Forklift Driver (Former Employee), Rockville, MD – November 1, 2013
Pros: fair management with fun events
Cons: late shifts
Great benefits with great career advancement. I enjoyed working for coca cola alot the mangers kept everyone up to date with what is going on with the company and finding the best way to complete the work for each day.
DISTRIBUTION MANAGER (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – October 9, 2012
Pros: good salary
Cons: work in all kinds of weather
As a delivery driver you are to finish your route, management are decent people that have moved up the ranks. Physically demanding, You do get to meet a lot of different people and you are always in a different area of the city
Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee), Enterprise, AB – August 16, 2012
Pros: benefits and social club gathering good team buliding
Cons: no promotional prospects
Assign work tasks from previous nights production reports and work orders, alway looking to improve technology good management group and fellow workers. leaving to go to nova scotia for a higher position and leaving a good working environment, enjoyed all aspects
Productive and worked in different locations everyday.
Merchandiser (Former Employee), Kingston, ON – April 26, 2012
Pros: always kept busy, worked at my own pace, had my own hours
Cons: schedules were poorly made
I would drive to different cities, depending on the schedule, ranging from Belleville to Brockville. I would go to different stores that sold Coca-Cola products such as Wal-Mart and Metro and restock all of Coca-Cola's product while keeping the back tidy. I would travel alone and work alone while keeping track of the time I spent at each store and the – more... mileage I drove. I would deal with the store managers to get a signature or approval that my duties were complete. The hardest part of the job is to start my day near the same time as a truck arrival. This is because if I came in too early I would not have much to do until the truck came and if I came too late I would have to work extra fast due to the fact that other trucks for different companies were also arriving. The most enjoyable part of this job is that I got to meet and work with different managers from different stores. Also I enjoyed driving to different cities which always kept me busy. – less
long haul driver (Current Employee), Cape Town, South Africa – April 25, 2012
Pros: benefits- med aid, prov fund, pension etc.
Cons: long hours, no study time and very little personal time
18 hours of driving each day from Cape Town to George. We have very little correspondence with management. We as co- workers have a good understanding with each other. I get very little sleep and communication between office staff and the drivers is most of the time very bad. I suppose I could say the benefits, such as medical aid etc and the fact that – more... enjoy my job. – less
Sales Account Manager (Current Employee), Omaha, NE – April 16, 2014
Pros: good pay/ benefits, globally recognized, independent position, high recognition
Cons: highly stressful at times, can work long hours
Each day I have a set route that will differ from day to day but will be the same stops each week. I would check on my hand held computer to see current and upcoming ads for each stop. I plan out a course to follow based on location and efficiency. At each stop (or outlet) I will check to see if we as a company have certain priorities that we try to – more... meet for each quarter. I will walk the outlet to: identify key opportunities for Coca-Cola and our customers to gain business, ensure all of our product is to our "Look of Success," and to order missing product. Then I will inventory our back stock and us that long with the ad information to determine an accurate order for the outlet.
Coca-cola is a team composed of many people and many positions. I have learned that we could not be as successful as we are without everyone evolved. It takes all employees' involvement to make things run smoothly. My management is very involved and always tries to put us all in the best possible position for us to succeed. If they need to dive in and merchandise product, sell in product, or what ever else they are more than willing to do so. My co-workers are also team players. Many of us call each other for advice or suggestions on different obstacles. Many times we help out each other by cover some stops for each other should one be falling behind. All of us from management to entry level jobs generally respect and care for one another and want to see every one do well
I have also learned that its not always easy to try to predict what a store will sell through or not on any giving day. I have to find a way to use the tools that are given to me and my best judgment to write an order. Another challenge is balance my day out so that I am not spending too much time at one store or doing one particular task.
My favorite part about my job is that fact that I am working for one of the largest companies in the world that brings joy and happiness to people of ages and races. when I mention that I work for Coca-cola everyone instantly knows what that is and starts up a conversation even if they prefer the another brand over ours. I get a sense of pride when I see someone drinking a Coke or wearing a Coke shirt. – less
Stocker (Former Employee), Minocqua, WI – April 16, 2014
Worked in Minocqua, WI stocking and maintaining soda displays at 3 stores for Coca-Cola. Traveling was enjoyable although I was never compensated for mileage. Days went fast, worked with numerous other stocking employees.
Merchandiser (Former Employee), Eagan, MN – April 16, 2014
Pros: good starting pay.
Cons: difficult work, poor oversight, and no health benefits for part time employees.
Worked as a part time merchandiser and the work is extremely labor intensive which was not illustrated during interview Also, communication is very poor at headquarters and was sent on various routes on different weeks. This job is not for everyone.
Shift Leader (Current Employee), Sidcup, ENG – April 15, 2014
Cons: everything esle
Long hours continental shifts Staff stuck in their ways - long service management who wont deal with poor performance and dont reward or recognise high performers coworkers who want to put each other down
Merchandiser (Former Employee), Huntsville, AL – April 12, 2014
Pros: good over time
Cons: short breaks
The days were very busy from the beginning till the end. I learn to use a fork lift an a walking staking .The management was ok, mi co-workers all was good an professional people the hardest part of the job unloading big palette in a broke dock finish my day without problems in all.