Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Reviews

Updated 23 January 2015
Updated 23 January 2015
214 Reviews
2.8
214 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 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.  

    Frustrating leadership

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    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Slowly changing for the better, especially with RCI focus.

    Cons

    Too much of a old school distributor model, not enough innovation, no downstream accountability, minimal upstream vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spin off distribution from manufacturing, sell off under-performing brands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    This job Is ONLY a training ground for other bottling company's

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    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Dr Pepper Snapple Group part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to work at your own pace, that's about it.

    Cons

    I could write five or pages but to keep it plain and simple, pay is poor, what they pay in mileage is a slap in the face, what ever area they say their hiring you for is a lie will send you further.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY your merchandisers more per hour and pay more mileage, you guys will continue to lose good hard working people to other bottling company's.

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

    Low pay for what is expected

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Kickapoo, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Kickapoo, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Early hours, work independently, learn newest flavors

    Cons

    Poor vehicle compensation, poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they are worth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    In a Transition Period

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Brands are very recognizable in the local area and in some regions nationally.

    Cons

    Leadership. The executive leadership team is very consersavtive and risk averse. No long term strategy, very cost conscious and long term gain is sacrificed for short term cost control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your brands and people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    It's alright"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Loader in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Loader in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benifits
    Cool boss
    Paid holidays
    Paid weekly

    Cons

    Work until the work is done
    No life/family balance
    Overwork you
    Clock out on lunch 1 hour
    You have a high pick rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make set schedules for the warehouse workers because working until the work is done is not good no family life balance .Staff is overworked,and tired ,not enough breaks,should not have to clock out on break warehouses work too hard....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Ok place

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

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

    Pros

    Fun brands to work with and decent vacation time benefits. Lots of entry level training for new hires.

    Cons

    Work/life balance varies wildly depending on who your boss is. Continuous Improvement was great at first but is starting to shift the culture to "assign blame" due to the constant emphasis to "root" cause aka explain why things aren't 100% perfect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Solid place to work with decent pay.

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great team work environment and team sharing. Great Work life balance with local autonomy to control your destiny and opportunities.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is questionable at times. Also HQ team is very focused in their small universe or department vs. seeing the big picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure new hires have bottling experience over a masters degree. Experience is more valuable for the up and coming.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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 a 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
  10. 2 people 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 a 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
  11.  

    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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