Pepsi Bottling Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
201 Reviews
3.0
201 Reviews
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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.  

    Great company and benefits!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Marketing Manager  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Marketing Manager in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Progressive, fast-paced, team oriented CPG company with great iconic brands. Both benefits and salaries are competitive. Would recommend working here!

    Cons

    Bottler integrated into PepsiCo, management changes and downsizing each year. Lots of changes, hard to keep up.

    Interviewing process takes longer than expected, could be more efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After corporate restructuring, provide rehiring process for downsized employees impacted due to the constant changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A decent place to work (warehouse loader)

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Loader  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Warehouse Loader in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    After two years working as an overnight warehouse loader, I've found that Pepsi works very hard to ensure that employees are recognized and appreciated.
    Pay and benefits are good for the work we do,
    Supervision is trained almost constantly on improving themselves as managers,
    A very solid place to work, obviously Pepsi is not going anywhere.
    Employee appreciation week every year, various events held for employees through the year,
    Any problems or issued are dealt with professionally and quickly.
    Safety is extremely important to them, they supply us with clothing and safety vests/t shirts for use in the warehouse.
    Higher management seems to consider our thoughts in matters, walkthroughs to chat during shifts to ask if we have any concerns.
    Can always be honest with them.

    Cons

    The shift can be... A challenge at times.
    Seven pm start, not knowing from day to day How long the shift will be. Usually eight hours, holidays can be a bear. Upwards of twelve hours plus. But they show appreciation for our work with small bonuses occasionally.
    Warehouse is union while the rest of the company is not.
    Being union workers denies us small privileges such as discounts on drinks for home consumption. No big deal.
    At times, it can feel as if management is "too fair"
    An issue with another employee will of course be addressed, but sometimes lacking in corrective action.
    Long nights of throwing cases can bring personality clashes, props for dealing the best they can, but really, it's ok to offend someone from time to time.
    Preach about clean as you go, but dont follow Through when most do not do so.
    Some of the "older" delivery drivers can be...
    "Difficult"
    If a truck is not loaded to their liking, they can appear... Childish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's hard to please everyone, you do try, and it is appreciated, follow through on WIP principals. Instead of pulling an employee from throwing to clean an aisle during shift, watch and have the offending employee clean up after himself. Perhaps that would get the message across.
    Your supervisors do a wonderful job of dealing with the varied personalities, but personally, i think the union and its mentality should be left out of the warehouse.
    Drivers and warehouse loaders should get together once in a while to avoid the issues that arise due to improper loading or any other concerns they may have between each other. Avoids the attitude that each side is just whining.
    Otherwise, really a good place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    exhausted

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    Current Employee - D-bay Driver  in  Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - D-bay Driver in Knoxville, TN

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

    Pros

    compensation and benefits good, work with little supervision

    Cons

    long hours, management has no clue as to real life challenges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of your current employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    In good company

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pros of working for PBG were decent wage, benefits and a supportive team base.

    Cons

    The only con would be using personal vehicle to merchandise stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should look into small trucks for merchandisers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Different Divisions Have Different Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    excellent benefits, excellent perks with the job, a lot of positive people just trying to make it day to day. training could us to help on the bottler side. as an outside sales rep you do not get a fell for the office environment.

    Cons

    your personal time is no longer yours. management is not always the best communicator. I went from foodservice to the bottle side and it was everything I heard. Too much stress not enough time not enough positive feed back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication is key. My particular manager needed help in that department. He definitely improved the year I was working with him but it still was not up to par.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I have learned a Lot in my time at Pepsi

    Current Employee - Merchandiser  in  Rock Hill, SC
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Rock Hill, SC

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benifits,meeting many people from differnt wals of life, my supervisors are easy to deal with,and my co worker are nice.

    Cons

    working every weekend and holidays. Early start time

  8.  

    Faced paced but rewarding

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling full-time

    Pros

    Great perks
    Great recognition
    Opportunity for advancement
    Passionate culture

    Cons

    Everything scorecarded
    24/7
    Underpaid
    Interaction with Retail Customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company with room for improvement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling

    Pros

    Great Company with Great Benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of training and support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the people and stay competitive with the competitor not just with products but with manpower and technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Home-based merchandiser.

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser  in  Franklin, PA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Franklin, PA

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

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits, great people to work with. Everyone I work with is positive and helpful. Even on the days when things get difficult, people are there to support you.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours can be daunting. It's also physically demanding and you're literally on your feet being physical the whole shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes ordering the most product possible for a store isn't always the best idea and it leads to a higher risk for out of date product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company for gaining experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Operations  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Operations in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great way to garner valuable business experience, upward movement for high potential leaders, recognition for accomplishments.

    Cons

    Work-life balance leaves much to be desired for the majority of the workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility in work schedules.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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