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Britvic Soft Drinks Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Pros
  • A great portfolio of brands backed up by a workforce of great people (in 5 reviews)

  • Generally, people are respected as more than just a resource though and there is a reasonable work life balance compared to other corporates (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Recent senior management hires are ruthless & short sighted particularly those from Tesco (in 3 reviews)

  • Human resources tend to overpromise and undeliver when it comes to career progression instead preferring to hire externally (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Sales Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Britvic Soft Drinks full-time

    Pros

    Strong company core values and a clear vision on where they want to go. Britvic has competitive wages, great insurance plan and fantastic work/life balance.

    Cons

    I'd have to stretch to find many cons about Britvic. The company does a great job of rewarding the employees that go above and beyond.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Continue to stay ahead of the curve to keep our competition on their feet.


  2. "Britvic North America-Helmel Hempstead-USA Market"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Franchise Director for Southern Regions in Daphne, AL
    Current Employee - Franchise Director for Southern Regions in Daphne, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Britvic Soft Drinks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for with great benefis! With the continued growth in the US market, Personal/Profesional growtth opportunities are available for all employees that are committed and willing to apply yourself.

    Cons

    I would say that the only con working with Britvic is that sometimes you have heavy travel time but as long as you manage correctly you can maintain a work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide communications of current and future US market strategies. Also would suggest that management continue to hava open and candid conversations/feedback sessions in order to drive positive change.


  3. "Fantastic organisation in the USA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Britvic North America is a great place to work. People are empowered, motivated and see the bigger impact their everyday actions have. The business has a strong relationship with Pepsico which works well for the distribution scale of Britvic brands in the USA. Team culture is very strong and very close to the extent that the only people that have departed this organisation are those that the business has chosen to exit NOT people leaving of their own free will. We are all proud of this retention rate. I cannot speak highly enough of this business here in the states which compares very well to other organisations i have worked in.

    Cons

    The implementation of European 'Group' policies doesnt always work effectively for a small team in a large distant country but a lot of work has been ongoing here to make this better and its starting to turn.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus and investment levels moving forward, we are making great inroads into the kids beverage market with Fruit Shoot which is already #2 kids single serve product in the market.


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  5. "Excellent Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Britvic Soft Drinks (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lovely people to work with

    Cons

    Fast pace environment - busy busy


  6. "CSR/Comms"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative Manager in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative Manager in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Britvic Soft Drinks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Britvic is a growing, friendly, great place to work. The people are supportive and passionate and the brands are fun and an asset to anyone's CV. From a CSR stance the company is keen to 'do the right thing' and plays a leading role in the health agenda and is therefore trusted and respected by key stakeholders.

    Cons

    I've worked here 15 years - so none that stand out!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to employ great people to work on your great brands.


  7. "Britvic"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CMO in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - CMO in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Britvic Soft Drinks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Visionary passionate ambitious fair worklife balance

    Cons

    none really all very good

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what they are doing


  8. "ASE"

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    Current Employee - ASE in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - ASE in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Britvic is a top class place in o work and everyone is like a big massive family

    Cons

    Not enough holidays ha ha 😜

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing


  9. "Ambitious, up for change, great brands, positive people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Britvic Soft Drinks part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Huge ambition and opportunity - aiming to double in size and triple share price.
    Fantastic brands, number 1 in categories and countries.
    Growing internationla reach (UK, France, Ireland, Brazil strong, USA, rest of Europe, Asia growing).
    Huge current capability, yet determined to improve too.
    Great mix of people's experiences - former P&G, Coca Cola, PepsiCo Unilever, Diageo, Mars, Self-employed all in a melting pot as well as Britvic long-termers.

    Cons

    Hemel Hempstead location difficult to get to on public transport.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the small company agility spirit combined with big company power.


  10. "Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Britvic Soft Drinks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Britvic feels quite exciting (in the UK). There are a lot of new people and management gives a lot of flexibility. It's a small place but puts a lot of focus on the consumer and building brands.

    Cons

    A bit chaotic, growing pains. Sometimes it is a bit old fashion and other times it is cutting edge so it can be difficult to navigate.

    Advice to Management

    Work on communicating what decisions are being made on projects to everyone on the project - not just a small group.


  11. "Work somewhere awsome...."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Britvic Soft Drinks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Britvic has fantastic brands, passionate people, a great work environment and it's fun coming to work. There is a lot of responsibility and autonomy, a real feel of teamworking and a focus on people being important to the business. There is a realy buzz about the business, which is helped by a hot desking environment so you can get to know a lot of people quickly.

    Cons

    You need to show initiative, be a self starter and be happy to be held accountable for the things you do - I love this but it might not be for everyone!


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