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- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (Less than a year)RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEORecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
I worked for a firm that was acquired by DPSG, and I felt that they extended the benefit of the doubt at every opportunity. They told us 6 months ahead of time who was going to lose their job and when, allowed those who were knowledgeable to be considered SME's in their field, and overall treated us with respect. I worked with the Supply Chain Infrastructure team, and really enjoyed it- It was sad to go at the end. Even after my separation, the group I worked with offered to be references, and I appreciated the opportunities to get to know each of them.
I didn't like certain decisions that were made, however, they answers that were handed down in these cases made sense, and I know I would have made the same call in those situations.
Benefits. I admittedly had been spoiled by the benefits at the firm prior to the acquisition, but the benefits cost $10K (Not a typo!) MORE than I had paid under the previous firm. Irony was that I had been ramping up to ask that employer for a raise, but that was obviously no longer an option when they sold the company- So instead of a raise I effectively got a pay cut. Between the number of months and the amount of severance I received from DPSG, I ended up breaking even.
The only other issue at the firm across the board was the IT support. They have a 24-hour IT helpdesk, complete with ITIL-style change management, which is good- The problem is that there is little to no on-site support unless you are in the Plano HQ, and this makes it a fearful transition to those employees who need technical help- Many are hesitant to use the helpdesk because they are not used to working over the phone with someone with a different cultural base.
Advice to Management
Negotiate benefits better.
Maybe set up a small roving regional IT team to better service end users locally.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Dr Pepper Snapple Group (Harrisburg, PA) in June 2015.
The interview process was pretty straight forward. The interviewer was very outgoing and made you feel comfortable. I was asked a few behavioral questions. Nothing very difficult to answer. I was asked was there ever a time that a customer wanted me to do something outside of company policy? If so how did you respond. I stated that I kindly told the customer that I will not do anything outside of company policy.
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In this case, it's a snap decision about what doctor to choose. Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) is the bottler and distributor of Dr Pepper soda and Snapple drinks. Serving Canada, Mexico, and the US, the company offers a vast portfolio of non-alcoholic beverages including flavored, carbonated soft drinks and non-carbonated soft drinks, along with ready-to-drink non-carbonated teas, juices, juice drinks, and mixers. Among its brands are Dr Pepper and Snapple of course, along with A&W Root Beer, Hawaiian Punch, Mott's, and Schweppes. It has some cult favorites as well...