Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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Updated July 3, 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. Great people, culture and benefits...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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...


  2. Helpful (3)

    Good Group to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transitional IT Manager in Bethlehem, PA
    Former Employee - Transitional IT Manager in Bethlehem, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked for a firm that was acquired by DPSG, and I felt that they extended the benefit of the doubt at every opportunity. They told us 6 months ahead of time who was going to lose their job and when, allowed those who were knowledgeable to be considered SME's in their field, and overall treated us with respect. I worked with the Supply Chain Infrastructure team, and really enjoyed it- It was sad to go at the end. Even after my separation, the group I worked with offered to be references, and I appreciated the opportunities to get to know each of them.

    I didn't like certain decisions that were made, however, they answers that were handed down in these cases made sense, and I know I would have made the same call in those situations.

    Cons

    Benefits. I admittedly had been spoiled by the benefits at the firm prior to the acquisition, but the benefits cost $10K (Not a typo!) MORE than I had paid under the previous firm. Irony was that I had been ramping up to ask that employer for a raise, but that was obviously no longer an option when they sold the company- So instead of a raise I effectively got a pay cut. Between the number of months and the amount of severance I received from DPSG, I ended up breaking even.

    The only other issue at the firm across the board was the IT support. They have a 24-hour IT helpdesk, complete with ITIL-style change management, which is good- The problem is that there is little to no on-site support unless you are in the Plano HQ, and this makes it a fearful transition to those employees who need technical help- Many are hesitant to use the helpdesk because they are not used to working over the phone with someone with a different cultural base.

    Advice to Management

    Negotiate benefits better.
    Maybe set up a small roving regional IT team to better service end users locally.


  3. Amazing colleagues and work/life balance!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Analyst in Northlake, IL
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Analyst in Northlake, IL

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Industry, Customers, Sales, Benefits, Employee Perks

    Cons

    Lack of growth, Pay, Promotion Within, Communications, Occurrence


  7. Helpful (1)

    Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    are able to work at your own pace, decent pay and insurance.

    Cons

    Never seem to be fully staffed. Tend to keep bad employees too long because they are a warm body, resulting in continuous poor service. Delivery system is a joke, have entire routes not get delivered for several days or accounts don't get delivered at all because of staffing resulting in unhappy customers and salesmen due to lost commissions. management knit picks your accounts and seem to go out of their way to find something wrong, very few positive comments. Plant manager seems to be out of touch with customers and tries to tell them how to run their business, resulting in poor relationships.

    Advice to Management

    smarter hiring and promoting, not spend so much time worrying about the small things and focus more on fixing the major problems.


  8. merchandiser

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time

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

    Pros

    they work with your school schedule.

    Cons

    you may have to work up to 12 hours a day.


  9. Merchandiser

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good environment, good starting pay.

    Cons

    Would like to get more mileage


  10. Route Sales Driver

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Driver in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Route Driver in Lakeland, FL

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    not much management and supervision, okay pay for the few hours worked

    Cons

    management was utterly inept, Flex spending account was useless, not much money to be made

    Advice to Management

    hire smart people, kids in middle school could have done a better job, so much money left out there in the trade


  11. Helpful (3)

    Very entrepreneurial environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.



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