Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Reviews

Updated June 17, 2015
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Dr Pepper Snapple Group President and CEO Larry D. Young
Larry D. Young
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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 varies wildly depending on who your boss is (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Could be a leader in the beverage industry but is too busy stumbling over it self to realize it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Sales Manager in Gonzales, LA
    Former Employee - Account Sales Manager in Gonzales, LA

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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

    Pros

    The flexibility. I was a Account Sales Manager and have 3 young boy and this job offered the flexibility for me to drop them off at school, take them to the doctors when needed, ect...I had to do this all on my own without my district manager knowing. As long as I serviced my customers everything was cool

    Cons

    PAY, PAY, PAY. No company car, the gas mileage they pay you is at least 15 to 20 cents lower than the national average. The commission structure plus base pay makes zero sense. As a salesman you have to rely on 6 to 8 people doing their job properly in order to make your commission. Once you make a sale and key in your orders it is all out of your hands. No product in the warehouse, the warehouse workers building incorrect orders, no drivers to make the deliveries, drivers skipping deliveries, ect... Also, do not expect upper management to step in and help close a hard sale. I had several occasions when I needed my district manager to help close and he always had something more important to do. And forget about resources to help you sell properly.

    Advice to Management

    Most of Senior Management started out as a salesmen, all I would suggest is to remember what it was like when they were out pounding the streets trying to make a sale


  2. Helpful (3)

    DPS has alot of growing up to do

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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

    Pros

    If you work in Marketing, you can do well with no leadership.

    Cons

    Its not how good you are and how well you do your job. It's who you know and how good you are at the politics game.

    Advice to Management

    Need to look at the structure.


  3. Helpful (3)

    When you are more focused on metrics and less on your customer, bad PR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MD Analyst in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - MD Analyst in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer employee sales and free t-shirts. At lunch they do offer free drinks, and discounted energy drinks are available at all times via vending machines. Some of the employees are dedicated to creating positive growth fort his company, but it is still in its infant state.

    Cons

    Management has no clue what it takes to run their operations. Having worked in several departments at DPSG and for several different managers, only one of the past 8 managers do I hold respect for. Management staff is very unprofessional when it comes to finding a solution to a problem; Here is a hint - when you yell, people become defensive. When you make a mistake and blame others, you lose respect. This has a lot to do with the style and interaction between the management staff - always in conflict. I am currently looking for an open position within the immediate area at another company because of the issues the management staff is facing.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the current management staff and hire fresh faces: Non-DPSG employees and have them build their teams from scratch. Chances are, you will be rebuilding your staff in full sooner than later as it is either way. Too Many people are wanting to leave because of the attitude of management.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    DPSG

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I have gained valuable management from my experiences at DPSG and I was given the opportunity in management at young age and it has benefited me greatly.

    Cons

    I was given very little up front training and was forced to figure out my current position on the fly, as well as never being given a job description or given solid expectations. Positive feedback is hard to come by but negative feedback is always present.

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to make your employees feel valued. A pat on the back goes a long way. Think about all that people do and how much they contribute when considering employees salaries and potential raises.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great foundational experience, limited upside due to short-term view of management

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

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brands that everybody knows. A lot of nice people. Work/life balance is a real possibility.

    Cons

    Lack of vision from senior leaders. Senior leaders are misaligned and don't communicate. No focus on innovation. Heavy weight toward soda business. Decisions are all short term. Antiquated, cranky, and lethargic sales force. Lack of perks for lower level employees.

    Advice to Management

    Collaboration and alignment at top levels is necessary to lead.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Not much value shown to employees.

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

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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

    Pros

    You can move around a lot. Not necessarily up but at least able to do different things. I feel my job is secure.

    Cons

    As Mr. Young says "work harder". To a lot of the management that means work unreasonable hours and brown-nose to succeed. If you don't you stay stagnant.

    Advice to Management

    Respect and appreciate your employees. People who feel valued work better.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Mixed bag - OK Job, but don't plan on a real career...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Fair compensation - Experience in uncertainty - If you make it, transfers allowed in 12mo

    Cons

    - Inexperienced MGMT, seems like a small circle was promoted to the top too fast - Lacking Balance - work/life, work load among peers or groups, long/short term objectives - Personal/Career Development - you are on your own to learn, develop, and grow

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at the trends in Org Behavior and people management - it's better to have talent WANT to work for more than a paycheck. Good people are leaving in staggering numbers and I don't see the trend ending any time soon.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Politics, politics, politics

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

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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

    Pros

    benefits are good but pay increases are not great

    Cons

    politics get in the way of work


  10. Helpful (3)

    Good growth and career progression opportunities, but lean resources and lacking in strong leadership/management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Rogers, AR
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Rogers, AR

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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

    Pros

    Good growth and career progression opportunities, nice perks, fun products. Many opportunities to gain experience in different areas of the business.

    Cons

    Poor management/leadership communication, people and resources are stretched too thin, work/life balance not a priority, sales results valued above integrity.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people, listen to subordinates and respect ideas enough to make changes. Admit mistakes and correct them rather than trying to cover your losses. Support the team by providing adequate resources (including hiring additional head count where needed to drive the business). Focus on career development in a way that ensures success (step-by-step progression).


  11. Helpful (1)

    Get experience then move on

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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

    Pros

    Growing company, great benefits, jobs all over the country, overtime, flexible schedule if needed,

    Cons

    The pay is lower compared to other companies. The Soda industry is nonstop go which may be tough for some to make it in. Not a company that values education, a lot of the managers never went to college where as pepsi and coke have college educated Managers. Getting a promotion can be hard, you have to be local in most cases. Also getting the "internal" job site is almost impossible for any lower level employee. Most employee in decent positions come from other companies. There is no pensions or great retirement, only 401k....So get your experience and go work for a better Company.

    Advice to Management

    Start getting ways to recognize all your employee's, that action thing is BS...Need better 360 reviews. Also have a internal site that works. If someone wants a promotion it shouldn't be hard to get a interview or noticed....Start you grow your talent from within, some employees do have a passion for the company.



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