Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
189 Reviews
3.0
189 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 sales experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Pros

    Learning how to hone in your sales skills

    Cons

    Holidays are spent stocking grocery stores that may not have anything to do with your area.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Power Hungry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deductions Specialist in Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Deductions Specialist in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The people working here are always friendly and helpful. Good benefits and very flexible with work schedule.

    Cons

    Trouble with supervisors and upper management. No training experience. I was a temp in CTA and I was training another temp. They don't let you have an opinion. You cannot bring new ideas to the table. Have "metrics" that do not reflect actual performance. My supervisor just made reports all day with no answers to my questions. No room for growth. If you have an opinion, it will most likely not be heard, and ignored. They pick their favorites from the team and do not understand how to manage a team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People more open to change, and more open to opinions from the team. Interact with other departments to make it a fun working environment. Have more growth outside the department. Care about your employees instead of being a dictator.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Tough but rewarding job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Chattanooga, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Chattanooga, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, competitive work industry with enormous potential. Keeps pace with the leading competitors with a generous pay scale.

    Cons

    Lacks support from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more support to a growing branch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Management.

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits were more than fair. With certain members of management - the culture was great.

    Cons

    lack of training
    expectation level did not match training level
    unprofessional management
    threats instead of coaching

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper Management needs to be more involved and know what's going on with management at each level. Branch managers/warehouse managers have made threats, stolen and driven morale in negative ways.

    Employees often don't leave their jobs but their management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work, providing good opportunities for growth & development

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

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

    Pros

    Strong culture of continuous improvement and good work-life balance in majority of jobs/functions. Overall, a very team-oriented environment, with hard-working people. Benefits available from day 1.

    Cons

    Company does a good job in promoting the value system, but needs to be more effective in identifying and addressing behaviors that do not align with the company values. Biggest challenge going forward will be in identifying and capturing growth opportunities in a challenging, contracting industry.

  7.  

    Horrible but OK

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Freedom to go where you want
    No constant breathing down your neck
    Take lunch whenever you please
    Take your time doing stores
    You get a uniform that has you name on it
    Company phone
    Decent rate of pay

    Cons

    Managers with unreasonable demands
    Store personnel that give you no respect
    Wear and tear on vehicle
    Sometimes having to travel further than you want
    Sometime the rate of pay does not match the work that you do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being tight and put more money into your warehouses.

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

    Always hiring..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    They are always hiring in my area and have good security even if you meet minimum objectives. Decent starting wage and benefits fair pay for what you work.

    Cons

    They do not pay time and a half in some areas and pay the lowest end possible on mileage which is normally less than enough to cover your gas for the week. This is lowest paying soda company by quite a margin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more from within the company. Encourage your partners to seek promotions if you believe they are qualified. I've seen too many people who were good enough to merchandise for years go unrewarded while someone from a competitor came in as a salesman. Pay more out to employees mileage. These issue's are keeping the company from developing a solid core of merchandisers to help drive sales. Allow as many employees as possible to work 6 day weeks to eliminate reliance on the part timer myth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great bunch of people, maybe a bit lacking on the technology front.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Saginaw, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Saginaw, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    If you come in and work hard it will be recognized by management.

    Cons

    With the union in place hard work cant really be rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the union.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    lack of organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are a tight knit team. They are more than willing to help each other out when needed.

    Cons

    Pay is fairly low. There is a lack of professionalism in management. There is a lack of organization in the whole facility. Annual raises are low despite of positive gain from employee performances and sales increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct meetings with more professionalism, Pay harder working, more efficient employees better, and build a more positive atmosphere away from the "locker room language".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company with great benefits!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Pros

    Faced with challenges each day which make you a better employee. Diverse brands. Great benefits package if you choose to enroll, available on day 1.

    Cons

    Annual performance reviews do not reflect true performance. They should establish mid-year reviews to update objectives and goals. Hard work is not always rewarded.

    Dynamic at local branch was off. Each department is isolated and there is little interaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote employee morale. Get input from the field team.

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