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Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company with good beneifts (in 20 reviews)

  • Annual raises every year and good benefits (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Long days long hours no family time (in 32 reviews)

  • Work/Life Balance can be challenging (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bulk, Conventional and Merchandising Driver/Sales Associate in Panama City, FL
    Former Employee - Bulk, Conventional and Merchandising Driver/Sales Associate in Panama City, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great people, excellent benefits , takes good care of its employees

    Cons

    cosn are none in my opinion

    Advice to Management

    keep on doing what your doing


  2. "Great team ....no management oversight,underqualified supervisors"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    brand name,looks good on resume,broad equipment experience from obsolete to state of art, continuous improvement

    Cons

    no incentive to move up,conflict resolution managed remotely from corporate in Atlanta

    Advice to Management

    take responsibility and get on the production floor and "make" Coca-Cola with your team and learn something you don't already know from college


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandiser"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work on your own.
    Hours and pay are reasonable.
    Moving around all day, no sitting around.

    Cons

    In order to move up within the company you must there for years before promotion or raise consideration.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "A great national brand managed by a poor distributor. Company has no "family" values but pretends to."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Developer in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Account Developer in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, 2 weeks vacation starting, you get to work for this worldwide prestigious brand. It's Coca Cola. Some management genuinely cares for you.

    Cons

    Extreme stress, basically never off the clock. 60+ hour work weeks Monday-Friday. Unrealistic expectations with rare praise. Blindly following corporate directions with no common sense adjustment.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the constant "covering" of one self by unnecessarily giving corrective actions just so you can say you did.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "run and run some more"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is good,holidays off,sick days/personal days/weekends off.Which is good but you gotta see the big picture.

    Cons

    You very rarely know what your intended role is for the day.Arrive early and or near on time does not factor greatly on your ability to complete the task at had in a reasonable amount of time.Some days you are threw it quickly,mostly you are micromanaged threw a series of stops to which you may have never even been to/seen before.The most damning con....you are NEVER sure when you will get off work.

    Advice to Management

    Please dispatch the routes correctly and ensure that employee safety and personal time is of paramount concern,listen to suggestions from fellow employees and treat them with the respect they deserve


  7. "Worst job I have ever had!!!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated full-time

    Pros

    You have a job that's it.

    Cons

    Everything the bosses,pay,management, worst place I have ever worked.

    Advice to Management

    Stay away don't even waste you're time. There is a reason they are always hiring it's because they can't keep anyone.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not up front"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Development
    Current Employee - Account Development
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated full-time

    Pros

    still working for Coca Cola

    Cons

    Expect a lot more from you while giving you less pay and taking away vacations


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Account Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Development Manager
    Current Employee - Account Development Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule as long as work is completed by the required time everyday

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities unless you know someone, extremely stressful, low pay based on the what management expects of you, required to answer your work phone 24/7/365.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more or delegate more responsibility to merch supervisors and DM's


  10. Helpful (1)

    "No recognition for hard work, and more work piled on"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Ladson, SC
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Ladson, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you know what you are doing and properly manage your time you can be done in 8 to 10 hours

    Cons

    You only get a once a year cost of living raise, not based off your work performance at all. No communication between management and merchandisers. Sales team just orders to trying to make their goals. No set training program set up. New sales people generally rely on merchandisers to help with the orders. No incentive to do a good job except to keep your job.

    Advice to Management

    Get out the office, ride with your people. Actually see what's going on.


  11. "Good summer job (Delivery assistant)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery and Merchandising Assistant in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Delivery and Merchandising Assistant in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and good pay. I felt everyone really was happy to have my help there while I worked with the drivers.

    Cons

    Long hours and very hard work. Be ready to work 10 plus hours and be at work bright and early at around 4 am.

    Advice to Management

    I know many people complain about the disconnect between ordering the soda and delivering.



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