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Coca-Cola Company Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
1,306 Reviews
3.1
1,306 Reviews
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Coca-Cola Company Chairman & CEO Muhtar Kent
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It was an awesome job. I was the Distribution Supervisor over 15 male drivers and 19 Coca Cola trucks. Family emergency

    Former Employee - Transportation Manager, Supervisor, Coordinator/Distribution Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Transportation Manager, Supervisor, Coordinator/Distribution Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    The teamwork between the drivers and the warehouse pickers and packers of their orders. This teamwork flowed down to the supervisor of the departments. The older drivers and warehouse workers help the young guys with the importance of always operating in the company's values. I was a little disappointed in the promotions structure, because I had a few guys that showed great leadership abilities with the new drives, take initiatives, and one day wanted to stop driving. I stayed on top of all the training, safety. CDL renewals, eye exams, physicals updates, etcs, even if sometimes it meant that I would have to meet them out on their route and have them to go the nearest clinic or whatever is needed to complete the task.

    Cons

    The only thing that I really didn't like was that I would come in at 4:30 am to brief my drivers about and last minutes changes that might have occurred in their routes or deliveries after they left, handhelds are working, give safety briefing, conduct maintenance checks on vehicles, inspect the drivers inspecting their loads with order sheets, etcs. But I could never leave in the afternoon until most of the time 8, 9, or 10:00 at night and then drive an hour to my house. It was because there wasn't a late/second shift person that would come in at 3 and stay until the last truck is in and all trucks for the next day orders are completed and loaded onto their trucks. And most of the time this will last about 3 hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being in management for over 15 years I know from the complaints from the workers about the issues with their benefits. The biggest and the first problem concerning the benefits is that they do not understand what they are getting, how it works for them, and what are the pros and cons of it all. And the same goes for their compensation. They don't like being blind sided later on. I suggest that having a seat down meeting on a large scale first from the head, then one with the managers/leaders in the different section have a seat down meeting , and then have a meeting with the team leaders and workers, but making sure that they leave with the understanding that if they do not understand that they can freely come and asking for the correct answer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company

    Pros

    Total rewards package, great people

    Cons

    On-going organizational redesign across the company

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome team

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

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay. Benefits. Working with the coolest sales folks around. Being armed with as much knowledge as possible about the prospective company is in your best interest. Not only will it help you formulate more insightful questions, it will boost your confidence as well.

    Cons

    Commute time, for me. Not much upward mobility without a 4 year college degree. More training options would be great. Allowing more work-from-home arrangements would be even better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more work-from-home arrangements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great campus culture like experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    An historic environment to work in and a great campus culture like experience. Located in the heart of Atlanta, it also provides easy access to downtown activities.

    Cons

    Located in the heart of Atlanta, so if you live in the suburbs the commute is difficult. Also, the highly professional environment was demanding, especially for a young adult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you've just stepped in from the outside and think you can do it all better than those that have been there for years, think again. It may have been tried and tested and failed for good reason.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Coca-Cola Refreshments (local distributor) - Market Development Manager (Sales)

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

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

    Pros

    Great relationships and camaraderie, most recognizable brand in the world helps get you into potential new accounts, but customers will have expectations because it is such a large and well known company,

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, sometimes company loses sight of what is most important and why we are in business - the customer. It is a major challenge to sell any product or promotion when the customer or potential customer you are selling has issues with your service...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Service needs to be first and foremost!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MBA Summer Intern  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - MBA Summer Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    As an intern, you would want to get a big brand name company experience on your resume, and what better than Coca-Cola. The work culture is professional, highly motivated, yet relaxed and calm. People just go about doing their jobs and the managers support their interns through their growth. There were periodic reviews to keep interns on track with their goals (yes, there were goals assigned at the start of the internship, which is great!). Also, at the end of the internship, each intern had to make an executive presentation to the company execs....good visibility to the top management.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for international students / job applicants.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall pretty satisfied

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay 4 day work week for now but that can change

    Cons

    Hard work very physically demanding

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience with a great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with a lot of intelligent and skilled colleagues for a global brand.

    Cons

    The IT organization is moving towards a 'lean' organization which may lead to some challenges in delivering solutions for next year ..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider promoting IT (development) individuals at lower levels for strong deliverables and reviews.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Sales Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company

    Pros

    Management friendly with open door policy. Very involved in making sure that every individual has a professional development plan.

    Cons

    Career advancement can be difficult if you are not willing to relocate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to have work-life balance discussions with employees to avoid early burn out.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    Managers need to be more considerate

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