Pepsi Bottling

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Unbelievable brand but the company bureaucracy makes it a difficult place to advance.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Miami, FL
Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Miami, FL

I worked at Pepsi Bottling

Pros

Great health benefits. Coverage for a family is comprehensive and affordable. Career advancement is only possible with the right support.

Cons

Work/life balance gets compromised because of very early morning start times and long days. Be prepared to arrive before 7 AM and not leave before 6 PM.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make time to work with new team members on critical projects to ensure that objectives are properly accomplished.

No opinion of CEO

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    Stable, but not a company for you to grow your career.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Loader in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Loader in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling

    Pros

    benefits are good and stable income.

    Cons

    play favoritism to certan people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to treat worker fearly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Run like hell!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling

    Pros

    Well-known and respected to those who don't know any better, so it looks good on your resumé. Pay starts out somewhat good, but you never get more than a 1-2.5% raise, so you're pretty much stuck at that salary.

    Cons

    Embarrassingly terrible work-life balance, which is the opposite of their work-life balance ethics they brag about during interviews, but it's all a lie. They also offer tuition reimbursement, which sounds good in theory, but they threaten you not to even dare let school interfere with your work and it essentially scares people from utilizing the benefit, which only covers a few classes per year. You're pretty much on-call 24/7 as well. Management expects all stores to be absolutely perfect and don't care what challenges you face day-to-day. You can bust your butt and sell in displays and innovation, but god forbid you don't have max or mist in a store! If this happens, you can expect to be singled out and belittled in front of other managers and peers. The company only seems to lead with negative reinforcement. There is also little room for advancement, as the new direction for the company is by direct-hiring recent college grads and they rarely promote from within, even if you have the same college credentials in addition to years of experience within the company. There's very bad morale, except for one week out of the year when they put on an "employee appreciation week"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set more realistic standards for what a store should look like, and consider giving more flexibility for pricing. How can reps be expected to have a model store when our customers can get cheaper products and packages from wholesalers and the mysterious white vans? Also, consider adding more people in sales & merchandising & drivers. We can't adequately pick up more accounts if we can't properly service the accounts we have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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