Pepsi Bottling Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Pepsi Bottling President and CEO Eric J. Foss
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Pros
  • Pay and benefits are good for the work we do, (in 15 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits for company located in (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance leaves much to be desired for the majority of the workforce (in 20 reviews)

  • Long hours, lack of promotion opportunities (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Weekend Merchandiser

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work weekends during college (Weekend Merchandiser)

    Cons

    6am start and long days around the holidays.


  2. it was a good job I want go back I could

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great job to have fun young person

    Cons

    You had to drive your own car


  3. Not bad

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    Former Employee - Warehouse in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Schedule was very flexible while I worked there.

    Cons

    Work very long hours in the summer


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  5. Hard work but great pay and benefits

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Daytona Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work at your own pace, great breaks as you drive from store to store, endorphins, great pay and benefits, great exercise, as long as you do your job, the managers are cool

    Cons

    You need to use your own vehicle and travel to wherever they assign you to, up to almost one hour away, but then once your there, all of your stores will be in a concentrated area. Must be very tough and strong to work the position. I have seen many skinny men able to do the job admirably, but in my 2.5 years, two women were hired, and two women quit within a month or two - not to be sexist but this just isn't a good job for ordinary women because you are constantly lifting very heavy weight.

    Advice to Management

    Have a promotion system where the most effective merchandisers have to do the least driving, this is like a raise because it saves gas money.


  6. Manufacturing Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling full-time

    Pros

    Great amount of personal learning, always something new to learn about the business and operation. Growing collection of young talent with exciting brands. Unlimited opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Advancement often requires relocation with each promotion. Management is slow to make necessary changes. Poor facility locations and odd hours do not appeal to the recent grad talent pool that they target.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to give young talent schedule flexibility


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    Admin Assistant

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edison, NJ
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice people to work for very personable environment

    Cons

    Angry customers that would hang up on you when you are trying to assist them with the right person to help with their issue

    Advice to Management

    Make sales reps call back their customers


  8. Appalication

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    Current Employee - Fork Lift Driver in Houtzdale, PA
    Current Employee - Fork Lift Driver in Houtzdale, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Worker, extremely patient and works well with others.

    Cons

    Hard to stop working , when told.


  9. delivery driver

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Erie, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, retirement, pension.

    Cons

    Big company regulations little freedom.

    Advice to Management

    give autonomy


  10. Stressful Environment

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    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay,Benefits, free soda on holidays.

    Cons

    Increased the production volume but not the number of employees. Work/life balance is non existent. When holidays come around, it's always a production line or two running so therefore they need people to work instead of spending it with family. Managers are overwhelmed. So they hire college grads that don't know a thing about warehouse management instead of promoting someone who has been in the department with experience.

    Advice to Management

    Stop passing the Buck and take initiative.


  11. Warehouse Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good teamwork involvement and creative thinking.

    Cons

    Too much is requested of the management team.

    Advice to Management

    Get your priorities realigned with a focus on managers.



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