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Pros
  • Generally a good work life balance though not always (in 125 reviews)

  • Very laid back you make great money customers come first really good benefits (in 186 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life Balance If Overdelivering on Goals (in 154 reviews)

  • Plan on working very long hours and be very patient when getting decisions made (in 178 reviews)

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  1. "Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work at your own pace

    Cons

    Work over load on Holidays

    Advice to Management

    Get extra help around the Holidays


  2. "Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you like being by yourself all day every day then you will enjoy this job. Mileage reimbursement makes all the driving not so bad.

    Cons

    Long hours with lots of labor by yourself. Some stores have terribly organized stock rooms which makes it hard to do the job. Routes and schedules change basically daily so you have to constantly be checking your work email, I even had my schedule changed at 6am the morning of.


  3. "Great Company to work for - The people make the environment enjoyable."

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    Former Employee - Route Process Administrator in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Route Process Administrator in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks, flexible, company continuously improves their processes.

    Cons

    Unless you are in an upper management position the pay tends to be lower then the norm. Most people no matter the position take on much more responsibilities then initial job description and will not see a pay increase. However, the benefits are great, additional perks, discounts, tuition reimbursements, etc. help tremendously.

    Advice to Management

    Many of the areas such as Sales, Delivery and Merchandising work in silos. Understanding all areas of the business, what each department does along with how the departments effect one other would help tremendously. Communication between the departments are key. Managers ensuring this communication and collaboration would eliminate/avoid many minor issues.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Given a chance"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time

    Pros

    Very professional management team. Gave me a chance after felony 19 years ago. Decent starting wage. I love their charitable contributions.

    Cons

    Seasonal position with no guarantee of a position after that. Hard work but nothing I haven't done in the past with less pay.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and create an environment that promotes happiness. A happy employee is a productive employee. A productive employee makes everyone money


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Long hours with mandatory overtime, disinterested management, decent work-out."

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    Former Employee - Order Builder in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Order Builder in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    With all the overtime, I was well compensated for the work. Many of the people I worked with had been there for years and were very welcoming.

    Cons

    Others were not... many people came in, did there job with little assistance to those who were new there. They often cheated the system to make it appear they were maximizing their efforts when they were just cutting corners. Management seemed to care about nothing. Often back-to-back-to-back 12 hour days in a hot warehouse.


  7. "Challenging position but I learned a lot."

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    Current Employee - Demand Replenishment Planner in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Demand Replenishment Planner in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Powerful company to work for with an aggressive upper management style. Overall friendly company culture with a team-based environment. Many of the employees have been with the company for years.

    Cons

    Not much training with my position. From a supply management outlook the company flushes lots of money down the toilet.

    Advice to Management

    I would make it more inviting for entry level employees to have there word heard.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Where Careers Go To Die"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - The Job is Simple as an Account Manager
    - Very Low Standards/Expectations
    - Management is Very Low Performing; So If You Are Too You'll Fit In Easily

    Cons

    - Culture of Good ole' Boy Network
    - You Will Never Get Promoted If You Are Not "In"
    - Very Low Pay For Sales; And I Mean VERY LOW
    - They Scam You Out Of Bonuses You Earn By Saying They Cannot "Track Them"
    - You Will Run Your Personal Vehicle Into The Ground

    Advice to Management

    You need a fundamental cultural change at your local offices. The highly motivated employees you have are consistently driven away by a culture of self-preservation vs. doing what is right for the company. And that means placing people in positions of power (i.e. promotions) who are highly unqualified. It's a game that is played with open positions based purely on the decision makers self interest rather than what is best for share holders. Very sad, this company could do so much better..... They are very lucky they have a great portfolio of products.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    money is good some fellow workers

    Cons

    work you to death treat you like garbage


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Order Builder in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Order Builder in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, Big fortune 500 company, free refreshments, Company is progressing, Good college job, Helps pay the bills, Feel like part of a team,

    Cons

    During peak times this job requires long hours, Often working third shift. Management can be difficult. Also there is a general negative work culture within the warehouse

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more, Don't be so strict


  11. "unhappy,and only as good as your closest superviser"

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    Current Employee - Union in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Union in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    high pay to ability ratio

    Cons

    union stupidity , & Mngt. has an us against them mentality

    Advice to Management

    prejudicial, target on your back treatment


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