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New-wave front line management absolutely clueless

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Above average compensation for the DSD industry, excellent Pepsico benefits package

Cons

Zero consideration for work-life balance for RSRs and RSAs, new managers are hired directly out of college and with zero background in DSD and sales to replace tenured (and highly effective however more expensive) managers. Fluctuating hours, constantly short on manpower requiring others to pick up slack for minimal incentive, sell-at-all-cost to hit your sales plan for the week mentality which contradicts Pepsico core values and creates significant extra work for the front line for in store inventory management - "kicking the can down the road" instead of being realistic about the current sales climate of any given week.

Advice to Management

Stop hiring 23 year old college graduates, moving the across the country and filling their heads with company propaganda instead of hiring and retaining managers who know the company inside and out and how to manage people. Being managed by a spreadsheet attached to an inexperienced manager is counter intuitive.

Other Employee Reviews for PepsiCo

  1. Helpful (1)

    Pay is well for what we do but have dealt with paycuts 3 times in the last 5 years. Job isnt hard

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    if you get a hands off manager you get to run your route without management micromanaging you and when youre done youre done. so if your day takes 4 hours thats it and your done. at the same time your day may last 13 hours as well.

    Cons

    wake up between midnight and 5am to start route. each route has varying days off. only holiday I have off every year is christmas. work EVERY other holiday unless it falls on my day off. management forces out product that either wont sell or you dont need and you are expected to get rid of it. Management tries to tell you how to run your route when they themselves have no idea how to run a successful route. Many managers are hired directly out of college and try to tell people that have been working there for years how to do their job.


  2. Very demanding job.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Sylmar, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Sylmar, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits plus bonuses

    Cons

    lots of pressure. its very challenging both mentally and physically, a lot of times you end up taking work home and that creates a lot if stress a lot of the times. You are basically on your own most of the time, including when you get into a difficult situation with your clients. It definitely not a family-friendy position, there is no set start/end times and you can work all sorts of hours. No personal days/holidays off.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic.


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