Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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8 people found this helpful  

Great brands keep this dysfunctional boat afloat

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Pros

Amazing brands with big budgets, gets you experience you can't touch at some companies and keeps this place going in spite of itself. Nice coworkers you would want to have over for dinner, even if they aren't driven to win. If you are happy with the status quo, work/life balance is a distinct possibility (i.e. not worried about promotions or career trajectory). Location of the company is great, with great cost of living and nice schools in the area.

Cons

Senior leadership has decided lack of vision and strategic business intelligence. They fail to communicate/align on any priorities (is "Be the best beverages company in the Americas" supposed to tell me anything?), choosing rather to fly around the country on the private jet to needless social events (that the company probably sponsors only for their benefit). Strong slant toward the carbonated beverages businesses, yet there is no focus on innovation in an environment where consumers want to drink less soda. Different functions run their business in isolation of each other, primarily Sales, National Accounts, Category Management, Company Operations, Marketing. NOT a marketing or consumer led company in the CPG landscape, translating to limited, short term thinking, and only tactics with no teeth. The most intelligent and motivated functions - R&D and Marketing - have no clout in the company, leading to quick burnout and talent turnover. Sales organizations - National Accounts, Field Sales, Shopper Marketing - and the internal company bottler operations are a severe inhibitor of future growth due to an overwhelming talent, motivation, and intelligence disparity (it hurts to the core to be belittled by people who can't form complete sentences in an e-mail, nor understand the difference between English composition complexities such as "its" and "it's"). At this stage, any consumer or product led initiative would be a moot push because nobody here would be able to sell it to retailers/customers, put it on their to do list, or even understand it for that matter. This makes change or any sustainable growth next to impossible. Company leaders are painfully risk averse, and only seek to protect their small empires and current way of being. Extremely flat organization that seemingly only gets flatter - if you are driven to succeed by climbing the corporate ladder, there's nowhere to go unless you've got 20 years to burn.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Those ACTION behaviors that you are so fond of - it's time to start adhering to some of those yourselves. Leadership isn't something relegated to the worker minions to figure out. Talk to each other, set the direction of the company, and communicate. Lead by example. Make decisions, and set priorities. This all starts at the top.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company that went public and started going down hill

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    Former Employee - Sales Planning Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Planning Manager in Plano, TX

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Pros

    Being part of the beverage industry you could be very creative in your marketing/merchandising with retailers in how to sell your product.

    Cons

    Senior Leadership took care of their own group of people, and if you weren't part of that group you could not get promoted. Very tactical about how they ran the business, rather than strategic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. Don't spend so much time and energy giving parking spots up front in the garage to yourselves and focus on how to grow the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Get experience then move on

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Pros

    Growing company, great benefits, jobs all over the country, overtime, flexible schedule if needed,

    Cons

    The pay is lower compared to other companies. The Soda industry is nonstop go which may be tough for some to make it in. Not a company that values education, a lot of the managers never went to college where as pepsi and coke have college educated Managers. Getting a promotion can be hard, you have to be local in most cases. Also getting the "internal" job site is almost impossible for any lower level employee. Most employee in decent positions come from other companies. There is no pensions or great retirement, only 401k....So get your experience and go work for a better Company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start getting ways to recognize all your employee's, that action thing is BS...Need better 360 reviews. Also have a internal site that works. If someone wants a promotion it shouldn't be hard to get a interview or noticed....Start you grow your talent from within, some employees do have a passion for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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