Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Reviews

Updated 19 February 2015
Updated 19 February 2015
44 Reviews
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44 Reviews
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Dr Pepper Snapple Group President and CEO Larry D. Young
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44 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are good they start from day 1 (in 12 reviews)

  • Great Work life balance with local autonomy to control your destiny and opportunities (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is the exact inverse of what you would like to see in a company (in 13 reviews)

  • Long hours (Over 60-70 hours per week on average) (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company to Work For

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Pros

    Worked with a great team of individuals.

    Cons

    Wish there were more opportunities to grow new skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great manager, flexible schedule good benefits

    Cons

    Low pay, sales reps didn't communicate needs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great benefits good supervisors

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    Current Employee - UDs Driver in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - UDs Driver in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay for sideload in Denver, benefits are top notch. Equipment is good.

    Cons

    Currently restructuring tying to become efferecent and leaving some drivers to face forced changes and pay cuts, large company without concern or care for employees even though local managment does care they have to follow directive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think out your changes and how it will effect workers before making them, what works in Texas dosent work everywhere!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Was a great company; not so sure now

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Pros

    Has a solid HR team and managers who cared about their employees. Pay was very good, politics at a minimum. If you are multi-skilled, lots of opportunity to move around and create your own career path.

    Cons

    Most training is online, so there are few opportunities to bring together people from multiple disciplines. This keeps the organization siloed. Not a good way to create innovation, which is sorely lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people; manage from the heart, not just from the head (LSS)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • 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
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    Profitable but stripped

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    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Good, not great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Current Employee - Driver in Las Vegas, NV (US)

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have transferred relatively easily.
    Decent pay.
    Able to climb corporate ladder.
    Decent benefits.
    A lot of easy going people.
    Supervisors and middle management are respectful and aware of you work performance, and acknowledge accordingly.

    Cons

    You have to work hard, and deal with some rather lazy coworkers with less than common sense. Employee reviews are few and far between, and often result in a very low wage increase,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train employees better, give raises where they are due, not where they are entitled.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great work-life balance here!

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Treat employees well, fun environment, smart colleagues

    Cons

    Pay is well below the competition. IT department is so off base and so much needs to be updated and expanded. 1982 called, they want that rotary dial back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better incentive plan to retain valued employees. IT department is so off base and so much needs to be updated and expanded. 1982 called, they want that rotary dial back.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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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