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Coca-Cola Company Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
1,313 Reviews

3.0
1,313 Reviews
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Muhtar Kent
322 Ratings

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.  

    This has been a very stressful year

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Development Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Market Development Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Decent Salary and Benefits. You can somewhat control your own schedule

    Cons

    unrealistic expectations. bad management and horrible support from IT

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Ever Evolving experiences working here in different Finance groups for the better part of a decade

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Auditor  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Internal Auditor in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Great brand, reputation of the company locally for HQ, company discounts and employment perks, secure work environment, on campus events at main location, corporate partners, very good at "selling the dream" even if it won't be reality

    Cons

    High focus on relationships instead of actual work performance. If someone doesn't like you for whatever reason, it doesn't matter how well you do your job or if you're one the hardest working and best performers for the organization or how much you've the different groups improve their operations, they will make your life a living hell until you either quit or THEY get another job because they will block your movement to another internal position and even use their relationships outside of the company to prevent you getting placed anywhere else in a comparable or better role. Very catty work environment in some parts of the Finance work environment. One of the highest senior executives even used the term "cult" to describe one of the groups and the many people that moved on from that group to attempt to spread their toxicity to other Finance departments.
    While they try to keep in check anything that could get the company sued or damage their stellar reputation, saying anything about this type of bullying behavior by some of the staff, while said to be "confidential" will only make matters worse as most people tend to expect, so you either suffer in silence or leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really listen to your people. If people is as big of a pillar as you say it is, dig deeper than than "confidential" surveys where it is still easy to identify those that take the time to tell the truth about things. Place a high level of importance on actual work performance instead of just a person's like-ability. It's very hard to understand promotions for people that don't even know if they work in corporate or are part of a BU or Bottler or that the monthly RE process stands for Rolling Estimate and not Retained Earnings but that person can smile and brown-nose with the best of them and use their buddies to pad their performance evaluations which you'd easily know were lies if you had any serious business conversations with them where they had to do the talking instead of just smiling and nodding. Those people become the leaders that have the true high performers working for them. That's not good for morale at all and tend to result in your high performers seeking employment elsewhere where their efforts will be valued and rewarded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Account Manager-Small Stores

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    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
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  5.  

    Great place to work but difficult to navigate the ever changing landscape!

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    You work with some of the brightest people, get the best training opportunities and learn the best marketing/business practices ever.

    Cons

    Limited mobility! The company reorganizes every two years making career path choices next to impossible. Tenured employees are conveniently being laid off before they are eligible for retirement so get all the training and skills you can obtain and run!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change is great unless you are in a state of constant change! The company has great perks and work life balance for some. As you progress higher in management, work life balance takes a hit. You have too many decision makers. eliminate process ambiguity and create clear paths for advancement in all departments. Not just marketing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Starter position

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    Flexible time schedule, benefit package is decent, and pay is in line with a entry level position.

    Cons

    Lack of training with new hires. The scramble to shake thing up with a downward sloping projection, for the foreseeable future.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Valuable, but difficult to move up

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Lansing, MI

    Pros

    Job security, good benefits, goals are usually attainable, people are friendly and most care about the company they work for.

    Cons

    Training program is poor and leaves a lot to be desired, if you are not a self starter you will be left behind. Poor developmental program for employees. Too much focus on the negative vs. the positive for the most part.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Line Employee  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Front Line Employee in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    Due to budget constraints a lot of the Pros have been taken away.

    Cons

    Cannot move up without a 4 yr. degree! For such a large company there is not a management training program in place for a front line employee who might want to enter management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are hard working individuals within the company that deserve a chance for advancement that may not have a degree.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not great for contractors, good for employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Facilities are great, free beverages are addicting and pay is fair

    Cons

    For contractors it is not a good situation. I have worked with five contractors who were all dismissed for no valid reason just at the director's whim. Even though that is somewhat the nature of contracting, these people deserved a valid reason for their termination which they did not receive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whether its a permanent employee or contractor, spend more time evaluating in the interview process rather than the mass hire, mass fire or layoff approach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Started off as a great place to work but quickly realized it would be a challenge.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people on most part to work with. You get to push to try and find out how to work different programs because there are very few people who know how to work. Get to test your skills.

    Cons

    Some management get away with way too much. Ridicule fellow employees calling them names questioning their sexuality or referring to them as toxic and then somehow get promoted after multiple hr complaints. Just shocking. It is a very tight network not as diverse as they would like you to think.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that people are your product and you need to start treating us all with a little bit of respect and honor your statements when you say you are being transparent because you are so not!

  11.  

    Proud of job.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Columbus, OH

    Pros

    Amazing benefits. The company as a whole really cares about the employees.

    Cons

    Pay stayed low and job expectations kept going up. Not provided a car. Drove 40k miles first year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit micro managing. Help the sales team get what they need instead of breathing down necks and threatening.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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