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Empowered culture & well exposure to work

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Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Pune (India)
Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Pune (India)

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

Pros

Empowered culture,good exposure towards work

Cons

Poor work life balance at plant level

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To care employees for personal work

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. Very positive, one of the top employers for marketeers in the Greek job market

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Athens (Greece)
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Athens (Greece)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -You develop strong analytical skills
    -Ability to have intl exposure through participating in multinational projects for the brands
    -It is a quite meritocratic place to work (taking into account its size), if you are good you can develop your career relatively fast

    Cons

    -It is difficult to jump into international positions
    -The salaries are not good especially at junior level
    -The higher you go the more political it is

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less political

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    No Work/Life Balance / A Review for District Sales Leader Designate's

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Sales Leader
    Former Employee - District Sales Leader

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Average Starting Salary
    - Regional Meetings are Fun
    - HR Training - Out of town training is done well
    - Reputable Company - Looks good on Resume/Number 1 in Snack Food Industry

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance -Be ready to work over 60 hours a week, starting earlier than 5am. Expectation is that you are always available to work. FYI, most vender companies are like this.

    Cut Throat Culture - Company lacks the people piece of business. Unfortunate for such a strong company. Remember that some regions could be different than others in terms of culture. I have a group of contacts within Frito Lay located within a different city that share the same view as stated.

    Lacks Comradery - very individualistic, no team work. Everyone is out for themselves. No help with development other than HR training. Company has great ideas on paper, but there is no follow through. This is do to lack of free time. District Sales Leader Coaches do not have time to coach and train. Not their individual fault, it just is what it is.

    You are a Vender - You deal with managers at other businesses that lack education, and people skills.

    Physically Demanding - If you are looking for a management position to build management skills, then this is not the job for you. What you will learn is how to put knee pads and gloves on, build displays, help throw up bags of chips, and have to ask your teams to do things you wouldn't want to do. Frito Lay is number one in their industry because they sell a great product, not because they have a great sales team. The chips sell themselves. There isn't much strategy that goes into the position. "SELLING" is essentially helping your RSR's stock shelves, and then restocking more shelves. So if your looking to build your management skills, or sales ability in B2B, then look at another company.

    No time to Coach - If you like to coach others, then this is not your position. You do not have the time. Your main objectives is to relay messages from upper management to your RSR's without an explanation.

    Big disconnect from Upper Management and Frontline - Company Exec's have great ideas, but unfortunately it is executed much differently on the frontline.

    New hires must expect to be working as a RSR (Truck driver/Shelf filler) for the first six months up to a year. You will be looked at as nothing more than a Shelf Filler even though you were hired on as a District Sales Leader.

    If you are from the Food Vender business, then maybe you are used to this culture. Otherwise, I strongly recommend any one with a College Degree, to put it to better use somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your Zone Sales Leaders and Training Coaches are following what is outlined in the District Sales Leader Training program, and is meeting expectation. HR training team is awesome, but frontline training is very poor and completely backwards from what's on paper.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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