Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited

Working at Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited: Company Overview and Reviews in Canada

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Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited
3.4
189 reviews
Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited, CA Ratings
3.4
Average rating of 189 reviews on Indeed
3.2Work-life balance
3.3Pay & benefits
3.1Job security & advancement
3.0Management
3.1Culture
Headquarters
335 King Street East Toronto, ON M5A 1L1
Employees
5,001 to 10,000
Revenue
$5M to $25M (USD)
Industry
Food and Beverages

Popular jobs at Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited in Canada

 Average salarySalary range
664 salaries reported
$19.26
per hour
$10.15-$43.70
116 salaries reported
$27.32
per hour
$13.65-$41.00
59 salaries reported
$17.47
per hour
$10.15-$26.25
33 salaries reported
$28.10
per hour
$14.05-$42.20
36 salaries reported
$19.01
per hour
$10.15-$28.55
Salary satisfaction
55%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay, in Canada
Based on 623 reviews

Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited reviews

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Overall reviews at Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited

3.0
SEL | Brampton, ON | Sept 15, 2021
Fast & Challenging - Prepare for Limited Work-Life Balance
If you work hard, show dedication, and strive to continuously improve yourself and those around you, you will be successful and open endless advancement or cross-promotion opportunities. Management is often fast to recognize leaders and offer further development. Field sales is competitive, and performance is often recognized and rewarded fairly. Along with working for a tier 1 company, there are lots of extra bonuses that you have access to: Events, Brand teams, Head Office exposure, opportunities to develop connections across industries, etc. Don't expect to be given anything, it needs to be earned. Unfortunately, most of these niceties are outweighed by the companies need to eliminate work-life balance. As you progress, the expectation (although not written) is that you will be constantly available. This is not a great place to work if you are looking for a 9-5 with Sat/Sun for refreshing and recuperating. This mindset is especially prominent on the sales side. You cannot "coast" in this environment and last long. Hanging up your work phone for a day is not an option, regardless if it's a long weekend or holiday. The salary for mid-level sales/sales management positions is well below the industry average. Benefits and bonuses have also been scaled back over the the years. In an industry that is relatively flat, don't bank on receiving maximum quarterly bonuses consistently. At the very least, good performance will net you a yearly cost of living increase based on a semi
ProsOverall the people are generally great, opportunities for advancement if you're identified as "Hi-Po", Access to events and brands
ConsNo work life balance, pay well below industry avg.
3.0
Sales | Brampton, ON | Jan 2, 2020
Fast, Fun, Challenging - Limited life outside of work
If you work hard, show dedication, and strive to continuously improve yourself and those around you, you will be successful and open endless advancement or cross-promotion opportunities. Management is often fast to recognize leaders and offer further development. Field sales is competitive, and performance is often recognized and rewarded fairly. Along with working for a tier 1 company, there are lots of extra bonuses that you have access to: Events, Brand teams, Head Office exposure, opportunities to develop connections across industries, etc. Don't expect to be given anything, it needs to be earned. Unfortunately, most of these niceties are outweighed by the companies need to eliminate work-life balance. As you progress, the expectation (although not written) is that you will be constantly available. This is not a great place to work if you are looking for a 9-5 with Sat/Sun for refreshing and recuperating. This mindset is especially prominent on the sales side. You cannot "coast" in this environment and last long. Hanging up your work phone for a day is not an option, regardless if it's a long weekend or holiday. The salary for mid-level sales/sales management positions is well below the industry average. Benefits and bonuses have also been scaled back over the the years. In an industry that is relatively flat, don't bank on receiving maximum quarterly bonuses consistently. At the very least, good performance will net you a yearly cost of living increase based on
2.0
Supervisor | Calgary, AB | Sept 26, 2019
Incredible company, with the best products, most poorly run on the planet
Are you wondering where the best place to work would be? At a rank of 209 for Canada’s best employers, Coca-Cola is your answer. **This below review is given for the Calgary branch only. I recognize that opinions shared and company culture vary from city, to province, or country. A place where the products and positions carry a short shelf life. In past jobs have you been over-recognized for your efforts, or just plain bored? Look no further. Here you will for sure be over worked and under appreciated. A place where the blind lead the blind, and your hard work will continuously go unnoticed. Entry level positions such as drivers, merchandisers, or sales make a good wage. Although most are disgruntled because they continuously voice opinions or give suggestions to be shut down by their busy bosses, but change is always promised. In a management role you will work a minimum of 10 hours then another 4 when you get home. You will very rarely be recognized for your efforts and get eaten alive from your boss and their boss. Your plate will be so full you will work in your spare time to catch up. You can never work hard enough. If you are unqualified and incompetent, you will go far. Don’t expect to work hard, go above and beyond, and be given an honest chance in career development.
ProsIf you are sick you can still work from home
ConsHaving the best brand behind you, and the worst leaders in front of you
1.0
Sales Executive | Hamilton, ON | Aug 24, 2020
You don't want this job.
Seriously, that is the best way to sum it up. - Little to no raises for years. - Wage is below living wage. - Wage is FAR below competitor's wage/salary and you have far more responsibilities. - Your salary/wage is capped at a low rate (ex: large format capped under 20$, small format capped under 50k$) - No car allowance for those who actually drive the most. - Little advancement in the company because there is always internal politics at play. - The people that are in positions do not plan to move out for a while so there is no ladder to climb. - Management is clueless, completely out of touch with the responsibilities they ask of you, with little communication, and high to impossible demands. - You are expected to complete a 14hr day within 8hrs. - Little to no reward/recognition for your hard work. - Extremely grueling on the body and there isn't much kick back for the toll your body takes. - "Push this, push that" mentality and your customers will be tired of it. If try to work with your customers, the company becomes upset. If you work with the company, your customers become upset. There is absolutely no winning. - "You're the foundation of the company" but you will never feel or be rewarded for it. - They basically want obeying robots that don't pipe up. If you do say anything, you will swiftly be reprimanded for it... even though they ask you to say something.
ProsYou work for a recognized brand
ConsYou're nothing but a number.
5.0
Merchandiser | Hamilton, ON | Nov 23, 2019
interesting
