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Good entry level gig

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

work life balance was good, HR really seemed to care,

Cons

management was not good (in my department specifically), pay was less than average, lack of direction in my department, getting laid off

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    Overall mediocre place to work.

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    Current Employee - Pre Sell Account Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Pre Sell Account Manager in Schaumburg, IL

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is o k.

    Cons

    Terrible work/life balance. Constant micro management. I'm sure it depends on the location though.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the office

  2. Helpful (2)

    Upper management does not care about front line manager careers

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Resource in Perry, GA
    Former Employee - Operations Resource in Perry, GA

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    - Good job right out of college. You build a strong work ethic because FLNA managers are known for long hours and solid performance.
    - Lead teams after your training
    - Starting salary is decent (only starting salary)
    - Part of Pepsi, so you have several divisions to work in (FLNA, Quaker, Tropiciana, Gatorade, Pepsi, PBG)

    Cons

    - Horrible salary increases. They get you with the starting pay, but after that you can look forward to 1% to 2.5%. 1% if you have mediocre results, 2.5% if you're performing well.
    - Job security. Two waves of layoffs the past 3 years.
    - Several cuts to 401k match for salaried employees, no more share power, etc. Pepsi will be following this path as prices are increasing on its products and it has to start cutting costs.
    - Your direct managers do NOT care about your progression. Don't be fooled. They schedule 1:1's with you, but fail to meet 90% of the time. You meet more with your hourly employees than your boss. Of course they will meet with you all the time to assign you their tasks to perform, but if it comes to your career, it's put to the side
    - Direct managers expect you to get their assigned tasks done the day of telling you about it. No patience. If you don't get it done the current day, expect feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Poor planning on your end doesn't constitute an emergency on my end. So many times I've been asked to complete a task only with the preface that it MUST be done by COB. Give us more notice, breathe in, and relax. You're just making chips.

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