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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 for 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

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    Hated it.

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits were good. Plenty of OT

    Cons

    Wear and tear on your body and your ride, high turnover rate for a reason
    Company recently changed hands. Long time employess are disgruntled and see new employees that are sent for them to be trained, as their replacement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs a more structured training program.
    Make sure the boss has actually done the job that that he is half ass training people to do.

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

    Decent Summer Work for College Student

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser  in  Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Lancaster, PA

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I'm a 20 year old college student who easily got a summer job as a seasonal Merchandiser. Pay was $11 an hour(not bad for a college undergrad) plus .55 per mile driven in personal vehicle.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Be prepared to work every weekend and holiday. I personally didn't have a set schedule so I only knew if I was working the night before they would send a route to my company BlackBerry. I put 1,000 miles on my own car from working 3 months over the summer. Guy I trained with didn't teach me anything at all, I was just extra help to him. Work day was from 6am until done. Sometimes this meant working a 12 hour day depending if you had to build displays and if deliveries came in. Store managers could be so rude and everything was your fault. Backrooms had no space, were very disorganized, and pallet jacks were old and broken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the hourly wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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