The Coca-Cola Company
2.9 of 5 775 reviews
www.coca-colacompany.com Atlanta, GA 5000+ Employees

The Coca-Cola Company Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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2.9 775 reviews

                             

62% Approve of the CEO

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Muhtar Kent

(237 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good benefits, big opportunity to relocate, tuition assistance is very easy"
    in 40 reviews
  • "Great Benefits along with job growth makes Coca-Cola worth while"
    in 33 reviews
Cons:
  • "Benefits eligibility is too long (90 Days); Hard to transition into higher level roles;No work-life balance"
    in 42 reviews
  • "Long hours in an unprofessional work environment for little pay"
    in 62 reviews
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great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Coca-Cola Company

Prosgood pay, flexible work hours

Conscompany too large, hard to get anything changed

Advice to Senior Managementconsider changes even though the company is making lots of money

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Everyone is in a bad mood. Most people are looking for a new job.

Market Development Manager (Former Employee)
Vancouver, BC

I worked at The Coca-Cola Company full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPeople think you are well trained.

ConsBad leadership, most people in the company are looking for a promotion or a new job.
Management never tries to solve problems just blame other people.
Always excuses not to pay full bonuses.
Questionable ethics. Was told to target areas around schools and bribe store owners with concert tickets to take products even if the company lost money.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe honorable. This company has lost its way.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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No growth potential. Completely ruled by the union in place. Management has no backbone.

Operations Manager (Current Employee)
Brampton, ON

I have been working at The Coca-Cola Company full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLifetime job if you are satisfied with mediocrity and just want to say you work for a Fortune 500 company.

ConsNo support from upper management. Coca Cola is afraid of the union and are ruled by the union.

Advice to Senior ManagementSupport your management team and stand up to the union. Stop resting on the laurels of the Coca Cola brand and name.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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You'll never go anywhere here

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Coca-Cola Company full-time

ProsDecent pay, job security, benefits

ConsNowhere to go, no growth as a company, top heavy useless management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company. Great culture.

Account Manager (Former Employee)
Winnipeg, MB

I worked at The Coca-Cola Company full-time for more than a year

ProsGood pay. Great team. Work life balance. Flexible time.

ConsIncentives based on Area or territory.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more aggressive. Support.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great job if you have good management and team.

Account Development Manager (Current Employee)
Edmonton, AB

I have been working at The Coca-Cola Company full-time for more than a year

ProsSchedule flexibility
3 weeks vacation (plus you can buy an extra week)
Independance
Good opportunity for advancement to middle management
35-40 hour work week
Great team atmosphere

ConsNo guaranty on commissions (100% dependant on territory)
A lot of special projects that take you out of your role and territory
Minimal opportunity to impact sales volume (affecting commission)
Pay is not great, but is commensurate with ADM role

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed better opportunity (more time) in our territories to have the impact we desire with our customers
Success and commission is tied too closely to the success (or failure ) of National and Key Account Managers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The Big Red Machine

Business Development Manager (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC

I have been working at The Coca-Cola Company full-time for more than a year

ProsBig company, big leverage.
Decent product portfolio, marketing power.
Lots of incentives to leverage in opening new accounts.

ConsEverything problem is someone else' fault.
Too many silo departments, bureaucracy run amok with conflicting incentives, priorities and no transparency of information.
Every transaction is looked at with short-term profit-maximizing thinking.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere's more to a company's performance than stock price. (re: 2008)
If you run in every direction at once, you end up in the same place you started.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Company's glass is always half full in Toronto

Mid Level Mtg (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at The Coca-Cola Company full-time for more than 10 years

ProsI get to work with very dedicated hardworking people who for the life of me are day in and out giving their very best towards making the company meet its goals.

ConsI am in my second year without a raise. Although one of our most important metrics sits at 89%. Glass half full...all Senior Mgt. is locked onto is the 11% not met. In my level my job has grown in the last 2 years by 35%. In my mid level mgt. position I have so many functions per day that none of them can be done well. All I can do with the work load is do everything I can do half assed.

The situation at Coke has not always been like this...but the last few years we in Canada were taken over by Atlanta and since that has happened we have been so poorly managed that I have seen many very long time dedicated people leave or have been fired.

Just one man's opinion...but the company no longer cares about it's employee's it only cares about the almighty dollar.

#1 beverage compnay in the world...but a terrible employee relations company.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook for a employee friendly company soon...because your job is not secure...you will be replaced with someone with less skills and less years of dedication. Your years of hard work mean nothing anymore...run while you can.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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No loyalty to employees, only for themselves

Finance Manager (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at The Coca-Cola Company full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood bonus structure, promotions are there if you are in with the right people.

ConsPoor treatment of employees. Matrix structure does not work.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees like you'd want to be treated.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Similar with a roller coaster, mostly on the descends...

Production Supervisor (Former Employee)
Brampton, ON

I worked at The Coca-Cola Company full-time for more than a year

ProsGaining experience good for your resume

Cons3years max. shelf life. Very strong union who fights for wrong employees while senior management pushes hard and makes wrong deals with the union.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to protect and have a little more consideration regarding your supervisors.

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