Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Reviews

Updated 14 November 2014
Updated 14 November 2014
200 Reviews
2.9
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Dr Pepper Snapple Group President and CEO Larry D. Young
Larry D. Young
106 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are good they start from day 1 (in 12 reviews)

  • Great Work life balance with local autonomy to control your destiny and opportunities (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is the exact inverse of what you would like to see in a company (in 13 reviews)

  • Long hours (Over 60-70 hours per week on average) (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't believe the hype

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    salaried employees on routes work
    Together to make matters less difficult.
    Great benefits

    Cons

    No one is happy here.
    Salaries are below competitors.
    acct managers are pushed to the max . doing everything they can to get the job done.
    You are expected to work overtime everyday sometimes working 6 days a week to hit numbers that are so far fetched. Eventually you realize you are making less then the F/T merchandisers which also make pennies compared to other companies.
    The new restructure is significantly hurting all employees but more so the 80% Acct mgmt that were forced to merchandiser positions losing upwards of $10,000 a year just on gross pay without bonus and or incentives.
    Chinese over time is what they offer and is evidently not guaranteed.
    You fight tooth and nail to meet the demand of The company in a declining market and in turn they send extra unnecessary cases to stores without your consent or the grocery mgmt. In turn, deliveries are getting cut and you are to Blame for it. losing the trust of your customers and in turn losing display potential. Backrooms are typically slammed to meet volume and still, you can't make bonus upsetting receivers and continuing the infamy behind DPSG.

    No matter how hard you push, how long you work you are nothing but a number to them.

    In fact, it appears as if the new restructure was meant to force people to quit I believe this unethical practice is called "constructive discharge"?

    HR is only there to represent the companies best interest.

    Inturn- they are losing there best employees and hiring young, novice, and hungry people for less money. Causing this irreversible trend of poor performance among the merchandisers (who get paid $10 an hr) and obviously at that rate they lose interest in doing the job to standard causing a domino effect on the upkeep and ordering process of accts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for your field workers as they are the backbone of your company.

    Slamming stores with unecessary usually blind ordering products that don't move at some locations only makes matters worst.

    You belittle your employees , over work them with out proper pay and degrade the integrity of your best workers.

     Eventually, you will get what you pay for. And lose your best men to competitors who see the value of a hard, dependable, and loyal employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I regret I stayed this long.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Audit Cashier in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Route Audit Cashier in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great (day 1) and PTO

    Cons

    No room for growth, no promoting from within, salary isn't competitive, unfair management, no work life balance, too much work and not enough employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value you your hardworking employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    5 years of a warehouse associate that provide hard work,time management,and pure skills

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loader in South Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Loader in South Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I believe i can be the backbone of the company and provide excellence of a worker

    Cons

    Working unorganized as team that leads to confusion and stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can expect alot of me as a worker. I love challenges and enjoy my work that im giving

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Merchandiser

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Decent starting wage. Mileage compensation between assignments on route. Regular training offered to keep employees current and informed.

    Cons

    Lots of productivity pressure compared to competition often making for regular long hours. Personal life is dependent on available personnel to cover assigned territory effecting days off and vacations which will be cancelled even if scheduled months in advance. No wage reviews or increase from hiring date for time with the company. Management support of employees in the workplace is considered secondary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The work - life balance with the company for the merchandising position is terrible. Employees in this position are constantly being squeezed for more hours to reduce staffing costs. Management needs to re-evaluate the plus minus of pushing it's employees beyond healthy limits to maintain good employer, employee relationship. An improvement in the wage structure needs to made to maintain growth incentive for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good compensation, bad communication

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay was good, benefits excellent. I was allowed a great deal of latitude in the way I fulfilled my responsibilities.

    Cons

    Seriously under managed: No one with authority was aware of the daily work of many employees.
    One way communication from HQ: "This is what you are to do."
    No concern with workload as management did not know how to do subordinates' work.
    No input sought before major procedural changes were implemented.
    Often those changes changes were made with almost no notice.
    Ethic of "Fix the problem, not the blame." allowed problems that originated with employees to continue.
    Skeleton staffing led to work not being finished and customers being dissatisfied due to even planned absences..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simply announcing that something must be done does not make it any more possible. Try a feasibility study!
    Your front line operation staff are not interchangeable parts in a machine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A job not a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy work, set your own pace and just be safe

    Cons

    Added work no compensation and low hourly-rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    management is a joke.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    pay is pretty good.

    Cons

    any issue with customers gets dumped on the salesmen because it's easier to just have them take care of it, even if it is things out of their control like delivery or merchandising issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop sitting in your office all day reading emails and see what the salesmen go through each day. instead of just riding along with a salesman, why not actually run the route yourself to see the challenges they go through every day. also stop doing everything the cheap way, like running your staff with the bare minimum so when one person leaves the whole apple cart is upset, and for an extended period of time because you want to save money. also stop doing everything the cheap way. we are a joke compared to coke and Pepsi, such as using cardboard boxes instead of plastic shells for 20oz and 6 pks. customers are constantly complaining about this, but it's falling on deaf ears.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Transport Driver Holland MI

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Pros

    New equipment , Tractors and Trailers some coworkers are excellent

    Cons

    Where do I start Low pay way off scale for a major beverage company. Direct supervisor is incompetent does not listen to drivers. Thinks they know everything about driving but knows nothing. Very vindictive management. Always the drivers fault even when your right your wrong. No decent driver should consider driving for this company until they clean up and train the management team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your drivers. You need to realize what goes on out on the road, pay drivers more, because we deserve it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    District manager - under paid, over-worked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Fun promotions and events to be involved in. Their top brands such as Snapple are growing.

    Cons

    Negative culture. Terrible management styles with no strategic direction. Management blames employees for everything but doesn't give them the tools to succeed. Poor training. Poor career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your people more than you care about your bonus and your perception to your boss. Give your people tools to succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    lack of organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are a tight knit team. They are more than willing to help each other out when needed.

    Cons

    Pay is fairly low. There is a lack of professionalism in management. There is a lack of organization in the whole facility. Annual raises are low despite of positive gain from employee performances and sales increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct meetings with more professionalism, Pay harder working, more efficient employees better, and build a more positive atmosphere away from the "locker room language".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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