Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

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Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Reviews

Updated 14 October 2014
Updated 14 October 2014
120 Reviews
3.1
120 Reviews
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Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Chairman & CEO John F. Brock
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits no stress on the job (in 7 reviews)

  • Good pay, great colleagues and a very inspiring brand (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard work, long hours and too much work in a normal day (in 11 reviews)

  • Low promotion opportunity and low pay considering (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Intern at Coca Cola entreprises

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent team, always ready to help and make me feel part of the team. I learned a lot of valuable information about how to run a warehouse and what the main issues related to the operators and the behaviours are.

    Cons

    Beginning a little slow but it is always hard to start right away when we cope with a different company's culture for the first time. I have not a lot of cons to say for it was in general an excellent experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    QA/QC lab

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA/QC in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Former Employee - QA/QC in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    24hr company
    good benefits
    good experience
    learn something every day

    Cons

    hard to change shifts, i was hired to work in morning shift and end up working night shift, which was not good.But coworkers where friendly and help you to learn the task

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great product poor management

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

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

    Pros

    Number 1 soft drink.

    Cons

    No help. Office in different city including leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with your people. Don't over work.

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  5.  

    Promotions and Increases Not Commensurate with Performance and Accomplishment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has a great reputation in the community. Also, many of the employees were very pleasant.

    Cons

    Career advancement was practically impossible unless you personally knew or were related to someone who could influence a hiring decision. Talent was not adequately rewarded. If you exceeded expectations, you were required to do more with neither a promotion nor additional compensation. Annual increases were very low 2 - 3%.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Politics prevent efficiency, fair play non existent, worst employment experience in 19 years employment!!

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

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people at team leader level and below are great,
    Excellent events and perks.
    Great marketing strategies for products - good way to learn marketing at entry level.
    Free pop and merchandise

    Cons

    Too many blockers in high level roles
    Little to no chance of career progression unless you are a personal favourite of a manager.
    Managers react negatively to innovative or creative people and or feedback
    Bullying, intimidation and favouritism rife in call centres
    Personal and confidential staff information discussed during meetings with managers of departments not related to employee against employees wishes.
    Feedback to staff is usually negative
    Middle & Senior Managers openly flout company values and are dishonest and rude to staff, often refusing to speak to staff unless they are same level of importance as them.
    Politics prevent performance.
    High turnover of staff
    Complaints from departments who witnessed bullying of front line staff by managers were ignored by management.
    HR department unhelpful
    Systems often not entirely fit for purpose.
    Bonuses not consistently rewarding across all call centre departments.
    If managers dont like results, they will simply change the goalposts so that their performance appears more favourable.

    First few years were really great, but the last months were hell, culture of above, encouraged by a small group of managers has taken a great place to work to a very uncomfortable place to work. Eventually, dreaded getting to the office each day!! Lots of people have left due to the awful behaviour of managers. The fact that most reviews I have read on here mention this clearly shows that this is an ongoing theme and is an international and widespread issue

    You will never get anywhere if you aren't favoured and even if you are, back stabbing is so rife, that managers can turn on you en masse without ever giving you an explanation, or even having a reason. Managers openly took credit for others work in order to further their own agendas and handed opportunities to people who hadnt earned them over those less favoured staff who were outperforming against targets.

    Once you are no longer useful to someone they will actively seek to block your career progression by preventing good ranking in talent management reviews, denying you career support and generally making a career progression process miserable.

    The female managers are unbelievably vicious Queen Bee Syndrome Types and HATE other, younger ambitious women, but if you're a good looking young lad you'll get on just fine......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actively show support for the company values.
    Managers need to try 'do as I do' not just 'do as I say'
    Need to be more approachable and trustworthy
    Rather than deny and cover up mistakes, or actively seek to blame others, try taking some ownership.
    Need to address bullying and intimidating behaviour of middle and senior managers.
    Need to eke out the politics and nepotism, favouritism etc.
    lead by example
    Do more than superficially pay lip service to fixing issues raised fedback in engagement surveys/ falsify results!!

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

    Coca cola is a decent company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equipment Service Specialist in Tampa, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Equipment Service Specialist in Tampa, FL (US)

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the best reasons to work here are that it is good

    Cons

    the worst reason to work here is that there is basically no upward movement in a call center

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being insane when it comes to attendance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great brand

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brussels (Belgium)

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of freedom in working hours, working from home; Great brands; Proud employees; Mostly capable people; Opportunity to make side moves to different departments; Opportunities and tools for self-development; Access to excellent classroom trainings and training materials.

    Cons

    Quite lengthy processes and procedures to get hired for a new position; declining engagement in certain areas of the business due to ongoing sanitation and headcount reductions in recent years;

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Merchandiser

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Colorado Springs, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Colorado Springs, CO (US)

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Start anytime before 6 am, work until done. You are able to express some creativtiy as you handle a lot of product and get it to sell.

    Minimal supervision, just do what you are supposed to.

    Cons

    Low pay, hard work, hours can become long when a lot is going on. A lot of science goes into what is being sold, and the se big companies like to experiment with new products that create an overload of work and don't sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example and understand what happens at the levels in which you manage in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company

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

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

    Pros

    Benefits and time off are great

    Cons

    Not fair at times and that can play a big part

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a good job

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay Job

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

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits no stress on the job

    Cons

    Very strange environment. They cared more about reports numbers than actually fixing anything. Most of the people I worked with were retirement age. I later heard my replacement lasted a week before leaving.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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