Coca-Cola Company
3.1 of 5 1,205 reviews
www.coca-colacompany.com Atlanta, GA 5000+ Employees

Coca-Cola Company Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.1 1,205 reviews

                             

63% Approve of the CEO

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Muhtar Kent

(278 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good benefits, big opportunity to relocate, tuition assistance is very easy"
    in 75 reviews
  • "Great work life balance but I'm not sure it was intentional on management's part"
    in 29 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance is very challenging as a supervisor you are tied to your phone even on your days off"
    in 57 reviews
  • "Overtime summer time - during the summer expect to work long hours lots of overtime"
    in 80 reviews
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    Too much politics and organizational change - High performers get frustrated and leave

    National Account Executive (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat brands, well-respected company
    Compensation is good
    Process-oriented

    ConsPolitical
    Nepotism
    Rigid - not creative enough
    Employees suffer when the company needs to hit its numbers
    Bonuses have been very poor over the past few years

    Advice to Senior ManagementConstant reorganization weakens employee morale.
    Make live positively something you DO not just SAY - This has been lost in the culture.
    The Company is starting to feel like The Bottler and it shows in who is getting promotions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's very physically demanding and different managers are constantly hounding you.

    Part-time Merchandiser (Current Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsThe pay is decent. You also get paid for gas mileage.

    ConsIt's extremely physically demanding. You'll end up having back problems in time. I don't care if you lift with your legs and 100% properly. But, when you're throwing around cases of water weight all day, it takes a toll on your back. Account managers and your merchandising manager will constantly be all over you. You forget to take out one little item, and you'll get emails and phone calls. You have a company phone and it's almost as if you're on call your entire life. Sometimes you work so hard, non-stop, and your manager criticizes you for it. All together, it's just completely ridiculous.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome of management is alright. It all depends. But, if you have a bad one, your life is miserable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Out of Touch with Reality

    MDM (Current Employee)

    ProsIdentified as working with the world's #1 soft drink brand. Ample vacation time.

    ConsMDM always set up to fail and made to look bad to customers. Company cars taken away, no salary boost to cover expense or the cut-rate allowance program. Executives spend more on hotel rooms per night than my annual raise amount. No matter what you do, the feeling is it is never enough. No Career Development from leadership. To me, the culture is if it goes wrong blame the sales rep.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare the wealth with the people in the trenches.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay and cool co workers.

    ConsThe are really unorganized you never have a set route and they are never fully staffed so u have to work ten times harder to cover for that.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging position but I learned a lot.

    Demand Replenishment Planner (Current Employee)
    Grand Rapids, MI

    ProsPowerful company to work for with an aggressive upper management style. Overall friendly company culture with a team-based environment. Many of the employees have been with the company for years.

    ConsNot much training with my position. From a supply management outlook the company flushes lots of money down the toilet.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would make it more inviting for entry level employees to have there word heard.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's OK

    Key Account Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat resume builder and you will never be bored. You get 3 weeks off starting, if you can find the time to use it.

    ConsThe work/life balance is pretty much non-existent. There is constant pressure from upper management to perform with one of the worst commission structures I have ever seen. The commissions you do end up making are confusing and not paid in a timely manner. Frustrating. It honestly equates to not feeling valued.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees what they are worth.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Over worked under paid

    Account Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsCan't think of any. This company will suck you dry

    ConsThey try to get blood from a stone

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more realistic about volume goals.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rewarding with its Ups and Downs

    Human Resources Operations Specialist (Former Employee)
    Brandon, FL

    ProsExcellent Benefits, company events, care about the community

    ConsPoor communication from Supervisor - Company states an Open Door Policy which is not accurate for all depts. The company is not family oriented

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart caring about the long term employees you have with families

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Market Development Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits and job opportunities

    ConsA lot of sales variables. Not in control of everything. But most.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to work,learn,train,and grow.

    Field Service Technician (Former Employee)

    ProsThe best training in the world

    Consunion and non-union component is a problem for moral.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll coca cola customers need to be given the same attention to detail at all times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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