Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC Employee Reviews

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Run. Run away...
RSR/Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLMay 24, 2019
These guys haven't gotten this figured out yet and don't appear to be on the right track to doing so anytime soon.

The hours suck, with most days starting st 5:00 a.m.

They also pulled a fast one by merging the sales account manager position and the merchandiser position and created one role. Problem is they never adjusted the compensation so we're making the same merchandiser pay even though we're now also responsible for the sales account manager tasks as well.

The routes are long and you have to take shortcuts to get the orders in by the deadline each day.

Supervisors are weak and inexperienced.

Far too many growing pains.

This company seems to know exactly where they want to be, but doesn't have the first clue how to get there...
Pros
They'll reimburse you for boots after 90 days.
Cons
Poor/lack of training, Inexperienced management, Unrealistic expectations/ timelines, compensation very weak for role played. for
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Very bad company to be at now
Sales (Current Employee) –  Hollywood, FLMay 24, 2019
The new company is run by a bunch of poor clowns that can’t afford to pay nobody what there worth and took away lots of benefits and gave everybody little toy computers and want us all to do the job of three people with NO RAISE or even thank you.... Oh and forget about ever getting a raise ever it doesn’t happen here. Everybody is looking for new jobs and always somebody is quitting that been at Coke a long time to go make better money. The bonus is a joke and nobody knows when it going to get payed and the salary is lowest out of all the big company. The bosses know less then the people that they in charge of and nobody knows the answer to any question about anything. The big bosses in Tampa are living in a fantasy and have no money so it isn’t going to get better only when they have to sell this sorry company when they bankrupt. Don’t waist your time at CCBF almost anything better then this. It was good before these people change everything and made it the worse place in Florida to work at. Oh and the new rtm make it even worse then it already was and all the customer is frustrated at us even if it’s not even our fault it’s the company decision. They don’t know what there doing. distribution hasn’t have enough drivers to make the delivery so always customers getting missed and there’s not enough merchandisers so the routes are all too big and everyone works like a dog and gets treated like 2nd class citizen even though we are trying our best. Nobody appreciate anything only point out mistakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY ITS THE WORSE PLACE TO WORK IN FLORIDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Pros
Good brands to sell to the customer
Cons
The worse company in Florida to work for
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Swimming in syrup
Field Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLMay 22, 2019
As a field technician you are expected to roll around on bar room floors and repair equipment in the dark. A daily dose of a syrup spray is common. Your day is unpredictable at best but the variety of repairs keeps it interesting. If you enjoy long hours for little pay and no recognition than you will do just fine.
Pros
Work for a well known brand.
Cons
no work life balance. Odd hours and little pay.
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Hardwork
Sales Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Hollywood, FLMay 21, 2019
work constant you need to have common sense and pay attention to detail Package orders for delivery to customers
∙ Load materials on truck for delivery Deliver orders to customers
Pros
meeting people
Cons
breaks and pay twice a week
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Sometimes they have get-togethers with a barbecue
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Florida State, FLMay 17, 2019
They hireTheir friends and of course their friends come first, and that shows You can’t be their boss and be there friend at place of employment, if a supervisor tells employees that they are going to do something for them they should do it
Pros
No pros
Cons
No cons
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Stay away!!
Account Manager/Sales (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLMay 14, 2019
If you enjoy no structure, direction, lack of resources, and the inability to control your outcomes this place is right for you! Typical day started by seeing that several trucks were either broke down, late, or just plain not going to be delivered as scheduled. Next followed by an out of stock report riddled with products not in stock on customers deliveries out for that day. Next followed by communication to several sales merchandisers that have zero experience and could care less to rotate, order, and execute in outlet activation properly. However, this is how your so called incentives are measured. That’s like trying to hit a moving target from 300 yards away with a BB gun. This followed up by customers calling and either complaining about their order, service, or lack of all day long. All the while trying to stay focused on visiting 19 plus stops a day to sell in something new that probably won’t get ordered correctly or delivered in the first place. The morale and culture of the organization in my opinion are at a all time low. CCBF has taken a iconic brand and run it into the ground. Hopefully it’s short term and big Atlanta will do some serious investigating into the practices of this company and see why the turnover is so high. People are unhappy and constantly looking for a better opportunity outside the organization.
Pros
Free fountain. If it’s in stock!
Cons
Too many to list.
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Worst place ever
Merchandiser driver (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLMay 11, 2019
If you're thinking about working with coca cola don't I was a driver merchandiser this was the worst place ever to work for the trucks range from 1994-2017 if you think you're going to be driving the newer trucks forget about it unless you're one of the supervisor favorite and bye the way the trucks have no A/C poor management my opinion if you like working 12-15 Hour days especially on Saturday have at it
Pros
That's a joke
Cons
Everything
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Very poorly run company.
Middle Management (Former Employee) –  West Palm Beach, FLApril 29, 2019
They spend so much time talking about the way that everyone needs to do things that there is no time left for employees to do the things the way that they talk are told to do them. Upper leadership is bipolar and local leaders just blindly follow whatever they’re told to do, even though they don’t fully understand what they’re supposed to do. There isn’t any clear direction within the organization and the priorities change as often as a baby’s diaper. I used to think it was just my location, but it looks like it’s company wide. I didn’t work for CCR but a lot of people at CCBF do and they all agreed that it was heaven compared to this bottler. This company will likely be out of business in 5 years or less. You can tell that they don’t have the resources and are scraping by and just praying for miracles daily. They put on a pretty good facade but you can tell that they don’t really have any capital and will be defaulting on all of the loans they’ve taken out. They also can’t retain any good talent because they always expect people to do more work for less money than any competitor pays. Other companies easily recruit the best employees, and there are some GREAT people still working for the Coke system. Within two years, most of the talented employees will have already been lured away, though and they will be stuck with what they are paying for. A person can only tolerate so much before they realize their worth and abandon that sinking ship of a company. Hopefully the next bottler can do this iconic brand some justice because it deserves so much better than this. It really is  more... sad. I expected so much more from them and was so terribly disappointed in what is going on with that organization. It really is amazing that they were awarded a franchise.  less
Pros
Nowhere to go but up from CCBF
Cons
Nowhere to go but up from CCBF
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Poor Management
Order Picker (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FLApril 26, 2019
Poor Management Poor Hr to many hrs no life period,if u receive a write up no matter what it’s for , whatever you’re position is at that time prepare to be there for another year doing the same thing and that’s not right, if you’re a good worker and you meet the criteria for the position you applying for,U literally have to be a saint and that’s not possible because you have supervisors breathing down ur neck about number that you cannot make because the equipment don’t work ,stressful I’m glad I’m gone Deuces
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Everything about it unorganized poor management etc
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Need better structure
Warehouse Clerk (Former Employee) –  Hollywood, FLApril 24, 2019
Management and HR/payroll are not consistent.
They have a reputation of not providing correct pay.
I've been there 4 years and operations is not informative to all shift and leave other accountable for others mistake
Pros
You have a job
Cons
No discount on lunch, short breaks, pay is low for position
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Not a fun job, takes a toll physically on your body, stressful not enough money for the work
Coca Cola Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLApril 22, 2019
Bad management, hard long hours, not enough pay, no advancement positions, physically and mentally strength needed if not you need to leave ASAP. There is no help on work days and schedules suck
Pros
Lunch whenever you’d like but only 30 minutes
Cons
Poor management, nobody cares about you
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High energy
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Untied statesApril 14, 2019
Theres always events giveaways to attend everyone works as a team help you understand if needed , you travel to diffrent places were they appreciate the logo of coca cola.
Pros
Family feel
Cons
None but higher pay comes in time
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Management Sucks
Merchandiser (part-time) (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLApril 10, 2019
Management team does to much and ask for more then what your supposed to . its not suppose to be a stressful job but they make it stressful and they don’t believe in personal problems.
Pros
Independent Job
Cons
Management Sucks
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GReat place to work. Management is in touch with their associates and cares abuot work and home time balance.
Merchandising Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Daytona Beach, FLApril 8, 2019
This is a fast paced, physical job that is very rewarding. If you like interacting with all types of people and helping businesses grow by influencing their decisions to buy, display and promote Coca-Cola's huge portfolio, then this is a great position for you.
Pros
3 weeks vacation in the 1st year - who does that?
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Culture and Management needs work
Sales Merchandising Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Hollywood, FLApril 7, 2019
If you need a beginner sales job then this is it. You will lean a lot but the pay and benefits are not with the headaches it comes with and/or the passion required.

