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Merchandising is not a position that you want to spend more than 2-4 years in.

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Former Employee - Part-time Merchandiser in Harahan, LA
Former Employee - Part-time Merchandiser in Harahan, LA

I worked at Coca-Cola Company part-time (More than a year)

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

Pros

The pay is decent..great opportunity for someone in college to have general work experience on their resume when they graduate..benefits are good...you work with minimal supervision so your supervisor won't be on you that much...driving between stores is the nice with the freedom you have and the reimbursement of 55 cents per mile is nice too...you get to meet some nice customers and associates in these stores

Cons

long hours...for all the work you do you just get a half hour lunch break...terrible work/life balance..i'd start at 7 am and most days i wouldn't finish until almost 7 pm...some management in these stores view you as not worth the floors they walk on...sometimes i have to work behind someone who doesn't know what their doing or lazy...maybe both....so i end up doing double-work sometimes(including rotation)...there is no reward for doing a good job...no merchandiser of the month or anything...bad supervisor..when i voiced my concerns about anything to my supervisor he always says i'll take care of it, but nothing gets done....same goes with account managers when it comes to supplies(tape, repack boxes)...but they'll rat on you in a second of there are much left to be repacked....can't do anything if i don't have the supplies....communication is bad...i'd walk into a store ready for an order and i expect 5 pallets for the order..the truck driver ended up pulling out 10 pallets...call up the account manager like what's up with these 5 extra pallets?....oh i have to meet my quota for the month...so to the future merchandisers out there, prepare for everything i've said if you decide to be one

Advice to Management

Spend more time actually seeing what goes on in the lower levels of the company. Merchandisers go through plenty. Develop a better training program. Keep a better on these account managers. Needs to improve communication among supervisors, account managers, and merchandisers.

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  1. 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 (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Distribution Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Distribution Supervisor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Distribution Supervisor in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great Marketing
    - Awesome Products
    - Some great people from the industry to network with
    - Opportunities abound if you are willing to move

    Cons

    - Embrace change
    - Change the attendance policy for hourly employees in distribution
    - Listen to the front line supervisor who are at the brunt of everything
    - Pay is terrible for workload compared to industry standard

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Don't keep flushing new ideas down the pipeline and choose the same facility as a pilot facility for 25 different projects at once. San Antonio is a prime example of great people trying to make great thing happen without the necessary resource and backing from upper management. Have leaders in leadership roles instead of the managers there.

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