Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated

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Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
111 Reviews
3.3
111 Reviews
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Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated Chairman and CEO J. Frank Harrison III
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great company pride at coca cola (in 6 reviews)

  • Good pay, good benefits, must be a hardworker (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours 14 hours days everyday not including coming to and from work as trainee I was working 64 to 67 hours a week (in 14 reviews)

  • part time co workers don't care about the job and make your life harder (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, excellent work environment.

    Cons

    There is nothing bad to say about coke consolidated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great people very organized and thorough with their job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This company NEEDS a UNION!!!! All they do is cut back on heads and make everyone else pick up the slack.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated

    Pros

    The brand Coca-Cola is awesome

    Cons

    They take, take, take.. First Pension, then company cars, then reduce 401K match. They claim to have a great purpose statement which they do. The problem is the only people living it are the 3 or 4 at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It's not THAT bad

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    Current Employee - Inbound Sales in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    very easy work. "call center environment" but not really, wholesale Coca-Cola, HEAVILY acknowledge God in all that they do.

    Cons

    Many of the employees are really negative and catty, not much growth, this is really an entry level position. Pay started off and still remains at $15.00/hr With the change in economy, this is not enough to provide for yourself ( unless you live at home with your parents, or you have a roommate ) --- YOU WILL NEED A SECOND JOB to supplement your income. This is not THE Coca-Cola Company, so please do not get too excited!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show no favoritism.

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  5.  

    Great Job and keeps you in good shape

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    Current Employee - Builder in North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Builder in North Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay rate is pretty fair, learning how to balance time with work load is a key to making it worth while. Also get a raise every three months. Fast pace lifting environment is awesome I enjoy the workout.

    Cons

    No Cons the company has been pretty satisfying to the position I am currently still working in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    LIttle Pay, Lots of Labor Work

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Sioux Falls, SD

    I worked at Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling
    Good job while in college to help save money

    Cons

    Don't want to do it long, back or body will start to hurt
    labor work
    management isn't always on top of things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lets employees do whatever most of the time
    Employees get by with a lot of things supervisors are unaware of

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was a solid Job where you could go to work every day and know you were going to get 40hrs a week.

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    Current Employee - Production in Londonderry, NH
    Current Employee - Production in Londonderry, NH

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is a very large company so you know the job security is always there.

    Cons

    Unless someone retires or you have worked there a very long time it is hard to move up within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated

    Pros

    TIME OFF POLICY. GOOD PLACE TO WORK.

    Cons

    Miles on your car Not enough hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less workload

  9.  

    Good benefits, fair salary, poor local management, solid gap between the people working the field and the upper staff.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Panama City, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Panama City, FL

    I worked at Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security, health insurance ,paid vacation without 1 year waiting period . Personal day off and 3 sick days per year.

    Cons

    local management is lacking leadership skills , unable to respond and resolve simple problems, to such extend that at certain point becomes pointless to address anything to them.
     Very "big" on words and promises which often are forgotten once the excitement wears out.
     Although that's mostly very physical, fast paced job, a lot of important decisions are taken from people that are sitting behind desk who have no idea what's the actual market picture and possibilities.
     Not being able to build up a strong working team, often leaving employees to struggle with the overwhelming daily tasks, while having other enjoying easy time within the same period, and of course sending help when actually not needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of things aren't being discussed openly, no matter how many closed door meetings are being held. Most probably you are going to get a lot more honest opinions if you make everything absolutely anonymous.
     Don't forget that all these numbers in your report ,statement, study, estimate ,etc. mean Nothing without the people who choose to work for the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated

    Pros

    Great company with terrific benefits and great management from top to bottom. Work can be difficult at times but is very rewarding. The training program is great as well.

    Cons

    No commission for exceeding company goals. Would be nice to be rewarded for surpassing set goals and making more money for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to continue doing what they are because the company is in a state of continuous improvement. Continue creating challenging, but attainable plans and providing the tools necessary for folks to execute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very hard work, very satisfying for the pay.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated full-time

    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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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