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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
611 Reviews
3.0
611 Reviews
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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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.  

    Overall Experience depends on your department

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

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

    Pros

    Smart People
    Good work-life balance
    High-profile brands and lots of exposure to various businesses

    Cons

    Favoritism
    Promotions really depend on who likes you and what department you are in, or where you went to school

    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Limited potential for stability and growth, but great pay and flexibility

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

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Pay is great and from what I hear, benefits are great, as well (tuition reimbursement, discounted car insurance, stabilized rent, discounted cell phone bill, etc.). Ability to work independently, but help is there when you need it. Very flexible schedule for contractors.

    Cons

    Contractors get little to no stability or opportunities for growth. Contracts can get suddenly cut due to funding, and can almost never gain permanent status unless you rub elbows with the right people. You are judged not by the quality of your work and dedication to your job, but simply by who you know who can give a good enough recommendation. As a contractor, if you don't come in, you don't get paid (many don't have the ability to work from home), so even with the flexibility, there is a downside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear communication, or at least some sort of transparency, in order for everyone in your division to understand what's going on. As friendly and respectful as everyone is, nobody seems to have the full story. For example, my contract was cut (but then extended) 3 times within 2 years because of miscommunications and ill-informed expectations of funding/budgeting and (clearly inaccurate) laws pertaining to contract agreements.

  3.  

    Tough

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Freedom on Route, hours ok

    Cons

    Managers became micro Managers, do not follow up. All tell you different things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate

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

    Very difficult transitioning from contractor to full time employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Category Manager in White Plains, NY
    Former Contractor - Category Manager in White Plains, NY

    I worked at PepsiCo as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    it is a good name to have on resume

    Cons

    Brands tend to be very departmentalized

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Decent company, but the culture of the RSR position is not one that can have a positive work/life balance.

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is great and the company infrastructure is solid. They also have a great open door policy with many options to express grievances.

    Cons

    The hours are long, and a vast majority of the routes to not have consecutive days off. Vacations are only allowed in one week intervals, and must be taken by a seniority-based bidding process, which is done prior to the calendar year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Basically, the RSR position is a lifetime position. Managers are now being hired straight out of college. The lack of advancement potential within this company is unfortunate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Change is a constant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Great opportunities to advance and to impact the future of the organization. Many new initiatives being launched every day.

    Cons

    Pay is starting to lag a bit and the level of work is very heavy. Tough to discern what the direction is at times

  8.  

    One person can only take it so long

    • 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

    Solid company that will not go away

    Cons

    Work load is high and long when numbers not look good

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Hiring

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

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Professional staff, knowledgeable. take care of their people.

    Cons

    Hiring process is long info session with multiple applicants then...2 more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    An enriching and educating experience.

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

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Great autonomy to truly run your scope of responsibility.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a struggle to attain depending on how well you have developed your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company but opportunities dwindling

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

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Company values are second to none, benefits too. The portfolio practically sells itself, which helps to make your job easy and fun.

    Cons

    Over the last few years the organization has gotten noticeably leaner, which is not a bad thing for the bottom line but hurts the opportunities to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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