Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Reviews

Updated 6 October 2014
Updated 6 October 2014
187 Reviews
3.0
187 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 11 reviews)

  • Strong culture of continuous improvement and good work-life balance in majority of jobs/functions (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is the exact inverse of what you would like to see in a company (in 11 reviews)

  • Because of this, upper management seems to make some questionable decisions (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good run while it lasted, but tough to stick it out long-term.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interactive Marketing Manager in Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Interactive Marketing Manager in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The best things about DPSG are the culture, the fact that you are working in a fun CPG category, and that there is always change and innovation happening. As a former member or the marketing organization, I can say that by and large, the people are great as well: hard-working, smart, driven. It can be a good place to raise your game.

    Cons

    Compensation lags behind other comparable companies, and the work-life balance is often out of whack - especially in the marketing organization. Also, as a marketeer, it can be a tough environment. The company (rightly or wrongly) is very sales driven, so that's where the power rests. Eventually these factors work against building a long-term career at the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    collaborative environment. I was an employee under the Cadbury Schweppes ownership. CSAB treated employees fairly. There were good perks such as a program under which employees could buy stock and a pension plan.

    Cons

    Hours were on the longer side. Some of the higher level employees were easier to work with than others but thats to be said about most companies. Overall many more pros than cons.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Profitable but stripped

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Avenel, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Avenel, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company is continuously profitable and bonuses pay out in full every year. Most of this comes from the Rapid Continuous Improvement projects rather than actual growth.

    Some of the bennies are good. They give everyone 2 weeks' vacation front loaded. There's no "earning" then taking it later. You take it in the same year you are earning it, so technically you could take 2 weeks' vacation the first week of January even though you haven't "earned" it all yet. You get 3 weeks at 5 years and 4 weeks at 10 years. The next step is much later, something like 25 years to get the 5th week and it tops out there.

    There are 12 paid holidays. The 401k match is dollar for dollar up to 5%. The pension is gone, but they give you 3% of you pay into your 401k every March instead. This is in addition to the regular weekly match. You are immediately vested in the 401k. There is no wait period for health benefits or anything else.

    Cons

    They've eliminated the Capital Engineering team and put little money into infrastructure now. Benefits used to be much better but now are quite expensive. Management level and above pays about twice as much in premiums for health insurance than hourly workers. It's good for hourly workers since it makes it affordable, but if you are entry-level management, it's quite burdensome.

    It's gotten to the point where people are afraid to go on short term disability (for an operation, etc) for fear their job will be eliminated while they're out. There is a culture of continuous improvement. Whether you're there 5 years or 5 months, you're only as good as the latest thing you've done. It keeps people on their toes, but can lead to a culture of constant fear.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Job that can turn into a Career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The environment is amazing! Everyone is so friendly and willing to help. There is oppurtunity for growth and they are willing to help you get to where you want to be.

    Cons

    I have nothing I could consider a con

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My experience has been average.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Elmsford, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Elmsford, NY (US)

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are exceptionally nice in all departments of the company.

    Cons

    Company is extremely male dominated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to provide better work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good compensation, bad communication

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

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay was good, benefits excellent. I was allowed a great deal of latitude in the way I fulfilled my responsibilities.

    Cons

    Seriously under managed: No one with authority was aware of the daily work of many employees.
    One way communication from HQ: "This is what you are to do."
    No concern with workload as management did not know how to do subordinates' work.
    No input sought before major procedural changes were implemented.
    Often those changes changes were made with almost no notice.
    Ethic of "Fix the problem, not the blame." allowed problems that originated with employees to continue.
    Skeleton staffing led to work not being finished and customers being dissatisfied due to even planned absences..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simply announcing that something must be done does not make it any more possible. Try a feasibility study!
    Your front line operation staff are not interchangeable parts in a machine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    thank you 7 up for 15 years of work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS (US)

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    the sale of beverages is not going away,your job is seccure as long as you can perform.They have new equipment,2013 frieghtliners,3yr old power jacks,and forklifts,the building was just remodeled and is set up nicely.
    They have good insurance,health,dental,eye,long and short term dissability 401k,and more.

    Cons

    wichita ks plant,the head boss is not honest,management can be harsh and hard to work for.
    drivers clock in at 4 am. others at 5 am.i was getting 50 to 60 hours a week,but they did away with part of my route ,now they are hard to get 40 hr. a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    little to no chance,if you do have a chance to be in management,you will take a pay cut,and work more hours,for a newer person thats okey,but if you have any time in at all it don't make sence

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Dr. Pepper/Snapple group is an awesome company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Full Service Driver in Corsicana, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Full Service Driver in Corsicana, TX (US)

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Equal opportunity employer, great work environment, alright equipment, chance for advancement, and just good people

    Cons

    The weather and heavy lifting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you all are doing, you was always fair to this female full service driver.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Big & Bureaucratic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company manages its finances well, which is really good for its stockholders. It is a growing company that has a lot of room for growth in the beverage market.

    Cons

    This big company overworks and underpays its sales team. Year after year, the sales force is reduced, leaving the average person in sales with more brands to sell to more customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin to look out for your employees! Lose the Big Bureaucratic feel of the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A job not a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Jacksonville, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Easy work, set your own pace and just be safe

    Cons

    Added work no compensation and low hourly-rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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