PepsiCo Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
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Pros
  • Work life balance at Pepsico is the one shining facet that it holds (in 108 reviews)

  • PepsiCo offers great pay and benefits and is truly a fun place to work (in 51 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to be focused on your own work life balance because there's so much to do (in 249 reviews)

  • long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried (in 170 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for, if your a minority.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Greenville, SC

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401k. Salaries are good with commission's.

    Cons

    PepsiCo is more concerned about meeting their minority quota than hiring experienced workers. I worked at the Greenville, SC Distribution Center, and the only way you moved up is if you were a minority. Didn't matter if you were more experienced or longer tenured, if you were a minority, you were promoted. I've never seen such blatant racism in a company like I did at Frito-Lay. PepsiCo shoves diversity down your throat. I'm not a racist by no means but what went on at the Greenville, SC D.C was inexcusable. Maybe Frito-Lay is great company to work for, but not in Greenville, SC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop putting inexperienced people in upper management just because their a minority. That's not how you run a successful company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    it is great

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    • 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

    there is great flexibility with hours

    Cons

    the commission is not high compare to other companys

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    almost impossible to move up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good bye personal life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in City Industry, CA
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in City Industry, CA

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

    Pros

    Pay is ok. Stable job. Frito Lay has never laid anybody off.

    Cons

    Work and personal life mix is non existent. You are expected to be on call at all times. Holidays are the worst, long hours and unnecessary displays. No longer a family atmosphere. Company is all about money and your personal problems don't matter. In the last couple of years nothing positive for the employee. Cut routes so nobody makes any real money. Got rid of stock options, citing taxes were too high. Lowered their contribution to 401K. Will call you on your days off. Will ask you to work extra days but don't you dare ask to take a personal day. All new management are straight out of college and have ZERO industry experience. Frito Lay does this because they can tell management to tell RSRs to do certain things a manager with industry experience will say is impossible. Corporate wants puppets and that's what they get with this new management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say promote from within but then you wouldn't have any puppets. This company is in trouble with all the employee turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Beyond slave labor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Corpus Christi, TX

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There was not positive thing about this job.

    Cons

    44000 a year for 65+ hours a week is ridiculous. 3-4 in the morning til 7-8 at night is common, every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RSRs are professionals. Pay them accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Job Sucks

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Districe Sales Leader in Lamirada, CA
    Current Employee - Districe Sales Leader in Lamirada, CA

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

    Pros

    I have a job that is all it is

    Cons

    Terrible job. Our Zone Manager does not know how to manage. He manages with fear I think he is afraid to lose his job because he doesnt have a degree. Minimum 12 hour work day. No life away from work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let DSL's do our jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    I didn't have an experience with Pepsi because they chose not to look at my Resume.

    Former Employee - Truck Loader/Unloader in Kenosha, WI
    Former Employee - Truck Loader/Unloader in Kenosha, WI

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

    Pros

    I would have liked to work there because of the challenges of the loading and unloading the various trucks and trailers.

    Cons

    I wouldn't know about the compensation or training because, again they chose not to hire me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please start giving people with a blemished past a chance. If they can't make a living wage who knows what may happen. Most people who are unfairly skipped over a job can deal well with it Others can't and won't deal well with it.

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

    They dont care

    Former Employee - Applications Management Team in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Management Team in Plano, TX

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people were great. That is about the only thing that was great about it.

    Cons

    Pepsi is not people driven like it used to be. Now it is driven by the desire to outsource jobs.

  9.  

    Waist of time

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Winston-Salem, NC

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

    Pros

    You may get free food sometimes during meetings. That's it!

    Cons

    Pay below average, excessive company micromanage by supervisors with below average education. Horrible customers. Stressful environment. Putting my 2 weeks today. Can't way to leave this place behind me. Worst professional experience of my life. Would not recommend to anyone. Excitement wears off within a few day of being hired. Everything is an illusion, just like the commission that you'll never get, because they will do everything they can to find an excuse not to pay it. Cheating hard working employees is Pepsi Direct policy...oh and don't even think about being intelligent, keep your head down and say yes sir always. Do yourself a favor, don't apply here, look somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and decency, not like a number in your spread sheet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    snakes in the grass

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Tupelo, MS
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Tupelo, MS

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

    Pros

    Can not say anything worth while about the Tupelo Mississippi plant. Unorganized and impolite management

    Cons

    Management , pay , structure of business , variable overtime, meetings were once a week , during meetings the plant manager will be little the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Culture Sucks... This is your warning!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Resource in Aberdeen, MD
    Current Employee - Operations Resource in Aberdeen, MD

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

    Pros

    Compensation increases are really nice, when they happen.

    Cons

    Team Members are so entitled that change doesn't happen unless it benefits them. Upper Management is so afraid of unionization that nothing improves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your Resources are not idiots. Please have their backs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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