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Updated Jul 3, 2014

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3.0 190 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

Pepsi Bottling President and CEO Eric J. Foss

Eric J. Foss

(103 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Worked like a Slave

    Bulk Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) Windsor, CT

    ProsPay 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.

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementCare about your employees, their health safety and personal lives.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Warehouse Loader (Former Employee) Youngstown, OH

    ProsPay was great, pay increases and benefits.

    ConsVery hot working conditions, management!

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn better management skills and how to speak to associates

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    salesman

    Area Sales Manager/Management Trainee (Former Employee) Las Vegas, NV

    Prosdecent pay and benefits, work on your own

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

    Advice to Senior Managementtry staying in your position for more than a year before moving on

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Laborer (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

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

    ConsBeing 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 Senior ManagementAdvance 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?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Warehouse Loader

    Warehouse Loader (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat benefits with the company.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stressfull

    Checker/Certifier (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

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

    ConsLong 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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    BCR (Current Employee) Buffalo, NY

    Prosif 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.

    ConsNo 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
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    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 Senior ManagementMore 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Sales (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

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

    ConsPay and benefits have down grade.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Route Driver (Current Employee) Little Rock, AR

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not So Good, But The "promote route driver" mentality is diminishing

    Service Technician (Current Employee) Sioux Falls, SD

    ProsGood technology leader in the local markets.

    ConsUnprofessional Co-workers (dare I say bold face liars), same conduct at the location with the location mangers. I pointedly asked location manager "why don't you set the example in ethics?" His response "I don't feel there is anything wrong with the minorities employed here". I thought he misunderstood but he shouted back "I heard you!" Unclassified idiot!

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to drive home and teach ETHICs in the work place. Educated managers would be great. Painful to have to help some one read, pronounce and understand the spoken language.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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