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.
Customer Service/Sales Representative (Former Employee), Milton Keynes, ENG – March 19, 2014
Pros: discounts on theme parks. tickets to the olympics and overtime
Cons: evening shifts
Answering the phone to customers and internal CCE employees. Taking calls regarding anything from customer complaints (consumer issues) to coke employee engineers Organizing engineers work plan Admin work including Surveys I also took on a role of an office based Sales Representative, which Coke labeled as a ‘Virtual Rep’. These duties included making – more... sure our national accounts remained happy by dealing with all their complaints directly. Organizing all the equipment movements (Install’s/Re-site/Withdraw). Dealing with equipment movements. Raising and organizing instillations/Withdraws for Coca-Cola equipment Sales - inbound & outbound drinks order. Driving sales increase. Speaking with our larger customers selling into business like Majestic wine and Cash and Cary's. Third party catering companies like Sodexo and Mars. Building client base growth. Calling businesses installing Coca-cola's equipment. Signing new accounts to purchase direct from us.
I learned excellent customer services skills. Excellent telephone skills. I also gained the skills to be patient with customers.
I would say the hardest part of the job was the consumer response line, It was a free phone telephone number that alot of people used to abuse and prank call. It was more so frustrating than hard as these people would cause a delay on helping out actual customers with a real issue. – less
Merchandiser (Former Employee), Fort Wayne, IN – March 18, 2014
Cons: wear and tear on your vehicle
A very high-paced job that requires exceptional attention to detail. A typical day included communication with managers at grocery stores, company compliance with product builds and some interaction with customers. What I learned most was the importance of constant communication and patience. My co-workers were great and always willing to help. The – more... hardest part of the job was relocating displays. The most enjoyable part of the job was having the responsibility to do my job without management "over my shoulder." – less
Manufacturing Supervisor (Current Employee), Grand Rapids, MI – March 17, 2014
Cons: forced overtime
Worked several years with the company in the management level. Along the way was given many opportunities to work on several large projects only later to have them handed over to less experienced, non qualified personnel. No juatification was given to me when questioning this changes. There is no appreciation for years of service including management – more... staff that had worked nearly 40+ Years with the company. Excessive work hours in excess of 80 hours a week with ZERO compensation or comp time for hous worked. Management would pick and choose at giving comp time as they saw fit. At no time would upper management step in and put in weekend time as part of the team. In stead when approached and questioned why they would not help on weekend duty they would simply say " I've paid my dues" or " they don't pay me enough to work weekends". Don't let this company trademark fool you... They claim that they put their people first and honestly that is the furthest from the truth. – less
Geat product, speed to market and market strategy is lacking
Account Sales Manager (Current Employee), Rushville IN and Connersville IN – March 17, 2014
Pros: ability to manage my accounts, to drive profit for my customers, reduce out dated product for coca-cola.
Cons: there is not a shared responsibility between the three branches of our business, sales, distribution and productoion.
I call on over 40 accounts throughout the work week. I am responsible for maintaining and selling in new product and placing product in high traffic areas in stores. I also check prices and inventory levels and write orders to supply product until next delivery day. I have direct access to all store managers and need to respond quickly and accurately – more... to their specific needs and adapt to market trends. I must also maintain a profit level for each customer that is satisfactory to their business needs in order for them to be profitable each quarter/year. I do this without direst supervision of my delivery drivers and merchandisers who place products in each store. The relationship is essential with these fellow employees as they are a vital component. – less
VENDING SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee), Brackmills, Northampton – March 17, 2014
-Organized all the paper work and check lorry and stocks are all in the lorry. -We didn't have a co-workers did the delivery on my own, lifting boxes of drinks cans or bottles on my own. -when had finished a long busy day more than normally then been asked to do extra in emergency and finished after 12 hours. -the most enjoyable when everything is going – more... smooth through out the day and traffic as I had to deliver outside Northamptonshire. – less
Financial Analyst (Current Employee), Atlanta, GA – March 16, 2014
Pros: work life balance
Cons: no progression. tenure rules!
Culture is of tenure above ability. I found myself reporting to senior management that spent decades but short of sharpness you would expect from leadership. Often can get frustrated with lack of career progression.
Field Service Supervisor (Current Employee), Abilene – March 15, 2014
Too many responsibilites continue to be handed down to the supervisor level. Unable to be in field with employees due to workload. Too many major projects scheduled at the same time doesn't allow adequate time to ensure project is executed properly. Senior management continue to raise the performance expectations with very little support at our level. – more... Subsequently, you are threatened often with going on a PIP or worse. – less
Forklift Operator (Current Employee), San Antonio, TX – March 15, 2014
Pros: great ppl in shipping
Cons: lots of work to do. and its all expected to be done in less than 8hrs.
Good place to learn forklift and riding pallet jack. As a Selector theres plenty of over time and 6 months later you can go to a different dept. But Order selecting isn't a great job. Shipping is awesome but you have to share one little warehouse and deal with other departments in your way.
Public Affairs and Communications Intern (Former Employee), Atlanta, GA – March 14, 2014
Each day brought new and exciting challenges to the table. My typical day was not spent in a cubicle all day. I was able to learn from not only the Public Affairs and Communications department but from numerous departments on the Coca-Cola campus, as well as surrounding design, public relations and printing firms.
Senior Account Manager (Former Employee), Speedway, IN – March 13, 2014
Pros: loose schedule
Cons: lots of sales pressure
First off, I was always pleased with the compensation I received. Salary was fair and the bonuses were pretty great (although, I hear that this is changing). My direct supervisors were pretty great, but the higher up you get, the less impressive management was.