Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
217 Reviews
2.8
217 Reviews
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Dr Pepper Snapple Group President and CEO Larry D. Young
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Review Highlights

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 is the exact inverse of what you would like to see in a company (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    This job Is ONLY a training ground for other bottling company's

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    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to work at your own pace, that's about it.

    Cons

    I could write five or pages but to keep it plain and simple, pay is poor, what they pay in mileage is a slap in the face, what ever area they say their hiring you for is a lie will send you further.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY your merchandisers more per hour and pay more mileage, you guys will continue to lose good hard working people to other bottling company's.

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

    Low pay for what is expected

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Kickapoo, IL
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Kickapoo, IL

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

    Pros

    Early hours, work independently, learn newest flavors

    Cons

    Poor vehicle compensation, poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they are worth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, don't work here!

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    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, constantly changing work environment and job location

    Cons

    Low pay, rude customers and grocery store managers, heavy repetitive lifting, management doesn't care about their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are always advertising for new employees on internet job sites but the best way to get new hires is in the field. Your employees interact with potential new hires. But we have nothing good to say and advise them not to work for DPSG.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    As a driver Work you to death! 16 hrs a day! Pay not equal to hrs worked. Don't think they deserve 1 star

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    Current Employee - Route Driver in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    To get driver experience to get a better job. This place will kill you! Overworked, little pay!

    Cons

    16 hr days 5- 6 days a week = $600 paycheck = sucks! Racism!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employers right and give pay raise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Although, it was a terrible job. I learned a lot in the warehouse distribution field.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Pros

    Overnights and long shifts, working with sit down forklifts, manual/power pallet jacks. And constant movement. Enjoyed the work.

    Cons

    Overnights, long shifts, minimum wage. working with sit down forklifts, manual/power pallet jacks. And constant movement. Enjoyed the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Power Hungry

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    Former Employee - Deductions Specialist in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Deductions Specialist in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    The people working here are always friendly and helpful. Good benefits and very flexible with work schedule.

    Cons

    Trouble with supervisors and upper management. No training experience. I was a temp in CTA and I was training another temp. They don't let you have an opinion. You cannot bring new ideas to the table. Have "metrics" that do not reflect actual performance. My supervisor just made reports all day with no answers to my questions. No room for growth. If you have an opinion, it will most likely not be heard, and ignored. They pick their favorites from the team and do not understand how to manage a team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People more open to change, and more open to opinions from the team. Interact with other departments to make it a fun working environment. Have more growth outside the department. Care about your employees instead of being a dictator.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Only if your desperate

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    Benefits will keep you here thru the misery.

    Cons

    Horrific management. If your a "good ol boy" you'll do fine, incompetent is ok.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. Liars, thieves.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not the greatest but I'm sure there are worse places to work.

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    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and not much supervising, but that's where any pro's end.

    Cons

    Pay is terrible @ $8.25/hr, the guy who hired me is the merchandising manager and he is almost braindead and doesn't care much about you for sure. He has the attitude of I don't care as long as I don't have to do it. Then the overall manager is aloof and out of touch with any of the merchandisers. The delivery drivers are union and are overpaid compared to the people who actually do the work. Overall the manager's are out of touch with the real needs of the employee's and also the stores needs. They pay .39 cents per mile driven which is less than any other industry anywhere. Coke and Pepsi pay .55 cents per mile and almost double the hourly pay. Please stay away from this branch of Dr. Pepper/Snapple in Fort Wayne, Indiana at all cost. They are an absolute joke. Worse place I've ever worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to hire some new talent and pay your merchandisers 3 to 5 dollars more per hour and update your mileage pay to meet everyone else in the area.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Worst company I have worked for

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    I don't think there is one

    Cons

    Ugly working environment, manager thinks he owns you, the pay sucks $105 no overtime and they will overload you (10 to 12 hours a day) you end making like $9 per hour, you need your own transportation (lots of miles on your vehicle), heavy job little pay, people who work at the stores you merchandise will talk to you as if you were nothing. In other words, I would not recommend this company unless you are used to work a lot and make little money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to tell new hires about how overtime really works. Also, I would recommend to raise the pay because I don't think a person could survive and provide for his family with that kind of pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Laid Off Week before Christmas

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Northlake, IL
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Northlake, IL

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not many at this present time of the company.

    Cons

    Great times during the Cadbury reign but after the sell off things went down hill fast. Instead of a pop company, we became a 5S, 6S, Continuous Improvement, find ways to save money company instead. We were no longer being innovative or trying to strengthen our core brands we just came up with bad products and tried to sell them with mega marketing and a sales force hamstrung with polishing crap.
    Management is unprofessional and has a master/slave relationship with the union workforce. Tons of backstabbing going on with the workers and managers, as well as thievery. Loyalty has gone out the backdoor because everyone is in a look out for #1 mentality. The worst company I have ever worked for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All of your processes to get the most return on investment for the shareholders is great but don't forget we are a pop company. These are short term processes and in the long run you will have to sell pop to remain viable. Or just do everyone a favor and sell it! And our Core Values should be relevant all the time, not just during annual review time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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