Coca-Cola Company Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Coca-Cola Company Chairman & CEO Muhtar Kent
Muhtar Kent
96 Ratings

Pros
  • There was a good work life balance (in 44 reviews)

  • Strong brand good benefits global opportunities (in 74 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is very challenging as a supervisor you are tied to your phone even on your days off (in 74 reviews)

  • I had to work a lot of very long hours (in 90 reviews)

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  1. Can glean experience of working for FIVE companies!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you work hard, and have ANY interest in doing so, you're able to move around to different areas of the Company. This enables you to experience different perspectives of the Company / Bottler, as well as right brain / left brain opportunities.

    I highly recommend this Company. Remember that this IS a business and you must keep that in mind and keep your skillset fresh and relevant.

    Cons

    Hmmm. There's great benefits, pay that's in line with the market, wonderful cafeteria onsite, training available to beef up your skillset, extremely diverse and talented coworkers, AND free Coke,

    Advice to Management

    Remember that the people in the Company are just that . . . people. People have knowledge. Knowledge is something that is not easily recaptured once lost. When reviewing P&L's prior to a RIF or RAL, I'd encourage you to take into consideration the amount of knowledge lost when those with seniority are lost and 'newbies' brought on board.

    Fantastic for the bottom line, but catastrophic to the knowledge base.


  2. Guest Relations Ambassador at World of Coca Cola

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Entertaining people from all around the world
    Making lasting relationships, having fun and finding a job that is flexible for college students.

    Cons

    The pay and simplicity of the work.
    The inability to grow within the company, and the managers and supervisors who makes the jobs harder than it needs to be. Who knew that their would be so many rules and regulations on making people happy.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Happiness does not live at Coke anymore

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Above average benefits and pay
    Long-term career potential
    Excellent people to work with very skilled
    Flexible work schedules offered

    Cons

    Constantly changing
    Doing the work of 2, 3, or four people
    Getting rid of the older generation
    Upper management has no clue how to make things better
    Advancement very slow and difficult to move on to another position
    Too many new procedures and processes work cannot get done


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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great culture & values - great work life balance

    Cons

    stronger career opportunities out of Atlanta, then the UK

    Advice to Management

    xxxxx


  6. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Improvement Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Process Improvement Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Can't get any more Global, good people to work with, learning, opportunity to move, great brand, good compensation and benefits,

    Cons

    Tough to get things done, need to navigate the politics, constant reorgs, large projects - not a quick sense of accomplishment

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all levels of the org


  7. Top IT Workforce - Shaky Foundation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Applications Operations in Atlanta, GA
    Current Contractor - Applications Operations in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working as a contractor/consultant at the Coca Cola Company exposes you to a large breadth of technologies as you get involved with multiple projects and initiatives. The level of IT talent is also top tier as Coke has the ability to attract people from all over the world with diverse backgrounds. Working at Coke opens a plethora of career doors should you emerge successful.

    Cons

    Working in the Application Operations/Development area, it is very easy to develop the sense of being 'expendable.' Coke has a very contractor friendly environment which discourages most people from applying for permanent positions.

    Work/Life balance can also be an issue if you are trying to impress and hope to be offered a full-time role. There also tends to be a lot of restructuring and re-alignment performed that takes an emotional toll on the full-time employees working there that can have an indirect consequence on the ability to manage and fulfill core project deliverables
    (on-time, on budet, etc).

    Advice to Management

    Have a strategy and plan to retain your top IT talent. Build effective performance metrics to evaluate and assess individuals. Often times, decisions to down-size are made with dollar figures in mind without considering the business impact and individual has.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Channel Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Channel Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Environment and great people

    Cons

    Takes some time to advance within the company


  9. Good place

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -access to beneficial resources (training, seminars, eggs.)
    -onsite food options, pharmacy, credit union

    Cons

    -lack of diversity in executive roles
    -lack of official maternity/paternity leave

    Advice to Management

    -do more to diversify environment, senior management (age, gender, ethnicity)


  10. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Finance Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company with a lot of opportunities to learn and develop.

    Cons

    A lot of reorganizational changes that happens every year or so.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication of any changes and possible outcomes.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Large, Multi-national Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of job path avenues, prestige image working for the most recognized brand in the world.

    Cons

    Hard to get compensation commensurate with other companies, easy to get looked over



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