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PepsiCo-Quaker/Tropicana/Gatorade

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great advancement opportunities.
Great benefits.
Well known brands.

Cons

No 401k matching.
Poor organization in business models.
Poor training for new roles.

Advice to Management

Have a better on boarding process for those individuals who need training in their new roles. Be ahead of the games in terms of plans for the year, rather than waiting until the last minute to try and make your sales targets.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    The name carries weight, but it is disappointing to see how poorly run plants are

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Benefits packages are great, along with Paid vacation system. High turnover so there are always positions opening up. The PepsiCo name carries great weight within production field.

    Cons

    working 13 hours plus a day as production supervisor, along with weekends. HR afraid to discipline associates for fear of Union. Makes it very difficult to be effective when you constantly fight for respect from your direct reports. They will even curse you out because they know nothing will happen.

    Advice to Management

    don't let fear be a bigger motivator than success.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Most things here are contradictory.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MEM in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - MEM in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is decent (when overtime is not cut off).
    Occasional freebies.
    Good co-workers.
    (Wow, really thought I would have more than this...)

    Cons

    Family life/personal time is severely limited.
    Directions given are often contradictory. (ex: this is the policy, and we're going to stick to it. however, this time the customer has a mitigating circumstance, so this one time we'll...)
    Sales projections seem unrealistic, given the economy.
    Too many brands; we're competing against ourselves. Further, if a product fails once, why would you reintroduce it a few years later with a minor tweak and expect it to perform any differently?
    If you are not in sales, going to virtually any "roundtable" meeting is an incredible waste of time. If you work for Pepsico and are not actively selling products, you are tolerated as a lesser evil, and when the inevitable and frequent threats of lay-off begin, sales, which is floundering, is bolstered, while key support positions are cut, or forced to do more work with fewer resources.
    Time spent mastering your job and department is worthless compared to some just out of school college graduate, who are frequently hired with no practical experience, and placed in management positions.
    In support positions, vital supplies are frequently cut off, requiring you to scramble for parts to do your job, or causing huge delays to our customers.
    Upper middle management speaks to you as if you lack basic comprehension skills. When material is presented in a meeting, the HR director will read every word that's written for you.
    Raises are slow, and average between 2 and 2.5 percent.
    No autonomy, but you are still expected to behave with the customer as if you had autonomy. Whenever a decision is actually required, you have to sneak off and confer with management, even if you know the eventual outcome.

    Advice to Management

    No more roundtable meetings, unless you're in sales.
    Meetings in general would benefit by just presenting the material. All of us can read.
    Once a directive is set, stick with it and don't cave in to situational pressures. Be consistent.
    Less focus on new products. LTOs and revamps of failed products are not helping us, in the long run.
    Require the lower echelons of management to have familiarity with the jobs the people working under them are doing. A MEM or MES should be more than basically familiar with the workings of equiptment, as a fleet TSM would be able to repair a vehicle.


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