Pepsi Bottling

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Great College Job

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Merchandiser in La Crosse, WI
Current Employee - Merchandiser in La Crosse, WI

I have been working at Pepsi Bottling

Pros

Great for college students in need of work
10-20 hours every other weekend
Respectable pay
Good group of people to work with

Cons

Not for those who enjoy sleeping in on their weekends (start around 6am)
Can be quite physically demanding
Pressure to get the jobs done quickly and properly

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work! It's an enjoyable job and it provides great opportunities to college students who are in need of money but don't have time for a full-time job.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  2.  

    HR roles losing "pep"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - HRM in New York, NY
    Former Employee - HRM in New York, NY

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling

    Pros

    autonomy & independence in field roles, culture focuses on winning, good sales and leadership training, HR function is strongly positioned within the company

    Cons

    short term focus on period sales & operating targets sacrifices long term decision making, culture highlights star performances rather than good sustainable processes, too much "me-first" culture at HQ

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize & promote employees who elevate the HR function not just those who can package & market their "story", establish real training & development for HR professionals

    Approves of CEO
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