Not a job conducive for millennials
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Depends on where you work
Distribution Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Lakeland, FLApril 4, 2019
It can be great or it can be horrible. If you have a CDL and supervise drivers then consider yourself a driver. If it's going bad then you are out delivering along side the drivers.
Pros
Good people to work with
Cons
Extremely long days. No family life
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CCBF Destroyed a good company
Sales Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Fort Myers, FLApril 3, 2019
Stay away stay away, this company will suck you dry, work/life balance is gone, they dont even pay that well at all, company will hire from the outside first before they promote their own, now with the new way they are handling sales you do the job of 3 account managers but with the same pay. They dont care about you or your family time, expectations are that you are always available even on your days off via phone or email, but you dont get paid for being technically on call.

do yourself a favor look somewhere else anything else would be better than this company, Troy Taylor you should be ASHAMED!
Pros
good benefits
Cons
work life balance is non existent
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Pay is not competitve. Overtime when it benefits them not you.
Warehouse Lead (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FLApril 2, 2019
Pay sucks. Management definitely has its favorites. Always looking for reasons to discipline you. And or terminate. Alot of unnecessary snitching for the smallest of things.HR backs the supervisors so no need to even mention anything to them. Has the potentisl to be an awesome place to work.it was when it was CCR. Its just management is so controlling if its not his way or his idea then dont do it. Even after its clearly wrong and an terrible an unsafe
Pros
Uniforms. Shoes.
Cons
Pay. No no raises except cost of living. Poor management
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Thankful for employment but things could and should be much better.
Warehouse Associate Order Builder (Current Employee) –  Hollywood, FLMarch 29, 2019
Poor senior management the work home life balance is non existing, no raises, we are not treated with the respect we deserve for the work we do. Very poor policy and procedure implementation. Just overall the company needs an overhaul on the Sr. Management level they suck would be much better off if they just let the warehouse supervisors run the show. Management seems to only want to point out when something is wrong over looking the fact that something went wrong because they never gave us the tools or support to get it right in the first place. Our warehouse supervisors do an awesome job with the very limited support they receive from management but again just like the hard work we do every day that goes unnoticed and unappreciated......
Pros
The co-workers are like family they make it easier to deal with the job.
Cons
Everything else
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Worst CDL job ever
Driver Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLMarch 27, 2019
This is a distribution center that has no idea what logistics means. They do not account for the laws governing their transportation fleet. And they barely maintain their vehicles.

They will give you too much to deliver, they will expect you to make the customer happy, and they don't care about your Logbook hours.

Expect to be out on delivery for 14 hours. Its a physically demanding job and its not worth what they are paying.
Pros
You get to sport their unruly Coke uniform
Cons
Your life will be a nightmare
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