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SodaStream Reviews

Updated Aug 19, 2019

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3.2
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SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum
Daniel Birnbaum
9 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "sodastream- TSR"

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SodaStream full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great company to work for, they are very supportive of their employees

    Cons

    hard to get in contact with the US office due to it being on the east coast

    SodaStream2019-07-10
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Favouritism and bias"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at SodaStream full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary but they make you earn it even on weekends

    Cons

    Senior management decides what rules are right for which employee. They help those they want with mediators and support but if you aren’t one of the select few they won’t give you the same benefits or respect even if you ask for it. This pertains to everything from working from home to what expenses are covered to development support to every day treatment

    Advice to Management

    Get your priorities straight. All employees should be treated the same

    SodaStream2019-08-19
  3. "Company"

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    I have been working at SodaStream

    Pros

    great place to work for

    Cons

    No cons at this company

    SodaStream2018-09-06
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Heavy on Potential, Light on Execution"

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    Customer Service Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SodaStream for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exciting Product, Room for Growth, Nice Office-Culture

    Cons

    In an effort to be 'nimble' there is a woeful lack of planning, which results in every project becoming a bum-rush. In the end, this makes the company LESS able to respond to the market, which shows in the current sales cool-down

    Advice to Management

    Don't believe your own BS, the numbers don't lie.

    SodaStream2016-05-12
  5. "Getting better?"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SodaStream full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Freedom to express ideas due to start up environment

    Cons

    Lack of training, increases, employee moral. HR was getting better at coordinating and putting more effort into employee issues.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and compensate employees as they should be.

    SodaStream2015-10-23
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Best People Around"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SodaStream full-time

    Pros

    amazing people to work with constant new flavor tastings team building days small office so everyone knows each other

    Cons

    international headquarters controls EVERYTHING even if it makes no sense for US market

    Advice to Management

    You have the most capable employees I have ever seen, let them make decisions!

    SodaStream2015-08-28
  7. Helpful (1)

    "If you love to work, this is the company for you"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SodaStream

    Pros

    Salaries are great. A lot of holidays and time off benefits.

    Cons

    Cross functional communication needs improvement. Lack of SOP's. Work/life balance not so great. You work long hours.

    SodaStream2015-02-25
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SodaStream full-time

    Pros

    great consumer product for making sparkling water

    Cons

    Lack of process and direction Management members lack ability to make clear business decisions that make sense

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your consumer base and retailers if you want to keep them

    SodaStream2015-02-22
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Like they always say, "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.""

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SodaStream

    Pros

    Independence, travel, company expense account, networking at events

    Cons

    No chance for promotion; product fad leading to company downsizing zero contact with co-workers, managers; poorly run HR dept

    Advice to Management

    Give employees a day off once in a while instead of implying that everyone must work 7 days a week or they somehow won't be successful, clarity your company policies regarding independent travel as far as appropriate use of expense account and follow these policies yourselves (instead of buying drinks for the whole staff and then getting angry when your employees do the same, hypothetically, of course...)

    SodaStream2014-10-21
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work for those that enjoy a startup environment."

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    I have been working at SodaStream

    Pros

    Energetic, able to get involved in a lot of different things beyond your role, flexible work environment, great people

    Cons

    Lack of process which is typical in startup but a little more intense here as many members of management lack ability to drive process change. Some older mgmt members lack ability to make clear decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Headed in right direction with recent changes, need to invest in infrastructure now

    SodaStream2014-02-14
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