Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
190 Reviews
3.0
190 Reviews
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Dr Pepper Snapple Group President and CEO Larry D. Young
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are good they start from day 1 (in 11 reviews)

  • Strong culture of continuous improvement and good work-life balance in majority of jobs/functions (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is the exact inverse of what you would like to see in a company (in 11 reviews)

  • Because of this, upper management seems to make some questionable decisions (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good run while it lasted, but tough to stick it out long-term.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interactive Marketing Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Interactive Marketing Manager in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    The best things about DPSG are the culture, the fact that you are working in a fun CPG category, and that there is always change and innovation happening. As a former member or the marketing organization, I can say that by and large, the people are great as well: hard-working, smart, driven. It can be a good place to raise your game.

    Cons

    Compensation lags behind other comparable companies, and the work-life balance is often out of whack - especially in the marketing organization. Also, as a marketeer, it can be a tough environment. The company (rightly or wrongly) is very sales driven, so that's where the power rests. Eventually these factors work against building a long-term career at the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    collaborative environment. I was an employee under the Cadbury Schweppes ownership. CSAB treated employees fairly. There were good perks such as a program under which employees could buy stock and a pension plan.

    Cons

    Hours were on the longer side. Some of the higher level employees were easier to work with than others but thats to be said about most companies. Overall many more pros than cons.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Profitable but stripped

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Avenel, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Avenel, NJ

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company is continuously profitable and bonuses pay out in full every year. Most of this comes from the Rapid Continuous Improvement projects rather than actual growth.

    Some of the bennies are good. They give everyone 2 weeks' vacation front loaded. There's no "earning" then taking it later. You take it in the same year you are earning it, so technically you could take 2 weeks' vacation the first week of January even though you haven't "earned" it all yet. You get 3 weeks at 5 years and 4 weeks at 10 years. The next step is much later, something like 25 years to get the 5th week and it tops out there.

    There are 12 paid holidays. The 401k match is dollar for dollar up to 5%. The pension is gone, but they give you 3% of you pay into your 401k every March instead. This is in addition to the regular weekly match. You are immediately vested in the 401k. There is no wait period for health benefits or anything else.

    Cons

    They've eliminated the Capital Engineering team and put little money into infrastructure now. Benefits used to be much better but now are quite expensive. Management level and above pays about twice as much in premiums for health insurance than hourly workers. It's good for hourly workers since it makes it affordable, but if you are entry-level management, it's quite burdensome.

    It's gotten to the point where people are afraid to go on short term disability (for an operation, etc) for fear their job will be eliminated while they're out. There is a culture of continuous improvement. Whether you're there 5 years or 5 months, you're only as good as the latest thing you've done. It keeps people on their toes, but can lead to a culture of constant fear.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good, not great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Driver in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    I have transferred relatively easily.
    Decent pay.
    Able to climb corporate ladder.
    Decent benefits.
    A lot of easy going people.
    Supervisors and middle management are respectful and aware of you work performance, and acknowledge accordingly.

    Cons

    You have to work hard, and deal with some rather lazy coworkers with less than common sense. Employee reviews are few and far between, and often result in a very low wage increase,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train employees better, give raises where they are due, not where they are entitled.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great work-life balance here!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Treat employees well, fun environment, smart colleagues

    Cons

    Pay is well below the competition. IT department is so off base and so much needs to be updated and expanded. 1982 called, they want that rotary dial back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better incentive plan to retain valued employees. IT department is so off base and so much needs to be updated and expanded. 1982 called, they want that rotary dial back.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Tough but rewarding job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, competitive work industry with enormous potential. Keeps pace with the leading competitors with a generous pay scale.

    Cons

    Lacks support from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more support to a growing branch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great bunch of people, maybe a bit lacking on the technology front.

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

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

    Pros

    If you come in and work hard it will be recognized by management.

    Cons

    With the union in place hard work cant really be rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the union.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work, providing good opportunities for growth & development

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

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

    Pros

    Strong culture of continuous improvement and good work-life balance in majority of jobs/functions. Overall, a very team-oriented environment, with hard-working people. Benefits available from day 1.

    Cons

    Company does a good job in promoting the value system, but needs to be more effective in identifying and addressing behaviors that do not align with the company values. Biggest challenge going forward will be in identifying and capturing growth opportunities in a challenging, contracting industry.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Always hiring..

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

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They are always hiring in my area and have good security even if you meet minimum objectives. Decent starting wage and benefits fair pay for what you work.

    Cons

    They do not pay time and a half in some areas and pay the lowest end possible on mileage which is normally less than enough to cover your gas for the week. This is lowest paying soda company by quite a margin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more from within the company. Encourage your partners to seek promotions if you believe they are qualified. I've seen too many people who were good enough to merchandise for years go unrewarded while someone from a competitor came in as a salesman. Pay more out to employees mileage. These issue's are keeping the company from developing a solid core of merchandisers to help drive sales. Allow as many employees as possible to work 6 day weeks to eliminate reliance on the part timer myth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Can be nice to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Distribution Supervisor in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Distribution Supervisor in Davenport, IA

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, and employees, working with them was fun

    Cons

    Management is out for their own and care little for any one else.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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