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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Overview

Plano, TX
10000+ employees
2008
Company - Public (DPS)
Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Dr Pepper Snapple Group is a leading producer of flavored beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and flavor. We have 6 of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and 13 of our 14 leading ... Read more

Mission: At Dr Pepper Snapple Group, it is our vision to be the best beverage business in the Americas. Our brands have been synonymous with refreshment, fun and flavor for generations, and our sales are poised to keep growing in the future.

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  • Congrats to our 13 ACTION Champion Award winners for 2015! The annual award recognizes those employees who go above and beyond in their display of our ACTION behaviors – those traits that define our workplace. See the full list of winners!

    Dr Pepper Snapple Group Recognizes 2015 ACTION Champions

    Each of our 2015 winners exemplifies our ACTION behaviors – being accountable, customer-centric, transparent and honest, as well as inspecting what we expect, owning our decisions and no blame fixing – to help us achieve our vision to Be the Best Beverage Business in the Americas.

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group – Why Work For Us?


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Join the team at Dr Pepper Snapple Group and build a career with flavor! Our employees have an entrepreneurial and creative spirit, and we offer tremendous opportunities for every employee to contribute and excel as part of our ACTION-focused team.


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From the invention of the first soft drink more than 200 years ago to some of the industry's most beloved beverage brands, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) has a proud legacy of innovation, bold and distinct flavors, and entrepreneurial spirit.

On May 7, 2008, DPS became a stand-alone, publicly-traded company on the New York Stock Exchange as the result of a spin-off by Cadbury, plc which held the Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages business group of entities.

One of North America's leading refreshment beverage companies, DPS markets more than 50 brands of carbonated soft drinks, juices, teas, mixers, waters and other premium beverages. The company's strategy, brands and people have made it a strong, sustainable and profitable business.

The company's integrated business model enables the company to manage the entire value chain from innovation to the store shelf.

History 
The company now known as DPS has evolved from a combination of discovery, invention and collaboration. This rich history includes the very birth of the soft drink in 1783, when Jean Jacob Schweppe perfected the process for carbonating water and created the world's first carbonated mineral water.

Dr Pepper and Snapple, the flagship brands of DPS, have origins that share Schweppe's entrepreneurial spirit. Charles Alderton, a young pharmacist in Waco, Texas, invented
Dr Pepper in 1885. It was served at the drug store where Alderton worked and the first
Dr Pepper fans asked for a "Waco". The oldest soft drink in the United States, it was later named Dr Pepper, according to legend, after Dr. Charles Pepper, a friend of the drug store owner.

Nearly 100 years later, three New York-area health food storeowners created a unique apple soda they named Snapple. They began selling the original Snapple in health clubs in 1973. Throughout the 1970s, the company that owned Snapple was known as The Unadulterated Food Corporation, later becoming Snapple Beverage Corp.

Growth and Expansion 
Cadbury Schweppes was formed in 1969 with the merger of Cadbury and Schweppes, and over the ensuing three decades the company amassed the third largest share of the North American beverage market through a series of strategic acquisitions.

In 1982, Cadbury Schweppes acquired the Duffy-Mott Company (later known as Mott's), one of the largest apple juice processors in the world. Through the rest of the 1980s, the company added Canada Dry, Sunkist Soda, Crush and Sun Drop.

A&W Brands, which included the signature root beer and cream soda, as well as Squirt and Vernors, joined the portfolio in 1993.

In 1995, Cadbury Schweppes purchased Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. The acquisition brought Dr Pepper and 7UP, along with IBC Root Beer and the Welch's soft drink line, into the Cadbury Schweppes family.

In 2000, Cadbury Schweppes acquired Snapple Beverage Group, which included the namesake brand as well as RC Cola, Diet Rite and Stewart's, among others.

In 2003, the four North American beverage companies under Cadbury Schweppes -
Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc., Snapple Beverage Corp., Mott's, and Bebidas Mexico - were unified under a common vision, business strategy and management structure to become Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages.

The company established its own bottling and distribution network in 2006, when it acquired full ownership of Dr Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group, the largest independent bottler in the U.S. Subsequently, it acquired several other major independent bottling and distributing businesses, including All-American Bottling Co., 7UP Bottling Co. of San Francisco, and Southeast-Atlantic Beverage Corp., among others. Adding to its finished goods manufacturing footprint for distribution of juices, teas, mixers and apple sauce, the bottler acquisitions have given DPS control of nearly half of its overall volume and direct access to a substantial majority of the U.S. population.

