Coca-Cola Company Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
1,329 Reviews

3.0
1,329 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, big opportunity to relocate, tuition assistance is very easy (in 79 reviews)

  • Great work life balance but I'm not sure it was intentional on management's part (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Depending on the role, you could potentially have a non-favorable work life balance (in 65 reviews)

  • Overtime summer time - during the summer expect to work long hours lots of overtime (in 82 reviews)

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  1.  

    I never had a worst job before or since

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor  in  Portage, IN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Portage, IN

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I can not remember none.

    Cons

    The processes were old and ineffective which caused injuries because of employees being tired from lifting thousands of pounds of product each shift. For some reason, a credit check was required for a warehouse worker that NEVER touched money. People who takes the job are trying to get back on their feet or kids just starting out and neither usually have good credit. This in turn meant it would take a couple months to replace each warehouse worker while the remaining workers have to pickup the slack and increase their chances of injury. ALWAYS under staffed.

    I was a warehouse supervisor and 70+ hours a week was the norm not the exception. In fact I worked 30 straight hours one time, I called off for my next shift which was 36 hours later and my manager asked why I was calling off; was it because I was sick? I told her it was because I worked 30 hours straight and need to recharge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Human Resources

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Strong brand recognition. Global career opportunities. Very strong CEO who provides a tremendous vision for the future and inspires the Employees.

    Cons

    HR function focuses on how you do things versus what you accomplish. They call it the how's vs the what's. It even comes up in reviews and rewards. As long as you are liked you will succeed regardless of your competence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Way too many executives sucking the life out of the Company. When KO does a reorg they cut the workers and add more levels and layers of senior leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    No career opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor  in  Decatur, AL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Decatur, AL

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I did have Weekends off

    Cons

    No career with decatur, Al Coca Cola

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of employees so they have a future with company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst Company ever!! Stay away!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time

    Pros

    Can't think of anything positive to say about this place. Best thing was getting out of there.

    Cons

    Management and Human Resources are the worst thing about coca-cola refreshments. They are willing to grind through supervisors and managers to get the right person that fits their philosophy. And if you are wiling to work 70-80 hour weeks, and throw people under the bus for fun..then this place is for you. Management manages through intimidation, and ruthless micro management. Cronyism and back stabbing is par the course. If you want to have the worst job experience in your life, then by all means go to work at the Baltimore facility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best thing you could do is shut the plant down, and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Awful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You have the freedom to roam, dont feel confined to one place

    Cons

    You will never satisfy the supervisor or salesman
    everyone in higher management is condescending
    minimum chance for advance, theyd want you doing the same thing forever
    Dealing with associates and management of the store is horrendous depending on the store
    pay is low considering what you do
    FAVORTISM IS VERY APPARENT
    youll be treated like cattle
    Senority is ridiculous
    Your unpaid for the damage dealt to your vehicle
    I wouldn't recommend this job to anyone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Some things never change.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Vacation time is good (3 weeks).
    Insurance is good
    Stable job if you can put up with management.
    Pension

    Cons

    Pay is not on par with direct competitors. I made more (Merchandiser) starting part time several years ago then what is paid to part time workers now.
    Management and supervisors are ok at best.
    Diversity is what the company is looking for not actual qualified workers.
    A lot of dead weight in the company.
    Sales and Service do not work together.
    Many issues could be fixed with simple communication.
    This place needs to join a union.
    Dead end job.
    Full time Merchandiser starts at $13/hour. Same position at Pepsi starts at $16-17/hour.
    Part time Merchandiser starts at $11/hour.
    They will drag their feet over giving a full time position.
    The attitude of management is be happy you have a job.
    No consideration of your personal life. You live to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The job was better when Steve Bale and Van Jarrett was there. I could talk to those two if I needed to but now I couldn't tell you who is who anymore since the turn over rate is so high.

    Mandatory safety meetings that have nothing to do with our job is a waste of time.

    Instead of sitting behind a phone all day go out and try to fix problems.

    Employees should not be treated like they are expendable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company

    Pros

    The best thing about this company is the name you get to put on your resume. You get lots of freedom and pay is not bad

    Cons

    No trust, lots of trackers, you don't know your goals, you use your own can, the wrong people are in management and hardly care about anything. In short this is a stepping stone to the next job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find new jobs

  9.  

    too many bosses

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company

    Pros

    ok pay. good bens. good hours

    Cons

    too many bosses always changing rules ever day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk over changes before you change them, so you don't change them every other day.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible company to work for (Former MDM for over 2 years).

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    Former Employee - Market Development Manager  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time

    Pros

    The only pros to working for Coca-Cola is the widely recognized name and the pension.

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals. Management this is utterly incompetent. Customer service is non existent. Service is horrible. Constant company reorganization. Micro-managed constantly. Very little room for advancement. Constant visits from upper management and Atlanta that result is everyone going absolutely nuts (everyone is afraid). Far too political. Pepsi is kicking their but and will soon overtake them as #1.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue first. Your management skills are horrible. Managing by fear and threats is NO way to get results. Listen to your employees and go to bat for them instead of throwing them under the bus constantly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Production in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay was good, benefits were average.

    Cons

    Hours. You are expected to work 60 hrs per week and also weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign. Let people that know what they are doing take over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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