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Coca-Cola Company Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
1,357 Reviews
3.1
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Pros
  • There is a good work/life balance allowing for employees to spend time with family (in 40 reviews)

  • Good benefits, big opportunity to relocate, tuition assistance is very easy (in 70 reviews)


Cons
  • Depending on the role, you could potentially have a non-favorable work life balance (in 70 reviews)

  • Overtime summer time - during the summer expect to work long hours lots of overtime (in 87 reviews)

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  1.  

    Dead End

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good name to have on your resume

    Cons

    Dead end if you dont have connections

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Long Hours

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Houston, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Houston, PA

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You won't have much of a life and you can get pain killers, for your broke back, at good price,a lot of employees are addicted.

    Cons

    Long hours. Very physical. Management will get bonuses on your forced OT. You never know how long you will have to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Coca Cola in Brandon

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brandon, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brandon, FL

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are great, A+

    Cons

    Workload is horrendous ... more than one person can do. Lots of pressure. High turnover...the place is a revolving door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop discriminating against those who take medical leave and get your managers/supervisors trained on medical privacy issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Job if you want flexibility and a steady paycheck in exchange for no growth (career advancement or learning).

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting in Brandon, FL
    Former Employee - Accounting in Brandon, FL

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits (Time off, vacation buy), Resume Builder due to company's name, SAP experience. A good place to work if you want a "job" not a career with progression. Probably great for people nearing retirement, recent college graduates looking to build a resume, or job takers.

    Cons

    No growth opportunity at all.....unless you leave and come back. Buy why would anyone do that as the position you are hired for is where you generally stay and nothing will change. When higher level people leave the organization they expect the lower level staff to take on their work and they don't reward or promote them instead they hire from outside and your contributions get forgotten almost immediately even if you took on additional work for several months. It seems that sometimes hiring managers are punished if they want to promote someone on their team. (Ex: a new level II position is created, however, if the level I on the team gets promoted to it they won't backfill their position but no work will go away. So the manager is forced to look outside).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are some really great people working at the company (from staff level to management level) and I'm sure not all facilities are the same. However, employee contributions are marginalized at all opportunities as I believe many higher ups are not very skilled and they are afraid of appearing "dated". Promote from within in the accounting function that is what all the employees are wanting....This would motivate employees to stay with the company and contribute more, it would be nice to see more than 2 people each year promoted in the same department (a department of 110+ people) instead of bringing on 10+ from outside of the company or outside of the department. Provide more feedback and learning opportunities. Coach people on the skills they need to advance this would save the company tons of money as recruiting outside costs lots of money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Way below standard

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company

    Pros

    None at all. Substandard company

    Cons

    Management is very very lazy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Coca-Cola Refreshments....think before you apply

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Management in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Management in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Very disciplined
    Clearly defined structure

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations
    Constant criticism
    Bad management
    No work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expect to be criticized constantly working for coca-cola refreshments. Expect no support from you manager, leaders who don't acknowledge facts and reality, managers who don't listen to their employees, more objectives and work than possible to complete, leaders who have no idea what they are doing, poor morale, high stress, and co-workers who don't trust each other and try to use you. Also your compensation (with jobs that have a yearly bonus) can change constantly at the will of a manager, using the overall company's performance to reduce pay, and keep you in your position if you try to move to something else. For proof, just ask people how long they have been in the same job. They will say YEARS. If you jump on, be ready to get overworked and be miserable. You've been warned

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Account Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone at this company performs poorly, so all you have to do is show up and be a warm body! If you are a "person of diversity" like myself, you will never get fired! Enjoy the spoils! Sure you will have to hear about numbers, BD&L, ect, but who cares! I get 3 weeks vacation, and I can come and go as I please. I usually never touch a bottle!

    Cons

    The pay is terrible for the amount of work. In the beginning I actually tried to do a good job, but there is way too much to do. So I did what everyone else does, just say Screw it! Lie about your displays, calls and ect. As long as the product shows up who cares!

    You have to tear up your own car and the reimbursement is a joke.

    Management is fake. they make sure that you are unable to attain your bonus. you will end up working for base salary only. 40k a year is pathetic.

    The culture at the sales center level is immature, petty, and clickish. Management talks about employees behind their back. Seriously, its like high school here

    This is just a paycheck. If you want to work in a professional environment don't come here. The only bright spot is that it looks good on a resume.

    I can't get out if this joke of a company fast enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company to someone who actually wants to grow a company and retain employees.

    Get rid of these idiots in Management at the Wichita sales center. They are totally out of control.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I never had a worst job before or since

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Portage, IN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Portage, IN

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time (less than an 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
  10.  

    Human Resources

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time (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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst Company ever!! Stay away!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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