Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Reviews

Updated 13 December 2014
Updated 13 December 2014
204 Reviews
2.8
204 Reviews
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Dr Pepper Snapple Group President and CEO Larry D. Young
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106 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.  

    Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, don't work here!

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    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Grand Rapids, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Grand Rapids, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, constantly changing work environment and job location

    Cons

    Low pay, rude customers and grocery store managers, heavy repetitive lifting, management doesn't care about their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are always advertising for new employees on internet job sites but the best way to get new hires is in the field. Your employees interact with potential new hires. But we have nothing good to say and advise them not to work for DPSG.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't believe the hype

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

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

    Pros

    salaried employees on routes work
    Together to make matters less difficult.
    Great benefits

    Cons

    No one is happy here.
    Salaries are below competitors.
    acct managers are pushed to the max . doing everything they can to get the job done.
    You are expected to work overtime everyday sometimes working 6 days a week to hit numbers that are so far fetched. Eventually you realize you are making less then the F/T merchandisers which also make pennies compared to other companies.
    The new restructure is significantly hurting all employees but more so the 80% Acct mgmt that were forced to merchandiser positions losing upwards of $10,000 a year just on gross pay without bonus and or incentives.
    Chinese over time is what they offer and is evidently not guaranteed.
    You fight tooth and nail to meet the demand of The company in a declining market and in turn they send extra unnecessary cases to stores without your consent or the grocery mgmt. In turn, deliveries are getting cut and you are to Blame for it. losing the trust of your customers and in turn losing display potential. Backrooms are typically slammed to meet volume and still, you can't make bonus upsetting receivers and continuing the infamy behind DPSG.

    No matter how hard you push, how long you work you are nothing but a number to them.

    In fact, it appears as if the new restructure was meant to force people to quit I believe this unethical practice is called "constructive discharge"?

    HR is only there to represent the companies best interest.

    Inturn- they are losing there best employees and hiring young, novice, and hungry people for less money. Causing this irreversible trend of poor performance among the merchandisers (who get paid $10 an hr) and obviously at that rate they lose interest in doing the job to standard causing a domino effect on the upkeep and ordering process of accts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for your field workers as they are the backbone of your company.

    Slamming stores with unecessary usually blind ordering products that don't move at some locations only makes matters worst.

    You belittle your employees , over work them with out proper pay and degrade the integrity of your best workers.

     Eventually, you will get what you pay for. And lose your best men to competitors who see the value of a hard, dependable, and loyal employee.

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

    I regret I stayed this long.

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    Current Employee - Route Audit Cashier in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Route Audit Cashier in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great (day 1) and PTO

    Cons

    No room for growth, no promoting from within, salary isn't competitive, unfair management, no work life balance, too much work and not enough employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value you your hardworking employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    5 years of a warehouse associate that provide hard work,time management,and pure skills

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    Former Employee - Loader in South Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Loader in South Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    I believe i can be the backbone of the company and provide excellence of a worker

    Cons

    Working unorganized as team that leads to confusion and stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can expect alot of me as a worker. I love challenges and enjoy my work that im giving

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Merchandiser

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Decent starting wage. Mileage compensation between assignments on route. Regular training offered to keep employees current and informed.

    Cons

    Lots of productivity pressure compared to competition often making for regular long hours. Personal life is dependent on available personnel to cover assigned territory effecting days off and vacations which will be cancelled even if scheduled months in advance. No wage reviews or increase from hiring date for time with the company. Management support of employees in the workplace is considered secondary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The work - life balance with the company for the merchandising position is terrible. Employees in this position are constantly being squeezed for more hours to reduce staffing costs. Management needs to re-evaluate the plus minus of pushing it's employees beyond healthy limits to maintain good employer, employee relationship. An improvement in the wage structure needs to made to maintain growth incentive for employees.

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

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

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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Profitable but stripped

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    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Job that can turn into a Career

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    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    As a driver Work you to death! 16 hrs a day! Pay not equal to hrs worked. Don't think they deserve 1 star

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    Current Employee - Route Driver in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    To get driver experience to get a better job. This place will kill you! Overworked, little pay!

    Cons

    16 hr days 5- 6 days a week = $600 paycheck = sucks! Racism!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employers right and give pay raise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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