Coca-Cola Company Reviews

Updated July 2, 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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  1. Helpful (1)

    Happiness does not live at Coke anymore

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Above average benefits and pay
    Long-term career potential
    Excellent people to work with very skilled
    Flexible work schedules offered

    Cons

    Constantly changing
    Doing the work of 2, 3, or four people
    Getting rid of the older generation
    Upper management has no clue how to make things better
    Advancement very slow and difficult to move on to another position
    Too many new procedures and processes work cannot get done


  2. Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Improvement Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Process Improvement Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Can't get any more Global, good people to work with, learning, opportunity to move, great brand, good compensation and benefits,

    Cons

    Tough to get things done, need to navigate the politics, constant reorgs, large projects - not a quick sense of accomplishment

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all levels of the org


  3. Consumer Insights Professional

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company

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

    Pros

    Well-known brand
    good marketing company
    fun workplace
    global company

    Cons

    slow to innovate and take risks
    leadership not part of the real world
    redundancy
    lots of change

    Advice to Management

    make sure you talk to the mid-level managers not just sr management -- you may not have the "real" story


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  5. Helpful (1)

    MDM

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MDM
    Current Employee - MDM

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom, remote, Promotions, Marketing, car allowance

    Cons

    Cheap equipment, Quarter bonus not monthly, lots of computer work with little time

    Advice to Management

    Longer deadlines, no short notice reports due by end of day


  6. QA Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Promoting the values of: Integrity, Passion for success, Quality and Productivity, Leadership, Building Capability, Collaboration, Teamwork, Creativity, Honesty

    Cons

    Union environment, away from family


  7. Helpful (1)

    Merchandiser

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits always staying busy during the summer and lots of available time off in winter.

    Cons

    Forced overtime and pretty high turnover which makes others have to pick up slack.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about employees lives outside of work. Maybe a new form of time off outside of taking weeks at a time.


  8. Top IT Workforce - Shaky Foundation

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Applications Operations in Atlanta, GA
    Current Contractor - Applications Operations in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working as a contractor/consultant at the Coca Cola Company exposes you to a large breadth of technologies as you get involved with multiple projects and initiatives. The level of IT talent is also top tier as Coke has the ability to attract people from all over the world with diverse backgrounds. Working at Coke opens a plethora of career doors should you emerge successful.

    Cons

    Working in the Application Operations/Development area, it is very easy to develop the sense of being 'expendable.' Coke has a very contractor friendly environment which discourages most people from applying for permanent positions.

    Work/Life balance can also be an issue if you are trying to impress and hope to be offered a full-time role. There also tends to be a lot of restructuring and re-alignment performed that takes an emotional toll on the full-time employees working there that can have an indirect consequence on the ability to manage and fulfill core project deliverables
    (on-time, on budet, etc).

    Advice to Management

    Have a strategy and plan to retain your top IT talent. Build effective performance metrics to evaluate and assess individuals. Often times, decisions to down-size are made with dollar figures in mind without considering the business impact and individual has.


  9. Helpful (5)

    Pricing Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pricing Coordinator in Brandon, FL
    Current Employee - Pricing Coordinator in Brandon, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere is great and co-workers are fun. Depending on your supervisor, it can be a fun place to work. I've enjoyed my time in my position. The pricing coordinator role is not an extremely difficult position, but you have the opportunity to create new processes and make yourself stand out. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    They do not pay very well and do not try to keep their better employees when the employee receives and offer elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

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


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work + benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Lab Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - QA Lab Technician in Houston, TX

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company culture: friendly, open and fun
    Benefits: One of the best, fair amount of vacation
    Patient & forgiving management team
    Good teamwork between QA and production
    Open communication allowed
    Great compensation

    Cons

    Long work hours, with sometimes not reaching 40 hour work week
    Noise level: very high
    Lots of drama when employees don't get along
    Openly microaggressive sexism against females
    Repetitive duties, with no sense of autonomy
    Working in a Republican state, exec views were incongruent with Coca Cola's policies towards employees (openly discriminated against gays)

    Advice to Management

    Suggestion: 360 degree review for ALL level of employees because there is a high turnover rate for management and lower level employees. (Rate bosses, coworkers, clients, and suppliers)


  11. Helpful (1)

    Coca cola

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company

    Pros

    A lot of vacation time available

    Cons

    Long hours, some lack of communication



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