PRODUCTION WORKER (Current Employee), Baltimore, MD – September 15, 2014
As relief my day starts pretty slow but there is still plenty to do. Since it is a can plant, sometimes I'll have to use the forklift to provide lids or dump trash cans full of bad cans. I have learned that teamwork helps to make the workload easier so it raises morale, also the work is completed faster. It can be frustrating dealing with management – more... because you will hear one piece of information from one person and a contradicting piece of information from another, the supervisors do not communicate well enough even though they have plenty of forms of communication (radio, email, phone, texting). My coworkers vary, some are hard working, some get by doing the minimum and some don't show up for work most of the time but for those who are there, they work very hard and are very knowledgeable about the machines that they operate. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the union and the rule of seniority, being a new hire means that a lot of extra hours can be forced on me with little to no notice because I am the lowest on the totem pole so to speak. Although the most enjoyable part of my job is the fact that working there allows me to provide for myself quite well. – less
OFS Tractor-trailer delivery driver Local (Former Employee), Maryland – September 13, 2014
Pros: nice trucks, keep you in shape, 3 weeks vacation some holidays off, benefits, worklife balance, weekends off
Cons: short breaks, merchandising, traffic, pay structure
Coke ofs drivers is a very tough job both physically and mentality. But if you want a local Commercial Class A delivery job were you dont have to go over the road and you are home every night I would recommend it . On the physical side its a lot of unloading of pallets with cases of soda and water. You have to bring the products in store to the customers – more... and get checked in . Some stores require you to merchandise and you will be there for 30min to a hour. Makes for a long day. As a driver you will do Lots of lifting and bending. Your back and knees will hurt during the week but you have the weekend to recover. You must get your rest in order to be able to drive and stay focus and watch for city drivers at all times . A LOT OF Tight places to park and unload. Early A M start times so if your are fast and know your route you can be done early and have the rest of the day . However that can take up to 2 or three years. Coke is a good place to work overall to for beverage and a local delivery job and have a career. Its a strong product and they are always coming out with new products so if you like driving a tractor trailer , being outdoors , dealing with the public, very Physical work and weekends off this is the place for you. – less
Merchandiser (Current Employee), Hanover, MD – September 10, 2014
Pros: they have great benefits. 3 weeks vaction, 401k plan, medical
Cons: management, long hours, a lot of physical work. many people have got injured from this work.
Everyday is difficult, this job requires a lot of physical work and the job is never complete. It is easy to work 10-12 hours a day. I learned to never let the job get to me mentally. The management is terrible! They are only management because of the people they know, they have no clue how to communicate effectively or how to resolve problems within – more... our work sites. People quit left and right. They hire anyone it seems and they don't receive correct training which also falls on management. The hardest part of the job is waiting on deliveries and when they arrive 6,7,8 hours late. no one is willing to help you. the managers don't answer or return calls when you ask for help. Most of my coworkers are lazy and will leave plenty of work for the next person instead of doing it themselves. But the best part of the job is the relationships i have built within the stores with managers, the receivers, and the rest of the crews. – less
Machine operator, assembly and sanitation (Former Employee), Grand Rapids, MI – September 8, 2014
Pros: great company and staff.
Cons: the job was a seasonal position.
The night would start with management assigning the people to their chosen areas by seniority. Usually I would be assigned to th bulk unloader. I learned that getting into a company as such as Coke you must have connections. My co-workers we very out going nice people and as well as the shift supervisors. I have alot of good memories working for this – more... company. The hardest part of the job was the heat in the summer. The most enjoyable part was working for such a big name and being trained on new equipment. – less
Class A Truck Driver (current) (Current Employee), Louisville – September 7, 2014
Pros: free drinks and food from customers and pay including ot
Cons: hardly take breaks because of too many stops
Work at Coca-Cola has been a learning experience! It's a good job being a driver, but it the management has went south. they'll say call if you have a problem and won't answer. But when you do get ahold of them they'll either be very helpful or say just deal with it. The job itself is pretty straight forward, clock in, get in a truck and deliver the – more... load. I like the job so maybe you will too…..Or not – less