Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Reviews

Updated February 14, 2015
Updated February 14, 2015
66 Reviews
3.0
66 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are good they start from day 1 (in 12 reviews)

  • Great Work life balance with local autonomy to control your destiny and opportunities (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is the exact inverse of what you would like to see in a company (in 13 reviews)

  • Long hours (Over 60-70 hours per week on average) (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall pretty average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Okay benefits but the insurance premiums have been rising a fair amount over the last few years. High level top down communication has really improved over the last few years. Lots of focus on trying to promote from within instead of hiring from outside when positions become available. There's been a lot more employee led training classes available on site in recent years which is a plus, but quality will vary from class to class. Standard vacation time starts at 2 weeks and you have the option to buy another 5 days.

    Cons

    Your work-life balance and happiness here is going to hinge almost solely on your manager. Very little consistency across the various departments and teams. Some managers/directors understand the importance of work life balance while others fully expect their employees to work 60+ hours per week, every week. And holidays. As a whole, the company does a good job trying to promote hard working employees but then does a terrible job of training their newly minted managers in how to manage people. As a result, you end up with mid level managers whose management style consists of berating their employees on a consistent basis. Involving HR usually means the person will become the black sheep of the group and probably "laid off" during restructuring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a manager, you are there to make sure your direct reports have the tools and resources to get their jobs done. Don't forget that. Happy, hard working employees are what get those KPIs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its cool, but it takes a toll on you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Norcross, GA

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Pros

    Work independently, not as much work as coke or pepsi, weekly pay

    Cons

    hard work, lots of stores for one merchandiser, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more merchandisers or pay more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent

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

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time

    Pros

    Decent work life balance depending on the group you worked in

    Cons

    Culture could be better in all areas...this could be a great place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have such a great brand and image to the outside public...use that to promote the same culture inside the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A job for those who are okay with just doing a job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cage Cashier in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Cage Cashier in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Perfect job for those who want a solitary, silent environment. Great opportunity to make 40 friends that you see daily. (drivers) Ability to run your own show. Do what you want when you want to as long as everything gets done.

    Cons

    If you are younger than 40 you will be the youngest person working here. Drivers can be a bit fussy and frustrating. Management is ever changing. You will do the same thing everyday....no matter what it never changes. No real activity except pacing a small locked room. No job advancement as this job is a bit of a dead end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to act like management. Fellow employees need to be reminded to get off their high horses at times.

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

    Finding their Way

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

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Pros

    Have done a good job of consolidating various sub-standard businesses. Shown strong share performance since going public in 2008. Strong senior leadership.

    Cons

    That same senior leadership are all about themselves. No succession planning. No career development. Significant imbalance between senior leadership compensation and others. While the company has done well externally, they are still finding their way internally in terms of how they treat their employees. This is however typical of a publically traded company that are all about quarterly results often at the expense of their stakeholders, including their employees. They could learn a thing or two about conscious leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Dr Pepper

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

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Pros

    I receive my check on time.

    Cons

    Long hours! Very long hours!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the lines of communication within the management team.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    BULK DRIVER ( 10+ years )

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Express Driver in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Express Driver in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mon-Fri , 401k , Match 401k up to 4% , Diversity , Paid to pick up shells , Few B & C reloads , few Hot Shots , On route, managing daily activities with out, some one, talking in your ear all day. , Great associates to work with. Paid vacation , Paid holiday's , Paid sick days , Paid personal days. Medical benefits ,

    Cons

    No stock perks , 401k dropped 6% to 4% , Employee Retention bad , Non-exclusive pallets , No ASN @ Walmart's or Targets,Check in process @Walmart very time consuming. , Corporate took over routing , Inefficiency of deliveries, routing, merchandisers. , Little or no raises that don't reflect cost of inflation across commodities sector. , Sick days should be increased , Personal days should go back to using as sick days if not used , Lack of communication to employees , Low wages , Poor software , Slow corporate red tape of hiring positions @ Branch level , No Paid medical examine , Not following corporate policy because of lack of personnel , Poor service to customers, lack there of people , Too many stops for drivers, spread too far away to make delivery times, company traded public , Working the following Saturday's post holiday that was a paid day off; while corporate enjoys or other branches enjoy the four day week end.Every year medical costs go up for the employee. No lunch in order to make door times , No employee incentives , 53ft put in a circle K parking lots is a dangerous practice, & a lawsuit waiting to happen; Bulk trucks should be kept out of small format,utilize for grocery stores only. Waste of fuel because of inefficient routing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate comes up with policies that have good intentions for the company but unrealistic execution at branch level. I see policies being made that effect the efficiency and execution of product.and undue stress on employees which causes poor retention and turnover. I believe,these cuts,being made are for the board members & to satisfy shareholders.I understand there must be growth within the company,for an idea to work at a lower level it must be executable.The retention of our people over the years,that I have seen,is not very good.costly,not only to our company,as well, to our customers.We could do much better in execution and double our case volume, it takes money to make money, the lack of the monies put towards execution and retention of our people is critical. Retaining seasoned skilled workers is necessary and maintaining equipment to keep up with the volume is crucial for growth.When a Publix ad comes on sale we struggle to execute.If we were able to execute deliveries within the door time and give better service in the store with our product we would get a lot more displays and end caps, more shelf space for our product, our volume would increase The following quarter. We have to show a constant timeframe of great quality service to achieve this trust is earned over time. @ First we will be in the red, The black ink will come to follow.The growth will be seen from that point forward.I see your policies changing following our competitors, are competitors follow through therefore they execute where is we come short and do not follow thru.when a company grows too fast it's too hard to sustain,growth at a slower rate is more sustainable.our branch lacks the necessary trucks drivers and merchandisers. When truck is broke down we have no replacement therefore product sits.you ask why because the person in charge of replacing that tractor is out on route because somebody has quit because they don't like the way the pay reflects the amount of work for the money made.our out of date delivery process needs to be updated and kept current. Pocket loads are outdated and inefficient more efficient than the old way. Small format should be already loaded on pup trucks ready to roll off. The upfront cost to convert over versus injury will eventually offset rates with insurance companies. The best ideas in life are usually stolen and given by current employees to improve the situation. Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts. Looking forward to another ten plus years with DPSG.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Frustrating leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Slowly changing for the better, especially with RCI focus.

    Cons

    Too much of a old school distributor model, not enough innovation, no downstream accountability, minimal upstream vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spin off distribution from manufacturing, sell off under-performing brands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    In a Transition Period

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Brands are very recognizable in the local area and in some regions nationally.

    Cons

    Leadership. The executive leadership team is very consersavtive and risk averse. No long term strategy, very cost conscious and long term gain is sacrificed for short term cost control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your brands and people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    It's alright"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Loader in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Warehouse Loader in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benifits
    Cool boss
    Paid holidays
    Paid weekly

    Cons

    Work until the work is done
    No life/family balance
    Overwork you
    Clock out on lunch 1 hour
    You have a high pick rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make set schedules for the warehouse workers because working until the work is done is not good no family life balance .Staff is overworked,and tired ,not enough breaks,should not have to clock out on break warehouses work too hard....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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