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Coca-Cola Company Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated July 20, 2014
Updated July 20, 2014
1,313 Reviews

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Pros
  • Good benefits, big opportunity to relocate, tuition assistance is very easy (in 79 reviews)

  • Great work life balance but I'm not sure it was intentional on management's part (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Depending on the role, you could potentially have a non-favorable work life balance (in 65 reviews)

  • Overtime summer time - during the summer expect to work long hours lots of overtime (in 82 reviews)

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    Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Coordinator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Houston, TX

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    hours were long but beneficial

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

    Great job in the right area

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great culture and good benefits with numerous possibilities

    Cons

    Management will over workload your position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire realisticly and spread the wealth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do you want to be a temp?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - A/R Manager  in  Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - A/R Manager in Sugar Land, TX

    Pros

    I was fortunate to work with some great people, I miss working with them. Mostly everyone was professional and very helpful with any questions and training.

    Cons

    When I interviewed, I was lead to believe that I was going for a permanent position. Then when the offer arrived, I was blindsided that I was going to be a temp. I was a company referral and at no point did the temp agency assist me in getting my position, so why should they get compensated?

    Once I started, I learned the truth that all new positions were being temped out. However, since I was a "manager," I was told I would go perm any day. After eight months of lies and illusions, my position was eliminated due to "budget." It was funny that I was the only temp cut on my team, but all temp positions come out of the same budget. Discrimination at its finest, it runs rampant throughout the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some competent senior management that actually know what they are doing. I have never seen so many managers that work in finance that do not know excel to save their life or SAP. They dump their work on their staff, but keep their high title and pay. It is baffling to me that a manager that has been with the company for 30+ years does not know what a pivot table is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nonplussed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sugar Land, TX

    Pros

    1) Great learning environment because of top down information and skill set asymetry. If you come in wanting to learn how to build new ERP systems without any help, this is the place. I came in knowing nothing about SAP and am leaving with near ABAP programmer level understanding of how the different modules interact with one another. It's anybody's game as far as wanting to learn about systems in this company. All it takes is your desire to learn.

    2) Great work life balance but I'm not sure it was intentional on management's part

    3) Some really great people to work with. The emphasis is on some.

    Cons

    1) CCR payscale is a joke. Salary ranges took a massive hit to the downside even though the work is the same.
    2) Benefits are laughable. Think IBM.....
    3) Management disinterested in developing the talent pool and focused on the impossible growth targets.
    4) Management employs tired incoherent old consulting jargon/talking points on almost everything you ask them. If you love hearing about synergy, 30 thousand ft birds eye views, boiling the oceans, body of work, circling back, cross pollinated effiiciencies, more with less and more synergy, then you have the stamina of a true Spartan and the hall of heroes awaits you in Valhalla.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It may be beneficial for management to retake some basic economics courses to understand how income and consumption models work. Squeezing blood from a stone generally doesnt work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not the company that your peers know of it being years ago!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Reputation among family and friends.

    Cons

    Low pay, low employee appreciation, most management uses intimidation to get results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees fair and the results will come easily.

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

    offered a lot of benefits until lately

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Houston, TX

    Pros

    discounts from cable, cellular bills, great work schedule, competitive pay

    Cons

    people quit often and their responsibilities became yours, often worked 6 days straight, 12-13 hour days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a schedule that is consistent so that time could be spent with families, amongst other things. 6 days a week and the day varied could wear down anyone.

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

    Coca-Cola Refreshments is in a constant state of change and there's no clear direction from management.

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    Current Employee - Senior Shopper Marketing Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Shopper Marketing Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    There are some really great people in this organization.

    Cons

    There is no structure in the chaos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your people instead of rolling everything out in PowerPoint phases.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Brand Name, EXTREMELY POOR Management!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    The people you work with are great, dedicated, and hardworking.

    Cons

    Upper management is delusional, they have too many initiative going at one time, unrealistic goals and demands. They do not pour into the employees, no training, no development plans, no defined career paths, and NO work life balance. The more you work, the more they demand. You will get burned out quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop training for your employees and set clear concise goals. Slow down and stop trying to do too many things at one time, get one initiative under control before launching another.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Coca Cola's growth plan seems to be overworking their current employees and giving them impossible goals.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Benefits are great and you are eligible upon employment

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Long hours in an unprofessional work environment for little pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on turn-over. We were constantly understaffed and lost an account manager every other week. This inconsistency brought morale down and forced employees to work extra hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Getting too big

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Adaptation of new technologies through the company.

    Cons

    The number of stores per Sales person needs to be reduced as the number of products increases. Micro management in a big company kills creativity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At Sales centers level,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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