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Great value great company

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Current Employee - Team Leader in Plano, TX
Current Employee - Team Leader in Plano, TX

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Emphasis on getting results the right way. Values employees, community, environment and results. Attracts great managers/leaders. Good place to learn and hone people management skils.

Cons

slow career growth. Many of the employees stick around for longer period of time. Because of slow growth this equates to fewer opportunities for growth.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Overall good company, but you definitely earn it.

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    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Lacombe, LA
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Lacombe, LA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are great! Pay is pretty good. In reality, I make just over $60,000 to put chips on the shelf. This is a good opportunity for you if you don't have a degree. I saw on CNN yesterday that all the new jobs being created are paying $24,000 a year and less. Benefits are very good. This is why I stay here. I am fortunate that I can make more $$$ somewhere else, but with zero benefits, so I stay here for now. I have a pension, 401k, stock options, medical ins, life, disability, the works, all for about $2,000 a year, less the 401k. A side note stock options and pension are gone. Stock is gone for all route sales people and pensions are gone for all new hires. Mine is still growing because I was there when they offered it. There are several routes in our zone and several types of routes. The pay is as low as $38,000 for an extra, on up to the mid $60's for the higher paying routes. We have bulk, which is just the largest of stores all the way down to the small mom and pop stores. We also have merchandisers that make just under $15 an hour and detailers that get no benefits, and make $10 an hour. So the opportunity is there.

    Cons

    The hours! Whether its a middle of the road route and a mix of stores where you work too many hours or a bulk route where you have to be at work for 2:30 am. The hours stink. I would be ecstatic if I could average in the mid to even upper 40's as for hours each week. If you don't have a college degree, in anything, even an art or music major is fine, and be in your early 30's at the oldest, (your age) yes this is discriminatory, but it is what it is, there is ZERO chance to advance in this company. You may move up one level if you are unlucky and stupid enough to apply. That is the 1st level of management. I say that because these are the people that get fired. If you don't make you sales numbers, (your team) on a consistent basis you are gone. It doesn't matter if you have stores that won't allow displays, or may be running low volume for a real valid reason, or lastly that you have too many route sales reps that are not pushing as well. Too bad too sad you're outta here. Too much pressure is put on these guys every week. It doesn't matter how great you did or were 6 months ago. What have you done for me lately? Did I mention the hours?!?! E No personal off days. And you have to work 5 days every week, no exceptions, or you call in sick. You want Christmas off? No problem, just work one of your off days. Really!?!? C'mon guys, give us a break! Did I mention the hours? Really they stink, they wear you down, and no chance to advance you get trapped into this thing. Lastly in the serious "multi-tasking" of do this, do that, did you get this done yet and remember that. They put a ton on your plate and expect it all to be important, and that you get it all done. Having said all that I usually get everything done that is important, usually make my numbers and have been told by management on several occasions I am one of the best in the zone. Did I mention the hours?

    Advice to Management

    Hire some part timers like our detailers to help us out, pay them $10 and hour, which is comparable to our over time pay, and there you go, our hours can go down to 45-48 hours a week, and now you have a potential pool to hire new RSR's and the ones you have are happier to work fewer hours each week. The part timers get to make a few bucks, and it only cost the current RSR a little over time. Having merchandisers be the "face of Frito" in your biggest stores, as in the bulk routes is a bad idea. These are often new people and do the worst job, so Wally World doesn't see the real RSR, but yet that's who gets the blame when something goes wrong. We need help here.


  2. I was welcomed into the Frito-Lay family with warmth and friendliness.

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    Former Employee - Electromechanical Technician in Perry, GA
    Former Employee - Electromechanical Technician in Perry, GA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Frito-Lay has a excellent pay scale,friendly atmosphere,excellent training,excellent benefits,401 K,the opportunity to work with todays technology,the opportunity to train to be a first responder and my fellow workers are some of the best trained in there field.

    Cons

    The plant is located in a urban enviorment and I had to drive quite aways to get to work.The company runs 24 hours a day seven days a week and they have alot of different schedules.

    Advice to Management

    Management should come out on the floor and talk to the employees one on one.I advise this philosophy with any company management.


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