PepsiCo Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. How the company treats their employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    The drinks provided to the employees is a nice perk.

    Cons

    There is a huge lack of leadership within Pepsi. The managers don't communicate with each other and the employees. They don't treat their staff with a level of respect. It is only about the bottom dollar. The job is very hard on the body and the employees are busting their butts to make sure that the delivery trucks are cleared. Since new management, they have taken away any employee incentive and work the employees to the point of everyone quitting. They don't appreciate the hard work the staff puts in with 14-16 hour days and are often gone by the time their staff gets back. The office has become a miserable place to work. The only thing the managers and upper staff care about is the production and dollars. If they cared about the employees, they would probably have less people quitting. They took away any perks to the company (employee appreciation, end of summer bonus).

    There is no opportunity for growth. If you are interested in moving up, you might as well look at another company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to appreciate the staff. Your employees spend all of their time and energy to make sure production runs. A little appreciation goes a long way, happy people will work harder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Extremely unhappy customers and employeess

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Flexibility in work home life

    Cons

    Too many leaders doing nothing while the weight of production sits on the meager staff who actually do work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employee like people instead of robots or cattle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. contractor's get shafted

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contractor in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Contractor in Plano, TX

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    resume building, networking, quality of life, almost expired free product, nice facility

    Cons

    There is absolutely no job security for contract workers even though when they hire you it's all peaches and cream in the horizon!!! Management are bad managers, always playing politics, wasted assets, full time people use company assets for personal use, backstabbing. Worked 5+ years as a contractor status with promises of permanent position, but it was never given. They use all temps and contractors to do the grunt work, and then let you go unexpectedly with no remorse. You have to know that they don't care about contractors. All they are worried about is their bonuses and job. Everyone in the company knows they treat contractors as illegal immigrants. The good full timers know this and hate it, but the senior management doesn't care. While the top management is being paid well, the contractors are constantly given low pay. Its strange that a company this size is allowed to have contract workers in semi-permanent positions. They will use you until you either get laid off or when you ask for a raise they basically laugh.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that contractors are treated unfairly, and that the bottom line has made this company a bottom company in many people's opinion. A large company like PepsiCo should not use contractors in the normal day to day operations. This is a sleazy business practice, and they should be ashamed.
    Managers need to manage instead of pretending to work. Playing of face book and internet browsing is a waste of company assets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Route Sales at Frito Lay will not get you ahead

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    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Lamirada, CA
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Lamirada, CA

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I get a pay check every week. We have a 401k plan that I put my maximum in so I can retire some day. We never get a raise so it is hard to save.

    Cons

    Management has no respect for us. We are treated like low class employees. Never a pay raise. I make less than I did 8 years ago. when I bring this up our low pay management said that is what you should make for delivering chips.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let us think out in the field. We are told to run the play and not alter anything. Why not hire robots every area is different and should be treated that way. Raise our pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Revolving management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Benefits were good at that time

    Cons

    No family time, revolving management so nothing gets accomplished

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep people that are company oriented

  7. Horrible management, lack of training and no life outside of the long hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Paid holidays is just about it but you end up using those days off to sleep due to the 60+hours of working in a negative atmosphere

    Cons

    Zero training, management are liers and will throw you under the bus. Your on your own to learn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all management and hire real managers that know how to manage instead of sitting in front of a computer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Account manager

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Not many. I really mean that. Ask anyone thats in sales and they will tell you the same. I would say paid holidays is about it.

    Cons

    Lackn of training, high turnovers, management that is clueless on real world applications, management with ZERO street smarts. You actually lose money using your own car. Stay away from pepsi!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all of management and start over with people that have actual street smarts. Dont promote young 20 some things and expect the sales force to have any leadership. Bottom line, learn the true definition of team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Expect to much

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People no the brand name.

    Cons

    The hours. You live to work and you should work to live.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scale back. Burning everyone out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. A pack of lies

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Yearly increases despite organizational performance

    Cons

    Terrible Management
    Yearly restructures
    Constant strategic changes in direction
    Unexplainable promotions
    Shrinking benefits
    Major lack of diversity at all levels except administrative
    Awful and inaccurate communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over, but this time start at the top! The constant reshuffling of lower/mid managers has many responsible for areas they have no experience, knowledge or capabilities in. Makes us heavily reliant on our agencies. Once Managers have a grasp of their responsibilities, they are moved to a new role. Lots of generalists, and very few experts to go to for deep advice/insight, so why bother seeking input from my colleagues?

    Have a couple kids here given the great work life balance, then leave!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Morally Bankrupt

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    In the CPG space, this is one of the more innovative companies out there

    Cons

    There was not one minute that I worked here that I felt like I was benefiting society in any way. When most people think of PepsiCo products, they think of how Mountain Dew, Doritos, et al are contributing to the fattening of America. I knew this going in. What I didn't know or comprehend is how delusional Senior Management is about the health effects of their products and how they take advantage of the the poor. I realize there are no easy answers to these problems but, rather than tackle them head on, the company instead focuses on making sure its employees donate time and money to charity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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