Pepsi Bottling Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
202 Reviews
3.0
202 Reviews
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Pepsi Bottling President and CEO Eric J. Foss
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits for company located in (in 15 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 19 reviews)

  • long hours, management has no clue as to real life challenges (in 34 reviews)

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  1.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Route Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Route Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is the only thing that is good

    Cons

    Constant pressure on hitting sales goals and management does not care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management enjoys blaming employees for their own mistakes

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding adventure, I learned a lot of valuable skills

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Lakeland, FL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation. Fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Dealing with upper management that does not have a clue as to how the real world works.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Judge people for how they perform not whether the have a piece of paper hanging on the wall. Not all college grads are capable individuals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    MEM

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This was a great job with some over time

    Cons

    Can not think of any cons with this job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company and benefits!

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    Former Employee - Customer Marketing Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Marketing Manager in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Progressive, fast-paced, team oriented CPG company with great iconic brands. Both benefits and salaries are competitive. Would recommend working here!

    Cons

    Bottler integrated into PepsiCo, management changes and downsizing each year. Lots of changes, hard to keep up.

    Interviewing process takes longer than expected, could be more efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After corporate restructuring, provide rehiring process for downsized employees impacted due to the constant changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Never a dull moment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, stability, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Lack of direction within each division, too many chiefs, not enough indians

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get on the same page

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Better since the sales team went union

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    Current Employee - Account Sales Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Account Sales Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and experienced coworkers with a solid work ethic and genuine passion for the business. Reachable sales goals. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Devil-may-care training process. Inexperienced and young management. Multinational company run like a mom and pop store. Shady compensation system. Low accountability for all areas except sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your frontline. They have more experience and have demonstrated more loyalty to this company than the vast majority of your lower and middle management. It would also go a long way to the health of your business if you opened up some tangible avenues of promotion instead of favoring college hires from such prestigious institutions as Chico State.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A decent place to work (warehouse loader)

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Loader in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Warehouse Loader in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    After two years working as an overnight warehouse loader, I've found that Pepsi works very hard to ensure that employees are recognized and appreciated.
    Pay and benefits are good for the work we do,
    Supervision is trained almost constantly on improving themselves as managers,
    A very solid place to work, obviously Pepsi is not going anywhere.
    Employee appreciation week every year, various events held for employees through the year,
    Any problems or issued are dealt with professionally and quickly.
    Safety is extremely important to them, they supply us with clothing and safety vests/t shirts for use in the warehouse.
    Higher management seems to consider our thoughts in matters, walkthroughs to chat during shifts to ask if we have any concerns.
    Can always be honest with them.

    Cons

    The shift can be... A challenge at times.
    Seven pm start, not knowing from day to day How long the shift will be. Usually eight hours, holidays can be a bear. Upwards of twelve hours plus. But they show appreciation for our work with small bonuses occasionally.
    Warehouse is union while the rest of the company is not.
    Being union workers denies us small privileges such as discounts on drinks for home consumption. No big deal.
    At times, it can feel as if management is "too fair"
    An issue with another employee will of course be addressed, but sometimes lacking in corrective action.
    Long nights of throwing cases can bring personality clashes, props for dealing the best they can, but really, it's ok to offend someone from time to time.
    Preach about clean as you go, but dont follow Through when most do not do so.
    Some of the "older" delivery drivers can be...
    "Difficult"
    If a truck is not loaded to their liking, they can appear... Childish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's hard to please everyone, you do try, and it is appreciated, follow through on WIP principals. Instead of pulling an employee from throwing to clean an aisle during shift, watch and have the offending employee clean up after himself. Perhaps that would get the message across.
    Your supervisors do a wonderful job of dealing with the varied personalities, but personally, i think the union and its mentality should be left out of the warehouse.
    Drivers and warehouse loaders should get together once in a while to avoid the issues that arise due to improper loading or any other concerns they may have between each other. Avoids the attitude that each side is just whining.
    Otherwise, really a good place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company with a great culture!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was my second job out of college and I learned a significant amount about how to be a good manager. I'm grateful for the time I spent there and had many mentors to show for it.

    Cons

    I had numerous promotions in my time with the company and my only feedback would be at the time I left there was a consolidation that made it impossible to stay. That is not a reflection on the company just a fact of big business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue growing and mentoring your managers. I know many people today that have gone on to very successful careers due to the training they gained from time with Pepsi. This is a great organization!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Riverside, CA

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

    Pros

    Great job with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours may be required.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Stone Mountain, GA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Stone Mountain, GA

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good hours, Independent work, Good Salary, Interaction with new people.

    Cons

    Physical, Long days, A lot of driving

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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