Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

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Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Reviews

Updated 25 September 2014
Updated 25 September 2014
117 Reviews
3.2
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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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  1.  

    Good place to work albeit getting harder over time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Uxbridge, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, pay and sharesave a real benefit. Bonuses are tied to company performance and personal, but are comparatively generous. People are helpful, ego low and if you are talented you will progress. Working hours not daft, technology getting better. Exciting business still.

    Cons

    Benefit erosion in place. Overall strategy of company missing, in decline. Many support functions being outsourced to cheaper sources overseas, reducing costs but also reducing effectiveness and vastly reducing career opportunity. Management in US completely separated from the business in Europe and it shows, just interested in job cuts and race to the bottom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep jobs in host countries. Longer term you'll benefit.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Brand, Selfish Managers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Operations  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Operations in London, England

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The brand and recognition that you get for working for an iconic brand is amazing.
    So much success is down to such a few teams, national co-ordination of events and teams is fantastic.

    Cons

    Poor middle management leadership, there are only a finite number of projects, events and activities going on.
    With it falling to middle managers to decide who deserves what it meant if you were 'in favour' with your manager you weren't invited to take part in anything.
    The company culture fit 'everyone has a job', you can't do someone else's job because they do that job, you can't make your own job redundant using software or a new process because who will do that job when you are gone...

    Expect to spend a lot of time telling management what you have done and less time actually doing it, if your good at talking about yourself for a long period of time this is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure the job someone comes into do is the job they were interviewed for.
    Judge everyone by the same yard stick, reward people for actual work, not looking like they are working...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    HR Admin

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Amazing brand, , able to learn about you role and be exposed to other parts of HR services. If you work hard and like the corp world you can do it.

    Cons

    You need to be french and you will be promoted. Otherwise good luck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent, and decide if you will do exceptions or not.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Old fashioned, very vertical and no room for promotion on merit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England

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

    Pros

    CCE being a huge company always put on "only coke can do" events.

    Cons

    Poor pay, very incest lead company, no promotion on merit, no recognition for good work achieved if not a "favourite", bottle neck to move forward, no formal internal promotion system, managers very aged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Much of your talent has left for the reasons stated above, and these are the people you would want in your business. Maybe look to become more of a meritocracy rather than "years in role"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Bullying management at coca cola

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Forlk Lift Truck Operator  in  Sidcup, England
    Former Employee - Forlk Lift Truck Operator in Sidcup, England

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

    Pros

    My work colleagues was ok to work with

    Cons

    The mansgers in Sidcup where bullies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the bulling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Terrible place to work! Stay away from HR

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Uxbridge, England
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Uxbridge, England

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

    Pros

    Free drinks in vending machines
    Flexi time

    Cons

    Poor 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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    well paid, interesting work, potential for travel

    Cons

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

  9.  

    Must try harder.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Field Sales  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Field Sales in London, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Rarely 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 ManagementAdvice

    Incentivise, 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!

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Broadens your scope of the beverage industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Public Affairs & Communications Specialist  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Public Affairs & Communications Specialist in London, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on heath related products as there is a massive increase in health awareness around the world

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Work life balance and learning opportunities

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It 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 ManagementAdvice

    More 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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