Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated

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Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated Chairman and CEO J. Frank Harrison III
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    Very hard work, very satisfying for the pay.

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    Pros

    If you like the feeling of having a mountain of work, then crushing it, and looking back on it like a boss, then this is a good job for you, because you will be working with mountains of product, and be expected to handle it and get it done.

    The pay is nice, but you work for every cent you get.

    You are recognized for your hard work and sacrifice, but in the long-term, not the short-term. It takes time to prove yourself, since this job has such turn-over due to its rigorous work demands.

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of prolonged heavy lifting, at that time, there was not a good work-life balance (though they still tried to posit it as a family company), the expectations were always high, and the margin of error and forgiveness was thin.

    At the time, the pre-salesman who ordered for the stores, would often not listen to the merchandisers about what the store actually needs, so they would over-order to cover themselves, making the merchandiser have to handle an excessive amount of unnecessary product.

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    More appreciation for the guys doing the essential task of putting it on the shelf, and being the billboard for the company.

    A greater flexibility in getting days off, or a company-paid 3-day weekend would do wonders for morale in this position, as you can often go for weeks and months on end in the thick of what this job can be, without any sense of recognition, where there is often many good decisions made on a personal level for the good of the company and its image. I don't think upper mgmt realizes how personally invested their merchandisers become in their work and their sense of pride in it.

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Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated Interviews

Updated Aug 14, 2014
Updated Aug 14, 2014

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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went in for an onsite interview "hiring event" for a Inside Sales Rep position. Interview was at the distribution center but the position location is at the CC in South Park. I got there around 11:20am and the event was from 12-6. I was fifth in line. Once inside I was asked to fill out name for registration and asked if you filled out for the position online(yes) and brought a resume (yes). Sat down in a room that showed a short video of the Call Center and different positions. I was called back after 5 min of sitting down in the room and Michelle interview me, who was really nice. We sat in one of the cubicles and asked me 1) What do I know about this position. 2) What experience do I have that is related to this position. 3) How many different computer systems did I use at one time at my previous job. Then she said to sit down at another group of chairs by the cubicle to wait for the next round of interviews.

         I sat down for maybe a minute and then was called back to a room with 2 managers, Kathy and Raz who were also very nice and were asked another group of questions. 4) Tell me about yourself 5) What do you know about this company then questions about my last position at a call center 6) What did you do at last position 7) If we called your last manager what would he/she say about you? 8) During your last review what was something that you needed to work on? 9) What is something about working in a call center that is frustrating? 10)Which position do you like better customer service or sales? Then they asked if you had to work a mid-shift like 11-7 would I be able to do that as well as work weekends. Then they stepped outside for a few minutes to discuss the interview, came back and offered me contingent offer based upon if I pass the drug test that I had to take same day and background check. There hours were yet to be determined which is probably why they asked if you can work at anytime and they also have shift bids like most CC's.

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    There were no negotiation phase, it was a set amount on the contingent form that was already typed out but great hourly pay for a call center.
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    Easy Interview

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Website www.cokeconsolidated.com
Headquarters Charlotte, NC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (COKE)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Southerners like their drinks sweet and for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (CCBCC), there's nothing sweeter than a Coke. CCBCC produces, bottles, and distributes beverages, principally the products of The Coca-Cola Company. Its distribution territory is mainly in the southeastern US. The company is the #2 Coke bottler in the US, serving areas in 11 states -- home to about 20 million prospective and hopefully thirsty consumers. Coca-Cola products account for more than 88% of CCBCC's sales. The company does, however, handle other manufacturers' beverages and actually... More

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