Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
217 Reviews
2.8
217 Reviews
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Dr Pepper Snapple Group President and CEO Larry D. Young
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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.  

    I am working in DPSG for last 2 years it is ok to work here asa every one is friendly

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Noida
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Noida

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

    Pros

    Every one will be Co operative and help you to reach your goal

    Cons

    less hikes and no onsite oppurtunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider the person who is working hard instead of experienced people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Its cool, but it takes a toll on you

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Norcross, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Norcross, GA (US)

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Pros

    Work independently, not as much work as coke or pepsi, weekly pay

    Cons

    hard work, lots of stores for one merchandiser, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more merchandisers or pay more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time

    Pros

    Decent work life balance depending on the group you worked in

    Cons

    Culture could be better in all areas...this could be a great place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have such a great brand and image to the outside public...use that to promote the same culture inside the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    So Far, So Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Autonomous working environment - If you are the kind of individual that thrives without direction and can create your own systems and tools, this is the place to be. Creativity is allowed across the scope of the job, and the team is very supportive of new ideas and innovations that are brought over from other companies.

    Self Directed Career Profiling - You have the ability to create your own career path. While it won't be defined for you, developing skills outside of your core job will enable you to seek promotional opportunities outside of a traditional path.

    There seems to be enough support to get your job done, but not too much to create office drama.

    Cons

    Innovation is sometimes strangled or thwarted due to old-school methods for getting work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage innovation by removing barriers and rewarding ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Was a great company; not so sure now

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Pros

    Has a solid HR team and managers who cared about their employees. Pay was very good, politics at a minimum. If you are multi-skilled, lots of opportunity to move around and create your own career path.

    Cons

    Most training is online, so there are few opportunities to bring together people from multiple disciplines. This keeps the organization siloed. Not a good way to create innovation, which is sorely lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people; manage from the heart, not just from the head (LSS)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A job for those who are okay with just doing a job.

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    Current Employee - Cage Cashier in Englewood, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Cage Cashier in Englewood, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Perfect job for those who want a solitary, silent environment. Great opportunity to make 40 friends that you see daily. (drivers) Ability to run your own show. Do what you want when you want to as long as everything gets done.

    Cons

    If you are younger than 40 you will be the youngest person working here. Drivers can be a bit fussy and frustrating. Management is ever changing. You will do the same thing everyday....no matter what it never changes. No real activity except pacing a small locked room. No job advancement as this job is a bit of a dead end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to act like management. Fellow employees need to be reminded to get off their high horses at times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Finding their Way

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Pros

    Have done a good job of consolidating various sub-standard businesses. Shown strong share performance since going public in 2008. Strong senior leadership.

    Cons

    That same senior leadership are all about themselves. No succession planning. No career development. Significant imbalance between senior leadership compensation and others. While the company has done well externally, they are still finding their way internally in terms of how they treat their employees. This is however typical of a publically traded company that are all about quarterly results often at the expense of their stakeholders, including their employees. They could learn a thing or two about conscious leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Dr Pepper

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Pros

    I receive my check on time.

    Cons

    Long hours! Very long hours!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the lines of communication within the management team.

  10.  

    Overworked. Underpaid.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Pros

    No direct boss over your shoulder

    Cons

    Low pay. Bad benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unionize

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    More bad than good

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    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Plano, TX (US)

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, work life balance, and people are generally good.

    Cons

    If you are in marketing, your career path is very limited. The Sales function is the lead function and marketing works to support that function and does not have ultimate decision making authority. Most of the corporate strategy is wrong because of the emphasis on sales, which devalues marketing. The company commoditizes its brands.

    Furthermore, a few years ago while morale was already low, management decided to reduce floating holidays and remove another paid holiday. This provided no benefit to anyone and showed how out of touch management can be. This is definitely an old boys club.

    The sales force is mostly older white men. This is a sharp contrast to successful CPG companies. Diversity is definitely an issue within sales and limits its success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to focus more on non-carbonated brands. There seems to be no strategy for growth other than hoping. No line of sight for strategic acquisitions or creating new brands in the face of emerging trends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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