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

PepsiCo Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 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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Great innovative company with no regard for its work force

Large Format Bulk Customer Representative (Current Employee)
Lancaster, CA

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

ProsBase pay, commission and hourly rate with many opportunities to earn more through incentives and bonuses. Company match 401k and fully vested pension after only 3 years. Medical is better than most offered from other companies.

ConsWork/Life balance is horrible. Company preaches time away from work but frowns upon it just the same. Days can be as short as 10 hours and as long as 15 hours a day. 98% of your work day rests on how much your back and knees can handle. Depending on work loads, start times can vary from day to day. A 12am to 5am window usually. Management will hold back front line employees if its in their own best interests.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your people as people. Help them grow within the company and remember they aren't work mules.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Frito-Lay OKC

Warehouse Material Handler (Former Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

I worked at PepsiCo as a contractor

ProsPay was the number one thing. Friendly staff (all departments). Working part-time for the amount you make was incredible. Flexible work schedule. Management works with you.

ConsWas supposed to be set up for success but, much to my disappointment, the "mentor" was setting me up for failure. The "mentor" was more concerned about talking about X-Box games, rather than fulfilling training expectations. Very disappointed.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with the employee and ask for specific feedback, rather than asking how things are going. You gotta be very specific with your questions, rather than asking general questions.

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

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I worked at PepsiCo

ProsHourly pay was good, you'll work hard while the Higher Senority do half the work you do.

ConsNo home life/ management has no idea what theyre doing half the time

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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HCL Coming to PepsiCo so beware any opportunities and positions until scope is finalized

Senior IT Analyst (Current Employee)
Plano, TX

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

Prosnot much for most right now...

ConsRates will go down, layoffs and re-badging will occur in May. Then transitions will occur and inevitable loss of expertise and pay cuts, hours and benefits.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou will always get what you pay for look at HCL and ADS customers over the long term? See what has been done to HP/EDS customers locally... Profits and cost are driving this.

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

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this place sucks. its just about numbers. they don't care about you just your sales

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PepsiCo

Prosnothing that I can think of

Consjust about everything I can think of

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Got meet new people both from inside the company and outside the company

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

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

ProsGreat Benefits, Able to communicate with new people

ConsNot likely to get promoted in the company

Advice to Senior ManagementThey must learn how to promote from within

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

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exhausting, always on call, physically challenging, early & long hours, constant pay cuts, changes direction constantly

RSR Route Sales Representative (Current Employee)

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

ProsMarriage Equality benefits, good benefits, 401 k match, pro diversity, product sells, discounts on purchasing things through Pepsi, contest gifts

ConsNo a/c in trucks, always short handed, never get time off, always work weekends, can't get off pre scheduled approved time off, work early hours way before sunrise, safety is a huge deal if you get hurt you get in trouble, have to drive in inclement weather but in trouble if you get in an accident, unfair commission structure across different routes, hours and volume don't equal pay, not a family friendly company

Advice to Senior ManagementStop changing the company direction every couple of months. Stop cutting pay every 6 months and boosting the company's pay by shorting the consumer product and the employees check. Stop having employees doing busy work instead of actual selling. Hire more help instead of running short handed. People do get hurt and sick when they are out in the elements driving a ton and don't get a normal amount of time off. Add more vacation time even if you have to purchase extra days.

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

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Not so good with Rebecca Berry Not fair at all...

Bulk Delivery Driver (Current Employee)
Norfolk, VA

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

ProsPaul Pittman is very fair he was fair to everyone...

ConsDealing with the store mangers an 7/11 are the worst...

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people more

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company but not quite right at this location

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
West Valley City, UT

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

ProsThere really are talented operators and floor personnel at this facility. Plenty of career opportunities if you're willing to leave Utah.

ConsWhile PepsiCo as a whole has a good vision and mission, the plant in West Valley misses the mark. They claim it embrace Lean but fail to do so properly. Several of the people at the operations resource level and above are "old timers" who believe so firmly in putting in as many hours as possible that it's impossible to get on their good side or have a personal life. The whole atmosphere is disappointing to me because thus plant could really shine if many of the current key people were taken out of the picture.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt's time to put trust in your employees; micromanaging is not going to help. Also, take a deep dive into Lean. Change is key and right now, there are almost no changes available to the every day employee.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Favoritizism or "golden child", if your not the one, you don't get promoted!

Senior Resource Manager (Current Employee)
Bakersfield, CA

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

ProsFamily oriented, company year end party, occasional BBQ at plant

ConsManagers must be available 24/7! Small raises, lots of collateral duties.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more involved in developing newer managers,

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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