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Coca-Cola Company Los Angeles Reviews

Updated January 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Generally a good work life balance though not always (in 120 reviews)

  • Very laid back you make great money customers come first really good benefits (in 180 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life Balance If Overdelivering on Goals (in 151 reviews)

  • Unorganized work place needs more equipment and you have to work very long hours (in 171 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Got to do a lot of hands-on work.
    Got to get to know people at the distributors.
    Wasn't doing busy work: actually part of marketing.

    Cons

    Hard to get in contact with supervisors.
    Supervisors located across the country.


  2. "Caregiver"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Caregiver in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Caregiver in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I like to help others

    Cons

    Too far away too much traffic

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  3. "Merchandiser"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company that takes care of its employees. Although it can be a lot of work, especially in the summer months.

    Cons

    Sales reps always ordering too much or not the products you need. Store management making it harder to work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more help.


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  5. "Perfect Entry-Level Job, do not get stuck here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn Customer Service Skills, Marketing Skills, Sales Skills, Work for a prestigious brand, Excellent for entry-level grads

    Cons

    Unpredictable work hours, GPS tracking, Phone Call monitoring, Work overload, difficult customers, little opportunity for advancement if you don't want to stay in sales

    Advice to Management

    Let your MDM's transition within the company's other departments. Not everybody wants to be a DSM!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative Finance environment, competitive benefits

    Cons

    No room for growth. Too many employees that have years of experience but few current world skill sets (e.g., Forecasting, basic computer skills, etc)

    Advice to Management

    Examine the current state of the Ends justifying the Means in running the business. The Company would get to its goal by reducing that mindset.


  7. ""Good ol' boy" discrimination"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big company, everyone knows them. some people are really nice to work with, and are honest.

    Cons

    some Director positions in CCR only hire other southeastern natives, and make their religious and political ideas very clear to anyone they talk with at work. If you don't agree with their beliefs you don't get interviewed for jobs. They trash your reputation if your not one of them. No one holds people accountable. no honesty in the factory operations . They promote based on who-knows-who, not on what really gets done.

    Advice to Management

    hold people accountable. break up the 'good ol' boy" predjudice, start with the Director level people.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales/Merchandising/Distribution"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great brand, looks great on a resume

    Cons

    Pay, lack of training, low quality of talent, poor resources, antiquated methods and processes, disorganization, resistant to change, way too conservative corporate culture, lots of red tape, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Change everything


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good values and brand, but poor operations"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Development Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Market Development Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coca-Cola is one of the most well known brands in world and it feels good to be an ambassador for the company. Everyone is nice and tries to help each other. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Very limited room for freedom of to be creative. The operations between the chain of supply lack communication and customers pay price. Can be very stressful and goals for sales team are set very unrealistically. The duties of sales position is very unorganized and have tried to pack 5 jobs in one.

    Advice to Management

    Work in teams more often with sales department. Try to create a more cohesive line of communication. Invest in more reliable technology, it's hard to do your job if equipment breaks down every 10 seconds and the people who fox it out outsourced in other countries.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good job for a driver. 20+ year ex employee. Driver and Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got a paycheck. The distribution center location was close to home. Most employees and coworkers were really good to work with. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Every week 60 to 70 hours on salary. Very non-competitive salary I might add. Though the benefits are really good you are paying for them with your health.

    Advice to Management

    To upper management at the corporate level be good to your employees you're horrible to them now if you change Coca Cola could be a great company again.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Use the Name to get a better job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Branded company, looks good on a resume, FREE/discounted Soda, Unions, 401K matching

    Cons

    Terrible Management, Terrible Human Resources, Accountability Issues, Management Retaliation practices, NO open door policies, No employee moral boosting, All around a terrible place to work, Management Cliques, Terrible Salaries, No career advancement opportunities, Lack of Knowlegable staff, management, employees, Lacking Business Priorities, Lack of Business Ethics, etc

    Advice to Management

    Terminate all current management and start fresh.



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