Great Plains Coca-Cola

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Great Plains Coca-Cola Reviews

Updated June 17, 2015
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  1. Career Opportunity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Great Plains Coca-Cola

    Pros

    If you work hard, there is advancement opportunity.

    Cons

    Medical coverage is not what it used to be.


  2. Good Ol'e Boy Network

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Key Account Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Key Account Manager in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Great Plains Coca-Cola full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Worked there 8 years and promoted 5 times. If you are willing to work hard you will be rewarded. Double my salary in five years.

    Cons

    Old school management. Lots of politics and just get used to management taking your good operational ideas and making them the new initiative for the either department or the company.
    High turn over, super stressful environment. Quality of life is mediocre.

    Advice to Management

    This company will never change. If you are planning on working here just know it s a job and try not to take any corrective action personal. Finger pointing in every direction. Embrace the process.


  3. Waiting a lot of it..

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Great Plains Coca-Cola full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You didnt have a manager nagging at you constantly.

    Paid weekly

    Free coke product

    Cons

    Pay
    Had to wait along time for trucks to show up to stock product

    Regular merchandiser(I was relief route merch) did a crap job of keeping the backroom clean

    Wear and tear on car
    Gas per mile wasnt enough

    the manager i had for my route was a complete jerk

    Advice to Management

    Raise your pay pepsi pays way better than you guys

    Better pay for mpg on car to cover gas and wear and tear

    Treat your employees with respect

    Get new trucks that is why I was always waiting at store cause trucks always broke down


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  5. The Pay is not Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver/Merchandiser in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Driver/Merchandiser in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Great Plains Coca-Cola full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They train you to get your Class A CDL

    Cons

    They pay way below everyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Management is not bad, they work with what they have.


  6. A real career opportunity for even those without formal education.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Red Route Delivery Driver in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Red Route Delivery Driver in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for advancement. Solid feedback on your job performance. Challenging pace. Great and helpful management team. Excellent supervisors.

    Cons

    Lackluster retirement program. Poor benefits. Very little paid time off available. Very high turnover. Some very tedious / repetitive work staying compliant with DOT regulations and the company. In the time that I have been there I have been asked to fill out various "new employee" forms about 6 times. They continuously lose paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more competitively to retain hourly employees and empower management to let the "slackers" go.


  7. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Sales in Tulsa, OK

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Plains Customer Service is outstanding

    Cons

    Vacation and Holiday time is limited versus similar organizations

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. It is Shocking how poorly GPCC treats its drivers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Red Route Delivery Driver in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Red Route Delivery Driver in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Great Plains Coca-Cola full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Overtime available, mainly because they cannot keep drivers

    Cons

    Poor pay (12.00 per hour). Poor fleet of trucks. 90% of the trucks do not even have cup holders. Most do not have working AC and when it is 105 degrees, you feel like you are going to pass out from heat exhaustion. Most trucks have 3-450,000 miles with broken down seats. 12.00 per hour ends up being about .08 per mile with 9000-13000 lbs of freight per day, not to mention dealing with 7/11's and Dollar General. Virtually no chance of advancement. Benefits after 30 days and not 90. Drivers would not leave or even look elsewhere if they were being taken care of and paid a reasonable wage. I know I am looking and will be gone soon....oh yeah, $1000 for your CDL training, and you have to pay for your uniform rental.....worst company that I have ever worked for...

    Advice to Management

    Replace all of the seats and add Cup holders to every truck. Immediate raise to $15.00 min, 18.00 would be better. Add GPS to every truck that will keep track of an electronic log. Improve the routing system. I passed one of my stops 4 times once before finally stopping. 95% of of the drivers that I have talked with are looking for another job....only 1 person out of 11-12 has told me that he likes working at coke....


  9. Fun, wild and Wonder Ride!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Great Plains Coca-Cola

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in. Good advancement for most of the company. Stable company, no layoffs fo hourly associates. Company is a innovator within the beverage industry and is on the leading edge.

    Cons

    Not many advancement opportunities in some areas.
    Pay is not competitive for current position.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better salary increases for salaried associates.


  10. decent place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainer in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Trainer in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Great Plains Coca-Cola

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    never have to worry about being laid off, overtime during the summer, decent hourly wage nd you get paid weekly

    Cons

    during the summer time when case loads are up, that is when the most people quit which makes it where you don't get help much

    Advice to Management

    hopefully the buy out to coca cola refreshment company will be a plus for us but wish there was more communication about it


  11. A relatively secure job in a unpredictable job market

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Great Plains Coca-Cola

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    12.00 an hour as a coke delivery driver with a couple hours of overtime starting out

    Will provide in-house schooling to obtain a CDL if required for job

    Paid time off after one year of service

    If you get injured on the job they have a network of resources to get you healthy at their expense

    Paid time off for major holidays

    Cons

    While Coke will put you through in-house schooling to obtain a CDL... they will charge you $1000.00 for the school and take it out of your check over a 12 month period.

    Working as a coke delivery driver will take a toll on your body.

    Advice to Management

    I think significant talent with fresh ideas could be recruited if a management trainee position was made available that offered school tuition reimbursement and exposure to Great Plains executive level decision making process.



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