Dr Pepper Snapple Group
2.7 of 5 170 reviews
www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com Plano, TX 5000+ Employees

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Reviews

Updated Apr 29, 2014
Dr Pepper Snapple Group – Albuquerque – “Dr Pepper Snapple Group--Seven Up of Albuquerque”

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2.7 170 reviews

                             

49% Approve of the CEO

Dr Pepper Snapple Group President and CEO Larry D. Young

Larry D. Young

(92 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Started great. Nothing but downhill from there.

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsBenefits are great. They have an excellent health insurance program. Their 401K has a good amount of matching and immediate vesting. Pay for merchandisers at my facility is the best in the business: $15-16/hour. You don't have to be a genius to do this job. I get to employ a lot of strategy in my job.

    ConsHuman resources are a nightmare. The company has created a federal government-style labyrinth to protect employees, who need to be fired, from getting fired. This creates a lowest-common-denominator mentality as employees see what their coworkers are getting away with. The very few people who actually care about their job (such as myself) are left with extra work to do from those who won't do work. Also, expect to wait at least a month (closer to two) to get hired.
    This company has nothing but a downward trend concerning pay. A coworker of mine was taking home $2200 every two weeks during the big months before I started. Since I've started, that same coworker is now taking home less than $1300 in big months. As for myself, I now make less than I did before I received my "promotion". And there are a number of merchandisers who now make more than me even though they work fewer hours than I do and have less responsibility.
    Work/life balance is the exact inverse of what you would like to see in a company. The further you go up, the longer you work and the more you realize that the compensation isn't worth your time. Both the district managers I've worked for average working 60-90 hours a work for less than $50,000 per year and neither have taken a vacation of longer than 1-2 days since I've been with the company. With this in mind, I have absolutely no desire to get the next promotion, and unless they change how I'm currently compensated, I'll be asking for a demotion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet a promotion/pay raise be an actual promotion/pay raise and not just a giving us a heavier ball and chain.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    not the best place to work if you like communication and working like a team.

    Territory Manager (Current Employee)

    Prossome of the people you work with.

    Consunorganized from the top to the bottom. they need to focus more on working on getting the little things right first and not the other way around.

    Advice to Senior Managementwork on getting the distribution and merchandising down to a science, before trying to sell something you can sustain.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Merchandiser position summary

    Merchandiser (Former Employee)
    Northlake, IL

    ProsGood benefits. Worked with some really nice people.

    ConsThis job was a nightmare! They work you like a dog, which I expected, but it got absolutely ridiculous almost immediately. You will run into store managers and receiving managers who will treat you like garbage. Many store back rooms are so crowded or poorly run that it makes it 10 times harder to do your job. Communication between managers at Dr. Pepper was bad. The pay was horrible and you use your own car to drive to all the stores. Avoid at all cost unless you are desperate, young, and in good shape.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I've had two managers that intimidate and tend to be feared by subordinates.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    DFW, TX

    ProsVery proud of the results we've achieved. Leading company when it comes to setting and reaching it's targets.

    ConsNot balanced as a company. Everything has to be done right now and without regard for it's people. Performance reviews don't take into account if you've coached and promoted people only if you've achieved very objective results.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the big picture in mind. Long term performance has to be balanced with people and making it a great place to work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you want to work harder and not smarter than Dr Pepper is just right for you

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Plano, TX

    ProsThe pay and benefits are good

    ConsThey work harder in everything they do. Management doesn't consider anything the employees have to say. All they know is to micro manage and dictate. They don't allow the employees to think for themselves or outside of the box.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees you don't know everything. Also it is ok if you are personable it makes you human

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Started out OK but Upper management and HR experience very POOR!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Plano, TX

    ProsWhen I worked there at the beginning, the benefits and culture were friendly and impressive. Corporate office was always doing things to boost morale. Location was convenient. Nice campus overall. I found people in other departments to be friendlier than the ones in my own.

    ConsBad parking lot, always a struggle to get a decent space, overcrowding, BAD upper management in HR area. They started doing the 5S program which felt more like a sterile prison environment. Poor leadership and very disappointed in the behavior of "leaders" in our area. I was the victim of workplace bullying, took it to HR and no one did anything. They care more about recruiting than reducing workplace hostility.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management needs to stop the power plays and the nepotism. Listen to your employees. When they come to you about an issue that concerns them, dont pretend to care, actually care and do something to reach out to them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Employees are not valued at DPSG

    Associate Manager (Former Employee)
    Plano, TX

    ProsCool Marketing programs, nice co-workers, convenient location, Ok comp and benefits

    ConsIncompetent managers, promotions are not based on performance, but on popularity, employees not valued, HR condones unethical behavior by managers

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be a good place to work

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe employees that do the job on a daily basis are the hardest working people in the beverage industry. It's the best feeling in the world to get a win once in a while with very little resources to compete. If you enjoy being the underdog, your on the right place

    ConsTerrible management culture. Job threatened on a daily basis. Pay is way below the industry standard compared to the competition. Absolutely zero work/life balance. Most of the management are people who were fired from the competition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time practicing what you preach, meaning developing your talent internally. If a manager couldn't hack it at the competition with better pay and more resources, maybe there's a reason for it. Why keep opening your checkbook for these type of managers. Obviously the company is going backwards rather than foreword. Until this changes we will always be the industry standard of how not to conduct business.

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    Been good up until a few years ago

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsBenefits and pay are ok

    ConsManagement does not value their employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees better because they make it possible for you to have the salary you do

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible Company

    Merchandiser (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsHours and pay are some of the good things. Going to get some work in specially during holidays. Pay is good for entry level

    ConsHorrible management and they don't care about your life outside of the job. Be prepared to work like a dog and be treated like one.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust get your act together and get things situated

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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