Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited
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A Rewarding Place to Work but be prepared to Deal with Lots of Stress

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As an SDM, if you work hard and develop great relationships with your customers your job will become easier and you will be rewarded fairly. During the slow season, you will work a standard 40 hour week, but during the 4 busy summer months you will put in many long weeks and days without being compensated extra for it. Overall a great place to work, with room for career progression, but you will eventually have to move if you do want a promotion.

Pros

Good Pay, Great Benefits and Pension. Room for growth and career progression.

Cons

As a salaried employee, you will work lots of extra hours above and beyond your pay.
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Part time merchandiser has no support

Only merchandising positions in Coke are part time but I worked full time hours. No benefits at all.I worked for over two years trying to move up to sales positions while watching new hires move ahead of me.They focus their appreciation on the sales team and not the merchandisers.The amount of physical work I had to do with no incentives was not worth it any longer. Very physical work, full time hours, part time pay and no health benefits or vacation days to recover from injuries is not a good work environment.

Pros

No pros

Cons

"Be less white" is one example of how they treat employees.
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Not the Best Place to Work

Overall, the company is decent. However, there is no room for growth & salary & benefits aren't competitive. Training and support was terrible in this role.
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Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere

Coca-Cola has little to no respect for their employees, benefits keep disappearing every year and even during the height of the pandemic they stopped the pension plan compensation even though they made more money than ever in that period. Also, if you are looking for benefits, working 40 hours a week doesn't guarantee you the full-time status. Very poor management and no respect for requests to have regular days off. They also do not care about the mental health of their employees, do yourself a favor and do not work for a company who makes a profit of polluting every corner of this planet.
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Nice place to work but hard work

Solid gig to get your foot in the door. Decent pay at $18.25 an hour. But it's hard work. Wear and tear on your own vehicle as well which sucks. Full time hours available though
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Its not what you think it is...

I work as a Merchandiser out of London Ontario and have been employed since The end of 2021. A couple things you should know before applying...The ONLY reason I stay and do what I do is because of my manager. Great guy.The pay is so/so Work life balance is not really there, and it is difficult to give an answer to wether or not it exists. As a merchandiser, it is 100% Physical labour, and not easy labour. You never have a set schedule, and only go home when the job is complete, depending on how fast you work, it could be 6 hours, 8 hours, some days even 12 hours. You move hundreds of cases of pop per day along with heavy 2L's consecutively, and a bunch of other coca-cola branded products off pre-delivered pallets at different stores around SWO, starting as early as 7am.Money:the pay is not horrible but dont expect to make a killing. At roughly $18.50 per hour, you do an incredible amount of expected work (even worse during the holidays and early summer) that makes this not worth it, even with rising gas prices and nearly $0.55/Km reimbursement.Work/Culture/Time:If you're looking for long term, this company has growth but don't expect to grow too quickly. Unfortunately, a company like this will hire you PT with Full time hours so enjoy no benefits for a while. For example, you can easily work for a company like Cintas, get paid in the mid $20/hour's and have a 4 day work week with weekend off and the culture will be much better, along with work/life balance. Since your schedule will be set along a specific route and you'll know where and when it ends.Overall, Its - 
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It's alright

The work is mainly dayso you're always home in the evening. The pay is alright, but lower than competitors offer for the same position. There's opportunity to move around if you desire/if there's an opening.
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Inside Sales Representative

While there is much power that comes with working for a big name like Coca Cola, it’s run like the family business that it is, with not the best family dynamics. Major changes since new ownership and not for the better.As much as they say there are many opportunities for growth, there isn’t. You may be good enough to do the job while they find a candidate, but won’t hire you.If they see you’re a hard worker and competent, they’ll give you more work for the same significantly below average pay, and still not give you a promotion.Ridiculously low pay in the call Center (17-19$ per hour) makes it impossible to survive on these wages. It’s basically poverty.Lots of incompetent ppl because of the low salary, so the rest of us pick up the slack. Call Center is bottom of the barrel.Many long service employees fired for refusing vaccine.Forced back to the office even though we were working remote before Covid. Major micromanaging.

Pros

3 weeks vacation to start

Cons

Very low pay that is not competitive to the market, No opportunities for growth, the better you perform the more work they’ll give you for the same pay
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Toxic work environment

Work environment is toxic.. Some managers are good and supportive while others will try to pull you down.. highly stressful and mismanaged in terms of delegation of tasks.. favouritism is prevalent

Pros

Brand name

Cons

Long hours, non supportive management, low salary, zero involvement of HR
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Hard work for seasonals

Waste of time as seasonal builder, you will never get FT union, only low pay as seasonal I acumulated 1000hrs 3 seasons, now they dont want me, looking for the next victim.No one recognize your efforts supervisors come and go, same with managers, too much sweat for nothing.FT union different story, very good everything.They will use you and abuse you, nepotism is first and valid,Don't waste your time there in Nelson Rd. Richmond

Pros

Paid lunch time in graveyard

Cons

Bad ergonomics, senior colleagues mean and rude sometimes
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Average place to work

Good management and supportive team members but low salary compare to similar jobs. Don't expect too much from the company.However, good work-life balance.
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It’s awful so pathetic and I wouldn’t recommend for anyone unless your desperate

