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Working At Sonoco

Great ideas come from everywhere, and so do we. Connected by our strong culture of leadership, openness, hard work and respect, we are committed to progress and safety. We take pride in the fact that every day at Sonoco is another day of success. With strong roots in friendship and teamwork, we inspire each other and grow together. We value our employees for their diverse perspectives and cultures that help us create our greatest ideas. Even with hundreds of facilities around the world, we are a global company that never feels far from home.

Our passion for innovation is without question our greatest pride. If you share these values too, we hope you consider a career with us.


The products and packaging the world relies on.

We build things no one else can. With locations on almost every continent, no customer is ever out of reach. Our diversified product and packaging units provide the best options for our clients. From product design to in-store displays, Sonoco covers it all. We're proud to create products that stand out from the crowd.


Blister Packaging

Data & Workflow Management


Ends & closures


Material Handling

Packaging Services

Paper & Paperboard

Plastic Bottles & Jars

Plastic Trays, Tubs, & Cups

Plastic Tubes

Protective Packaging


Reels & Spools

Rigid Paper Containers

Specialty Paper Products

Specialty Components

Temperature Assurance

Tooling & Equipment

Tubes & Cores

read ming's story

“Wherever we go, we're all very proud of being a part of Sonoco. We're just one big family working towards a common goal.”

-Ming, Business Process Director-

A thriving community of passionate contributors.

We love what we do. From business leaders to engineers, each employee at Sonoco has a passion for their field and makes an impact at every level. Sonoco is not just an 8 to 5 job but a community that buzzes with positivity and friendship every day. Who wouldn't want to work with people who love their job as much as you do?

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Deep roots of innovation.

See what we've pioneered and what's next.
Sonoco thrives off of the teamwork and pioneering spirit of its people. We seek the brightest talent from around the world to lead the way in product design, packaging, recycling and more. While Sonoco remains a leader in innovation, we constantly encourage employees to think bigger and carry out their own ideas. We believe our success is not a barrier for more success – our people have made us who we are today and we couldn't be prouder.

Benefits for the real world.
  • Medical Care

  • Dental Care

  • Vision Coverage

  • 401(k) Participation

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan

  • Flexible Work Arrangements

  • Health & Condition Management Programs

  • Money-Saving Employee Discounts

How Ming's team doubled QA efficiency accross an entire product line.

Ming's role at Sonoco is leading a team of engineers and chemists that work with paper, adhesives and recycling to minimize cost and waste while maximizing sustainability. With every project, they utilize new technology that helps them create innovative designs customers didn't even know they needed – Sonoco always plans for tomorrow.

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Advice from a recruiter: Prime your application for success.

Applying for a position is never easy, but it's simpler than it looks. The first step is showing interest, which you can do just by browsing our site and learning more about us. Don't be shy in showing off your skills on your resume, either – impress us! Another important step of joining the Sonoco team is showing how you think you would fit as an employee and an active part of our culture. Do you love what we do? Spend time getting familiar with our values and how important they are to us. It's great to provide examples of how you've displayed those values in past experiences. Most importantly, be yourself. We're excited to get to know you!

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Medical Care:

Employees can choose between two plans administered by UnitedHeathcare (UHC). Our medical plan options have preventive/wellness care covered at 100%, and allow all covered employees and dependents to earn Health Incentive Account (HIA) Rewards. Sonoco also sponsors a comprehensive Health Coaching program.


Dental Care:

Our dental PPO, offered through MetLife, allows employees to choose their provider. Preventive services are 100% covered by the plan and orthodontia services are available for children up to age 19.


Vision Coverage:

Sonoco's top-notch vision plan is administered by Superior Vision, and includes one eye exam ($10 copayment) and the purchase of lenses once per calendar year.


401(K) Participation:

Sonoco's 401(K) plan offers its employees a range of investment options to help them save for the future, and matches a portion of their savings.


Flexible Spending Accounts:

We make sure you can stretch your dollars to the maximum. Our employees can contribute up to $2,500 per calendar year to a Sonoco Health Care Flexible Spending Account, or $5,000 to a Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Account.


Employee Assistance Program:

Our free and confidential Employee Assistance Program is readily available to help employees to the fullest extent possible, to deal with any personal issues they might find themselves coping with. Our Guidance Resources Program (GRP) gives our teammates access to specialists and counselors who can help out.


Defined Contribution Pension Plan:

With a three-year vesting requirement, the Sonoco Retirement Contribution ensures eligible employees receive the annual contribution in the first quarter for the prior year.


Flexible Work Arrangements:

We want our employees to be able to perform their best, and we know that flexible work arrangements are the way to go about it. Flextime, part-time, job-sharing, a compressed workweek and telecommuting are just some ways in which we make their lives easier.


Health & Condition Management Programs:

We're committed to the health and safety of our employees and their families. It's why we encourage and reward employees for completing a Personal Health Assessment, getting annual preventive screenings (Covered at 100%) and working with a Health Coach.


Money-Saving Employee Discounts:

We have a range of money-saving employee discount options so that our team can save more for later. These include low home and auto insurance rates, a tuition reimbursement program and supplemental cancer insurance, among others.