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A lot is asked with very little offered in return.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney (Australia)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

I worked at Coca-Cola Amatil

Pros

Peers are generally supportive and dedicated to helping each other and also the location of the Head Office building is convenient to everything. Also the prestige of a well-known company like Coca-Cola Amatil looks good as part of a career history.

Cons

A lot is expected of the employee with very little offered in return. Promises of better conditions are frequently made without any kind of followup. Surveys to gauge employee engagement are taken at a mind-numbing frequency without any action taken based on the results.

The management style is very unforgiving and is accompanied with a constant state of 'restructure' making any coherent direction almost non-existent. Constant Budget cuts leads to bitter inter-department rivalry. Employee morale is almost permanently low leading to a grey to dark working environment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior Management within CCA seems to be engaged in an exercise to 'rule with an iron fist' seemingly forgetting that individuals can leave just as easily as they came. Vital skills and talents are walking out the door while a strange practice in bemused head-scratching is being carried out by management. Working for a highly - recognizable brand isnt its own reward. Listen to your people. If something is wrong, do more than engage in lip-service to fix it.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    BEWARE - Don't work here.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Coca-Cola Amatil

    Pros

    The brand looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    The department is constantly restructuring. It has not seen a period of stability over six months for at least 5 years now.

    With each successive change in senior leadership, each CIO tries to add their mark. The current leadership makes top down, broad technology decisions on a whim. There is no transparency, no decision making process. Vendors are selected by one person without visibility.

    With a SAP project that is now grossly over budget, completely unrealistic delivery dates are being set and people have been working for months long hours and weekends. There has been no room for intelligent dissent. Voices that do not echo the new management are rapidly replaced by friends of the new senior management.

    With the unpredictability from senior leadership, the middle management turf wars are rife. With managers so concerned about their jobs and appearances that they are not effectively managing their people.

    Commitments are made to stave off wrath from above that are completely unrealistic and cannot be met. Staff are now starting to leave in droves.

    Morale has been low for some time now and is likely to remain that way. Engagement scores in company surveys have sat around 43%.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have a dysfunctional department, look to the top. That's where culture comes from. When the company pays for you to do your MBA, make sure you take head in those lectures about management styles and organisational behaviour. There is no one else to blame. Listen to your people, there's a reason they were hired, they know what they're talking about.

    Be transparent and open minded in your decision making, and stop hiring friends from past companies who will echo only your own sentiments.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Great Company, market leader for a reason.

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    Former Employee - National Acct Manager  in  Moorabbin (Australia)
    Former Employee - National Acct Manager in Moorabbin (Australia)

    I worked at Coca-Cola Amatil full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Extremely professional company that is the leader in the market for a very good reason. A sales role here will teach you skills that will help you to develop into a better salesperson. Training is ongoing and you are drilled into becoming better at your job without even thinking.

    Note though this is a company that hires many people that are very good and to move through the ranks you need to be better. Work hard and the opportunities will be there for promotions.

    Other perks like staff sampling, car, etc are also very good. When I was there they also paid a higher than the required percentage of superannuation as a part of your package.

    Cons

    Wages are probably 5-10% below what you can earn in a similar company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When it comes to under performing people at a higher level than a sales representative, you need to performance manage them out of the business, not just move them to a different area. Too many times I saw a person that needed to go, just shifted into another area.

    Other than that, forget about playing in categories like alcohol and food with non market leading brands/products. Go back to NARTD and make the shareholders a lot of money.

    Recommends
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