Coca-Cola Company - Financial results are strong, increases to employees reduced in 2012, executive tier are likely to be beneficiaries | Glassdoor
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"Financial results are strong, increases to employees reduced in 2012, executive tier are likely to be beneficiaries"

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Current Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL
Current Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

One of few remaining companies offering pensions
Solid 401k match program
3 weeks vacation for first 10 years of employment

Cons

Traditional type health plan contribution out of pocket expense by employee is high and likely to get worse; company promoting HSA alternative with high deductible.

Employees and business issues have suffered due to the method of rollout for the merger/integration; the decision to not fully integrate to a common solution will likely have negative consequences.

Advice to Management

Employee compensation will become significant issue as economy rebounds as the best talent is lost to organizations in growth mode, the company will not be able react fast enough and will be left with mediocre staff members to continue supporting the business. This is not the best formula to maintain or grow a competitive workforce and winning business model.

Maintaining separate systems, duplicate payroll processing, attempting to continue with different benefits, retirement plans, etc. will lead to morale issues due to inequities and consume existing staff resources due to address all the resulting administrative and personnel issues.

Other Employee Reviews for Coca-Cola Company

  1. Helpful (1)

    "60+ hour work weeks with very little support from management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good paid time off. You can make a respectable base salary with little sales experience. But you will WORK HARD for every dime you make.

    Cons

    Zero respect for work - life balanced. As a salesman you are asked to do so much more including delivering product and POS items in your own vehicle, collect NSF fees from customers, stock coolers and take orders. The laptops and other technical equipment provided and required for the job rarely works properly and is defiantly behind the times. You are required to track every minute of your day, including how many minutes you are at a customers, how many minutes you spent driving to the location and how many minutes you spent doing the administrative work associated with each stop. The incentive/bonus payouts are set up on a very difficult structure, and only get paid out if you hit 90% or higher of you market set goals. Some current employees say they are impossible to reach. Upper management has continually ignored the concerns and needs of their sales teams. The high turnover rate is a testament to how unfavorable this job is.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and TRUST your staff. The people on the sales level are hardworking folks who deserve a fair and ethical work environment. Provide the technical equipment and support required for the job. Instead of asking sales people to spend 6-9 hours per week logging every minute of every call, trust the team that they are doing their job and give them back that time to actually complete SALES calls.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Going Down Fast"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Sales in Montgomery, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job
    benefits offered
    weekends off

    Cons

    long hours to complete the unrealistic expectations of management. nearly no home time except to eat and go to bed. 14-16 hour days in the trade.
    taking away of company cars, we computed the out of pocket after their pittance and with mileage, maintenance, gas, car payment and insurance we will exceed what they pay by $3000 a year. in essence paying to work for the company.
    consistantly late paying the "bonus" they have insisted is part of regular salary. They stay on the sales managers yet incompetence is tolerated in other facets of the organization, and even rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    do your own version of "Undercover Boss", not those silly "trade rides" that you do. Get up at 5am get in a vehicle and work all the accounts in an account managers day till complete, not just till you are ready to go home, because they dont have that luxury, and do it for an entire week, then set your goals and expectations,


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