PepsiCo – Philadelphia, PA
This person is responsible for deploying, implementing, and leading the HSE agenda, throughout a specific territory, by supporting the Senior… PepsiCo
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I worked at PepsiCo full-time (Less than a year)Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDoesn't RecommendNegative Outlook
-The Pay Here-union backed- is by far leading in hourly wage for merchandisers -Company iPhones given out to merchandisers showing itemized case counts for incoming deliveries,which made it very easy to plan your day. -Not rushed in stores to cut down on hours/overtime always available -Very minimal oversight over employees in the field,which only is a pro when you have good merchandisers in action -Meetings held every Monday at the plant that added extra hours/mileage compensation to your paycheck. -Traveling-broad territory of cities to work in that made the job exciting -Of course the people here are 'nice' to you until you try to insist on getting some help to make working conditions fair
-First, the whole company culture within my particular branch:As long as you show up to work and cozy up with managers and other co-workers, you're excused from working properly.Everyone here knows this and that's why the company culture is as said in the title.Very few within the company took their job seriously. -Second, you have no control as a merchandiser over who/where you are assigned to work.Even after numerous reasonable requests to management, they will do nothing and tell you to stay where you are.Why would a manager not look into fixing a broken situation between two co-workers that don't get along?At least try something rather than nothing. -Unfortunately Pepsi's upper management is almost exclusively filled with college graduates fresh out of college.It's not fair at all to have someone managing you who has never worked in the field, or even worked at all- because they can't truly appreciate what impact their decisions have in practice.Most of the managers don't even make decisions and will just ignore problems.Also they were chronically late,and you could tell were arrogant,dismissive, and unprofessional yet continued on without what seemed to be any supervision at all. -Nonstop call-outs and irresponsible merchandisers who don't care to work even at a fairly high wage. -Management does not care at all about performance, just as long as you show up to work and get along with them, and in the rare occasion do what they ask of you. -All expectations of a decent working environment are non-existent here. Almost nobody here works,strives to work,or is proud to be representing the company.
Advice to Management
-Somebody within PepsiCo needs to crack down on the sales branch of Pepsi in Philadelphia. -Fire some underperformers, weed out those employees who just show up to work to collect a paycheck. -Sales operations within beverage industry have been going on for years,don't try to experiment just do what works. -Adopt a Coca-Cola mentality:every case counts,hold people accountable,strive for success, and treat customers with respect. -Hire people for management that have previous experience outside of Pepsi, or work on developing your young team of sales managers.