Mission: Our mission declares our purpose as a company and serves as the standard against which we weigh our actions and decisions.
To refresh the world...
To inspire moments of optimism and happiness...
To create value and make a difference.
In 2018, Coca-Cola continued its evolution as a total beverage company, with growth across brands and portfolio categories.
The Coca-Cola Company is a total beverage company, offering over 500 brands in more than 200 countries and territories.
In addition to the company’s Coca-Cola brands, our portfolio includes some of the world’s most valuable beverage brands, such as AdeS soy-based beverages, Ayataka green tea, Dasani waters, Del Valle juices and nectars, Fanta, Georgia coffee, Gold Peak teas and coffees, Honest Tea, Innocent smoothies and juices, Minute Maid juices, Powerade sports drinks, Simply juices, Smartwater, Sprite, Vitaminwater and ZICO coconut water.
From reducing sugar in our drinks to bringing innovative new products to market, we are constantly transforming our portfolio. We’re also working hard to decrease our environmental impact by replenishing water and promoting recycling. With our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people, who help to bring economic opportunity to local communities worldwide.
Together we are creating the future of our industry by nurturing the world’s most iconic brands while building the new icons of the future.
We believe that individuals are ingenious and that it is our job at The Coca-Cola Company to support and funnel our employee’s expertise and enthusiasm to propel our business to new levels of innovation. In essence, our goal is to embolden the power of our people to drive our brand growth through to the next century.
Our growth culture drives how things are done - in short, it is our organization's personality - and it is shaped by how each one of us behaves, in what we do every day, how we approach our daily work, the decisions and choices we make, and the way we treat each other.
The Coca-Cola Community is comprised of a vibrant, diverse tapestry of people who are great at what we do and passionate about why we are doing it. We are able to convert this passion into significant and meaningful differences for ourselves, our company, and our world. Diversity is celebrated within our organization and our Multicultural Leadership Council (MLC) is comprised of 12 leaders from across our North America business. The MLC advises senior leaders on strategy, initiatives and goals to advance multicultural talent within our organization.
We believe our company should be as diverse as the markets we serve and as inclusive as our family of brands. This diversity allows us to not only understand and connect to the needs of our consumers but also to continue to innovate in all we do. At Coca-Cola, you have the opportunity to work on teams with people who have different backgrounds and ideas - many who work in offices across the globe. We are all unified by our love for the Company and desire to add value and make a difference globally.
The Coca-Cola Company offers great careers with growth opportunities, exceptional benefits and the opportunity to be part of the world’s most recognized brands. We are looking for top talent that has a passion for innovation and wants to be part of a world class organization.
Our agile workforce is critical to match the speed of ever-changing consumer tastes and buying habits. In order for Coca-Cola to remain relevant in a diverse and rapidly moving marketplace, our internal organization must be curious, empowered and innovative.
The test-and-learn method has seen great success with Coca-Cola brands around the world. Coca-Cola Zero Sugar didn’t just happen in a single launch overnight, across all markets but was introduced in waves through different iterations, with launch learnings applied to each new market along the way. A direct result of this approach is that Coca-Cola Zero Sugar is now in more than 20 markets and has delivered double-digit growth.
In addition to getting our new beverages to market at a more rapid pace, we encourage creativity and innovation within our company to further foster an entrepreneurial culture where employees and teams can learn and adjust quicker. The company is advancing a “make it happen” motto, empowering employees to take smart risks and own the outcomes, even celebrating innovative failures through Coca-Cola’s Global Innovation Awards.
Additionally, Coca-Cola associates globally are being trained in agile practices from leaders who are implementing these principles to teams that have been formed to address strategic priorities. These best practices are being shared through digital tools and community events throughout the organization.
Sustainability is essential to the long-term growth of our business. As a growth company, we bring people brands and beverages that make life’s everyday moments more enjoyable. Sustainability and respect for human rights are fundamental to our way of operating. They guide the way we do business and are essential to our planet and communities everywhere.
Operating across more than 200 countries and territories with deep local connections and relationships gives us an advantage toward making positive impacts and creating shared opportunity.
Now, more than ever, stakeholders expect more of us. They want us to help find solutions and to make a measurable and meaningful difference in the world. Our sustainability efforts have always been strengthened by open dialogue with many stakeholders – our own employees, consumers, parents, customers, bottling partners, suppliers, governments, NGOs, and shareowners. These diverse perspectives will continue to help shape our actions and how we implement initiatives around the world as we move forward on our journey.
Since consumers are at the heart of our business, everything we do starts with our passion for beverages - the ones that people want. In order to achieve growth, we look to give people more of the brands and beverages they love. Beyond sparkling beverages, we’re making targeted investments in juices, teas, coffees, waters, and other categories that complement people's diverse lifestyles. We’re also reducing sugar, offering more sophisticated flavors and added benefits, while increasing package options and the availability of beverages options.
In 2017, we reduced sugar in more than 300 of our drinks globally, while introducing more than 500 new products spanning a variety of categories across a total beverage portfolio. Great examples would be our reformulated Coca-Cola Zero Sugar launched in more than 20 markets in 2017, and we introduced Barrilitos Aguas Frescas, a line of flavored, non-carbonated water beverages, to the U.S. We also finalized the acquisition of AdeS, the leading soy-based beverage brand in Latin America, which we are rolling out in other markets.
Also, in 2017, along with our bottling partners - the European soft drinks industry and national associations - we led a drive to advance progress toward a bold, new commitment to further reduce the average added-sugar content in still and sparkling soft drinks. The goal in Europe is a reduction of 10 percent between 2015 and 2020. This is in addition to the 12 percent sugar reduction the industry achieved from 2000 to 2015.
We take these many challenges facing our business and our world seriously. The key areas we strive to lead in are water for communities, women’s economic empowerment, and to create a world without waste.
I worked at The Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than 10 years)
I was pleased with the salary and benefits. The Company listens to its employees. They made significant changes during the time that I worked there to attract and keep excellent talent.
I did not enjoy commuting downtown. Working remotely was not always an option.
Advice to Management
Continue to listen to your employees and make changes when needed.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at The Coca-Cola Company (Saint Charles, MO) in October 2016.
Contacted by recruiter first. Asked some prequalifying questions. Made it to the personal interview. It was with 2 Area Sales Managers. They were very nice. Liked to talk about themselves a lot. Asked mainly situational type questions. It was only about 5. I've been in retail as a manger for over 12 years so they were similar questions to the ones I have to ask when I'm conducting interviews. I thought the interview went quite well but I got the "Thanks but no thanks" email within a few days. Not sure what exactly they were looking for.