Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

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Updated Jun 16, 2014

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3.0 102 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Managing Director Leendert den Hollander

Leendert den Hollander

(3 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • Great benefits and compensation(in 5 reviews)


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

  • Senior management is poor not inspiring and not empowering of talent and challenge(in 5 reviews)

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    Good place to work albeit getting harder over time

    (Current Employee) Uxbridge, England

    ProsBenefits 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.

    ConsBenefit 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 Senior ManagementKeep jobs in host countries. Longer term you'll benefit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Sales Representative (Former Employee) London, England

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

    ConsPoor 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 Senior ManagementMuch 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"

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bullying management at coca cola

    Forlk Lift Truck Operator (Former Employee) Sidcup, England

    ProsMy work colleagues was ok to work with

    ConsThe mansgers in Sidcup where bullies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the bulling.

    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

    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)

    Proswell paid, interesting work, potential for travel

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

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    Terrible place to work! Stay away from HR

    Human Resources (Former Employee) Uxbridge, England

    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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    Broadens your scope of the beverage industry

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

    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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    Great Work life balance and learning opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England

    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)

    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

    ProsGreat life work balance. Exciting Brands.

    ConsLimited career opportunities to progress once at Senior management level.

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