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Coca-Cola Company Reviews in Grand Rapids, MI

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
1,498 Reviews
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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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    Good

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    Former Employee - Order Builder in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Order Builder in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Good pay, Big fortune 500 company, free refreshments, Company is progressing, Good college job, Helps pay the bills, Feel like part of a team,

    Cons

    During peak times this job requires long hours, Often working third shift. Management can be difficult. Also there is a general negative work culture within the warehouse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more, Don't be so strict

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours with mandatory overtime, disinterested management, decent work-out.

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    Former Employee - Order Builder in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Order Builder in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    With all the overtime, I was well compensated for the work. Many of the people I worked with had been there for years and were very welcoming.

    Cons

    Others were not... many people came in, did there job with little assistance to those who were new there. They often cheated the system to make it appear they were maximizing their efforts when they were just cutting corners. Management seemed to care about nothing. Often back-to-back-to-back 12 hour days in a hot warehouse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging position but I learned a lot.

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    Current Employee - Demand Replenishment Planner in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Demand Replenishment Planner in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Powerful 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.

    Cons

    Not much training with my position. From a supply management outlook the company flushes lots of money down the toilet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would make it more inviting for entry level employees to have there word heard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Where Careers Go To Die

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    - The Job is Simple as an Account Manager
    - Very Low Standards/Expectations
    - Management is Very Low Performing; So If You Are Too You'll Fit In Easily

    Cons

    - Culture of Good ole' Boy Network
    - You Will Never Get Promoted If You Are Not "In"
    - Very Low Pay For Sales; And I Mean VERY LOW
    - They Scam You Out Of Bonuses You Earn By Saying They Cannot "Track Them"
    - You Will Run Your Personal Vehicle Into The Ground

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need a fundamental cultural change at your local offices. The highly motivated employees you have are consistently driven away by a culture of self-preservation vs. doing what is right for the company. And that means placing people in positions of power (i.e. promotions) who are highly unqualified. It's a game that is played with open positions based purely on the decision makers self interest rather than what is best for share holders. Very sad, this company could do so much better..... They are very lucky they have a great portfolio of products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    bad place to work

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    money is good some fellow workers

    Cons

    work you to death treat you like garbage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    unhappy,and only as good as your closest superviser

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    Current Employee - Union in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Union in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    high pay to ability ratio

    Cons

    union stupidity , & Mngt. has an us against them mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    prejudicial, target on your back treatment

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

    11 supervisor's in 10 years.

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    Former Employee - Expeditor in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Expeditor in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation. Brand Label for future employment opportunities.

    Cons

    Turn over, lack of job security, lack of leadership, management dictatorship (from fear of loosing their own position), no guidance, poor structure, constant restructering, poor employee recognition, lack of employee promotion,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET OUT, NOW!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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