Dr Pepper Snapple Group

www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com
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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Reviews

Updated July 10, 2015
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Dr Pepper Snapple Group President and CEO Larry D. Young
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Pros
  • Benefits are good they start from day 1 (in 12 reviews)

  • Great Work life balance with local autonomy to control your destiny and opportunities (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance varies wildly depending on who your boss is (in 13 reviews)

  • Long hours (Over 60-70 hours per week on average) (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Maintenance Mechanic

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Competitive wages, decent benefits, flexible schedules to fit your life needs.

    Cons

    Very long work schedule, long production runs, liberal political stances or views when it comes to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take care or employees and listen to more suggestions. Keep a work schedule and stick with it instead of shifting things around so often.


  2. Great people, culture and benefits...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chiain in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chiain in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Extremely nice and helpful people at the corporate office, strong culture of continuous improvement is very evident. Lots of additional training, classroom and online, available like Lean Six Sigma certification, advanced excel, sourcing, etc. Good benefits at a reasonable cost and excellent work/life balance.

    Cons

    None to come to mind at this point, corporate office has a very warm comfortable feeling to it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in your employees with open and honest communication, this will continue to pay dividends...


  3. Amazing colleagues and work/life balance!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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

    Pros

    It feels like one big family at the headquarters - everyone is friendly and supportive, all want success for one another and the company. There seems to be a good amount of career growth options for employees. Work life balance is valued throughout the company, more so than I have seen anywhere else. The focus on Rapid Continuous Improvement is evident and business decisions just plain make sense.

    Cons

    Have not yet encountered any negatives since working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing more of the same!


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  5. Needs better culture and market compensation

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, affordable benefits, access to senior leadership

    Cons

    Low investment in employees, below market compensation, old school management doesn't keep pace with progressive workplace norms

    Advice to Management

    Seek input from employees in a meaningful way, and address concerns with concrete changes, address below market compensation.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Very entrepreneurial environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Texas in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Texas in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Ability to drive your own career. Fun brands recognizable across the country. Fantastic people to work with.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the excellence that has seen our stock price more than triple since going public in 2008.


  7. Overall pretty average

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Okay benefits but the insurance premiums have been rising a fair amount over the last few years. High level top down communication has really improved over the last few years. Lots of focus on trying to promote from within instead of hiring from outside when positions become available. There's been a lot more employee led training classes available on site in recent years which is a plus, but quality will vary from class to class. Standard vacation time starts at 2 weeks and you have the option to buy another 5 days.

    Cons

    Your work-life balance and happiness here is going to hinge almost solely on your manager. Very little consistency across the various departments and teams. Some managers/directors understand the importance of work life balance while others fully expect their employees to work 60+ hours per week, every week. And holidays. As a whole, the company does a good job trying to promote hard working employees but then does a terrible job of training their newly minted managers in how to manage people. As a result, you end up with mid level managers whose management style consists of berating their employees on a consistent basis. Involving HR usually means the person will become the black sheep of the group and probably "laid off" during restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    As a manager, you are there to make sure your direct reports have the tools and resources to get their jobs done. Don't forget that. Happy, hard working employees are what get those KPIs


  8. Was a great company; not so sure now

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Has a solid HR team and managers who cared about their employees. Pay was very good, politics at a minimum. If you are multi-skilled, lots of opportunity to move around and create your own career path.

    Cons

    Most training is online, so there are few opportunities to bring together people from multiple disciplines. This keeps the organization siloed. Not a good way to create innovation, which is sorely lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people; manage from the heart, not just from the head (LSS)


  9. Helpful (1)

    More bad than good

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Plano, TX

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, work life balance, and people are generally good.

    Cons

    If you are in marketing, your career path is very limited. The Sales function is the lead function and marketing works to support that function and does not have ultimate decision making authority. Most of the corporate strategy is wrong because of the emphasis on sales, which devalues marketing. The company commoditizes its brands. Furthermore, a few years ago while morale was already low, management decided to reduce floating holidays and remove another paid holiday. This provided no benefit to anyone and showed how out of touch management can be. This is definitely an old boys club. The sales force is mostly older white men. This is a sharp contrast to successful CPG companies. Diversity is definitely an issue within sales and limits its success.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to focus more on non-carbonated brands. There seems to be no strategy for growth other than hoping. No line of sight for strategic acquisitions or creating new brands in the face of emerging trends.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Frustrating leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Slowly changing for the better, especially with RCI focus.

    Cons

    Too much of a old school distributor model, not enough innovation, no downstream accountability, minimal upstream vision

    Advice to Management

    Spin off distribution from manufacturing, sell off under-performing brands.


  11. In a Transition Period

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Brands are very recognizable in the local area and in some regions nationally.

    Cons

    Leadership. The executive leadership team is very consersavtive and risk averse. No long term strategy, very cost conscious and long term gain is sacrificed for short term cost control.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your brands and people.



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