DPS Today 
Dr Pepper Snapple Group is a leading producer of flavored beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and flavor. We have 6 of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and 13 of our 14 leading brands are No. 1 or No. 2 in their flavor categories. In addition to our flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, our portfolio includes 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Clamato, Crush, Hawaiian Punch, Mott's, Mr & Mrs T mixers, Penafiel, Rose's, Schweppes, Squirt and Sunkist soda.

DPS team members are driven by our vision to be the best beverage business in the Americas. We are dynamic and aggressive, pursuing our goals to grow sales and continuously improve through teamwork, innovation, precise execution and great customer relationships.

Every day, our employees are taking ACTION to do what it takes to win a changing market. That means we are:

  • Accountable: We say what we're going to do and we do what we say.
  • Customer-centric: We focus on customers' and consumers' needs.
  • Transparent and honest: We share knowledge and information openly and operate with no hidden agendas.
  • Inspect what we expect: We define our expectations and inspect our progress and results.
  • Own our decisions: We boldly and courageously make decisions based on facts and input.
  • No blame fixing: We spend our time finding solutions, not placing blame.


We established our Call to ACTION when we went public in 2008 to unify our employees behind our vision and purpose. Our Call to ACTION comprises a set of business drivers and behaviors that define who we are and how we do business and forms the backbone of a multiyear series of initiatives that creates a new way of working, delivering consistently outstanding business results. We then added the tenets of rapid continuous improvement, ensuring that when we take action, we do through change that is rapid, breakthrough and employee-led.

Our Call to Breakthrough ACTION is embedded within the business through a day-long training course designed to educate new employees on every aspect of our business, from the innovation pipeline to our route to market. Speakers from around the business participate in each session, giving employees a firsthand account of their portions of the business and helping them understand how their roles contribute to the success of the company.

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OUR BRANDS ARE UNIQUE ... SO ARE OUR PEOPLE

Just as each of our brands brings its own flavor to our product portfolio, each Dr Pepper Snapple employee brings his or her own unique set of experiences, perspectives and background to our business. DPS is embracing those differences to drive rapid change, inspire innovation and better connect with our customers and consumers.

DPS is an equal opportunity employer, nurturing diversity of thought, perspective and background. We encourage our leaders and employees to expand their understanding of cultures through our cultural awareness workshops and by working cross-functionally to solve business challenges.

Join our diverse team and make a splash with your career.

We are committed to maximizing both individual contributions and organizational effectiveness through the diversity of our work force.  We are committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. We administer all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, age, marital status, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, medical condition, covered veteran or military status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected under federal, state or local law.  This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment. If you’d like more information about your rights as an applicant under the law, please click here. EOE Minorities/ Females/ Protected Veterans/ Disabled

DPS is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities to the full extent required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you feel that you need a reasonable accommodation to assist in submitting an application, you are encouraged to email accommodations@dpsg.com and someone will contact you to assist with the application process.

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From medical plans to savings plans to an adoption assistance program, Dr Pepper Snapple Group covers or shares the cost with you for many benefits* including:

  • Medical plans, including prescription drug coverage
  • Dental plan
  • Vision plan
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation days
  • 401(k) savings plan for retirement
  • Adoption assistance


* These benefits are available to eligible Dr Pepper Snapple Group employees. Benefits are reviewed on an ongoing basis and may be subject to change. Some of our employees are members of bargaining units. In such cases, the benefits provided are mutually agreed to between Dr Pepper Snapple Group and the bargaining unit and may be different than the benefits listed above.

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    Pros

    Big company benefits with a small company feel. Dr Pepper Snapple Group cares about its employees and the communities across the country. The company pays its employees decent and has awesome benefits to boot.

    Cons

    You better enjoy a challenge...the company is growing and they are smart about how quickly they add new positions. Sometimes that means that employees must take added responsibilities that can be challenging during times of growth.

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Photos

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Interviews

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

    Interview

    I did not interview with this organization. A recruiter contacted me for a part time, hourly position. I am currently an executive level HR partner. The recruiter clearly does not demonstrate basic aptitude for her job.

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive & Emerging Leaders, Diversity MBA Magazine, 2014
  • 2020 Women in Leadership, 2020 Women on Boards, 2014
  • 2020 Women in Leadership, 2020 Women on Boards, 2013
  • 2020 Women in Leadership, 2020 Women on Boards, 2012
  • "W" Company of the Year, 2020 Women on Boards, 2012
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