PepsiCo

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It was alright working there

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at PepsiCo full-time

Pros

great pay and great benifits

Cons

bad management it really is awful

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no comments

Doesn't Recommend
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Disapproves of CEO

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    Excellent operations experience; terrible work-life balance

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    Former Employee - Operations Resource
    Former Employee - Operations Resource

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As an Operations Resource, you will gain invaluable experience leading teams, developing individuals, dealing with conflict management, making critical decisions on daily operations, driving long-term improvement strategies, and more. In my less than 4 years at Frito I moved around to multiple plants, worked 3 different shifts, and managed teams in 3 different business units (operations, receiving/warehouse, and quality).

    Cons

    Overall, there was little to no respect for work-life balance at all. Lots of weekend work, lots of off-shift work, lots of holiday work, lots of working until very-last-minute on Christmas Eve, etc. This drove immense turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a few more operations resources to spread the work and allow for more flexible work schedules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Shadow of a company it once was:(

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in Purchase, NY

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

    Pros

    Conveinent location throughout tri-state area. World recognized brands with talented visionaries. Great name to have on resume.

    Cons

    Sadly, there are more cons than pros! Constant re-org and layoffs instilled a very toxic and demoralizing environment. Staff is extremely overworked. Many departmental managers, directors and vp's never show up for work! While collecting large sums of money...leaving the middle/support staff overworked and not challenged. No appreciation or recognition for hard work, loyalty and commitment to company. No real career path or succession plan of career. Translation – NO GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES! People are put into positions because of how the look and who they know. Let’s face it – Pepsi is a world class branding company; and that rolls into the “types” of people they put into positions (unfortunately many managers, dir, and VP’s are not qualified for the positions they hold). They claim to be such an advocate of work-life balance and workplace development; yet they stripped away opportunities for: Job-share, part time, flextime, telecommuting. Not part of the culture, it is a case by case thing. Most of the Managers rely heavily on support staff to carry them. While they offer courses and training for Administrative/Support staff, it is not to help further their careers. They pigeon hole associates into those positions, dumping more accountability but not raising their grade level or title. People are not equitably compensated for type of work and responsibilities they are entrusted with. They don’t value experience and knowledge and thus are losing phenomenal talent. It is a shame really!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate the culture of the company. Understanding PepsiCo has many Fortune 1000 companies under its umbrella; realize it is difficult to morph established cultures into one giant culture. POWER of ONE not be just about branding, but about strengthening and recognizing talent. Pay close attention to those you entrust in departmental management (Directors and VP’s included!). Hold random weigh ins with those in support roles (Administrative, Coordinators, Analysts, Specialists…etc.) on how they feel their managers are doing. Allow them to participate in Managerial review feedback – or 360’s. Do organizational surveys once a year…..and really pay attention to them! And hold value and respect those who do Perform with Purpose! Not just show up for work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I say this because, while I left the company earlier this year, after nearly two decades; I still have pride and love for the company! And wish it continued success….more importantly, I would like to see it become the company and namesake it once was! Good luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO
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