Pepsi Bottling Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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Pepsi Bottling President and CEO Eric J. Foss
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Pros
  • Pay and benefits are good for the work we do, (in 15 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits for company located in (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance leaves much to be desired for the majority of the workforce (in 20 reviews)

  • Long hours, lack of promotion opportunities (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Nice pay, but bad work environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Morton, IL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Morton, IL

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay, super benefits, Union job

    Cons

    Hours are horrible, No days ever the same. No days off. They even blow traditional 3 day weekends by having you work Saturday. In 7 years I have had ONE 3 day weekend.
    Only a 6 holidays off. Christmas Day, New Years Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving day.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing would help


  2. Distribution

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and insurances medical and dental good

    Cons

    Bad leadership no communication with managers

    Advice to Management

    Need new management


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    Production Technician

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The money was good,you don't have a manager breathing down your neck 24/7.You get discounted drinks and free water.

    Cons

    Low morale,You're hired on as production maintenance but end up being an operations tech just to be told you'll be floating because they don't have a spot for you.To me that says unemployment and why hire someone to be a fill in.Its very demeaning being trained by someone who thinks their training a person to replace them.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out your needs before hiring,Improve morale of the workplace,get people to work off shifts to improve morale and time with your family.Be honest with job descriptions when posting jobs on the Internet and while interviewing for positions.Theirs nothing like coming to a job that says you're doing one thing but doing something completely different.


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  5. Served as Pepsi Sales Rep

    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -Can get done early after completing routes

    Cons

    -Focus on telling you the good things so they can new applicants
    -Should be paid more
    -Starting early in the morning on routes

    Advice to Management

    Better on the hiring process


  6. Warehouse

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Really good pay, unlimited overtime

    Cons

    Work life balance, union work,

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect


  7. Not even noticed

    Former Contractor - Warehouse Worker in Nashville, TN
    Former Contractor - Warehouse Worker in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Okay pay, supposedley a good company

    Cons

    Needs to get with the times, I would have thought that they would have a scanner system ed warehouse, it was like a tornado some days, just piling product into limited space. FIFO was not used at all. Managers were there because of their education, not because background in doing the job. Good old boy system there, most were afraid of a experienced worker, not wanting to properly train or suggest future job opportunities with Pepsi.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp your hiring practices, employ people who want to work for you. You will gain more from someone who loves what they do. Than from someone who's just doing it for a check.


  8. Pre Sell Account Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pre-Sell Representative
    Current Employee - Pre-Sell Representative

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great company to have on your resume

    Cons

    work/life balance
    pay to hours worked (salary)

    Advice to Management

    stop running things so lean. we can't hit every metric because we run like madmen for 12hrs just to get home for a cold dinner.


  9. Previous DSL

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling

    Pros

    Nothing comes to mind. This place was a joke. Poor management and poor HR equals disaster.

    Cons

    HR was the most crooked bunch I've ever been around. She has ruined many peoples lives because she only follows her agenda.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the great leaders and stop letting HR run the company.


  10. Better since the sales team went union

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 8 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Worked like a Slave

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

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



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