Coca-Cola Amatil

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Coca-Cola Amatil Reviews

Updated August 3, 2014
Updated August 3, 2014
22 Reviews
2.5
22 Reviews
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Coca-Cola Amatil Group Managing Director Terry Davis
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  1.  

    Great Company, market leader for a reason.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - National Acct Manager  in  Moorabbin (Australia)
    Former Employee - National Acct Manager in Moorabbin (Australia)

    I worked at Coca-Cola Amatil full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Extremely professional company that is the leader in the market for a very good reason. A sales role here will teach you skills that will help you to develop into a better salesperson. Training is ongoing and you are drilled into becoming better at your job without even thinking.

    Note though this is a company that hires many people that are very good and to move through the ranks you need to be better. Work hard and the opportunities will be there for promotions.

    Other perks like staff sampling, car, etc are also very good. When I was there they also paid a higher than the required percentage of superannuation as a part of your package.

    Cons

    Wages are probably 5-10% below what you can earn in a similar company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When it comes to under performing people at a higher level than a sales representative, you need to performance manage them out of the business, not just move them to a different area. Too many times I saw a person that needed to go, just shifted into another area.

    Other than that, forget about playing in categories like alcohol and food with non market leading brands/products. Go back to NARTD and make the shareholders a lot of money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Agenda driven development. Not invidual friendly. Paints all with the same brush. Poor!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BDE  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - BDE in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Coca-Cola Amatil full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sampling
    Vehicle
    Perks here and there
    Autonomy
    Free phone
    Safety

    Cons

    Micro management
    No clear leadership
    Ego driven managers
    No clear pathways to development
    Double standards
    Lack of recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ leaders not management. Just because they excel at selling doesn't make them suitable for a people management role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very political, very average salary V's the amount of work and expectations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Amatil full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - all car expenses covered
    - staff drink allocation
    - spending all day with different people and not being stuck in an office
    - generally helping business owners with performance and growth

    Cons

    To many workers with great skills and not enough recognition or room for promotion.
    Promotions are only given to friends or family members of the person hiring, it's all about your personal brand and in management word the 'perception' of you and not what you actually achieve.
    If you can talk your way in, you'll be fine!
    Huge expectation to achieve results with no realistic rewards, commissions are not given on your individual performance, so if a completely different channel doesn't achieve, either do you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more positive, be proud of your teams, feedback is a very powerful team! Look at all the skills in your business and give back to to people hitting all your numbers, they are busting everything for the coke brand and your figures, REWARD THEM!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Little reward for hard work and no clear career development pathway.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Amatil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Sampling
    - Brand profile
    - Good products

    Cons

    - Little or no reward or recognition for high performers
    - Too much old furniture and dead wood in the current management structure
    - Lack new talent because of previous point
    - IT department is 10 years behind with systems tools and technology
    - Claim to be innovative but fail to execute despite internal programmes to support this initiative
    - Ageing talent and performance review models and put their people in a box matrix (Americanised style and very 1980s in its design concept to measure people)
    - Out of touch with current technology trends
    - Poor back office processes longer than their rich history

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up! It's about time...

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    GREAT BRAND GREAT PEOPLE BUT TO MANY MANAGERS WITH TO MANY AGENDAS

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Brisbane (Australia)

    I worked at Coca-Cola Amatil full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Brand
    Perks
    Free car
    BDE team are some of the hardest lovely people

    Cons

    Managers promoting those who are not the best choice
    Unfair favoritism for awards
    bonus (red rewards) not paid in full or target is unreasonable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of market managers
    have a develpment program with gaurenteed movement, hr tells us that BDEs should be in a role for 12-18 months, most are there for over 2 more often 3-5

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Extremely high expectations, no reward and recognition. Only care about sales and not their people. Going downhill fast.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Amatil full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some of the people
    New CEO (Alison) - great communication.
    Brands
    Drinks allowance each month
    Share plan (although in decline)

    Cons

    Poor leadership- Empty promises about career pathways so you put yourself under extreme pressure to perform & get nowhere.
    Don't care about people, only care about numbers.
    A lot of change to leadership and middle management needs to happen for this company to be an employer of choice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower and trust
    Reward people
    Build REAL career pathways
    Lead don't micro manage

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

    Progressive company, fast-paced environment but too process-based - no room for free thinkers or true innovation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane (Australia)

    I worked at Coca-Cola Amatil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Culture is inclusive, they 'talk the talk' well re motivating and empowering employees, perks are good - share plan, company vehicles, product sampling.

    Cons

    Pay isn't competitive, very attached to the 'Coke way' and not open to innovation generally, big organisation = wheels can turn slowly. My personal experience was that they are not good at a supportive return to work after serious illness. I was made to feel like there was a 'non-performer' stigma attached to me afterwards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people more! Promote based on suitability to the role, not just seniority.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Focus is no longer on people and recognition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Amatil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Mostly the people are good, share plan is a good incentive, higher superannuation if in management role, free beverage allowance each month is good, in some roles flexibility is good in terms of working from home.

    Cons

    When I started with CCA the culture was pretty good, diversity was a strong focus for a while, and recognition was ok. In the past 2 years that has slowly slipped away and now it seems all the company cares about is cost efficiency and sales results, not their people and not recognition.
    Even our best talent are not being promoted, or recognised appropriately. Expectations of them are high, however there is no career path or plan for these people (including myself). Female talent are not promoted enough, if at all. And previous experience outside of CCA seems to be disregarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the people and culture. Make it a fun place to work. Recognition is so important as well as developing and succession planning of best talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not an easy place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Auckland (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auckland (New Zealand)

    I worked at Coca-Cola Amatil full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people, external perception, product allowance, inhouse training opportunities, a new Managing Director might help fix many of the cons.

    Cons

    Too many Senior Leaders on the gravy train
    Very silo driven, collaboration often doesn't exist
    Too many egos
    Very high turn over rate, especially high performers
    Poor performers often moved rather than managed
    Plenty of Managers, very few Leaders
    Not an easy place to work, assumed knowledge without supporting documentation
    The exiting MD was very good, although unable to rectify many of the above issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek advice from the experts and don’t assume your way is the right way

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inbound Sales  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Inbound Sales in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Coca-Cola Amatil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent development structure and rewarding culture of supportive people especially from sales and marketing. Aggressive strategy does make it easier to make good commissions. Fast paced environment with lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    Can me too process orientated - many levels of approval. Patience is required for forward thinking or implementing new sales ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure management is effective at communicating with front line staff, some leaders are much more effective than others.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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