Coca-Cola Company Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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  1. Account manager

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company for a first job out of college

    Cons

    Managers don't have time to manage

    Advice to Management

    Give managers more time create and grow the team

  2. Helpful (3)

    Don't believe the hype

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    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in Alsip, IL
    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in Alsip, IL

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company

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

    Pros

    Diverse Environment, flexibility, nice people

    Cons

    Too much paperwork, cross function doesn't work together as well with sales/operations, low pay, far too many inexperienced people in positions that doesn't know what they're doing.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the salary, hire the right people instead of young inexperienced individuals who are not half as qualified as some of the tenured employees. Properly assign the roles versus putting everything on the MDM.

  3. Helpful (5)

    Cracks in the foundation.

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    Former Employee - Sales/Management/Leadership Team in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales/Management/Leadership Team in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company

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

    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 Management

    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.....

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  5. Helpful (1)

    BEWARE OF JOINING

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    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    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?

  6. Helpful (3)

    I never had a worst job before or since

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Portage, IN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Portage, IN

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time (Less than a year)

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

    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.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Large but ineffective.

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

  8. Educational

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    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)

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

    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 Management

    take a look at the little guys and reward them often

  9. Helpful (1)

    Transport Driver

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    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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Easy work. Mostly drop and hook.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

  10. Helpful (1)

    Exciting and invigorating

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    • 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)

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

    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.

  11. Lots and Lots of Overtime

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    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    40+ hour weeks. Decent money in the pocket

    Cons

    Bad Management, Shift changes, Your back in high school

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees take the classes they eant to learn more

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