Coca-Cola Company Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
1,333 Reviews

3.0
1,333 Reviews
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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.  

    Marketing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company

    Pros

    Great Company, Smart People, Career Builder

    Cons

    Frequent restructures can impede career momentum

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good paying and easy work.

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    Current Employee - Order Builder  in  Benicia, CA
    Current Employee - Order Builder in Benicia, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and easy work

    Cons

    Seasonal and ended too soon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very educational experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Distribution Center Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Distribution Center Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You will gain a ton of experience in a short amount of time as long as you are open to lots of hard work and long hours.

    Cons

    Management is not consistent with what you are asked to do in day-to-day business and when ELT comes to town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your people more for everything they do.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Account Manager-Small Stores

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

    The company offers 401k and a pension plan. There are many resources readily available to help you with your sales calls.

    Cons

    You have to regularly use your personal vehicle to transport signs and racks. Unless you have time to visit the sales center regularly, be prepared to have space at home or in your vehicle to store signage. There are a lot of accounts to complete in a day, not to mention set up the racks and put up displays on a regular basis. Your day never ends at your last stop. Hours are usually long. Do not recommend to single parents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to increase the expectations and the workload, then you should increase the pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Used to be a great company but no longer the case.

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Global company, excellent salary and benefits (slowly being eroded away). Brand recognition and generally positive association.

    Cons

    Company has been going through a major restructuring / downsizing with an emphasis on eliminating employees who have significant tenure (i.e., pension obligation). Very political organization. Limited advancement for long-term employees - many new hires are brought in at the Director level or above. Obesity issue is a smoking gun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chasing pennies down the hallway may make sense for a bottling company but not for The Coca-Cola Company - you can't cut your way to prosperity. Bring Neville back!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Too political

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good hours.

    Cons

    To much political posturing from all sides. Management is too focused on short term goals and is sacrificing the long term future of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look past the next meeting with Wall Street analysts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to Work at with amazing brand recognition

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company as a contractor for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work life balance for some, 3 weeks vacation, excellent benefits. Great training but management style could use a boost.

    Cons

    Career opportunities are limited. Micro Management environment. Low annual increases even if performance is exemplary. Upward movement can solely depend on who your manager is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a fair job in some areas, but it needs to be the standard across the different departments organizations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    hi

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company

    Pros

    It's a nice place and a cool place to work, nice benefits.

    Cons

    You need to work long hours and sometimes it is not easy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing a pretty good job in my opinion.

  10.  

    I was a driver

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver  in  Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Tacoma, WA

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

    Pros

    everybody was great and friendly

    Cons

    leadership, routing, training, promotions favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    No room for advancement- dead end job

    Current Employee - Production Worker  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    The pay is more than sufficient for anyone to support themselves or their family. Also there are plenty of vacation hours and paid time off if you qualify for it.

    Cons

    The management makes employees feel unappreciated, overworked and disrespected. I was not paid for my vacation because a supervisor neglected to hand in the necessary paperwork and the issue was only resolved after I called human resources and filed a complaint against the supervisor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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