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  • "Very fast paced environment which affects work-life balance" (in 185 reviews)

  • "Long hours in the beginning but it gets better" (in 222 reviews)

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Employee Review

"The Coca-Cola Co a good place to work"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at The Coca-Cola Company full-time

Pros

The Coca-Cola Co offers good opportunities for career growth and good employee benefits. The environment is also very attractive.

Cons

High stress levels to keep up

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Area Sales Manager VEB"

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    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Building small brands. You experience lots of big wins during this phase of growth in a company. Brands that VEB manages are really fun and high-energy and that makes them easier to sell.

    Cons

    Once Coca-Cola North America assumed full control of VEB, it went to hell in a hand-basket, and QUICK. So much talent has been dismissed over a phony assessment process. March 15th is our last day. Really, what they did was retain lower skilled workers and got rid of the hard-working ones who put VEB on the map with their tenacity and knowledge of the bottler system. The senior leadership team is a complete fraud and was not at all transparent about the process in which dozens of people would lose their jobs. The company did these bogus assessments where your manager, their manager and then their manager supposedly assessed your skills and talents. The only problem is, they weighted the four categories so your past performance was only like a 10% factor. Past performance was the only category that isn't subjective. You either hit your plan or you didn't. So, if you hit your plan every year consistently but they want to get rid of you for cheaper talent, they can score you lower on the other portions because those are subjective and also carry more weight. They basically crafted the outcomes of the assessments.

    Advice to Management

    No advice for senior management because they are drones for the mother ship, Coca-Cola. You cannot tell them anything because they will not fight for you because they are gutless. They are just glad they aren't the ones getting screwed over. My advice to anyone considering employment with VEB or Coca-Cola, run the other way unless you're looking for an entry level job to gain some knowledge and leave in two years. This company does not give a damn about their people. They only want people who they know they can push around and over-work and under-pay. Honestly, getting laid off was the best thing that could've happened to me.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "A declining business that's in real trouble"

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    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice campus in Atlanta. Gym, free parking, decent food, free drinks. Good pay.

    Cons

    VERY political. No path for career advancement. Favors for the chosen few and all the rest are afraid for their jobs. Toxic environment.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the unnecessary layoffs every two years. Nothing gets accomplished because there is constant fear of job loss. Employee morale is zero. Diversify. Stop putting all of your eggs in a declining basket.

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