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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
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3.3 1,684 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi

Indra K. Nooyi

(617 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance was given to those who handled it responsibly(in 99 reviews)

  • great pay and benefits, plenty of opportunities for growth, very stable company(in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to be focused on your own work life balance because there's so much to do(in 218 reviews)

  • long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried(in 153 reviews)

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    A fun, engaging, and challenging immersion into fast-paced engineering and product development.

    Research Engineer (Current Employee) Plano, TX

    ProsI HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS INTERNSHIP!

    This internship is challenging, rewarding, collaborative and results-driven. At first I was given a lot of nurture and guidance on how to begin my project, but within a matter of weeks the guard-rails came off and my project really became my own. I decided what steps to take, how to get there, who to collaborate with to make it there, and I managed the time around my own project. However, the support was always there if I needed it with a large team of management and technical resources. Since I worked in R&D, my project was technically challenging and it was amazing seeing that my research had immediate business impact on millions of dollars. It was very rewarding to progress in the project and see it take shape. It made it exciting and I wanted to keep going. We had to present project progress every month to senior leadership, including vice presidents and senior scientists. This was intimidating at first, but it helped me cultivate crucial skills in communicating complicated scientific research succinctly to management so they could make decisions. This internship really equipped me for a professional career.

    Also, speaking of work-life balance, the company culture and atmosphere at PepsiCo (I worked at Frito-Lay) is really unbeatable. Everybody is upbeat, fast-paced and willing to get their hands dirty to help you. Yet everyone is ready to go home at 5 P.M. and be with their families and enjoy the weekend. Work-life balance is important here and the friendly culture here will make you believe it. I cannot express enough the impression the warm people at this company made on me to make me feel at home and like I was a meaningful part of the family.

    One last thing: this company is ethically responsible and driven to make enjoyable products that are good for society, which is very important to me. I was very impressed learning about the company's goals and seeing all of it in action. You could not pick a more ethical company in the industry to work for, in my opinion. PepsiCo strives to make healthier, safer products that leave a smaller footprint on the environment but still taste delicious and bring smiles to people's faces. Working here, you will really take pride seeing your work on a shelf and knowing the work that went into bringing it there.

    ConsThe first few weeks of internship can be overwhelming. Mountains of training and meetings and you immediately present on your project just a couple weeks after arriving when you don't really know much of anything. It's a lot of pressure all at once with a lot of new faces, but it eases up soon enough when you get the hang of things. The internship was also heavy in statistics, so if you're weak in statistics, you might struggle. Also, the corporate structure is very defined, which can be a pro or a con depending on how you want to progress in a company. Here at Frito-Lay, you get promotions at a defined pace as you move up in levels and there's little deviation outside that model. If you like less structure in your corporate ladder, this might be a downside for you. Finally, I had to work significant overtime to handle my project in the 12-week time frame. The nature of the experiments in my project often required me to stay longer than a 9 hour business day, so I had to work more than I was expecting. However, they pay well for overtime and you can manage it as your project needs it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunities to advance. Good entry level pay. Management respects need for work life balance.

    Consadvancement largely left up to you. Pay as you progress becomes less appealing until you make it to the executive level.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Frito Lay Route Sales

    Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) Kansas City, MO

    ProsEasy job. Route bid at 53,000. Easy to grow routes if u follow behind lazy people and there are many. Consistently make over 73k and up to 78k. Company does cut routes and u must grow accounts again or u might drop back down into the 50's. Free shirts, royals tickets, chiefs tickets. Benefits are good! 401k, pension (not available for new employees anymore), vacation.

    ConsEarly starts and route cuts. Company received Herman Lay award (most prestigious). Rsrs received jacket and management got trip to Cancun, Las Vegas and some a trip to Fiesta Bowl. However, if u want to be part of management , u can apply anytime so stop complaining. Many people have hard time with management getting rewards.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Marketing: Great to build a resume

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Albany, NY

    ProsGreat company to build a resume, network and learn fundamentals. Ability to work on national brands as well on innovations.

    ConsNorth America business always under fire. Morale is negatively impacted. I question if salaries and benefits are competitive enough to maintain talented newcomers as well as seasoned producers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe realistic on work life balance offerings and support. Senior management must lead by example.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good company

    Merchandiser (Current Employee) Cranston, RI

    Prosa lot of work all the time

    Consno time tospend with your family

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Supply Chain Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPretty good money as an intern, hands on experience, can always find projects to do

    ConsMorale is very very low. A lot of floor workers are upset.

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    Outstanding work environment

    Talent Acquisition Senior Manager (Current Employee) Plano, TX

    ProsThe people at this company are top shelf. Not only do I work with the best and brightest but I enjoy them from a personal standpoint. This is a place for people that are high-energy and want to win. The company continues to evolve from a food and beverage standpoint which is exciting to see. Salary is extremely fair compared to the rest of the market.

    ConsWorkload is huge but that's what you sign up for when joining the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to evolve from a healthy food and beverage offering.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great stable company, best compensation

    Director (Current Employee) Plano, TX

    ProsCompensation is excellent compared to many of the F50 corporations. Stable organization. Opportunities to move up exist below the Sr. Manager level and most hires are internal employees.

    ConsMoving up is very political especially at the Sr. Manager and above level, need to have connections, many of the staff have been here for a long time so not much innovation in IT and lack of acceptance to change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospay is good friendly environment

    Consyou have to kiss butt to advance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work.

    Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsManagement, pay, benefits, vacation, etc.

    ConsWork-life balance needs improvement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire a larger workforce.

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