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Updated Jul 10, 2014

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3.0 190 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

Pepsi Bottling President and CEO Eric J. Foss

Eric J. Foss

(103 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay and benefits for company located in(in 14 reviews)

  • Pepsi has good pay and benefits compared to it's rivals in Alaska(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance leaves much to be desired for the majority of the workforce(in 18 reviews)

  • Long hours, and not enough people to cover the workload(in 33 reviews)

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    Places diversity over competence

    Quality Control (Former Employee) Abilene, TX

    ProsGood pay and benefits for company located in
    Texas

    ConsConcerned only with image over competence and over safety of employees and public. Once received return shipment of Sobe Water from Europe. Water had been found to contain mold and was unacceptable to European distributor. Water sent to Abilene, Texas for visual inspection by employees untrained in this area. Since employees did not know what they were looking for, all the product was released for US sale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould consider factors other than proper racial mix in hiring management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Warehouse Loader (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat benefits with the company.

    ConsA lot of 12 hours days. will not see day light in the summer times.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Benefits

    Merchandiser (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    Pros*Repetitive work (if you hate change).
    *Health benefits from day 1.
    *Great pay for entry positions.

    Cons*Management is top-heavy, if you're not a supervisor forget about having your voice heard.
    *No room for advancement without the right connections.
    *Staff is never recognized so all employees seem bitter or detached from company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRelax, listen to your employees, manage people don't herd them like sheep.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company with room for improvement

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat Company with Great Benefits.

    ConsLack of training and support.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the people and stay competitive with the competitor not just with products but with manpower and technology.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    There could be worst places to work!

    Route Supervisor (Current Employee) Florence, SC

    ProsThere are very few but it is a job.

    ConsLong work days does not make a happy wife or family.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey don't pay for any of the health insurance.

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    NOT as good as it once was

    Bulk Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsThe People you work with
    working at your own pace

    ConsWhy would you add 5 people to management but remove 10 people from the stores. its about the customers. these extra 5 management people did the work of what 2 were doing before. The people who work after you
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    Everything changed when they did away with the pre sale reps, the company was not the same, not the same attention to detail, nor the ability to be flexible during the day if problems arose, this created very long days, and problems with stores needing early service and deliveries not being there in time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stressfull

    Checker/Certifier (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsGreat pay & benefits. Pepsi will not fire you, you can only fire yourself.

    ConsLong hours, and not enough people to cover the workload. Poor management. They are only good for when you mess up. Too many inexperienced "family members". Harder for experienced people to get hired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop thinking that the employees are "crying" about the workload. There's not enough $ to hire more people because we are forced to work several hours of overtime to compensate the workload. Also, we need more women involved.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Home-based merchandiser.

    Merchandiser (Current Employee) Franklin, PA

    ProsGood pay, decent benefits, great people to work with. Everyone I work with is positive and helpful. Even on the days when things get difficult, people are there to support you.

    ConsSometimes the hours can be daunting. It's also physically demanding and you're literally on your feet being physical the whole shift.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes ordering the most product possible for a store isn't always the best idea and it leads to a higher risk for out of date product.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company for gaining experience.

    Supply Chain Operations (Current Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsGreat way to garner valuable business experience, upward movement for high potential leaders, recognition for accomplishments.

    ConsWork-life balance leaves much to be desired for the majority of the workforce.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore flexibility in work schedules.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If your young and a women or a person of race you will go far

    BCR (Current Employee) Buffalo, NY

    Prosif you fit the mold and are willing to relocate many time you can climp the ladder,you will defintly move faster if you are female and your a person of race thats fresh out of college and willing to move around the country [they pay for relocation] you will love the job,just remember no holidays are off , you work weekends and summertime its always a 12 to 14 hour day of heavy lifting.

    ConsNo weekend off
    No holidays off
    No car
    Long Hours
    heavy lifting
    Always coming out with new promotions{too many at one time] and you must implement all, can became overwhelming.
    Hopefully you fit the culture,if not you will not fit in
    If you are a BCR {supermaket route ] iyou have many people that thik they are your boss
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    Grocery manager
    Store Manager and of course you direct manager.If you have a good degree go for another industry ,this business has been stale for years,thats why you see so many new productrs coming out ,they forgot what got them to the dance and gobble up precious shelf space w/crap ie, Pepsi one,Pesi next,lime Pepsi,Vanilla Pepsi Moutain Dew voltage,M.D. white...you get the point,and make sure these products don"t go out of date.
    Its always nice when you get a forced order and it doesnt sell and it goes out of date ..your fault,or your manager bumps your order when you know that store doe:st do well with that flavor,all stores are differant for various reason but they want conformaty that make no sence at all ,Inner city people like regular pepsi and oranges and grapes of the world ,hispanaks love Ginger ale and flavors not Diet Caff free Pepsi ,but if ypour diplay isnt aat standards watch out .This company is one of the strongest company in the world bujt they need to eliminate a number of SKUs and become more flexable in the trade.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore flexability in display,less SKUs,too many dogs in the inventory,concentration on fewer promotions.too many at once,we used to sale in sales ..show up and throw up ,these people give you 2mins at a time if you lucky

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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