Pepsi Bottling Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
201 Reviews
3.0
201 Reviews
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Pepsi Bottling President and CEO Eric J. Foss
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits for company located in (in 14 reviews)

  • Pepsi has good pay and benefits compared to it's rivals in Alaska (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance leaves much to be desired for the majority of the workforce (in 18 reviews)

  • long hours, management has no clue as to real life challenges (in 33 reviews)

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  1.  

    Better since the sales team went union

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    Current Employee - Account Sales Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Account Sales Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and experienced coworkers with a solid work ethic and genuine passion for the business. Reachable sales goals. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Devil-may-care training process. Inexperienced and young management. Multinational company run like a mom and pop store. Shady compensation system. Low accountability for all areas except sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your frontline. They have more experience and have demonstrated more loyalty to this company than the vast majority of your lower and middle management. It would also go a long way to the health of your business if you opened up some tangible avenues of promotion instead of favoring college hires from such prestigious institutions as Chico State.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Worked like a Slave

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    Current Employee - Bulk Customer Service Representative  in  Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Bulk Customer Service Representative in Windsor, CT

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay is fair, $17 an hour seems great at first but not worth the stress. Some co-workers are very nice and supportive. No gossipy environment because you work on your own.

    Cons

    Management could not care less about employees, you are worked like a slave. Forced overtime. 12 hour days are common. You will wake up at the crack of dawn, work 6am-6pm, come home, pass out. No work/life balance. Physical injuries are common. I am a small girl forced to pull pallets and lift heavy cases above my head. You ruin your car driving all around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees, their health safety and personal lives.

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

    Started as a merchandiser, was able to transfer into warehouse after 3 years

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Loader  in  Youngstown, OH
    Former Employee - Warehouse Loader in Youngstown, OH

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay was great, pay increases and benefits.

    Cons

    Very hot working conditions, management!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn better management skills and how to speak to associates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    salesman

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    Former Employee - Area Sales Manager/Management Trainee  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Area Sales Manager/Management Trainee in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    decent pay and benefits, work on your own

    Cons

    management is clueless and switches up every couple of years, not really into customer service as far as drivers and merchandisers are concerned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try staying in your position for more than a year before moving on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Current Warehouse Employee

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    Current Employee - Laborer  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Laborer in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Potential for earnings is good if you are "one of the guys".

    Cons

    Being female in a warehouse, you and your work get over looked. It's a "good old boys network". It's not what you know, it's who you know!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advance people based on knowledge and work ethic. Create a system to RECOGNIZE whose actually adding the value, not who's taking credit for it. There are a lot of credit grabbers in this company. I'm shocked! Also, when an employee emails a senior human resource manager when there isn't one at the location where you work, that person should at least reply. Ridiculous! Do I have to contact corporate to get information?

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Warehouse Loader

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Loader  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Loader in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits with the company.

    Cons

    A lot of 12 hours days. will not see day light in the summer times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressfull

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    Current Employee - Checker/Certifier  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Checker/Certifier in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great pay & benefits. Pepsi will not fire you, you can only fire yourself.

    Cons

    Long hours, and not enough people to cover the workload. Poor management. They are only good for when you mess up. Too many inexperienced "family members". Harder for experienced people to get hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking that the employees are "crying" about the workload. There's not enough $ to hire more people because we are forced to work several hours of overtime to compensate the workload. Also, we need more women involved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    If your young and a women or a person of race you will go far

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    Current Employee - BCR  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - BCR in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    if you fit the mold and are willing to relocate many time you can climp the ladder,you will defintly move faster if you are female and your a person of race thats fresh out of college and willing to move around the country [they pay for relocation] you will love the job,just remember no holidays are off , you work weekends and summertime its always a 12 to 14 hour day of heavy lifting.

    Cons

    No weekend off
    No holidays off
    No car
    Long Hours
    heavy lifting
    Always coming out with new promotions{too many at one time] and you must implement all, can became overwhelming.
    Hopefully you fit the culture,if not you will not fit in
    If you are a BCR {supermaket route ] iyou have many people that thik they are your boss
    reciever
    Grocery manager
    Store Manager and of course you direct manager.If you have a good degree go for another industry ,this business has been stale for years,thats why you see so many new productrs coming out ,they forgot what got them to the dance and gobble up precious shelf space w/crap ie, Pepsi one,Pesi next,lime Pepsi,Vanilla Pepsi Moutain Dew voltage,M.D. white...you get the point,and make sure these products don"t go out of date.
    Its always nice when you get a forced order and it doesnt sell and it goes out of date ..your fault,or your manager bumps your order when you know that store doe:st do well with that flavor,all stores are differant for various reason but they want conformaty that make no sence at all ,Inner city people like regular pepsi and oranges and grapes of the world ,hispanaks love Ginger ale and flavors not Diet Caff free Pepsi ,but if ypour diplay isnt aat standards watch out .This company is one of the strongest company in the world bujt they need to eliminate a number of SKUs and become more flexable in the trade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexability in display,less SKUs,too many dogs in the inventory,concentration on fewer promotions.too many at once,we used to sale in sales ..show up and throw up ,these people give you 2mins at a time if you lucky

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Since the switch of PBG to PBC the company has gone south to there employees.

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Some of there perks are very nice to use. Saves money.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits have down grade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay good and hold your standers high. Its like the old saying I have yours if you have my back. Its a job that's what you come to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Wouldnt work Here unless you really need a job or trying to get some Delivery driving experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Driver  in  Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Insurance
    One day majority holidays like thanksgiving, christmas, 4th of july, Memmorial day, labor day, Martin luther king day,

    Cons

    Long hours no time in a half, Management, hard to advance, unorgainzed, low pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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