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Sales District Leader Designate - Miami, FL – new

PepsiCo Medley, FL

• Comprehensive benefits. In order to continue our growth, we look for energetic, professional, motivated people to coach and lead our team of over… PepsiCo

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    The hours are long and the "rewards" are getting to be less and less.

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representatvie Aka Delivery Driver in Pompano Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representatvie Aka Delivery Driver in Pompano Beach, FL

    I have been working at PepsiCo


    The best reasons for working at Frito Lay are that you can make $40,000 + a year to start with only a high school diploma. They also have good health insurance.


    The biggest complaint that I had was that fact that they recently cut our pay and benefits while they increased our work loads. On Monday I had 14 stops that I had to make. There were 2 Supermarkets that took 1 & 1/2 hours each to service. Then I had 12 convenience stores to service at an average of 45 minute per store. Add in travel time between stops, and paperwork at the end of the day and you can get and idea of what you are looking at in regards to the time you need to spend running a route. I would start work at 4:30 AM and not get finished till 6:00 PM. There is no time for extra curicular activities or family life.

    The company also decided to save money by cutting out weekend merchandisers, and began making most of us work split work weeks. They talk a lot about your "REWARDS" which is a reference to your benefits package and retirement. There is an opportunity to make good money, and it will be easy to bank most of it, since you will have very little free time to spend any of it. In addition to the 60 hour weeks which you will be working, there will be meetings which you will be required to attend. This usually means that you have to quit working your route early that day, and finish up the stops you missed the next day - so now instead of doing 14 stops you will have 16 stops to do. Finally, managers are often recruited off the street without having any route sales experience. And although the drivers are called a Route Sales Representative, you will do almost no selling. All corprorate selling is done through a key account manager.

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    We need more District Sales Leaders who have come up through the ranks. Also, if you would cut back the number of stops we do each day, instead of overloading us, we could do a better job in the stops that we have.
    Do the math - 2 large grocery stores at 1 & 1/2 hours each, and 12 convenience stores at 45 minute each plus drive time - is just too long a day.It is possible to turn a good profit without working the horse to death.

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