill in for a missing packer. We do not receive any extra pay for this extra job task which happens sometimes every day of the week. Sonoco is all about safety however if we start a machine up while doubling up we are the operator and the packer so we have to throw our own sheets off and rush down to the packing table to keep up, which is very unsafe.(this is just one example) When i have brought this to the attention of management they just shrug it off because our "doubling up" saves them money. It seems as if all they care about is running machines faster and mak
Prospay/easy work
ConsBad management

Questions And Answers about Sonoco

How often do you get a raise at Sonoco?
Asked Mar 11, 2022
Only cost of living in July
Answered Oct 3, 2022
Annually
Answered Sep 13, 2022
What is the interview process like at Sonoco?
Asked Jul 9, 2016
Average, with two days of orientation.
Answered Jan 2, 2022
You have to meet extra requirements.
Answered Jul 11, 2021
What is the promotion process like at Sonoco?
Asked Feb 21, 2021
Nonexistent
Answered Sep 29, 2022
Opportunities are open if employees show interest.
Answered Sep 13, 2022
What is Sonoco sick leave policy? How many sick days do you get per year?
Asked Feb 3, 2017
Cero sick days, those are taken from your vacation S
Answered Mar 3, 2021
No PTO, No sick days, nothing but 1 week vacation
Answered Feb 27, 2021
How would you describe the pace of work at Sonoco?
Asked Feb 26, 2017
Fast paced you must keep up.
Answered Jan 2, 2022
It's all about numbers and who you know. Fast paced, either you catch on or your out of luck.
Answered Jun 10, 2021