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Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Reviews

Updated 20 April 2015
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Pros
  • Good benefits no stress on the job (in 7 reviews)

  • Hourly Wages , Over time was great Good Pay (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard work, long hours and too much work in a normal day (in 12 reviews)

  • Low pay, hard work, hours can become long when a lot is going on (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Intern at Coca Cola entreprises

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in London, England
    Current Intern - Intern in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  2. Excellent company to work for

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

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team spirit, excellent customer service from the HR teams, very knowledgeable. The career opportunities are fantastic as well.
    The brand is such an advantage too.

    Cons

    You progress based on who you know in the company rather than your skills

    Advice to Management

    To review the middle managers as some might not be needed.

  3. Unprofessional behavior at HR, terrible company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - HAr Administrative in Uxbridge, England
    Former Employee - HAr Administrative in Uxbridge, England

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits for maternity leave.

    Cons

    Unprofessional management; managers and teamleads who make their employees cry by shouting and them and treating them like sh*t. Office politics are unbelievable, you have a chance when your French, otherwise do not bother working for them. Management is using you for their own benefit. They like to play you around like your a toy and throw you away when they had enough of you. PDP, it's a farce. They don't care how you can be of value for the company, all they care about is how much Coke they sell. If you want to climb the career ladder, again, don't bother. You don't have a fair cahnce unless you are the boss it's favorite person. Management does not appreciate input from the person who is actually doing the job. The atmosphere is horrendous. The amount of gossip?! How can you be a Coke ambassador when they treat their employees so badly?

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so arrogant and start treating people like humans. Treat them with respect.

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  5. Good company but not enough young blood

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and work-life balance
    All senior managers and associate directors are very approachable
    Amazing brand to work for, you get never bored!

    Cons

    Very adverse to innovation
    Sometimes does not walk the talk

    Advice to Management

    Try to connect with younger/new staff better
    All the new blood (young or old) have high turn-over
    Talent acquisition is great in this company but talent retention is not.

  6. Poor pay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, hard work but fun company to work for.

    Cons

    Poor pay in relation to market. Long hours with little reward.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your people! Some great, experienced and talented sales managers on the worst salaries!

  7. Working Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager IT Development in Uxbridge, England
    Former Employee - Senior Manager IT Development in Uxbridge, England

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

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

    Pros

    GB Information Technology: Autonomous management providing the flexibility to manage you role in line with your responsibilities.

    Cons

    GB Information Technology: GB IT Leadership Team arrogant. Expected to working for long hours to get the job done. IT Business Partnering not understood by the IT leadership Team, to technically focused causing some business frustration.

    All IT headcounts are required to record the amount of time they spend on a project s (compulsory 65% of all IT head count must be CAPEX against a project ) No Metrics in place to measure the business relationship.

    Advice to Management

    Implement IT Business Partnering unit that manages the business relationship, is responsible for IT Demand Management , is owner of the Business Units IT Roadmap, Manages the BU project portfolio, works with project managers and the PMO who are responsible for project delivery.

  8. Helpful (1)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

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

    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 Management

    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!!

  9. Great Brand, Selfish Managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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...

  10. HR Admin

    • 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Good place to work albeit getting harder over time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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