this is a job where you set your own hours, you can build your own paycheque, and you work by yourself 95 % of the time. If you show that you are reliable, your dispatcher will assign you to work more stores, which essentially means more money on your paycheque. Lots of back and forth texting and calling people who you don't always know (insanely annoying). Money is decent considering all of the heavy lifting you are required to do. Some store managers are a pain to deal with, they will complain to you about just about everything (this is something that Coke neglects to mention to you during the orientation). I thought I may have a career/future with Coke but there are a lot of people running the show that don't have a clue what they are doing, plus other merchandisers who don't have a clue what they are doing. I wound up having to leave this job after 1 full year b/c I didn't see it being worth it much after that. It was awesome at first, but it wears off after awhile. I was hired with 3 other guys, I was the last one working, the other 3 quit the company before I did. Everybody that worked as a merchandiser when I was hired were all long gone by the time I called it quits.
1.0
Inside Sales Representative | Brampton, ON | Mar 29, 2021
Just a number
working at the call centre is will do immense damage on your mental health. Managers are horrible and not one good one at the call centre. They are either racist, or only help people of the same culture as them. Management always looks for faults and errors and never appreciates your hard work or never compliments a job well done. All they focus on is the negative. Imagine a survey went out and the result were that employees feeling burnt out and getting anxiety over quality. Instead of making it better, they made it harder. Imagine dealing with: - quality who always finds a reason to fail your calls e.g if you do not say the customer's name in the beginning of the call or if your tone is not upbeat. Some of them are heartless and will fail 90% of the calls marked. No matter how good you are, they will find faults or a reason to fail. Not to mention, these very same quality agents were horrible at their job taking back to back calls but delights in failing us. Your job depends on quality and sales ( another headache) hence the reason for high turnover rates and employees going on stress leave.
Prosgood benefits
Consbad treatment and just a number
2.0
Inside Sales Representative | Brampton, ON | May 12, 2022
Inside Sales Representative
While there is much power that comes with working for a big name like Coca Cola, it’s run like the family business that it is, with not the best family dynamics. Major changes since new ownership and not for the better. As much as they say there are many opportunities for growth, there isn’t. You may be good enough to do the job while they find a candidate, but won’t hire you. If they see you’re a hard worker and competent, they’ll give you more work for the same significantly below average pay, and still not give you a promotion. Ridiculously low pay in the call Center (17-19$ per hour) makes it impossible to survive on these wages. It’s basically poverty. Lots of incompetent ppl because of the low salary, so the rest of us pick up the slack. Call Center is bottom of the barrel. Many long service employees fired for refusing vaccine. Forced back to the office even though we were working remote before Covid. Major micromanaging.
Pros3 weeks vacation to start
ConsVery low pay that is not competitive to the market, No opportunities for growth, the better you perform the more work they’ll give you for the same pay
5.0
Assistant Engineer | Canada | Nov 19, 2014
Very productive and hands on job
Enter at 6.30am, and I walk into the office to log on to the computer. Check for an major breakdowns in the last night shift and resolve problem if it persist. I walk in the production line from start to end, and ask if there are any strange noises with any machine. I go back to the office and report in a small meeting with the chief engineer. I check if there are any machines scheduled for maintenance and information is relayed to the maintenance department. When all is running, I continue to evaluate machines which cause bottlenecks in the production, look for possible plan in future. I then sit and present possible modifications on new production line of pet and cans so as to minimize space with the chief engineer. Lunch and breaks depend on workload. check any potential problems that might happen in night shift and try to resolve. go home at 17.30 and if possible continue to design unless there is emergency at night.
ProsSo much experience gained, wonderful environment.
ConsThe company was under financial stress due to th Zimbabwean govenment policy
5.0
Fleet Manager | London, ON | Mar 9, 2016
Large company
My typical work day was fast pace, exciting and sometimes a little hectic. Ordering parts, making sure trucks are in good working order and if not getting them fixed as quickly as possible. Ordering trucks for the fleet and handling a 3 city district of trucks and drivers. I enjoy the fast pace and with my organizational skills and experience was able to keep up with my workload. I work well with my co-workers and have developed some great long lasting friendships. The hardest part of my job is my computer skills, I am good on the computer but not as quick as I would like to be. The most enjoyable part of my job is dealing with clients, networking and working out deals that are best suited for my company and the clients. I am very personable and knowledgeable in my field and have long time management skills. I have never had an employee or staff complaint and what I've learned is to treat others equally but respectfully and you will gain alot more from that employee.
ProsDeveloping relationships with other companies I deal with
ConsLong hours
2.0
Order Picker | British Columbia | Sept 12, 2021
Order Picker / Meat Grinder
When you apply for this "Forklift-driver, Part time" job, just be aware that this has nothing to do with driving a forklift and it isn't a part time job. You're an Order-Picker and you're "on-call", You will be standing on a motorized pallet truck stacking product on pallets, usually up to 1,000 to 1,500 pieces per shift. This is literally a back-breaking job. It's a grind. The hours aren't guaranteed or consistent. Every morning you wait by the phone to see if they need you. You might not work at all for weeks or months at a time but around Christmas and during the summer months, when it's busy they'll expect you to work until the orders are processed, which might mean you're working 10 to 14 hour shifts and five or six days per week. Most people have back, shoulder and knee problems by the time they are forty. The pay is great, $24/hr for part time and $30/hr if you can wait for someone to retire and inch up the seniority list.
ProsGood Pay
ConsOn Call, Long Hours.
5.0
Microbiologist | London, OH | Jan 8, 2018
High Paced and automated prduction plant.
This company was a multi - million dollar establishment with proper structural departments allocation franchise opportunities all around the country. All departments were staffed with highly trained professional staff, modern and update production equipment with fully automated equipment from Water processing, syrup batching and blending, equipment sanitation, bottling and packaging. Highly trained equipment engineers were employed reducing breakdowns and increasing productivity with high turn-over of sales. Product with the highest quality achievable were legally produced at all times. Customer satisfaction was very good with great customer publicity. Internal management courses were on-going for all staff at every level of management creating ongoing manufacturing education.
ProsHigh career plus education advancement.
ConsUnfit for non productive candidates.

