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Terrible Experience Slimy Company

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Current Contractor - Microbiologist in Valhalla, NY
Current Contractor - Microbiologist in Valhalla, NY

I have been working at PepsiCo as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Safe environment other than that not many positives. It had better be considering they don't give most of their science staff health insurance.

Cons

Perma-temps:

Pepsi is a deeply delusional company. They love to give themselves kudos as an ethical company when in practice they are quite the opposite. Walk around Barrington, IL or Valhalla, NY and everyone is a "contractor" especially their science staff. Pepsi loves to use temp agencies to shield themselves from employer laws and having to provide benefits.

They treat their contractors terribly to avoid getting sued like Microsoft. They make a point of excluding them from any social events and kick them out of meetings because they don't trust them with sensitive information despite signing a nondisclosure agreement. They also almost never hire them permanently. Some people have been there as a "temp" for 3 years or more. Most eventually quit and either get another job or leave the field.

I hold post graduate level education in science and I hated working for Pepsi so much I was planning going back to school for a business degree and a career change. I will never eat or drink a Pepsi product again. I also will never allow my children pursue a career in science because of scumbag companies like Pepsi.

Advice to Management

Your delusional claims about being ethical gets very old very fast. Is it really a wise business practice to fill your company with workers who have no stake in Pepsi's success and hate your guts for cheating them?

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  1. Good experience first job out of college.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance
    Positive employees who are willing to assist
    Great opportunity to gain quite a bit of real world experience

    Cons

    Little formal training, shadowing is the best way to learn your position
    Large company: You are a number not a name

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to understand that even though we understand pleasing shareholders is important, it shouldn't come at the expense of jobs of hard working employees.


  2. Great pay and compensation but no life...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Bemidji, MN
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Bemidji, MN

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits can't be beat! It is a great job and if done properly the physical activity will add years to your mobility.

    Cons

    No life balance... Expect to work a minimum 55 hours a week and I have hit 80 before during the busy times of year. Management really ruins the experience, never being satisfied and constantly pushing you. If you don't get on to the management track when your first hired then moving up in the company is almost out of the question.

    Even with their great benefits they don't expect people to stay there long enough to become vested in their programs.

    Advice to Management

    Start promoting from within the company. There are several people in my roll that have Bachelor degrees and would be great in management and operations! Yet you hire young kids that have no work experience and are just dragging the company down.

    Be honest with your employees and stop lying to them, we are smart enough to know when the wool is being pulled over our eyes and it is disrespectful.


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