Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
204 Reviews
2.8
204 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 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.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time

    Pros

    some of the people you work with.

    Cons

    unorganized 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Merchandiser position summary

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Northlake, IL
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Northlake, IL

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Worked with some really nice people.

    Cons

    This 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in DFW, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • 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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are good

    Cons

    They 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employees are not valued at DPSG

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    When 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.

    Cons

    Bad 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 ManagementAdvice

    Upper 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The 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

    Cons

    Terrible 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 ManagementAdvice

    Spend 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.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Been good up until a few years ago

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are ok

    Cons

    Management does not value their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better because they make it possible for you to have the salary you do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Horrible Company

    Former Employee - Merchandiser in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Horrible 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 ManagementAdvice

    Just get your act together and get things situated

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better be well Educated, Motivated, Collaborative and Invested

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

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

    Pros

    No Micromanaging in any department I worked in. Flexible Schedule - Not Required to be in at a certain time or leave at a certain time per job title.

    Cons

    Very difficult to move around in the company and it is even more difficult to get a promotion. High Stress environment for those who work in departments that focus on a bottom line or have to streamline business processes to achieve outrageous budget goals. A very departmentalized and disengaged corporate structure where departments like Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain have zero communication and zero standardized business processes which tie in all essential business decision makers. One of the worst Corporate Cultures I have ever been involved in and I have worked for great Fortune 100 companies that squash DPSG's organizationl culture and structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. You say you want a solid corporate culture and that you value your employees by wanting them to succeed and achieve their goals, but it does note exist. The disconnect starts with the EVP down to Directors who only focus on Reports and budgets and "literally," have no contact with management and empoyees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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