Such a bad job and working environment they make you work alone and never are pleased with the work you do also you have like a ton of stores to do every shift and have to do all of them alone then no matter how long or how little you work they are never pleased always complaining about something even if you didn’t do it plus they expect you to pickup shifts with the like no notice that is like over an hour away from where you live

Pros

No supervision

Cons

Hard work and little pay you work way to much for the amount ur paid it’s a rip off
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it's a paycheck

If it weren't for my direct manager I would have left long ago, it's heavy work and long days as nobody really works as a team so you're left to clean up a mess almost every shift. Compensation is a little light considering the toll you physically put on your body between stress and labor as competitors are offering an extra $2 hourly to startall in all it's steady work and you can always get hours, its just a lot of work for what feels like very minimal payoff

Pros

- Great manager - friendly environment - little to no supervision

Cons

- Long hours - High stress -exhausting work
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Meat grinder with good pay

Worked ridiculously hard to get my way in as a seasonal worker while all the full time workers use their seniority to bully you and sit on their phones for 3 hours a day. Remember to get your lecture about not working too hard as that will cause them to lose work.

Pros

Good pay

Cons

Luck needed to get in
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Lack of advancement, unpaid, expected to work after hours when paid hourly.

Job is awesome, customers are great (most of the time) but expectations from the company are outrageous. Management expects you to push the monthly incentive, even if your stores do not perform well with that product. You can go above and beyond and get barely any recognition from it.After many years being unpaid and expected to work like you make 80k/yr they finally raised the wage but just a few dollars.

Pros

Left alone, little oversight management. Some managers are awesome and should be somewhere else.

Cons

Pay is abysmal.
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Stressful work environment, poor leadership and lack of support from management.

Long hours, unreasonable expectations from upper management. Complete lack of support from upper management. Poor working conditions ie cold in winter, too warm in summer. Outdated and poorly maintained equipment, delivery trucks as an example.

Pros

Average pay, benefits and time off.

Cons

Long hours, heavy work loads, no support from upper management.
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Hard work good pay

As seasonal very hard work, no seniority accumul.9ated regardless of how much sweat and many months of hard labor i put in.Trying to get a FT position, it takes lots of effort and commitment, but it will be compensated in the end.I hope they consider punctuality merit.

Pros

Paid lunch time in graveyard

Cons

Bad ergonomics, senior colleagues mean and rude sometimes
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Fast & Challenging - Prepare for Limited Work-Life Balance

If you work hard, show dedication, and strive to continuously improve yourself and those around you, you will be successful and open endless advancement or cross-promotion opportunities. Management is often fast to recognize leaders and offer further development.Field sales is competitive, and performance is often recognized and rewarded fairly. Along with working for a tier 1 company, there are lots of extra bonuses that you have access to: Events, Brand teams, Head Office exposure, opportunities to develop connections across industries, etc. Don't expect to be given anything, it needs to be earned.Unfortunately, most of these niceties are outweighed by the companies need to eliminate work-life balance. As you progress, the expectation (although not written) is that you will be constantly available. This is not a great place to work if you are looking for a 9-5 with Sat/Sun for refreshing and recuperating. This mindset is especially prominent on the sales side. You cannot "coast" in this environment and last long. Hanging up your work phone for a day is not an option, regardless if it's a long weekend or holiday.The salary for mid-level sales/sales management positions is well below the industry average. Benefits and bonuses have also been scaled back over the the years. In an industry that is relatively flat, don't bank on receiving maximum quarterly bonuses consistently. At the very least, good performance will net you a yearly cost of living increase based on a semi-annual and annual performance review.

Pros

Overall the people are generally great, opportunities for advancement if you're identified as "Hi-Po", Access to events and brands

Cons

No work life balance, pay well below industry avg.
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Bad pay and over worked

You will work solo 90% of the time and get 4 to 5 stores a day and yelled at when you work 12 hrs and still cant completely do it to how each stores likes when each store has delivery of 6 to 12+ full pallets for you to work alone. The job has no benefits and only pays $16 an hour where Pepsi dose the same job for $21 and literally half the work. management is horrible and only really contacts you to give negative feedback or excuses when you ask for help with a large day. Very high turn over rate met a lot of great and nice people who quit on the spot or over night due to poor work conditions and treatment.

Pros

N/a

Cons

Long hours/ no full time/ no benefits/ horrible management/ low pay
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Productive

Positive environment / high productivity / flexible days off / team meetings / skill building / business management / administration skills / decent salary

Pros

High production

Cons

Long hours
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Terrible Barrie To North Bay Management. Bad pay. Rude bosses.

Do NOT work here especially as a merchandiser. You will be treated terrible and the pay does not match the amount of work you do. They expect you to work yourself to the bone and if any detail is slightly off they will get angry with you even tho the pay is basically minimum wage. Trust me there are other jobs out there that will be much easier and pay better. This job says there is room to advance but there’s not. It’s a terrible job and if you ignore my advice and take it anyways you will soon agree with me

Pros

Driving.

Cons

All of the above.
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3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.3 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.0 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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