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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance at Pepsico is the one shining facet that it holds (in 111 reviews)

  • PepsiCo offers great pay and benefits and is truly a fun place to work (in 52 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to be focused on your own work life balance because there's so much to do (in 259 reviews)

  • long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried (in 174 reviews)

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  1.  

    Huge company, not so employee friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader

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

    Pros

    Consistent work, lots of locations internationally, pay is average but with the work load not enough

    Cons

    No work life balance, not employee friendly, crazy sales targets and predetermined promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make changes quick before more great people are lost to the competition

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Delivery Driver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bay Delivery Driver in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Bay Delivery Driver in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    Money. Weekends usually off. Job stability.

    Cons

    Unknown amount of work hours daily ranging from 8-16 a day. Very early start.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good to put on a resume, but terrible experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Good Pay & Benefits
    Lots of Room for Advancement

    Cons

    Unprofessional Upper Management
    Crazy Hours
    Never Satisfied

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to operate more professionally, communication is non existent, and it should be no wonder why there is such high turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Stopping Ground...but don't stay too long...

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

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

    Pros

    People, locations, fast paced environment, big strong brands, commitment to the communities they serve

    Cons

    Compensation, Benefits, Organizational Change Mgmt, People Development, Lackluster Leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See Cons for attention areas

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

    Worked for PepsiCo for over ten years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Current Sales in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Current Sales in Harrisburg, PA

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Management at my current location is very reasonable. They take time to listen to They pay for current position is above average for the area.

    Cons

    Over the past six years all aspects of the business has started to decline. Left one location for another and this division of Pepsi appears better.Biggest downfall that occurred was the implementation of no promoting without a degree. This has led to a lot of the decline in our region.Recent graduates do not have a clue how to do things, specifically in the field. Pay structure change declines, all leads to the mass turnover and decline. The structure of non essential management, especially middle management has to many individuals putting input in and confusion always happens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start promoting from with in. There are former management individuals being passed up for college grads way to often. Streamline the middle management. Too many people passed over with ten or more years experience in the field with past management experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Discrimination in Disguise

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

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Flexible office hours and ability to work from home when needed

    Cons

    You are expected to be "on call" practically 24-7, including weekends and vacations. Every mishap is treated like a 5 alarm fire where real solutions are not sought out, but band aids are applied regardless of the layers of them already present. If you are not a minority in any capacity OR married with children, forget about ever moving up regardless of your contribution, ability or skill. If you don't mind backstabbing your coworkers, you will fit in well. And harassment is almost encouraged as if you bring it up, you will be "laid off".

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Negative work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Strong brand to work for, well known in the OD space, data rich environment. This company has a plentiful HR community, each sector doing their own kinds of work. Roles are very different depending upon whether you are in a field role or in the enterprise space.

    Cons

    High competition and politics for nonexistent promotions and roles. Lack of collaboration and opportunity for fear of someone else having knowledge to move into a role. Consistent under leveling with title and pay-you will likely come in with experience that they will ignore that you have or that someone will not reveal because it means you should have a bigger role, better projects and more pay. Severe lack of people leadership and leveraging skills in the right fit of roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to say that you're a world class organization then treat people as such. A lot of elitist behavior here, lack of holding managers accountable for leading and managing effectively. A lot of blaming of behaviors on the fast changes that happen in the organization instead of accountability.

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

    IT environment getting worse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Plano, TX

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Pepsico for 5 years. When I originally hired, it was a good company to work for. Work life balance ok, good salaries, advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Upper level management is making a conscience choice to outsource most of IT so they do everything with very few resources. The implementation for SAP wasn't successful. Frito-Lay decided to stay in Oracle for financials instead of having it all in SAP. A lot of customizations were made in the software making it difficult to support and maintain. They make you work very long hours and the management is terrible. I worked for two managers who finally got laid off but it took a while. They have a lot of managers that are "people managers" meaning that they know how to approve time and vacation but they have no clue what their IT resources really do. They are well compensated but they force the real management of the team to their employees. If you are looking for a good IT job, I wouldn't recommend working here. I know many people who are still here and they are all miserable and say that it is only getting worse. Everyone stays only because of the money and the compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be hands on and technical if you manage a technical team. Understand what your resources actually do. Speak up about lack of resources and tell upper management that outsourcing for most of IT doesn't make sense.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Line Worker's Gatorade

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lvl III Operator in Tolleson, AZ
    Current Employee - Lvl III Operator in Tolleson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Work-life-balance is okay on the production end.production leadership is not supportive and roll the dice if you need them. You will grow and learn a lot. Great stepping stone into a better job with a different company. If you don't get promoted in one or two years then start looking.not A Family orientated business

    Cons

    Pay is average and increases barely cover inflation with a 1.2 to 1.9 Also 7 HR managers in 6 years....all left the company.only the leftover are left

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Front Line Leader

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FLL in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - FLL in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    The company is a good company if you are at the right location. Very political in nature. If you are in the in crowd you are golden. If you are not apart of the inner circle you might as well be happy in your position or use it as a developing tool.

    Cons

    Senor leadership is all about you kissing the right behind. It's not what you know but rather who likes you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and take notice of the good people in the organization before you lose them. Stop putting all your stock in college new hires and value your workers on the floor doing the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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