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Coca-Cola Company Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
1,444 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a good work/life balance allowing for employees to spend time with family (in 44 reviews)

  • Good benefits, big opportunity to relocate, tuition assistance is very easy (in 74 reviews)


Cons
  • Depending on the role, you could potentially have a non-favorable work life balance (in 74 reviews)

  • Overtime summer time - during the summer expect to work long hours lots of overtime (in 90 reviews)

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  1.  

    Educational

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Alsip, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Alsip, IL

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

    Pros

    working there made me happy to be a part of the team

    Cons

    everyday is different .... no communication from sales to distribution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a look at the little guys and reward them often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cracks in the foundation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales/Management/Leadership Team in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales/Management/Leadership Team in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company

    Pros

    You can put Coca-Cola on your resume when you figure out that the culture and direction the company is heading is not conducive to a long term healthy career.

    Get the experience and get out.

    Cons

    Delivery.

    Unions will be eliminated within a few years to make way for a centralized distribution model.

    Drivers need to assess their future now. You are Coca Cola's most expensive liability; tractor, trailer, benefits, pay. You will be replaced by a third party courier as soon as the union is gone. You thought losing your 401K match was bad, just wait. They WILL eliminate unions.

    Sales/Management

    Technology advancements will eliminate 1/3 of the Account Management staff.

    Roles will continue to be eliminated resulting in additional work loads for those remaining.

    Pay.

    Below the industry average for all sales & management roles. Overworked and underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to people interested in working at Coca Cola.

    Educate yourself on the beverage industry before applying. Beverage sales have been on the decline for 2+ years. Concumers are shifting away from Soft Drinks (compare to tobacco industry). Coca Cola does not have anything in their portfolio outside of beverages to make up this decline so they take from the employee.
    Company cars replaced with poor car allowances, 401K match % removed or match is less, cost of benefits continue to increase, no perks, poor work/life balance, etc...

    Advice to senior leadership.

    Stop taking equity stakes in "promising" new beverage brands as your main revenue growth (I'm looking at you Glaceau). The Green Mountain Keuirg is another backwards thinking deal. Coca Cola Is starting to show its age.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    I never had a worst job before or since

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Portage, IN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Portage, IN

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I can not remember none.

    Cons

    The processes were old and ineffective which caused injuries because of employees being tired from lifting thousands of pounds of product each shift. For some reason, a credit check was required for a warehouse worker that NEVER touched money. People who takes the job are trying to get back on their feet or kids just starting out and neither usually have good credit. This in turn meant it would take a couple months to replace each warehouse worker while the remaining workers have to pickup the slack and increase their chances of injury. ALWAYS under staffed.

    I was a warehouse supervisor and 70+ hours a week was the norm not the exception. In fact I worked 30 straight hours one time, I called off for my next shift which was 36 hours later and my manager asked why I was calling off; was it because I was sick? I told her it was because I worked 30 hours straight and need to recharge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    BEWARE OF JOINING

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As an AM you have the ability to manager your own day. Start early and leave early or start later if you want, just get the job done.

    Cons

    Entirely too unorganized to be such a large company. AM are expected to spend day and night finding plans to hit volume, priorities and do everything under the sun. This company does not pay overtime and you will spend a significant amount of time running your route and also planning your day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the AM. Most upper management have never even been AMs. Follow-through is lacking and organization is as well. How do you expect us to execute D1M1 when you don't?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Large but ineffective.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Best research in business.

    Cons

    Far too many layers of management, company culture is by department, change occurs far too often prior to projects being completed. Management is killing this very old company which reflects in its stale stock price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After CCNA took over CCE in North America operations should get better but too much CCE management was left over and should've been out right fired! Follow the research Coke pours millions of dollars into, it does work and is effective BUT too many uneducated managers who doesn't have a clue about research, so sad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Transport Driver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transport Driver in Niles, IL
    Current Employee - Transport Driver in Niles, IL

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy work. Mostly drop and hook.

    Cons

    Too much time waiting around for loads that are supposed to be ready.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to clean house in production centers. Reassign current management and hire people who know what to do.

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

    Lots and Lots of Overtime

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Labor in Alsip, IL
    Current Employee - General Labor in Alsip, IL

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

    Pros

    40+ hour weeks. Decent money in the pocket

    Cons

    Bad Management, Shift changes, Your back in high school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your employees take the classes they eant to learn more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting and invigorating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Training and development was a high need for the organization, which helped employees to embrace the new vision and direction of the company.

    Cons

    Very competitive and challenging to absorb new management styles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just a number

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great name respectable name to work for thats it.

    Cons

    Low pay, Long hours, setting you up to fail, push push push push push environment with no compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a clue

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good people, physical work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Full Service Driver in Portage, IN
    Current Employee - Full Service Driver in Portage, IN

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

    Pros

    Got free tickets to Great America and local museum. Great supervisor. Five weeks vacation with three floaters

    Cons

    Hard tedious work. Many little responsibilities. Work 9 to 11 hrs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to all areas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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