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Anonymous shared this review of The Coca-Cola Company on Jan 28th, 2019
"Get involved in networking events on campus, networking is critical to navigating across and moving up in the organization "
Anonymous shared this review of The Coca-Cola Company on Aug 29th, 2018
"The Atlanta office used to be flexible but is no longer so."
Anonymous shared this review of The Coca-Cola Company on Aug 2nd, 2017
"Don't ever need to pick up your kids - they'll tell you to hire a nanny to raise your kids. Don't ever go out on maternity leave - they won't backfill and you'll come back to hell and poorly done work. Don't ever have illness in your family - you'll be told you gave too much going on in your life to be able to focus on doing good work."
Anonymous shared this review of The Coca-Cola Company on Jul 22nd, 2017
"WORKING FOR THE COCA-COLA COMPANY CAN OPEN MANY DOORS. YOU NEED TO HAVE THE AMBITION AND THE PASSION TO SUCCEED - AND MAINTAIN - YOUR POSITION WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION. "
Anonymous shared this review of The Coca-Cola Company on Jul 13th, 2017
"Coca-Cola is making gender equality a priority for their company goals for the next 10 years. Although I admire their strong efforts to close the gap, the company is still predominantly male based in this stage. "
Anonymous shared this review of The Coca-Cola Company on Mar 8th, 2017
"A hyper-political company. Very difficult to reach upper ranks without having a friend or sponsor already there pull you up. Not a meritocracy. "
Anonymous shared this review of The Coca-Cola Company on Feb 23rd, 2017
"Surround yourself with people who value diversity and inclusion and/or are in a business resource group. Outside of this community, it can be more difficult to find people who are supportive and celebrate differences. "
"Old boys club in some locations but with so many reorgs they are able to shift them out. Big opportunity for women to grow in this company if they work hard and get to know the key players"
"You have to "build" relationships to get better opportunities. People whose numbers are not as great as yours tend to get position if they are men and brown nosers. So you have to learn to that your stellar numbers are not what get you to proceed."
Anonymous shared this review of The Coca-Cola Company on Jan 17th, 2017
"A good company, good benefits, work with a lot of talented people. If you are an ambitous woman that wants to run a business you should look elsewhere or you will be frustrated."
Anonymous shared this review of The Coca-Cola Company on May 9th, 2016
"Senior level women are leaving Coke at a rapid pace these days, and potential employees need to take that into consideration. In some cases, women have found better opportunities outside the company (mid and senior level women often talk amongst ourselves about being blocked for more senior roles at Coke and having to leave to advance). In other cases, senior women have been ousted by male executives. The boys' club is very real in most departments at Coke. "
Anonymous shared this review of The Coca-Cola Company on Apr 17th, 2016
"They will never have an on-site daycare, like most companies "
"Yes very calming place to work"
"I think it's a great company to work for."
"Very flexible time"
"There are not enough women in leadership roles. Women tend to be forced into "administrative" roles or tasks, even when they are more than qualified to perform other functions."
"Not much movement to upper levels and lacking in training"
"My role has great flexibility so that is awesome for being home to take care of sick kids. I've been there 19 years and have seen a lot of changes for the good. However, it is still an old boys club. The women who do advance seem to have been tapped for the spotlight, almost like a way for senior leadership to say, "see, we like women here!!!" It comes across as fake. The salary and benefits are good, so I stay."
"I feel like it is really hard to advance while also being a mother - unless your husband stays home. Though there is a flexible work arrangement, you are definitely "mommy tracked" if you take advantage of it."
"Wonderful people; strong supportive leaders; challenging work; strong ethics and fairness"
"Depends on where you are and level you are at. Can be incredibly difficult for women leaders to be heard and respected."
"There are a lot of women at the company, however there is definitely a "boys club" here. Behavior tolerated and role hires are heavily influenced by who you know and the higher you get the more male exclusive it gets, making it harder for women to break in. Some departments are better than others, but an insular network definitely exists. Also if you aren't married with kids it's going to be hard to have things in common with your coworkers. Culture is extremely "suburbia" focused, which works great for most of the company, just hard for younger employees to find common ground and meet colleagues with similar interests."
"There is still an old-school, men-oriented culture with senior leadership and on some teams. Parental leave is seriously lacking. There is no official policy - only short-term disability. There is a flexible workplace policy, but not a very supportive environment for it. There are some bright spots depending on the team. It all depends on who you work for."
"This position requires a woman to be self-motivated. It is a physically demanding job keeping yourself a step ahead of the game will be an advantage. Women tend to work "cleaner" than men; setting them up for success. Women and men are treated equally and advancements is based on performance."
"If you're okay with taking an admin support role and advancing very little in exchange for job security, then this is a great company for you. There are many women in sales support, many minorities, but you will be nowhere near upper management after working your cubicle for 20 years, maybe just at a higher level of sales support. Team Managers are mostly women, and women are overall generally treated fairly in the workplace. The issue is, the upper level men in the company don't seem to take women in lower positions seriously or value them as they try to network. For example, a senior employee may invite a young man to play golf at a local charity event, but would not extend this opportunity to a young lady - in all fairness, not many of the young women in my department would accept such an invitation. Typical 'ol boy' mentality in corporate culture."
"This company does not take sexual harassment seriously. After proof of documented harassment, I was punished for coming forward. All my overtime was stripped and I was restricted in my job."
"I have been worked at my position for a little over a year and I feel I am definately treated as well and expected to perform just as well as the men in field. I am not given any slack because of my gender, but I enjoy the fact that I am not given any hand-outs and have the ability to earn my praise and recognition as much as any other employee! Women do very well as this company and our Market Unit Director is a female with a strong personality and I look up to and respect her very much."
"I've worked here for a year and there are a decent amount of women here, and there are a range of roles. It definitely can be a boy's club, especially if you get towards the top-- you don't feel it at the lower levels, but the voice of men seem to get louder as you climb the ladder, and I have seen very qualified, seasoned women with fewer opportunities to climb than their younger male peers. Maternity leave is only 6 weeks, which doesn't seem like enough to me-- if you want to take any longer than that, you need to use your own vacation time."
"Be yourself, speak up and don't be scared to state your ideas."
"I would tell myself to do more research to really understand the policies of the company and not take anything for granted. There's still time to ask, learn, connect with other women and make things better for myself and other women. I haven't had any children yet, but plan to, and hope that company policies will support that massively important moment in my life, so I can feel good about taking the right amount of time off, paid, and come back to work feeling ready. The time is now to ask the right questions about these policies as well as push to understand if equal pay is a reality for women working here."
"It's not what you think you think. Coca-Cola is in a world of its own. You are literally on your own. Be prepared to be lied on consistently as well as others taking credit for your work. That's just the way it is at this company. And upper management.........well, it seems like they search for the ones who are arrogant, pompous, and unfriendly. I've never experienced anything like it in all my years of working!"
"Make sure to fully understand management expectations...and constantly circle back to make sure those expectations haven't changed. Also important, NETWORK NETWORK NETWORK! Who you know is imperative to both your career growth and just to get your job done."
"Work hard and it will pay off"
"I only worked here about 6 months. I was promised 32 hours a week and most weeks i only worked 24 or less hours. The work load that was expected to be done in 8 hours or less was absurd."
"It's hard to navigate unless you know someone who would be willing to shadow you you are pretty much on your own. Networking is the key."
"I wish I'd found out more about the company before I took the role."