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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Category Manager Reviews

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group President and CEO Larry D. Young
Larry D. Young
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  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 20 reviews)

  • Long hours, some politics could be stressful at times (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Headed in the right direction"

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    Current Employee - Category Manager in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Category Manager in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, co-workers are great

    Cons

    on the low end of the pay scale

    Advice to Management

    need to get in line with pay with similar companies


  2. Helpful (2)

    "WalMart Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Category Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere. Fast paced and fun people. Free beverages and good benefits. Knowledgable managers and decent training. Half day Friday summertime hours.

    Cons

    Many executives are former bottlers or drivers which can be difficult at times. Below average pay and no company car.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great brands and Brand Equity...Lack of Long Term Focus"

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    Former Employee - Category Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy going culture a lot of tenured employees. Great brands, a lot of pride in their brands. Great HR department, on-boarding was thorough. Great training program and a lot of initiatives to hone in on what they value.

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive. Lack of career growth opportunities. Poor leadership has deteriorated what our department and discipline was known for. Senior management can care less about employees.

    Advice to Management

    It's not all about you. Ridiculous bonuses and over inflated salaries are all you care about. The CEO doesn't even have the common courtesy to speak to most employees.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good growth and career progression opportunities, but lean resources and lacking in strong leadership/management."

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    Former Employee - Category Manager in Rogers, AR
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Rogers, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good growth and career progression opportunities, nice perks, fun products. Many opportunities to gain experience in different areas of the business.

    Cons

    Poor management/leadership communication, people and resources are stretched too thin, work/life balance not a priority, sales results valued above integrity.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people, listen to subordinates and respect ideas enough to make changes. Admit mistakes and correct them rather than trying to cover your losses. Support the team by providing adequate resources (including hiring additional head count where needed to drive the business). Focus on career development in a way that ensures success (step-by-step progression).