Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
3.0 of 5 85 reviews
www.cokecce.co.uk London, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 29, 2014

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Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Chairman & CEO John F. Brock

John F. Brock

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Benefits are excellent, good health plan, 401-k plus they still have a pension"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Good employees, good benefits, good workout"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Long hours and being on call for customer issues evenings and weekends"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Employees was just a number the last several years"
    in 3 reviews
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Broadens your scope of the beverage industry

Public Affairs & Communications Specialist (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. as an intern for less than a year

ProsWorking in one of the largest beverage industries in the world, provides insight into the professional working of a multinational company

ConsAs an intern, you don't get to work towards the more technical side of things as they are mostly performed by the professionals in that field

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on heath related products as there is a massive increase in health awareness around the world

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

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Terrible place to work! Stay away from HR

Human Resources (Former Employee)
Uxbridge, England

I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFree drinks in vending machines
Flexi time

ConsPoor benefits and bonus
Terrible leadership
Unethical treatment of employees
Politics and network driven
Claims diversity (but this is only on paper)
Poor pay and not fairly given amongst people in the same role
Poor communication
Moving roles across all the time
No training given therefor very disfunctional as an organization
Too few head counts
Too little time more focus on numbers than actually quality of work
Insecurity and Gossip in the office at all times due to no transparency and poor communication from leadership
Allot of talk and politics, little action to back it up.
Promote people for for who they know rather than for their performance

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your staff they know the customers best.
Clear communication and transparency needs to be priorotized.
Stop changing roles and force people to change roles without even asking first.
Motivate your staff
Stop talking down to your staff
Give training on new hires and when swapping roles internally
Pay for overtime
Better bonus scheme and pay
Do not hire friends and family, work is not a private network
Make it more diverse and hire more Staff from different nations in leading
Roles, not just from France
French work culture does not apply in the UK!

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

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Must try harder.

Field Sales (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time for more than 8 years

ProsCompany car, personal fuel allowance (stopped now) however. 25 days holiday. Amazing maternity package.

ConsRarely see any other employees. Poor wage in comparison to other FMCG companies. Working for CCE is not at all in line with the global perception of the Coca Cola brand.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncentivise, engage, focus money in the places. Allow employees to control individual budgets for POS and equipment. Quickly becoming known to customers as penny pinching in our attitude. Let's take it back to only coke can do!

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Proswell paid, interesting work, potential for travel

Consmovement internally means non-experts in specialist areas, very frustrating

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Great Work life balance and learning opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England

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

ProsFantastic portfolio of brands
Great in the route to market implementation
Very collaborative environment
Great Life work balance

ConsIt is a sales driven organization, focused on the implementation of the marketing plans. All the marketing they do is operational
No career path designed for employee, it is all in your hands
The structure of the company is extremely flat. It is quite good for middle managers because you can move horizontally in different roles but the vertical career is almost impossible

Advice to Senior ManagementMore structure career path
Within the manager level, create different roles according to the expertise (Jr, Manager, Senior)
The business is very local, facilitate connections across markets

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Every year you feel less valued

Sales Representative (Current Employee)

I have been working at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time for more than 10 years

ProsIn your 20's a great place to work

ConsPay and bonus are company performance related, if the company don't hit budget you'll get a very poor show

Advice to Senior ManagementMiddle management are good, the very senior people don't understand the workforce.

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

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Working for CCE in GB

Senior Procurement Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

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

ProsGreat life work balance. Exciting Brands.

ConsLimited career opportunities to progress once at Senior management level.

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Good pay but not as organised as you would think and full of "lifers"

Supply Chain (Current Employee)
Uxbridge, England

I have been working at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time for more than a year

ProsGood pay
Free beverages
Great for your CV

ConsTalk about world class and best practice but continue to move "lifers" around the organisation - shifting them sideways into new departments. Often times they have never had any experience in that field and are left to their own devices. This does not stimulate best in class and does not motivate those committed to a particular profession
It is not always the achievements that get you places... lots of brown nosing and talking yourself up to the right people seem to work better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Too fast paced, sometimes missing the point, wasting peoples time and energy as we can never kill/close projects

Logistics Analysis and Strategy Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

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

Prosdynamic, challenging, number one brand pride

Consnot enough time for good piece of work, not good teamwork, not supportive environment, employees are just individuals, not being close to each other, lack of communication between functions

Advice to Senior Managementfoster a more work/life balance and teamwork culture

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

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Great for the CV but complete lack of Career progression opportunities

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Uxbridge, England

I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

ProsGreat brands, great products, young environment, fairly dynamic. COmpany benefits were strong, as were the review processes to assess how people could improve as individuals.

ConsHigh levels of bureaucracy, easy to "build empires" and stay in role for a long time and thrive on the good benefits packages once in a high enough level of role. This stifled young and enthusiastic talent wishing to be promoted.

There was a very clear ceiling available to most people unless the fitted a certain corporate culture in finance. Equally, whilst there was opportunities for a lot of project work, much of this was only distributed amongst the senior management leaving the middle and junior levels to continue with the bog standard transactional processing roles. This means that there was never really any opportunity to try something new unless you moved roles.

Senior management were very poor at communicating how the company was doing and what initiatives were being put in place. There was, at the time an attempt by the company to improve staff morale by measuring "Engagement" and trying to define CCE as a fantastic place to work. However, the attitudes of the senior management did not fall in line with the expectations set by the initiative and as a result their attempts to raise morale appeared superficial.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication for employees and a demonstration that their input in valued. Finance staff appeared to work in very mundane roles with little in terms of project work which developed their skill base....and team building sessions involving running around forests are all very good if morale within the team is good in the first place. THey are not a good substitute for good management practices

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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