Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

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Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
108 Reviews

3.0
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Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Managing Director Leendert den Hollander
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, great colleagues and a very inspiring brand (in 6 reviews)

  • Great benefits and compensation (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard work, long hours and too much work in a normal day (in 11 reviews)

  • Senior management is poor not inspiring and not empowering of talent and challenge (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    The worst experience in 25 years of employment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Brand name. Fortune 500. Decent salary.

    Cons

    Did not pay timely. Checks were often months late and usually wrong. Benefit plan was a shambles. No one cared. Very unprofessional organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Glad the organization closed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    over worked, under payed, bad work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

    Pros

    drive your own vehicle to multiple locations

    Cons

    negativity with bosses who are unhappy theirselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat hard working employees with better salary

  3.  

    Bullying management at coca cola

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    Former Employee - Forlk Lift Truck Operator  in  Sidcup, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Forlk Lift Truck Operator in Sidcup, England (UK)

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    My work colleagues was ok to work with

    Cons

    The mansgers in Sidcup where bullies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the bulling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Terrible place to work! Stay away from HR

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Uxbridge, England (UK)

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free drinks in vending machines
    Flexi time

    Cons

    Poor benefits and bonus
    Terrible leadership
    Unethical treatment of employees
    Politics and network driven
    Claims diversity (but this is only on paper)
    Poor pay and not fairly given amongst people in the same role
    Poor communication
    Moving roles across all the time
    No training given therefor very disfunctional as an organization
    Too few head counts
    Too little time more focus on numbers than actually quality of work
    Insecurity and Gossip in the office at all times due to no transparency and poor communication from leadership
    Allot of talk and politics, little action to back it up.
    Promote people for for who they know rather than for their performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff they know the customers best.
    Clear communication and transparency needs to be priorotized.
    Stop changing roles and force people to change roles without even asking first.
    Motivate your staff
    Stop talking down to your staff
    Give training on new hires and when swapping roles internally
    Pay for overtime
    Better bonus scheme and pay
    Do not hire friends and family, work is not a private network
    Make it more diverse and hire more Staff from different nations in leading
    Roles, not just from France
    French work culture does not apply in the UK!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Merchandiser

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser  in  Saint Charles, MO
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Saint Charles, MO

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to work in the field and do not have any looking over your shoulder or micro-managing your work. Benefits are excellent, good health plan, 401-k plus they still have a pension.

    Cons

    Job is physical and can be damaging to your health if done for a sustained period of time. Good friend of mine worked at it for 25 years and had both knees and both hips replaced during his career.

    This job is the dumping grounds for everything. Everything is the merchandisers fault and credit is never given for anything. Hard to imagine a more demoralizing or negative environment.

    There is almost zero chance for advancement. Turnover is staggering so if you do a great job, they want to keep you in that role. Even with a college degree you wont even get an interview for a higher position. If you are fresh out of high school and need a job while you are trying to figure out your career path then this job might be OK, just don't get trapped into staying, they will never promote you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management must develop people and promote from within, hiring from the outside exclusively will continue to result in lots of good young talent heading out the door and potentially going to your competitors. HR has all sorts of career development programs but in the sales and distribution part of the company it is being ignored. Revamp HR and pay attention, no wonder Pepsi is whipping our tails now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Horrible company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Driver in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I guess the only pro is decent pay before overtime. Overtime is barely minimum wage

    Cons

    I have been working for this company for 8 years now, they take advantage of their employees drivers have to work 60 hours a week and only get paid minimum wage for over time. I go to work at 5:30 am and barely get home to tuck my kids into bed. Im a fast worker too. This is litterally back breaking work. Management sucks when you try to talk to them about issues they play dumb and say "they'll check it out and get back to you" you will never hear back. When Mike took over at the Tampa plant everything went to hell!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to your employees and try standing op for them instead of being doormats.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company, Bad management

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    When out in the " trade ", you avoided upper management.

    Cons

    The Southern California part of the business is built on riding the backs of your subordinates. I once casually mentioned to a Senior Vice President what a good job one individual was doing. His reply was " I only want to here about who's not doing a good job". Your bonus was based on certain criteria, as with any company. The problem was that they would change the criteria to suit the Branch after the qualified period had ended, usually costing you most if not all of your bonus. This was by far one of the worst companies I ever had the displeasure of working with. Take some good advice and stay away from this company unless you like high stress, low pay and bad working conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Atlanta.... Take a closer look at your management team in Southern California if you really even care at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I would have to say this was a very painful employment experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Landover, MD
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Landover, MD

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

    Pros

    The only pro was the people that I worked with. They were for the most part very helpful and enjoyable to be around.

    Cons

    As an account manager coca-cola expects you to work 12 hour days with no breaks. You are expected to carry a computer with you at all times check emails, sign up customers on various programs and a host of other administrative duties all while visiting any where from 13-18 customers a day. Additionally, they do not provide a company car and will only pay mileage however, it does not work in the account manager's favor since you are working within a very tight territory. It is also a very physically demanding job, that requires many duties to be carried out while in each small store account. One of the biggest issues was the lack of support from direct management and the overall disrespect from the customer base. If you like being treated like garbage everyday this is the job for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create work life balance for you your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    No room for growth, don't get stuck here

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Hauppauge, NY

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

    Pros

    You are not stuck in an office and get to travel to different accounts around your specified territory
    Casual attire

    Cons

    No room for growth
    Using your own car - gas mileage reimbursement was not very good and wear and tear
    People get stuck there for years
    Unrealistic expectations
    Nothing is ever good enough
    Expected to work ridiculous hours
    Called in for meetings in the early morning (5:00 AM) out of nowhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people realistic goals that they can attain and do not call people out at the morning meetings. This was very unprofessional.

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

    The management/leadership team members are unprofessional, unscrupulous, and concerned with "their" success = bonu$

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brandon, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brandon, FL

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

    Pros

    After leaving I've regained my health and got to know my family again. CCE offers pop at a discount to employees.

    Cons

    Dulce, Mona, unrealistic expecations, changing the rules after giving the orders, making you guess and never having the right answer. Severe lack of leadership and intelligence. Calling a meeting at 6 PM when you have just packed your computer and are walking out the door. Calling meetings before you report to work and admonishment for missing it. Performance appraisals were used as the dump all - get even, not at all constructive and helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a real HR department. Train managers to work with people. Think about a life/work balance to retain the good people. Drop the master/slave attitude. Adhere the laws, GAAP, and SOX regulations

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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