PepsiCo Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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Pros
  • Great Work/Life Balance environment (in 111 reviews)

  • Above to slightly above average pay and benefits (in 52 reviews)

Cons
  • Talk of work-life balance is not uniformly adhered to (in 259 reviews)

  • very long hours no work life balance (in 174 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great place to start, then move on fast!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to start a career. PepsiCo attracts lots of talented great people. This is a good place to start that LinkedIn contact list.

    Cons

    Too many to mention: Poor salary, management, horrible benefits. Little return for effort put into your work. Poor long-term career planning.

    Advice to Management

    Start growing a real corporate culture and ditch the B1 Visa foreigners who think they're running a sweat shop.


  2. Helpful (1)

    DON'T DO IT NO MATTER HOW GOOD THE MONEY LOOKS

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is decent... And that's about it! That is the only pro that can be said about this company. But they still don't pay that well.

    Cons

    Where to start. ALWAYS UNDERSTAFFED. For some unknown reason this company cannot keep this operations fully staffed. The hours are horrible if you plan on having any life outside of work(and management expects you to put with over life) Not only will you for sure hit 50hrs a week but often even 60hrs... They do not pay time and a half... their over "overtime" rate comes out to $10/hr...I doubt know how it's legal but they do it. My advice would be to find another job and don't get caught by this sketchy company.

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic in the volume shipments and plus out's. And don't just sit in your butt...if there's a problem...help out. Management makes this job a lot harder than it should be.


  3. Good job/ bad management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Merchandiser in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Senior Merchandiser in Shreveport, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You work independently and get to form relationships with many different people. The position I had was servicing Walmart stores in NW Louisiana.

    Cons

    About 800 miles a week travel in your own vehicle. Supervisor was too personal. Aggressively pushed her political ideology which was that Rush Limbaugh is a god. I couldn't work for someone who enjoys hate-mongering. When I opposed her views, I was ignored and was refused to be shipped critical merchandising materials.

    Advice to Management

    Counsel management to keep their personal ideas to themselves.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Route Sales Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TEAM LEAD/Route Sales Representative in Punta Gorda, FL
    Former Employee - TEAM LEAD/Route Sales Representative in Punta Gorda, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PepsiCo (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent Pay. Very good team work between teammates. Product sells itself.

    Cons

    Out of touch with the employees that really matter. Way too management heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Talk with your employees much more, not talk to them.


  6. Helpful (1)

    This was a very negative experience.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The compensation is decent and there are a few good benefits, but very little else to look forward to in this company.

    Cons

    Constant erosion of benefits, long hours, no family life, hostile work environment from management with little to no support. Management does not take responsibility when things don't go right and is very quick to blame lower level employees. Promotions to a higher position are very rare.

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving yourselves large bonuses at the expense of your front line employees. Be more loyal to those who are loyal to you.


  7. Helpful (1)

    high turnover

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    big company, best practices, okay compensation

    Cons

    unrealistic expectations, lost of politics, high turnover due to workload unevenly distributed across people. Smart and capable people get "rewarded" by taking more work from people that don't perform.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Bad

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

    Pros

    There are no pros to working here.

    Cons

    Hours are insane, mandatory overtime.. You are being worked like a slave.. they never crew to the amount of work, instead they crew to the minimum forcing you to work more.

    PepsiCo Response

    Aug 20, 2015 – Talent Manager

    Thank you for posting a review. If you suspect a possible violation of our Code of Conduct, we encourage you to report it through our anonymous Speak Up hotline.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Part time merch

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Detailer in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Detailer in Federal Way, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PepsiCo part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flex schedule Paid mileage Decent pay Good for a college kid or supplement income.

    Cons

    Hard to advance. No one ever knows what they are doing. You have almost 0 communication going on. From managers or from your driver. Your schedule will probably change multiple times. You'll never have the same manager long. There's never any meetings about where the company's going or how your doing. You'll get one shirt provided and then you have to buy the rest.

    Advice to Management

    You need to get on a better training program and make it so your employees want to work for your company. In my 3 years I worked there I had 1 meeting for the detailers.

    PepsiCo Response

    Aug 20, 2015 – Talent Manager

    Thanks so much for taking the time to review your PepsiCo experience. We appreciate your feedback.


  10. Helpful (1)

    No life

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Powder Springs, Cobb, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Powder Springs, Cobb, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at PepsiCo (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is pretty decent

    Cons

    Everything else will make you want to just walk out

    PepsiCo Response

    Aug 20, 2015 – Talent Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Sales Rep

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PepsiCo (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some co workers are okay. Most clients are easy to get along with

    Cons

    Pay, hours, no work/life balance at all. Work over 60 hours and don't get paid anywhere near we should. Drivers/Merchandisers don't do their jobs and we are expected to do their jobs as well as ours on a very limited amount of time.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic goals. Support your employees and have their backs. Pay your employees better instead of paying millions to celebrities that don't really need the money. Sales rep are the ones out there, not them. Turnover has gone sky high.

    PepsiCo Response

    Aug 20, 2015 – Talent Manager

    Thank you for providing feedback from your experience. Your experience matters to us as we are continually looking for ways to strengthen our culture at PepsiCo.



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