PepsiCo Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. Frito Lay RSR

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    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Good Pay, somewhat independent. Customers are usually enjoyable to be around except maybe Wal Mart. Not much else is good.

    Cons

    Hours, Family time, management always know better despite experience or results. There is always a new initiative that is unreasonable and unrealistic on top of the early mornings (like 2am-4am) or the long hours(10-12) Management will not even flinch if new people are working 14 hour days. It just seems like everyone, including management is being pushed to do more than what one person can or should do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try listening to the front line instead of constantly condemning. Wake up and realize that injuries and accidents are a result of long and early hours. Stop the double talk ie, starting a route at 3 AM, but we need 8-10 hours of sleep. Its not humanly possible, especially with a family. Remember management is there for employees, not the other way around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Zone Sales Leader Designate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    World-class training, product portfolio, career advancement, customer and consumer insights, innovation pipeline, good company to begin career with

    Cons

    Day to day pressures leads to poor sales leadership from the top, HR based rather than a sales based organization

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3. Ok place to work.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Material Handler in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Material Handler in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    The pay rate is the only thing I can think of. Oh yes, the retirement benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Long hours, depleting benefits over the years, cold in the winter and hot in the summer. Issues with the ordering system and handheld devices that are just brushed off as if they don't exist.

    Personal days that (technically don't exist) but, we have them and are a ridiculous mess to use. A point system that is defunct; using sick days gets you points, so, if you use all your 5 sick days you are borderline terminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of talk of family, but, I'd like to see my real family. I didn't sign up for the military and we're not saving lives, so I'd like to get some free time.

    Whilst a higher pay rate is achievable it requires learning every job including shipping and receiving, order management, scheduling, inventory management and various items that the zone and facility operation management must be known before even being considered for the raise. Thus, it takes years to learn everything with the time and effort it doesn't really justify the 3 dollar an hour raise. So, perhaps a tiered pay raise as the employee learns new tasks would be advisable. Just a thought.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. It has its ups and downs.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Decent pay, but you earn it.

    Cons

    Some of the management that has come and gone knew nothing of the work that was done or the process that was handled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better trading and make it better than a couple of videos and more than one weeks worth of time.

  6. You can grow here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Very challenging that will push you to limits, excellent brands, communicative top management, many people develop and get promoted quite quickly

    Cons

    Lots of good technology but do not seem to be talking to one another, conference calls managing multiple time zones, promotion seems to be dependent on age and time spent not achievement or contribution, performance ratings seem arbitrary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realistic goals setting, more entrepreneurial, improve performance measurement and ratings,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Planner
    Current Employee - Material Planner

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    People, products, values, challenge, work-life balance.

    Cons

    Low salary, career plan non realistic and without oportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Good atmosphere, not a lot of politics.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Flexible, but also a bit rigid in red tape

    Cons

    Had several bosses that were a bit assertive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you listen to everyones concerns

  9. Merchandising

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Dallas, TX

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Good benefits. Co-workers were very helpful. Managers listened to concerns.

    Cons

    Not enough hours. Did not work in office, so contact with other co-workers was limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personal growth is important. Management should allow more opportunity for growth. Who knows someone in the field could have your next big idea!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    I had an 8 year career here. Because of a medical issue I was relieved of duty.

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    Current Employee - Food Safety Tech in Killingly Center, CT
    Current Employee - Food Safety Tech in Killingly Center, CT

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

    Pros

    Company pays extremely well. Company has great benefits package. Company has opportunities for promotions and job movement. Company gives awards & recognition when achieved.

    Cons

    Company does not honor work/life balance. Company allows favoritism. Company can force you over or in early for 4 hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would ask that management spend more time on the floor talking to employees and not just listen to supervisors. Things need to be seen that are not being conveyed from them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Good co workers .

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, culture , values, senior leadership is good

    Cons

    Under paid ,opportunity for advancement is based on how leadership likes you, not by skills, work ethics , or experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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