Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
200 Reviews
2.9
200 Reviews
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Dr Pepper Snapple Group President and CEO Larry D. Young
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106 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are good they start from day 1 (in 11 reviews)

  • Strong culture of continuous improvement and good work-life balance in majority of jobs/functions (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is the exact inverse of what you would like to see in a company (in 11 reviews)

  • Because of this, upper management seems to make some questionable decisions (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's alright"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Loader in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Warehouse Loader in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benifits
    Cool boss
    Paid holidays
    Paid weekly

    Cons

    Work until the work is done
    No life/family balance
    Overwork you
    Clock out on lunch 1 hour
    You have a high pick rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make set schedules for the warehouse workers because working until the work is done is not good no family life balance .Staff is overworked,and tired ,not enough breaks,should not have to clock out on break warehouses work too hard....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Ok place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time

    Pros

    Fun brands to work with and decent vacation time benefits. Lots of entry level training for new hires.

    Cons

    Work/life balance varies wildly depending on who your boss is. Continuous Improvement was great at first but is starting to shift the culture to "assign blame" due to the constant emphasis to "root" cause aka explain why things aren't 100% perfect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Solid place to work with decent pay.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great team work environment and team sharing. Great Work life balance with local autonomy to control your destiny and opportunities.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is questionable at times. Also HQ team is very focused in their small universe or department vs. seeing the big picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure new hires have bottling experience over a masters degree. Experience is more valuable for the up and coming.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't believe the hype

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    salaried employees on routes work
    Together to make matters less difficult.
    Great benefits

    Cons

    No one is happy here.
    Salaries are below competitors.
    acct managers are pushed to the max . doing everything they can to get the job done.
    You are expected to work overtime everyday sometimes working 6 days a week to hit numbers that are so far fetched. Eventually you realize you are making less then the F/T merchandisers which also make pennies compared to other companies.
    The new restructure is significantly hurting all employees but more so the 80% Acct mgmt that were forced to merchandiser positions losing upwards of $10,000 a year just on gross pay without bonus and or incentives.
    Chinese over time is what they offer and is evidently not guaranteed.
    You fight tooth and nail to meet the demand of The company in a declining market and in turn they send extra unnecessary cases to stores without your consent or the grocery mgmt. In turn, deliveries are getting cut and you are to Blame for it. losing the trust of your customers and in turn losing display potential. Backrooms are typically slammed to meet volume and still, you can't make bonus upsetting receivers and continuing the infamy behind DPSG.

    No matter how hard you push, how long you work you are nothing but a number to them.

    In fact, it appears as if the new restructure was meant to force people to quit I believe this unethical practice is called "constructive discharge"?

    HR is only there to represent the companies best interest.

    Inturn- they are losing there best employees and hiring young, novice, and hungry people for less money. Causing this irreversible trend of poor performance among the merchandisers (who get paid $10 an hr) and obviously at that rate they lose interest in doing the job to standard causing a domino effect on the upkeep and ordering process of accts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for your field workers as they are the backbone of your company.

    Slamming stores with unecessary usually blind ordering products that don't move at some locations only makes matters worst.

    You belittle your employees , over work them with out proper pay and degrade the integrity of your best workers.

     Eventually, you will get what you pay for. And lose your best men to competitors who see the value of a hard, dependable, and loyal employee.

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

    I regret I stayed this long.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Audit Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Route Audit Cashier in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great (day 1) and PTO

    Cons

    No room for growth, no promoting from within, salary isn't competitive, unfair management, no work life balance, too much work and not enough employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value you your hardworking employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Merchandiser

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Decent starting wage. Mileage compensation between assignments on route. Regular training offered to keep employees current and informed.

    Cons

    Lots of productivity pressure compared to competition often making for regular long hours. Personal life is dependent on available personnel to cover assigned territory effecting days off and vacations which will be cancelled even if scheduled months in advance. No wage reviews or increase from hiring date for time with the company. Management support of employees in the workplace is considered secondary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The work - life balance with the company for the merchandising position is terrible. Employees in this position are constantly being squeezed for more hours to reduce staffing costs. Management needs to re-evaluate the plus minus of pushing it's employees beyond healthy limits to maintain good employer, employee relationship. An improvement in the wage structure needs to made to maintain growth incentive for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    5 years of a warehouse associate that provide hard work,time management,and pure skills

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loader in South Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Loader in South Houston, TX

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I believe i can be the backbone of the company and provide excellence of a worker

    Cons

    Working unorganized as team that leads to confusion and stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can expect alot of me as a worker. I love challenges and enjoy my work that im giving

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    DPSG was once a great place to be, now just like every other CPG compnay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time

    Pros

    Good learning about business from the ground up.

    Cons

    Agendas very by areas of orginization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to all areas of organization not just headquarters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good. Depending on the role you have.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

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

    Pros

    Exposure to seniour leadership. Flexibility. You will learn continous improvement. We live it, breath it!!

    Cons

    No many tracks for development and promotion. Sales and Finance are where all the opportunities are. Benefits are not competitive when compared to peer companies. Salary is below average, health insurance and 401K below average. Perks are okay if you work on the Marketing or Sales side. Strategy and Senior Leadership direction is lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put a strategy in place. Fix the route to market. It is currently our biggerst impediment to growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Pros

    Union at my location which equaled great benifits and pay

    Cons

    Management was poor at every level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace poor managers as soon as possible. Work with employees not a us vs them approach.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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