PepsiCo
3.3 of 5 1,633 reviews
www.pepsico.com Purchase, NY 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.3 1,633 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi

Indra K. Nooyi

(587 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A great place to hone your people/selling skills, but not immune to corporate bureaucracy

    Bulk Customer Representative (Current Employee)

    Pros* International multi billion dollar brand
    * Ability to move or transfer on a global scale
    * Above to slightly above average pay and benefits
    * Fast paced, high drive. "High speed, low drag" if you will.
    * Better than average insurance and retirement benefits & stock options

    Cons* Abhorrent work/life balance, regardless of the corporate script that management reads from
    * Interoffice politics, especially between "Campus Recruit" hires from outside the company. Basically, kids that haven't finished college get to be put into internships, and qualify for management level positions to be hired directly into, that's fine, but 99% of these recruits have yet to hold a job, and the concept of "LifeWater" or customer (not consumer) service is an anomaly to most if not all of them.
    * Campus recruits usually get hired for jobs that would be best suited from internal promotions

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop placing such a huge emphasis on campus recruit hiring, while you're improving the overall quality of new hire education, you're degrading the forward mobility of the company by placing inexperienced people in decision making positions like Territory Sales Managers, Merchandiser Managers and the like. Promotion from within will certainly give people a hope and drive to succeed and excel instead of coasting to fly under the radar to earn an easy living.

    Place more importance on front line level management needing to be in the field and holding their employees accountable, especially in union shops. There are 3 BCRs with a tenure of 15 years or more in my facility that have no business coming to work every day because they simply don't care. If they do, it certainly isn't shown in order quality, customer rapport or product execution.

    Improve work/life balance. This is a must. Even on my days off I'm fielding calls from my merchandiser when he should be able to call his supervisor. I used to go to my stores on my day off to write accurate orders for when I return to work, but now, I skip orders all together or just blindly send product because I don't get enough time with my family throughout the week. Who suffers... PepsiCo's volume and margin numbers for innacurate orders, my customers for having way too much or too little inventory, my consumers for out of stock SKUS, and me for missed commissions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It is a demanding job.

    RSR Route Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    State College, PA

    ProsGood salary can support a family.

    ConsLong taxing hours makes younearn your money.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Work

    Senior Marketing Analyst (Former Employee)
    Purchase, NY

    ProsFun, friendly culture. Lots of opportunity for advancement.

    ConsSmall annual salary increases and promotional increases. Excessive workload.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPrioritize key activities/deliverables for all roles, otherwise it is overwhelming and nothing gets completed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful Opportunities to Grow

    Talent Acquisition Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsOwnership to make your mark
    Ownership to make decisions and own a lot of value added work
    Get to do a lot of work in varied fields

    ConsYou will be kept busy!
    Expectations are extremely high - can be good or bad or at times unrealistic

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore functions need to allow for work flexibility it helps tremendously - for work life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Making an impact everyday!

    Recruiter (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsLove the benefits, career opportunities and ability interact with leadership across all areas of the organization. Our team takes calculated risks and continues to improve in bringing our entire team along for the journey. We're also becoming a more global organization within our function which is exciting!

    ConsResources are spread very thin and I've seen members of the team burn out / walk away from great opportunities in the name of having a better work-life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe consistent in the experiences and opportunities given to team members across all levels and areas of the organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Talent Acquisition (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe company offers summer hours which is great for work-Life balance and I've had the pleasure of having great co-workers. There is great opportunities for those within the company. The company values compliment those of my own.

    ConsI think a challenge would be there seems to be a lot of under the table. Communications is definitely something to work on

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf someone takes on more responsibilities consider rewards for this.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Pros- Excellent work life balance - flexible hours and work from home schedule provided you do the work
    - Good career development. You need to really forge your career yourself, but the opportunities are there if you seek them out
    - Challenging work assignments

    Cons- Competitive work environment
    - Very matrixed organization that can lead to ineffective processes
    - Can be a bit bureaucratic at times. Hard to advance projects and change when countless approvals needed from management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good pay with benefits

    RSR Route Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Richmond, VA

    ProsGreat pay with great benefits. There is plenty of room for growth if you push yourself hard enough. There is opportunity to make a large sum of money because of the commissioned pay scale.

    ConsThe hours are long and not ideal if you have a family. You are basically married to your designated routes with no hope for a personal life if you have a wife and children.

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

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    Dead end

    Full Time Merchandiser (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat job for someone young and without a family. College tuition reimbursement program and other benefits.

    ConsThey work you too many hours, no positive feedback they only criticize, no chance for advancement unless you pretend to worship management, pay not equal to the amount of work they expect

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe people that are the beating heart of the company are treated the worst and paid the least...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's what you make of it

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Purchase, NY

    Proswork/life balance, world renowned brands, opportunity for growth if you are patient, reputation of PepsiCo to external recruiters

    Conssalary & income increase over time, teams run as lean as possible leading to, at times, overworked associates. extremely hierarchical - very level and band focused.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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