Coca-Cola Company

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Account Executive III

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Current Employee - Account Executive III in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Account Executive III in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Working with #1 CPG Beverage Brand, Top 10 CPG accounts, talented resources and strategies, collaboration, opportunities for promotion within, excellent benefits, good place to work

Cons

For technical issues, technical support is not always as helpful and readily available when you need it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Put pressure on technical support senior mgt to dedicate resources for the NRS organization

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Good place to build a resume

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is ok. You can make an average living.
    Decent benefits
    One of the most recognized trade marks in the world
    Looks good on a resume

    Cons

    1. Pay - Pay at CCR is below that of similar companies.
    2. Auto policy - They require account managers to buy a new car (five years old or newer). They require it to be worth a certain amount (18,000). However, the reimbursment policy falls way short of covering the cost of owning the vehicle. You end up driving your car into the ground for the company and end up with a worthless piece of junk. This policy resulted in a $10,000 a year loss in income.
    3. Hours - If you are in an account manager position, be prepared to spend 60-70 hours a week TRYING to get the job done properly. Understaffing causes each territory to contain way too many accounts. This may not be terrible when you are young and single, but when you have a family; work life balance is impossible to achieve. There is zero respect for your personal time, and they violate it 24/7.
    4. Management - Most managers are good people with good intentions. However, self promotion and preservation are their top priorities. They only want to hear that things are great. If you come to them with a problem, you are labled as a "boat rocker". They give a PC response and send you on your way. They no longer see their employees as people, but rather a tool to advance their careers. And watch out for the ego-maniacs.
    5. Diversity - While diversity is important, CCR takes it to the extreme. At my branch, management completely overlooks white males when it comes to development and promotion. They openly state that they are filling a position with a diversity candidate regardless of experience and ability. I personally was told not to apply for a position because they were looking for a diversity candidate. I have alsmost seven years of experience at the branch, a college degree, and an excellent work record. I was passed over in favor of a hispanic person with only three years experience and no experience in my market. FYI, if you are female or non white, this is an excellent company to build a career with. They do go the extra mile to promote a diverse work force.
    6. The Account Manager position - CCR is trying to promote this position as a white collar, professional position. Make no mistake, THIS IS A BLUE COLLAR ROUTE SALES JOB! You will work your butt off! It is physical, dirty, and demanding. Don't be mis-led by the hiring manager.
    7. Hard work is not valued - As wierd as it may seem, busting your tail and getting the job done right is looked down upon. Management is completely out of touch with what it takes to win in this position and therefore end up hiring the wrong type of person. I have never seen anything like it!
    8. In-fighting between departments - Fighting between departments is horrible. Their is no accountability or cooperation. Instead, there are deliberate attempts to make each other look bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1 .Increase pay and staffing. You are not going to win with a culture of poeple who hate their job.
    2 Don't forget about white employees. Diversity is great, but hiring someone based only on their color or gender is not the answer and is counter productive. Look within!
    3. Take a good look at the abilities of your front line managers. Are they really qualified?
    4. Creating a better work life balance will go a long way in fixing what is a broken culture.
    5. Remember that your employees are poeple. We have families, hopes, dreams, and ambitions. Most importantly, we are what makes the machine function. Don't just flush away those hard working tenured employees who don't look the way you want them to. Remember the years of loyal service that made you what you are. Remember that we are also your customers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Coke is a great company, but just like many it has some bad and good qualities.

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    Current Employee - Order Builder in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Order Builder in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay, guaranteed at least 40 hours a week, yearly raises, two weeks vacation, great company discounts on phones, cars, computers.

    Cons

    poor management, hours of operation, no set off time, takes a toll on your body, kind of hard to get promoted from this position because it is kind of like the grunt work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make some management changes to improve the moral within the work place. Too much lying going on and tension between members of the management team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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