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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 1,684 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi

Indra K. Nooyi

(617 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance was given to those who handled it responsibly(in 99 reviews)

  • great pay and benefits, plenty of opportunities for growth, very stable company(in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to be focused on your own work life balance because there's so much to do(in 218 reviews)

  • long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried(in 153 reviews)

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    Sales District Leader (Former Employee) Nampa, ID

    ProsStable Wall street performance based Company. If you are new and out of college, good company to leap frog from.

    ConsPoor managing skills of local Unit manager. Not a good company for long term employees. Company likes to save money by hiring new college Grads with out experience and replace veterans. Good company for five years and out the door.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis company was built by seasoned and long term employees. Sometimes it would be great to see a few of them stay around after you make your employee changes.

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

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    Those who seek a work life balance need not apply

    District Sales Leader (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits are descent, pay was competitive 15 years ago.

    ConsEmployees have to take a pay cut if they want to move into entry level management. Then you spend the next 5-10 years trying to make back the money you lost from getting promoted. Work life balance sucks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe expectations put on the frontline team are unreasonable. The company is moving to be more productive like most companies these days, but it is getting harder to finish the workload in a normal 12 hour day. Many days are more like 13-14 hours. Very hard to be positive for the frontline sales people when the management staff is burnt out. I used to enjoy my job when the company focused more on sales then productivity. Sales people don't want to do the job, so they call in sick, go out on LOA, or stress leave, and the managers are left running the routes. Because the managers are running routes they are not getting their jobs done. When their performance reviews come up at the end of the year, they will have to explain why they are not performing, or meeting their job responsibilities. Kind of hard to do when you don't have the staffing to run the business and no relief is in site.

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

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    Good company; great supporting teams, too much politics

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood company to work for.

    ConsNot too great in compensation.

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

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    Very challenging

    Bay Delivery Driver (Current Employee) Fort Pierce, FL

    ProsTop pay in area for local beverage delivery. Home everyday with minimal weekend work.

    ConsHigh turn-over of drivers. Learning curve is minimal. Benefits are fair at best. Career growth opportunities seem very bias as to who you know rather than what you know or are capable of. Health benefits need a major overhaul.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to be more pro-active in reducing the turnover rate of drivers. Also honesty should be a top priority of management. I have seen to many deceptive activities within management and it is very discouraging to see this in such a large organization. Also fair practices on career growth opportunities should be initiated.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Being a merchandiser sucks

    Merchandiser (Former Employee) Kearny, NJ

    ProsIndependence, visiting cities and towns one normally wouldn't, meeting new people daily.

    ConsPoor management, favoritism and nepotism rule, the union sucks, you usue your own car, constant pay check errors, intense physical labor, poor compensation for the work being done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire and rehire.

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

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    Turn and Burn

    Maintenance Manager (Former Employee) Burnsville, MN

    ProsGood location and they paid for relocation. Good benefits offering on site nursey, contiuned learning and community involvement.

    ConsTurn over of managers I was the 5th person in my job in 10 years. The union has the upper hand at this site due to the amount of manager turn over. in my time with Pepsi we had two different QC manager and they have had two more sense I left, my boss (plant manager) changed 4 times in the 5 years I was there, we had 3 different production manages and changed warhouse managers 3 or 4 times. Difficult to get everyone on the same page with no consitant leadership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAsseble to good team for x years, help them support them in holding the people accountable. Do not continue to bring people back that have been terminated it makes management look week and provides the union with more power.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Merchandiser

    Merchandiser (Former Employee) Utica, NY

    ProsDecent starting pay, good benefits from day one, autonomy for the most part.

    ConsMisled when hired. I was told the job was full-time with benefits and would have to join the Union in 90 days. By 88th day was let go. Although they gave a false reason,ultimately I discovered this is how they fill their temp/summer help every year.
    Additionally, your start times very from 1 am to 9 am. You are supposed to get/take lunches and breaks, but there is no way you can without your manager calling and harping about not being at or having your next store displayed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe upfront about hiring practices.

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

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    Company gone wrong

    Large Format Sales Representative (Former Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsMoney is good when sales are good

    ConsTerrible hours, unrealistic amount of work, Upper management has no idea what there doing, employees get treated like garbage, very hostile work environment, no real opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't even know what to say that place is a run away train now and it doesn't look like anyone can stop it

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

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    uphill, all the time

    RSR Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) Louisville, KY

    Prosthe anonymity in the world is a plus, and the pay is a solid dividend.

    Consexpectations are not realistic for anyone.
    goals are made arbitrarily, and are enforced by management who are least likely to help you to obtain them.
    you are made to feel like 50-60 hrs a week just isnt enough, and that you should do more to help 'the team'.

    Advice to Senior Managementto lead, you need leaders.
    your management core at the dc level seems to lack depth in this category.
    analytics don't drive your people, nor do they drive the market at the consumer level.

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

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    No clear way to make decisions. Looking just to competitors and not to internal research. Afraid to try new things.

    MBA Intern (Former Employee) Purchase, NY

    ProsSecure job. Nice people. Concert perks.

    ConsNo innovation just followership. Relies too much on consultants for direction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop paying attention to $$$ consultants or industry reports. Take a hard look at real numbers and how things are operating. You've got the talent but give them freedom to work their magic.

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

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