Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited
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Fast & Challenging - Prepare for Limited Work-Life Balance

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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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Don’t do it

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

Not a ton of supervision

Cons

No training, terrible management, low pay, unpaid overtime, non reliable hours. Back braking work, unrealistic work load that if you don’t finish in time they will ye all at you
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It can be a very productive place

I don’t know what to say it’s a great place to work but if you are at the bottom of the seniority list it can be challenging but management will give you tools to get it done

Pros

Yes free lunch sometime

Cons

No long hour
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Great if you like driving

Overall a good place to work, lots of driving. Orders can vary from huge to small, everyday is a little different, get to work alone. Be ready to lift a lot and move a lot, very easy to injury yourself at this job.

Pros

Work alone, paid mileage, benefits

Cons

Labour intensive, driving, angry managers
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Just a number

working at the call centre is will do immense damage on your mental health. Managers are horrible and not one good one at the call centre. They are either racist, or only help people of the same culture as them. Management always looks for faults and errors and never appreciates your hard work or never compliments a job well done. All they focus on is the negative. Imagine a survey went out and the result were that employees feeling burnt out and getting anxiety over quality. Instead of making it better, they made it harder. Imagine dealing with:- quality who always finds a reason to fail your calls e.g if you do not say the customer's name in the beginning of the call or if your tone is not upbeat. Some of them are heartless and will fail 90% of the calls marked. No matter how good you are, they will find faults or a reason to fail. Not to mention, these very same quality agents were horrible at their job taking back to back calls but delights in failing us. Your job depends on quality and sales ( another headache) hence the reason for high turnover rates and employees going on stress leave.

Pros

good benefits

Cons

bad treatment and just a number
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Good Owners and Great Management

I really liked working here ,some of the benefits include, Good Salary and Great incentives[ Jackets, Pop, Hoodies]. There is a good work environment.

Pros

Free Swag

Cons

long hours
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You don't want this job.

Seriously, that is the best way to sum it up. - Little to no raises for years. - Wage is below living wage. - Wage is FAR below competitor's wage/salary and you have far more responsibilities. - Your salary/wage is capped at a low rate (ex: large format capped under 20$, small format capped under 50k$) - No car allowance for those who actually drive the most. - Little advancement in the company because there is always internal politics at play. - The people that are in positions do not plan to move out for a while so there is no ladder to climb. - Management is clueless, completely out of touch with the responsibilities they ask of you, with little communication, and high to impossible demands. - You are expected to complete a 14hr day within 8hrs. - Little to no reward/recognition for your hard work. - Extremely grueling on the body and there isn't much kick back for the toll your body takes. - "Push this, push that" mentality and your customers will be tired of it. If try to work with your customers, the company becomes upset. If you work with the company, your customers become upset. There is absolutely no winning. - "You're the foundation of the company" but you will never feel or be rewarded for it. - They basically want obeying robots that don't pipe up. If you do say anything, you will swiftly be reprimanded for it... even though they ask you to say something.

Pros

You work for a recognized brand

Cons

You're nothing but a number.
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Pression et Intimidation

Durant le temps que j'ai travaillé pour Coca cola je me suis fait harcelé. Je travaillais 70 heures payé 40 Mon patron m'écrivait du matin au soir et pouvait m'appeler jusquà 10 fois par jour Je recevais meme des appels durant la fin de semaine lorsque j'étais en congé Je ne recommande vraiment pas cette entreprise.
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Terrible

Takes forever to move up in The company, no appreciation whatsoever, low pay, no seniority the new guys get all the shifts, extremely physically demanding, they give you two tshirts when you start and that’s it, wait months for more. You don’t work near home and you’ll drive 70-80km and get paid for 10. Most sales reps order way too much and the merch has to deal with it while being payed a lot less. Wouldn’t refer my worst enemy

Pros

Work alone

Cons

Literally everything
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Not Great

I have just recently resigned after 10 plus yrs. When I joined the Company it was a great place to work. After 8 yrs of dedicated employment I was stripped of my health & medical benefits, paid vacation, and other perks, as other employees holding the same job title were. Just recently the Company decided to withhold their portion of Company contributions to Employee pension programs, affecting some Employees with 30+ yrs of service. With the new Ownership and Management and the lack of concern of Employees well being, I would think twice about joining, or seeking any type of career with this Company

Pros

none

Cons

Slave labour
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Good

Overall a good place to work for with good benefits and salary . There is politics involved in upper supply chain managers.work life balance depends on your manager
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Physical demanding. Unfair cuts to hourly employees.

This is a very physical demanding job with little compensation. The company Coca-Cola was recently franchised across all of Canada and the new owners are introducing all kinds of cuts at the employees expense. I would not recommend working for this company if you have other opportunities. It’s all about the bottom line. they say they are a “family company” but I would suggest otherwise as they constantly take more and more from the employees at the bottom of the corporate ladder to save money.
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merchandiser

for a billion dollar company they do not care about their front line people. You dont even get christmas parties or some sort of appreciation for hard work at holiday time.

Pros

flexible schedule, time off, work independently

Cons

heavy heavy lifting, poor management/direction, poor training, not much room for advancement, poor salary
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Very good place to work

extremely good people, management is competent, internal promotions occur frequently. If you are good you are noticed and will be given credit and praise
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Fast, Fun, Challenging - Limited life outside of work

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.
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Career making job

Working with coke Canada is pride. Cooperative seniors and helpful everytime. If you work good you will get good growth here. Pay scale is also good I love to work here full time if I get chance.
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Busy

Be prepared to put in a solid 8 hours. Good Pay and benefits. Hours arents overly flexible and can be last-minute call-in shifts depending on position.
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Awful job

break your back in a few years for minimum wage, no benefits for merchandisers, ever. and no room to move up unless you want to do sales with no payed training for it
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