Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated - Extremely Hard Work, Disfunctional Management | Glassdoor
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"Extremely Hard Work, Disfunctional Management"

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Former Employee - Bulk Account Merchandiser in Charleston, SC
Former Employee - Bulk Account Merchandiser in Charleston, SC
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Salary is $40K-$45K
Benefits are decent
Turnover is high (for good reasons), but that makes this an easy job to get if you need one
You work in different accounts everyday and get to interact with a wide variety of people

Cons

Coke does not pay standard overtime, instead they pay VROT, which works out to about $5 an hour. Consequently, they work their merchandisers to death, and then to add insult to injury, they hold many long-winded meetings, filled with information which could easily have been condensed into a short email and dishonest propaganda. Management is constantly trying to reinvent the wheel instead of just letting their workers do their jobs. This is a company that definitely thinks punishing and hypercriticizing people is cheaper than rewarding them. In 2011, they announced major changes to how merchandisers do their jobs. Managers now track merchandisers with GPS. They also required merchandisers to work 6 days on, 2 off, until many people quit, including myself. Then they switched to a system where many full-time workers were forced to become part-time workers without benefits. Who knows what's next? One thing is guaranteed. Life for workers at CCBCC is going downhill fast.

Advice to Management

You are everything that is wrong with corporate America. We are not your slaves. Bring your attitudes toward workers out of the 19th century.

Other Employee Reviews for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

  1. "Very sexist atmosphere, especially warehouse management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a good workout and they are flexible with your hours. Shifts are only 4 hours long...which could be a good or bad thing.

    Cons

    Getting a raise is nearly impossible if you are a woman in the warehouse. Getting full time employment is also nearly impossible. Work a lot of weekends/holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Be more egalitarian. Give fair raises, and make fair rules and regulations regarding how quickly pallets can be built. Consult with the warehouse crew about positioning, they often have better ideas than you.


  2. "Pay is good but upper management sucks."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bulk Account Merchandiser in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Bulk Account Merchandiser in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Day time hours and good pay for high school diploma. Get paid weekly and are fully invested when you are first hired.

    Cons

    Very hard work, driving your own car and work 6 weeks to get a weekend off. Only get 2 sick days a year and 1 personal day.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more family oriented. Give positive reinforcement. Offer more incentives.

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