Questions and answers about Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited

If you were in charge, what would you do to make Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited a better place to work?
Asked Sept 3, 2019
Too many businesses today, emphasize when posting for help wanted, to become an integral part of our team. The team concept could only work if everyone were a robot. Most people are more interested in earning a living to earn a good wage to get ahead in life. How about management saying, work here, we treat employees fairly and we reward them accordingly for their diligent work ethics.
Answered Jan 9, 2021
Hire the right supervisor on the job And hire does people for the supervisor job Who actually work on the job before. Example warehouse supervisor-work in the warehouse before Distribution supervisor-drive the truck before merchandise before know about the customers know about the job. Just hired somebody from outside I don't think the right way to go
Answered Nov 23, 2020
What is the work environment and culture like at Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited?
Asked Aug 15, 2019
First of all I will always asking myself the question ,am I doing the right things ,are my manager satisfied with my duties ,how do I treat the customers that's the most stressful part of the job.
Answered Aug 19, 2020
Management not listening to questions or concerns. I can't tell you the amount of times the mgr lied to her employees because she was intimidated by people like me who had more experience than her. They don't try and resolve issues. They push it under the rug thinking it will go away causing a toxic environment for all to see
Answered Aug 1, 2020
Does Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited require background check?
Asked Apr 21, 2017
Yes, there is a criminal back ground check and driver abstract is required for my position. It takes about 2 weeks.
Answered Nov 3, 2021
Month or more
Answered Jul 6, 2020
What is the vacation policy like at Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited? How many vacation days do you get per year?
Asked Nov 3, 2021
It is good, front line workers go by CBA but salary workers are given at least 2 weeks right away.
Answered Feb 11, 2022
2 weeks plus 12 lou days
Answered Nov 25, 2021
How would you describe the pace of work at Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited?
Asked Sept 16, 2021
Fast paced
Answered May 12, 2022
It depends, extremely hard for seasonals, super easy and layback for full time employees.
Answered Mar 25, 2022