Order builder/ loader (Former Employee) – San Leandro, CA – 29 October 2013
forced overtime almost everyday, swing shift with no time to see your family, your never home, they go against union policy, always getting shorted time on your check just enough that you don't notice so they don't have to pay into your retirement for the week. trying to get the union out so they can terminate everyone to get lower wage workers in the warehouse
Driver Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Lloydminster, SK – 24 April 2017
I liked working here. It's hard work so don't expect it not to be. The biggest problem with this company is communication. Your boss is in a different city entirely. Great hours but long. Weekends off but sometimes during the week you won't get home until late at night.
Account Manager/Sales (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 April 2017
Responsible for ordering/selling/inventory management and merchandising of stores within a territory. Must have a valid drivers licence to commute from store to store and sales centre for sales meetings
Intern Disitribution Coordinator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 11 April 2017
I started working as an intern in the distribution department last summer. I learned so much about day to day practical supply chain that I could link back to the theory I was learning at U of C. It was an amazing learning experience. Most of the people were friendly, and it was hardly ever boring. I would say the biggest con was disorganization at times and lack of communication between departments or shifts. Biggest pro was the flexibility - started as a summer internship but I was able to work the full year part time after my classes. Best internship, I am so thankful for my managers at Coca-Cola. They actually make interns do stuff, and make business choices and help with strategies and projects. Best entry level job to learn and grow!
Could be a great Job but large geography with a small work force makes for long days and a large workload
Account Manager (Former Employee) – Grand Falls-Windsor, NL – 10 April 2017
Was a great brand to represent and gave me a sense of pride to say whom I worked for. My latter years with the company were more challenging as new ownership brought on changes that were difficult in a large geography, small work force area.
A typical work day is 10 to 12 hours with only a 5 minute commute to nearest account. Days can be longer at busy times or if you decide to stop to eat or have to "fit personal things" into your day. The job does have some flexibility to fit things like doctor appointments into the schedule but you still have the same amount of work to be done each day.
Management in my area have a large geography to cover and there was a lot of expectancy from upper management which usually leads to asking for more out of employees.
The company does offer benefits that are not as good as they were in years past or as some other companies offer. Also the pension plan is probably near the bottom of the pack IMO.
The job does have a good physical flow to it that keeps you on your toes and you meet a wide variety of people that you may not get to meet in other jobs.
The company also offers great courses in a variety of aspects pertaining to the industry (some mandatory some optional) and I have found that these courses still server me well in my life after Coca Cola (highly recommend doing most of them if given the opportunity).
Some flexability and vacation time based on years of service
Long hours, poor recognition for hard work and increasing cuts to perks
Sales Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 March 2017
I had a great lead who accommodated my semester schedules. The down side of this job is the labour aspect. You will visit 4-6 stores a day and have to merchandise their shelves. Moving skids of coke products is one of the harder things to do in a grocery store.
Distribution/Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 15 March 2017
Great place to work, very friendly work place with a great management team. Job entails long hours and dealing with an unionized evironment. Job entails working with some great drivers who were very respectful to the manament team.
Merchandiser/Visual Marketing (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 22 February 2017
Coca Cola's Merchandisers travel from store to store stocking & building displays to represent the company. Ive learned about marketing in different aspects through building displays & how to attract customers or clients. The hours are long but management is usually flexible & there is no supervision required. The job is not completed until all the work is complete.
Route Process Administrator (Former Employee) – Calgary AB – 22 February 2017
Repetitive work, lots of cross training, room for growth. Learned lots about the company and there is lots of training online you can take to help you learn more about the company. Hardest part of the job was waiting for all the drivers to come in. I enjoyed the morning part of the job the most, you do all the paperwork before the drivers come in.
Account Manager (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 February 2017
Coca-Cola is a great company to work for. There are lots of opportunities to advance and there is plenty of support from upper management. The account manager position gives you lots of freedom and the ability to work within your own schedule.
It was a productive and good place to work with a good pay
General Laborer (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 2 February 2017
It was a great workplace but I couldn't keep up with my studies and work their because of the shifts, I learned how to work at a high pace packing and delivering pallets , and how to work efficiently in getting the target that we got to aquire