PepsiCo

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4 people found this helpful  

great learning experience but organization lacks direction

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I have been working at PepsiCo full-time

Pros

Having PepsiCo on your resume
Ability to learn about processes and systems if proactive
Great amenities
Inclusive culture
fun perks
True work/life balance

Cons

Organization has too many layers of management which causes poor communication between divisions. Too many middle managers execute initiatives properly.
Lack of accountability amongst middle management
Only way to increase salary significantly is to leave and come back
Since 2008 economy has weakened premium brands (Quaker & Gatorade)
Middle management will slow growth by discouraging acquisition of additional responsibility
Large disparity in talent amongst peers
Will often promote on tenure over acumen

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Decision makers are afraid to actually make decisions because of yearly workforce reduction. The company needs to become more lean to foster sustainable growth. There is also too much overlap amongst job responsibilities. Organization needs to make sure that employees have ability to learn other portions of the business to create value. Make sure you weed out poor managers that create unhappy counter-cultures.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    High quality people trying to survive in a tough environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director Procurement in Somers, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Director Procurement in Somers, NY

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    High quality, very loyal workforce. You will learn a lot. Many, many opportunities to add value. Great relationships with external partners and vendors. Company is a leader in areas of sustainability and diversity. Performance with Purpose is the right overarching vision statement.

    Cons

    Lost its "work hard, play hard" reputation. Huge disconnect with how sr executives value contributions made by a quality work force. Core issue is that sr executive leaders are not able to prioritize thus not able to focus employee's accountabilities and work load. Everything is a priority thus it is a challenge to do the right work the right way. For many years, I use to say I love my job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be wary of new sr executives who come in and say the existing work force is not competent. Employee base has always been open to change and new ideas; you taught us that with your investment in diversity training so many years ago. New leadership cannot be disrespectful of the contributions made by legacy employees. When that happens the ROI on the new executive is significantly reduced because there is no trust between the foundational employee base and their new leader.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Proceed with caution!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Resource in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Resource in Dallas, TX

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Manufacturing Plants
    -Typically stable employment
    -Opportunity to work in various departments (quality, warehousing, traffic, etc....).
    -The CEO is a rock star. I wish her honest style of managment was utilized in the manufacturing plants.
    -It is an excellent place for college grads wanting to enter an industrial environment.

    Cons

    -Unfortunately politics can play a bigger role than performance. Site leadership team members can be appointed without having the background or business sense for the job. Nepotism and the "buddy system" are common in manufacturing plants. Perception can be a bigger indicator of your career movement than performance.
    -Work Life Balance can be a challenge!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regional VPs/Management need to look at all plant accounts, not just a bottomline number. When a plant makes sixty thousand in parts and has poor performance in production, that should be a clue. HR needs to demonstrate more support of frontline managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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