PepsiCo Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
1,843 Reviews
3.4
1,843 Reviews
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
Indra K. Nooyi
706 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance at Pepsico is the one shining facet that it holds (in 105 reviews)

  • great pay and benefits, plenty of opportunities for growth, very stable company (in 50 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to be focused on your own work life balance because there's so much to do (in 245 reviews)

  • long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried (in 165 reviews)

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  1.  

    Ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Work by yourself,left alone if your making sales goals.

    Cons

    Long hours,early start time ,no overtime

  2.  

    It is an experience and life challenge.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pension, 401K, vacation time, overtime.

    Cons

    home life considerations, to many hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't fix your eyes on corporate dollar. remember people run the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Logistics Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Logistics Supervisor  in  Tolleson, AZ
    Former Employee - Logistics Supervisor in Tolleson, AZ

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work-life-balance is solid on the logistics end. Logistics leadership is supportive but you roll the dice elsewhere. 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 two years then start looking.

    Cons

    Pay is very average and increases barely cover inflation. If you do get a promotion, don't expect more than a cheap 10% increase. They rarely advance from within. Took away 401k for salaried. A very flatlined old industry feel. Also, 5 HR managers in 6 years....all left the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within and compensate for level of increase jumps. There is a real cost associated with the people that you lose.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Has it's good and it's bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Skilled Trades
    Current Employee - Skilled Trades

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay, generous tuition reimbursement,.

    Cons

    Promotion only from within, which stiffles innovaiton and new ideas because there is never experienced people coming in from outside. To make it into the ranks you pretty much had to have come up from a newbie fresh out of college likely working an off shift with weekends. Hires only engineers for low level management, engineers are not always the best personal managers. Hourly's that show huge amounts of engagement and business knowledge are kept down to keep their managers looking better. Company almost feels like a govt agency with red tape and bureaucracy. Often there is a HUGE lack of accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have some extremely engaged and knowledgeable folks in the hourly ranks who have huge potential, and know the business well but are often held back or stopped from progressing. Production facilities seem to concentrate on the wrong issues, especially the technical teams. There is a huge skills and knowledge disparity amongst the skilled trades in the plants that is never addressed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good working environment for women

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician  in  Barrington, IL
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Barrington, IL

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good working environment for women, very strict safety training and safety rules, lots of training opportunity, flexible working time

    Cons

    too many meetings and activities that decreases the efficiency, benefits package is not competitive compared to similar companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Detailer for Frito-Lay (part-time)

    Current Employee - Detailer  in  Merrillville, IN
    Current Employee - Detailer in Merrillville, IN

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

    Pros

    Starting pay ok, unsupervised environment

    Cons

    Limited to 20 hour work week except during various holidays. Very few advancement opportunities. Assignments can vary for large stores to small lower volume stores. Walmarts stores being the hardest to work because of crowded stock rooms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company should offer pay increases to part time employees. They increase part-time hours to 25-30 hours per week.

  8.  

    Overall good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, good benefits, positive company outlook

    Cons

    Work-life balance, longer work hours especially with global roles

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fun, Demanding, secretive

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    Current Employee - District Sales Leader  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work, Great Work Life balance, competitve pay

    Cons

    Hard to know where you stand if you are not one of the selected few to promote. People are chosen to follow a certain career path and performance is not necessarily valued unless you are one of the fortunate people pre-selected to be developed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Started out good.

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    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative  in  Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy work, freedom, decent co workers, not stuck in the same place all the time get to move around a lot, money was good until this past year......took a 20k pay cut

    Cons

    high stress, hours, impossible sales plans, low pay, company stopped caring about its employees cut pay across the board just so they could pad their pockets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start focusing on employees again....things were good when you cared about the front lines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The pay is ok and the company is strong.

    Cons

    Your job is never stable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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