Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Reviews

Updated 24 August 2014
Updated 24 August 2014
184 Reviews

2.8
184 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 9 reviews)

  • Great benefits package if you choose to enroll, available on day 1 (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is the exact inverse of what you would like to see in a company (in 10 reviews)

  • Trouble with supervisors and upper management (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Big & Bureaucratic

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    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 for 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
  2.  

    A great culture, with multiple opportunities to make an impact across the business.

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    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Plano, TX (US)

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time

    Pros

    Culture, work-life balance, access to senior leaders, professional development.

    Cons

    Lack of year end bonus for Associates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great work-life balance here!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group as a contractor for 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
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  5.  

    management is a joke.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    pay is pretty good.

    Cons

    any issue with customers gets dumped on the salesmen because it's easier to just have them take care of it, even if it is things out of their control like delivery or merchandising issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop sitting in your office all day reading emails and see what the salesmen go through each day. instead of just riding along with a salesman, why not actually run the route yourself to see the challenges they go through every day. also stop doing everything the cheap way, like running your staff with the bare minimum so when one person leaves the whole apple cart is upset, and for an extended period of time because you want to save money. also stop doing everything the cheap way. we are a joke compared to coke and Pepsi, such as using cardboard boxes instead of plastic shells for 20oz and 6 pks. customers are constantly complaining about this, but it's falling on deaf ears.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Transport Driver Holland MI

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group

    Pros

    New equipment , Tractors and Trailers some coworkers are excellent

    Cons

    Where do I start Low pay way off scale for a major beverage company. Direct supervisor is incompetent does not listen to drivers. Thinks they know everything about driving but knows nothing. Very vindictive management. Always the drivers fault even when your right your wrong. No decent driver should consider driving for this company until they clean up and train the management team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your drivers. You need to realize what goes on out on the road, pay drivers more, because we deserve it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Account manager

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Irving, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Irving, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The employees are great to work with. Middle management that have been around for a while know how to work in the industry.

    Cons

    The higher up management seem to spent a lot of time looking at computer screens and running reports. They are not seen in the market much, and when they are in the market they are taken to store that have been set up for show.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employees feel appreciated. Be in the market more and offer guidance not demands. Give the people in the market on a daily basis the backing of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Although, it was a terrible job. I learned a lot in the warehouse distribution field.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse  in  Bakersfield, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Bakersfield, CA (US)

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Overnights and long shifts, working with sit down forklifts, manual/power pallet jacks. And constant movement. Enjoyed the work.

    Cons

    Overnights, long shifts, minimum wage. working with sit down forklifts, manual/power pallet jacks. And constant movement. Enjoyed the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    District manager - under paid, over-worked

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    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

    I have been working at Dr Pepper Snapple Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Fun promotions and events to be involved in. Their top brands such as Snapple are growing.

    Cons

    Negative culture. Terrible management styles with no strategic direction. Management blames employees for everything but doesn't give them the tools to succeed. Poor training. Poor career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your people more than you care about your bonus and your perception to your boss. Give your people tools to succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    Tough but rewarding job

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    • 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 for 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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