PepsiCo
3.2 of 5 1,481 reviews
www.pepsico.com Purchase, NY 5000+ Employees

PepsiCo Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.2 1,481 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi

Indra K. Nooyi

(497 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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One Of The Worst To Work For

RSR Route Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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

ProsBenefits and pay if you happen to get a good route.

ConsThey don't pay overtime and you are required to work 12 or more hours per day. Constant scrutiny and fear of being fired but job is impossible to complete to specifications. They actually fired someone 2 weeks after her husband died. They are greedy and do not care about their employees at all.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhy don't one of you that makes all of the rigid rules we have to follow actually get out there and run a route for a week. See what you are doing to your employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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RSR in Lamirada, CA

RSR Route Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Lamirada, CA

I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for more than 10 years

ProsIts a job not much more

ConsLong hours, pay cuts every year, management always on your back. Horrible job

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember when you were on a route.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The experience was nothing like they advertised in interviews

Account Manager (Former Employee)
Hayward, CA

I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than a year

ProsStarting salary is good for a recent college graduate (though not for the actual work you have to do)
Front line employees are kind and personable, doing what they can to help each other since managerial help is nonexistent.

ConsTerrible management - I had 4 bosses in less than 2 years, none particularly competent. The person who hired me, the head of the Hayward branch, was gone within 2 months of my start date. He had promised to oversee my career, be involved, meet frequently, and monitor our progress. None of this happened with him or future bosses.

All about the numbers. You're only as good as your previous day. Be ready for a 5AM - 5PM day with no "Thank You's". Managers call at all hours of the day and night to discuss sales numbers and what can be improved.

Push push push even if it is not right for the account / customer.

Cutthroat and timid atmosphere. Everyone is fearing for their jobs and managers have little to no relationship with employees.

Little to no room for advancement despite a promised career path.

Insane amount of turnover because everyone cannot wait to leave.

Advice to Senior ManagementCare about the employees
Follow through on what you say
Stop changing managers all the time and build relationships with employees and customers
Realize that happy employees and ones that believe in the product will sell more - don't just intimidate them to reach numbers
Give opportunities for advancement

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Quaker Oats Security Officer - Poor pay, dangerous working environment and discounted Pepsi products.

Security Officer (Former Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA

I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than a year

ProsA challenging job, interesting location, discounted Pepsi products, not an office job - you can to move around the largest cereal mill in the world.

ConsExtremely poor pay, dangerous environment, poor management. As a security officer, you will have no authority over the employees at all. The company doesn't follow its own rules, which includes the ones that help keep people safe. It can be extremely stressful.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Sales Leader for 16 years.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at PepsiCo

ProsPay and Benefits are really good with the exception of 401K. You can move around company into different positions if you are willing to relocate.

ConsNo work/life balance. Human resource is non existent, they will never help you plus they change every 6 months. Too many people in charge delegating different priorities. Favoritism is looked at more then performance.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to management reviews. Employees fill them out for a reason. Too many good people let go from the company while lazy people remain and continue to be overlooked.

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Weak Management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Plano, TX

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

ProsPaycheck is the only reason I am here.

ConsIncredibly political, too leniant of lazy employees, male dominated management.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart cleaning house from the top. My manager is a senior manager that comes late and leaves early. NO ONE knows what he does. You must clean house.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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unfair discharge

Truck Driver (Former Employee)
Rosenberg, TX

I worked at PepsiCo full-time for less than a year

Proswas good money for the time i was there

Conswill fire you during training for the trainer breaking company policy

Advice to Senior Managementhold your trainers responsible for training not the the new employees correctly, they do not know is why they are in training.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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There is nothing good to say.

PMO (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than 10 years

Prosinsurance is the only good thing/pay.

ConsPlant 71 The worst plant in the company Region Vice President all the way down to management lair.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not a good experience

DSL (Former Employee)

I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood learning experience.
Prepares you for future positions

ConsIf you are not management favorite you dont advance.
Dont motivate try to scare you to get you to perform.
You are just a number.
Pay is very low for work that is done.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Run, Run,Run.......far away.

DSL (Current Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

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

ProsInsurance Benefits are decent. That is about the only good thing about this company. I still work here but I'm looking actively.

ConsIf you are an @$$ kisser than this is the job for you. If you are not buddies with someone you will not move up. You can be horrible at your job and still will get promoted. You are Over worked and Under paid big time. NO work life balance at all but they will make a good show. I am not sure I can express how bad this company is. GREED is all they care about.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management only cares about one thing: making them selves look good. I have been in meeting where they will ask you? Who is are we getting rid of this month? There has been so many people quit and get fired. Start looking now before it's you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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