Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

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Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
109 Reviews

3.0
109 Reviews
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Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Managing Director Leendert den Hollander
Leendert den Hollander
7 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    CCE is a good company whith high goals. You may learn new systems and get a great professional experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit/Collection Analyst  in  Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Credit/Collection Analyst in Sofia (Bulgaria)

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company has high values, it pays attention to their employees. However sometimes there is a bit too much overtime. In general there is not a bad work-life balance. The people are young and I've learnt a lot.

    Cons

    The herarchy is well defined, it is difficult to grow on vertical way and much easier to develop in horizontal way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The managers sometimes make the huge mistake to learn in progress without think for some of the consequences of their dessicions which may make valuable people to leave.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Merchandiser

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser  in  Sarasota, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Sarasota, FL (US)

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Freedom from working in a cubicle

    Cons

    Paid daily versus hourly and lack of continuity means cleaning up after people consistently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure backroom organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Brand, Selfish Managers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Operations  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Operations in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Accounts auditor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Auditor  in  Tampa, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Accounts Auditor in Tampa, FL (US)

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    For promotion, it was fair, if you keep polishing yourself up, you will have chances to apply for better positions and pay(but still a lot lower than other companies would pay). Of course, you'll have to pass oral tests and interviews by at least 3 people. The training is provided all the time, and Coke supported your advanced education. (don't know about now)

    Cons

    I felt my every minute at Coke was monitored by the management. The atmosphere was like at elementary school or semi-military. Everything appeared very generous and free, yet it was under strict control. We had to work very hard but still didn't get any raise. We were not allowed (informal rule for everybody) to wear blue/red/white at some normal occasions because it is Pepsi's colors. The manager warned us not to discuss our pay and raise anytime, even privately. Even short Chatting will be warned, and there were penalty after the 3rd tardiness in a month...a lot of overtime and endless deadlines...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management style was so old-school and silly. I am a self-starter, but it just turned me off by listening to their rules and announcements. Also, benefits and higher pay are more encouraging than company potluck and birthday party.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    HR Admin

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

    Pros

    Having Coke on your resume will help with any job long term

    Cons

    Management was awful in FL. Never believed in the staff and always trying to find a way to hurt you.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The worst experience in 25 years of employment.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Brand name. Fortune 500. Decent salary.

    Cons

    Did not pay timely. Checks were often months late and usually wrong. Benefit plan was a shambles. No one cared. Very unprofessional organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Glad the organization closed.

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

    Challenging, hard work, rewarding and fun

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Able to compete in the market place and have some of the best brands in the world to sell. Total accountability and they give you the tools to be great. The company wants to be a employer of choice and the local leadership is always working to make the work live balance better

    Cons

    The job is not for everyone. Hard work, long hours and too much work in a normal day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Your winning in Chicago and Pepsi is on the run.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Market Development Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Development Manager  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Car Allowance,,Minimum Supervision work from home

    Cons

    Business process, paperwork and daily reporting and tracking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice...good luck

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Zombie Work

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

    I have been working at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Independent work. Work at your own pace.

    Cons

    Understaffed. Holiday Curfews. 6 day work weeks. Mileage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Typical treatment of inferior employees. Cant expect much more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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