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Helpful (3)

As far as the sales force. Great experience. Great company to 'put up' with to gain credentials on resume.

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Account Manager in Jacksonville, FL
Former Employee - Account Manager in Jacksonville, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Gaining industry experience. -Pension plan -Decent insurance plan

Cons

-No investment in sales team: No company car, company cell phone is old school 1990 flip phone, no expense account. -No clear constant direction. -Too many dog and pony shows for execs.

Advice to Management

Invest in your sales team to keep them around. Companies in the field sales industry offer company cars, phones capable of accessing email, and thorough training! Companies see the value in their team and keep them around by offering competitive perks.

Other Employee Reviews for Coca-Cola Company

  1. Helpful (2)

    RUN! Don't let the name fool you. Time to jump ship, it is SINKING fast!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, recognized brand on resume

    Cons

    Don't let the name fool you. Coke's slogan is Open Happiness, but the production plant in Honolulu is not representative of the brand. Perhaps Open Misery might be more fitting. If offered a salary position, run! Not worth the amt of hours you have to put in, as at least if you're hourly, you get paid overtime, which there is lots of. Lots of downtime due to machines breaking down. Management stresses less overtime, but doesn't do anything to remedy the situation when it is what it is...what can one do? Unclear on job description and job hrs during initial hire. Company is highly dysfunctional at the plant level and system-wide. For such a large company, you would think they have better training programs for front-line associates. Their training sucks and is akin to dropping you in a pool before you learned the basics to swim. Constantly understaffed due to high turnover. When people quit, you end up having to do more work. Have to look externally for qualified candidates as they can’t promote anyone within who is qualified as they have already left the company. Antiquated and not well thought through policies. Company has gotten leaner and meaner. Working at coke you would think you could score some free coke...Nopes! Cheap company when it comes to their employees and capital investment in plant equipment and personnel. High turnover (over 20 in the past year and a half), constant low morale, long hours, high stress with bosses breathing down your neck. Management bullies and threatens to write you up for even the smallest gaffe. They rule through fear and intimidation. Incompetent management has no clue how to manage people or work load. Unable to even take breaks at times. You are made to feel you should be happy to have a job. Managers can know less than their subordinates and are not held accountable for high turnover or complaints. Managers have unrealistic expectations. Uncaring management with inflated egos who only think of their own survival within the company. They will figure out a way to get rid of you if they want to. Management will hold you responsible for anything and everything (BLAME CULTURE). Some managers themselves do not know how to run the machines and have no prior production experience, when machines break down, their only question is how long til its fixed and up and running again. I would have prisoners work production at Coca-Cola as that would be a fitting punishment. They will work you to death and treat you like garbage. Production operates like a 3rd world sweat shop. There are limited job advancement opportunities. Rather than working your way up the corporate ladder, you may have lateral movement or may even be offered a position LOWER on the ladder. Gone are the days where a career is made at the company, you are just a number to them. They don't care about you at all, just their bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Value you your employees and treat them with respect. Customers and employees are what sustains a company, so don't just suck up to consumers, but also to employees. Realize what you yell at us for and demand. Good employees are leaving and the company doesn't do a thing about it. Company doesn't care. Coca-Cola’s growth plan seems to be to overwork their employees to make more soda, for a market that is consuming less and less each day. True measure of a business leader is if the company lasts through time. I don’t see that happening when Coca-Cola chooses profits over productivity and is not spending enough on equipment and workers. I see Coca-cola going into irrelevancy just like JC Penny, Blackberry, Radio Shack, etc. Executive compensation is at an all time high, at the expense of employees wages which are barely enough to get by. Management should influence, inspire, and motivate employees so that they feel valued, as well as serve as role models, not rule like dictators


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great brands, lots of pride. But slow and old fashioned.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brands. Good benefits. Resume builder. ATL is a nice city to be HQed at. Lots of events to attend.

    Cons

    Such a large company, never feel very connected to other employees. Morale is low currently. Too many initiatives, needs focus.

    Advice to Management

    Connect with employees. Leverage the pride in the brand to create excitement about where the company is headed. Care for small customers.


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