Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    great company, great brands, but little pay for every position within the organization

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Northlake, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Northlake, IL

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

    Pros

    i have been working for this company for the past 4 years, and i have been promoted almost every year, but it doesn't show on the salary pay.

    Cons

    alot of driving with in your territory. if your planning to be in sales with this company, do not buy an expensive car!you will put more than the average 12-15k/miles a year on your car. they do not cover for gas nor wear and tear. Reimbursement for mileage is below government standards, the rest you have to claim in your taxes at the end of the year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get managers who care about you and your well being and not just worrying about beating Coke and Pepsi in every store or how many cases pushed out from the warehouse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    admin assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Pros

    Decent pay, flexible hours, 25 cents soft drinks, covered parking

    Cons

    No advancement, company doesn't care about lower level employees, mgrs bully people and the co is aware of it, no bonus, no stock purchase for anyone other than high level mgrs

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not worth the pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Discounted soda
    Insurance
    Off on the weekends
    Whould be a great company to work for if they paid more.

    Cons

    Can not live off salary. Do not understand why a company as large as DPSG pays their employees so little compared to other beverage manufacturers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people. Favorable brand awareness. Diversity of brands outside of CSD segment.

    Cons

    - Little or no direction given by Sr. Mgt
    - Banking on "re-energizing" CSD's is contrary to how both consumers AND competitors see category
    - Depending on dept. antiquated view of how to treat employees.
    - Poor work life balance, weak HR department, tremendous stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of long term vision makes it clear that the company is being run for short term & until Sr. level management can retire and leave the company a prime candidate for a takeover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good just for short time only.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Sales Manager in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Account Sales Manager in Norcross, GA

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

    Pros

    you can make a little money

    Cons

    Unprofessional/unorganized not a great career builder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Na

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started great. Nothing but downhill from there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    Benefits 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.

    Cons

    Human 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 ManagementAdvice

    Let a promotion/pay raise be an actual promotion/pay raise and not just a giving us a heavier ball and chain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9.  

    Merchandiser position summary

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Northlake, IL
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Northlake, IL

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (less than a 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
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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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
  11. 2 people 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

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