Coca-Cola Company Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Coca-Cola Company Chairman & CEO Muhtar Kent
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Pros
  • There was a good work life balance (in 44 reviews)

  • Strong brand good benefits global opportunities (in 74 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is very challenging as a supervisor you are tied to your phone even on your days off (in 74 reviews)

  • I had to work a lot of very long hours (in 90 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work + benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Lab Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - QA Lab Technician in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company culture: friendly, open and fun
    Benefits: One of the best, fair amount of vacation
    Patient & forgiving management team
    Good teamwork between QA and production
    Open communication allowed
    Great compensation

    Cons

    Long work hours, with sometimes not reaching 40 hour work week
    Noise level: very high
    Lots of drama when employees don't get along
    Openly microaggressive sexism against females
    Repetitive duties, with no sense of autonomy
    Working in a Republican state, exec views were incongruent with Coca Cola's policies towards employees (openly discriminated against gays)

    Advice to Management

    Suggestion: 360 degree review for ALL level of employees because there is a high turnover rate for management and lower level employees. (Rate bosses, coworkers, clients, and suppliers)


  2. high paced

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order Builder in Conroe, TX
    Current Employee - Order Builder in Conroe, TX

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Team enviroment. Good workout.decent benifits .the here team is always there to listen to whatever problem you have. Even if managment isnt listwning.

    Cons

    Low pay . Hot. And on site managment is a joke. They push and push without ever saying good job.or appriciating the hard work in anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees. Promote from within with fairness not favoritism. Give more rewards for your builders throwing 150 160 % efficiancy. Its hard NOT easy and when you see someone with numbers like that it means they are giving you everything. Show a little appriciation.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Market Development Manager within Coca Cola Refreshments

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Market Development Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The job was pretty easy and laid back. Vacation time given was GREAT!

    Cons

    Where do I start...

    There was no work life balance.
    Job consisted of far too many administrative duties.
    The job was not challenging. A middle school student could succeed in this role.
    Upper management sets unrealistic goals.
    Upper management needs to be replaced or trained. Very unhelpful.
    Upper management used fear tactics to motivate which only decreased employee moral.
    Low pay for hours worked. Aim high for larger salary and negotiate if needed. They will try to pay you pennies if you accept.
    Bonus are hard to obtain due to unrealistic goals.

    Advice to Management

    GET TRAINING IMMEDIATELY SO THAT YOU CAN BE A BETTER LEADER FOR YOUR TEAM.


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  5. route sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Route Sales in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    long hours, weekends. have to be fast past, customer service a must, clean cut dress, self motive, start early and finish late in day

    Cons

    long hours, lots of travel time, having to deal with some of the store managers that are very picky, its just a job

    Advice to Management

    care more about your staff and be there for support, but overall good people could have better benefits


  6. Helpful (7)

    cant wait to quit

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager Small Store in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager Small Store in Houston, TX

    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

    not too much to say here. but work hours can be somewhat flexible. some days can be short once you know your route.

    Cons

    pay sucks. upper mngmt is very unrealistic with some things they want executed in small stores. the car you use has to be less than 5yrs old.

    Advice to Management

    pay your employees more


  7. Graveyard shift

    Current Employee - QA Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - QA Technician in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Organized company. Good team work efforts.

    Cons

    Little support for graveyard shift, low compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Increase compensation for graveyard workers


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work if you're working in the corporate offices.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    I loved my experience as an executive assistant. Being able to work along side highly intelligent c-level executives has been such a great experience.

    Cons

    I have received many complaints from frontline employees at the plants about unfair work practices.

    Advice to Management

    Work on your employee engagement to resolve employee issues with workplace treatment.


  9. Solid company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    well established company, very friendly team members and management and a relaxed environment to work in. The people I worked with seemed to enjoy their jobs and took time to get to know me.

    Cons

    Tough to move up in the company from some of the part time/temporary positions unless you have more prior experience

    Advice to Management

    More hands on training would be a benefit but not a necessity


  10. Great brand, great product, great company - continue to push for efficiency in sales execution & lead from the top down.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Houston, TX

    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

    Product sold itself, great brand image, access to lots of tools for success, work life balance is difficult for mid level managers

    Cons

    Corporate culture, unrealistic expectations, execution not consistent throughout region or sales centers, accountability is a must, reward and recognize excellence

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving for the best, continue to recruit the top talent and find a way to set realistic expectations, lead from the top down and hold middle management accountable while rewarding excellence.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Senior Accountant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Sugar Land, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are knowledgeable and nice. Company benefits are awesome. Flexibility can't be beat. Lots of opportunities for work life balance. Brand loyalty is easy due to variety and availability. Great Beverages.

    Cons

    Management at the highest levels seem confused and decisions are haphazard. Misdirection causes employees to be unhappy. Too much change, too many layoffs, no explanation. Company 20/20 vision is blurry.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing so much. Look at the trends. Forecast better. Think of investors less and consumers more.



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