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Is this really how it is?

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Former Employee - Sales Representative
Former Employee - Sales Representative

I worked at Pepsi Bottling

Pros

If you like long hours and not having much time for yourself and family this job is great for you.. The pay and benefits are good.

Cons

As a Merchandiser You can get anywhere around 4 to 6 stores a day. if a manager at one of them stores calls your manager and now they want a display put up or something special after you finished packing out and already left, now your supervisor calls u and you have to go back Either at the end of your 12+ hour day or between stores. Anywhere from 6 to 10+ Chiefs in one day at each account <Store managers, receiver, department managers, your supervisor, territory manager and sales rep> for that route and your the lone Indian. if anyone on a different route is falling behind on their progression through stores, Your manager could possibly call you and have you pick up one of their 4 stores after you already done 4 or 5 yourself.If something was not done well at any of your stores buy a sales representative the previous day< example: Poorly filled the coolers, not filled the display properly or aisle, Water 24 packs, Lifewater section ect..> and you get 5 to 10 pallets at the bigger store that day you can be in there for 4 to 5 hours, specially on weekends and if you don't have anyone picking up any of your stores, 5 hours at one, 5 more stops left minimum 1 hour at them, your starting at a base time of 10 hours already.. better hope nothing goes wrong at all the stores..

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the employees if they have something to say, Work with them and let them know if they do a good job or what they do wrong, Don't whisper behind closed doors as management and make decisions without the employee side of the story..

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Pepsi Bottling

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dont work here

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling

    Pros

    Balance of family/worklife is excellent

    Cons

    too much forced distribution. every time a new product comes out we unload as many cases as possible on our poor customers. some locations are ran like frat houses, all about who you know to get a promotion, not about performance. always thinking short term goals instead of long term gains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the sells force. we are the ones out in the trade and know what our customers want.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Pepsi Bottling Group

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling

    Pros

    Flexibility of schedule on a daily basis and the ability to work independently without constant supervision

    Cons

    far too many hours spent on the job for the compensation given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scale the pay appropriate to the amount of work done, not based on what the competition is doing. Also individual performance reviews relevant to raises, not company performance.

    No opinion of CEO
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