Coca-Cola Company Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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Pros
  • There was a good work life balance (in 44 reviews)

  • Strong brand good benefits global opportunities (in 74 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is very challenging as a supervisor you are tied to your phone even on your days off (in 74 reviews)

  • I had to work a lot of very long hours (in 90 reviews)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time

    Pros

    There really isn't too much I can say about coca-cola that would be of interest because of there policies that strictly works for the company and not for the employee unless you're in the union.

    Cons

    The downsides are part of the issues that make coca-cola not worthy of wanting to work for them, because you can do your job and well, wait a year for a raise and it is not conducive to what you feel you should have got and no where near and for that matter it makes you feel used.

    Advice to Management

    Its highly important that the companies make there staff person feel appreciated. Certainly , in doing that it will make a even better work atmosphere.


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    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to start working and work your way up in.

    Cons

    LONG work hours, Work/Life balance is almost non-existant. Low pay for college grad.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your teams are your assets, not dogs to work as hard as you can.


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    Too big of a company to care so little about certain departments

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great benefits, great benefits

    Cons

    Pay
    very hard to move up, they already know who they will hire before jobs are posted
    nasty management

    Advice to Management

    Take some human resources or management classes


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    operator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Job security for union employees

    Cons

    Horribly mis-managed. Penny-wise, dollar stupid. Poor poor communication

    Advice to Management

    Use common sense occasionally.


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    Stay Away at least from Southpoint

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Order Builder/Loader in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Order Builder/Loader in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    PreQ, and free drinks..Some of the employees are cool.

    Cons

    Long hours no appreciation for hard work. There seems to be no opportunity for advancement when you are a order builder. Low pay for the things they want you to do.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees stop over thinking situation!


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    Continual reorganizing

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great, world-wide brand. I love that I get to work with people around the globe.

    Cons

    I work in IT and since I started 2 years ago there has been continual reorganization within that department. It has resulted in a lot of reorg fatigue, in that employees are tired of wondering if they will have a job tomorrow, the next day, or the next month. Communication about what is going on is minimal at best and often times we can get more information about what is going on from newspaper articles than internally, which is really sad.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate directly with everyone. Don't rely on mid-level management to take the message to the masses, because often times, they don't.


  8. No AC!!!!!!!!!!! only in the office:)

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and ability to move up. Decent pay. Very flexible managers who do their best to help you when needed. Good tools to help with communication.

    Cons

    Because it is a longstanding company, you may need to work a little harder to change things

    Advice to Management

    Recognize talent and compensate for those that go above and beyond the day-to-day tasks


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    Unrealistic expectations of account managers with no time to do everything asked.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager Small Store in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Manager Small Store in Atlanta, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to work your own hours, meetings are only once a month which gives u more time in field with customers and saves gas going all way to far away distribution center. Personal benefits from working at coke such as phone service discounts, travel, food etc.company heavily supports promoting to next job

    Cons

    Insurance is terrible changed from a good company to a high deduct one. Vehicle policy is ludicrous very confusing payout and no where near sufficient to what your personally paying out. Too many other department heads agendas account managers are forced to use. Such as being asked to ride on trucks with drivers to help a new regional manager get promoted to his next job, being forced to use pictures and update talent profiles. Gas policy is terrible. To many departments creating sales tools we don't need and if we don't use we are forced too. Calibrating for value department is the biggest waste of company resources at coca cola. No time in the field to implement all the trackers, sales force programs and processes the company wants us too. Not enough account managers in the trade to free up our day to do all that's required. Company always touts being the customers number one beverage supplier however we offer terrible pricing compared to our primary competitor and we regularly have delivery issues with underpaid drivers , poor distribution supervisors all spread thin to where they are no help and we cut customers call days down to where we have lost business just to save a few bucks. The trends in the industry have changed to no carbs expanding our juice and tea and water line is key our competitor knows this and has shifted there focus, coke still pushes several carbonated and in 5 different sizes of the same thing failure to move with the trends. We have no pricing and material to hang in stores. Bullet clips. There is no dedicated vacation help like our competition offers we are always asked to run ahead and forecast orders to make vacation or meetings and it's getting worse.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back company cars if you want racks and pricing out or pay out the car assist more. Fix the issues with our local distribution issues to customers and call days. Add more account managers if you want all this busy work done in the field or get rid of it.
    Give us actual competitive pricing to customers instead of computer retail profit analysts trying to show combo pricing to what they will make customers want good pricing on our products in the small channel. Improve our insurance. Implement a actual training program to new employees to train them on the mammoth amount of material u require us to know. Make other departments accountable for there mistakes in the field instead of forcing account managers to pick up the pieces and leaving our work undone. Example vending issues not setting up coolers or feel wrong coolers, drivers leaving I worked cases for us to do. Reset departments not putting up pricing or strips or coming back with racks or material they didn't bring. Bring back dedicated relief vacation help.


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    Coke One North America

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Steady work hours with little exposure to overtime
    When overtime occurs, can be handled from home

    Cons

    Helicopter management styles are rampant.
    Divisions are sold/spun-off frequently. Affects jobs and morale.
    Camaraderie is low, teams don't often play well
    Too many middle-men managers adding little value other than proxying communication.

    Advice to Management

    1) Hire top talent that can connect business drivers with innovative solutions.
    2) Listen to and act upon the recommendation of your top talent. Don't attempt to derail or change the direction unless you have to due to a conflict with another business driver.
    3) Bring top talent as full-time employees to foster long-term loyalty. Top talent as contractors will wonder off to better opportunities quickly.


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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some very bright scientists...but mostly ignored.

    Cons

    Can't decide if they are a science based company or strictly marketing !



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