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Route Sales Representative

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Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good Pay. Commission plus base plus silly OT that doesn't pay much. This is not an hourly job. You are rewarded for the work you do. You are out on your own

Cons

Long Hours / Physically Demanding. Start VERY EARLY in the morning. Not much positive feedback for a job well done. No help... did I say no help? The next step up often pays less for more hours worked.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop creating routes that run an average of 50 hrs a week.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Pre-Sell Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Pre-Sell Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Perceived to be a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are really poor considering the hours you are expected to put in. There is absolutely no work-life balance - those are all just talking points upper management uses to pat themselves on the back. The company has very unrealistic expectations. At this particular location, they manage by threats, write-ups and embarrassment. Most of the pre-sell reps here have 25-35 account calls per day and we get chastised for not making all the stops and not selling in enough new items and we are expected to open news accounts, in addition to doing a lot of merchandising and displays, which all have to be set up 100% perfectly to national corporate standards, regardless of local demographics and top selling items.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the sales reps more leeway on displays and let them use a little of their own discretion. If you want the accounts serviced and merchandised to your standards, you should consider adding more reps and giving us smaller territories, because it is unrealistic to expect us to go to stores extra times during big sales, work backstock, etc, when we already have a 12 hour a day job. Drivers should also have dedicated routes, as having a different driver every day in some areas gives them no accountability and no sense of team work. Also, I would suggest some better sales tracking software for the reps. The current handheld is archaic and borderline impossible to drill down on long term purchasing trends within individual accounts. That information would be extremely useful with the turnover being as high as it's been. When you are thrown into a new route and hiven virtually no information about the route, you are setting us up for failure.

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

    Not as good as it sounds

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    none really far to many reoccurring problems.

    Cons

    overworked ,deceived and manipulated with many problems constantly caused by the company resulting in constant strife and problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get it together and really care about your teammates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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