Pepsi Bottling
3.0 of 5 176 reviews
www.pbg.com Somers, NY 5000+ Employees

Pepsi Bottling Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014

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67% Approve of the CEO

Pepsi Bottling President and CEO Eric J. Foss

Eric J. Foss

(96 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Well known company with good pay and benefits"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Pepsi has good pay and benefits compared to it's rivals in Alaska"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance leaves much to be desired for the majority of the workforce"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Long hours, and not enough people to cover the workload"
    in 31 reviews
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World Class Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat team building organization for all.

ConsContinued downsizing and increasing of work loads

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Different Divisions Have Different Work Environment

Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Louisville, KY

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

Prosexcellent benefits, excellent perks with the job, a lot of positive people just trying to make it day to day. training could us to help on the bottler side. as an outside sales rep you do not get a fell for the office environment.

Consyour personal time is no longer yours. management is not always the best communicator. I went from foodservice to the bottle side and it was everything I heard. Too much stress not enough time not enough positive feed back.

Advice to Senior Managementcommunication is key. My particular manager needed help in that department. He definitely improved the year I was working with him but it still was not up to par.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have learned a Lot in my time at Pepsi

Merchandiser (Current Employee)
Rock Hill, SC

I have been working at Pepsi Bottling full-time

ProsPay, Benifits,meeting many people from differnt wals of life, my supervisors are easy to deal with,and my co worker are nice.

Consworking every weekend and holidays. Early start time

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Too much work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Pepsi Bottling

ProsGreat Brands. Well Known Products

ConsSuper long days. No career path.

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In good company

Merchandiser (Former Employee)
Sacramento, CA

I worked at Pepsi Bottling full-time for less than a year

ProsThe pros of working for PBG were decent wage, benefits and a supportive team base.

ConsThe only con would be using personal vehicle to merchandise stores.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagers should look into small trucks for merchandisers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Faced paced but rewarding

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Pepsi Bottling full-time

ProsGreat perks
Great recognition
Opportunity for advancement
Passionate culture

ConsEverything scorecarded
24/7
Underpaid
Interaction with Retail Customers

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

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It was a really good experience and I am thankful for I have gained during my contract here.

Technical Support Analyst (Current Employee)
Tulsa, OK

I have been working at Pepsi Bottling as a contractor for less than a year

ProsCompensation was on par for experience. The leadership gave great direction even in the most complicated of situations.

ConsBeing a contractor I was not given administrator rights. This made setting up the new laptops and desktops a little more complicated. However I found many ways to overcome this issue.

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

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Good for experience, Management is disconnected from the front line employees.

Reset Specialist (Former Employee)
Modesto, CA

I worked at Pepsi Bottling full-time for more than 8 years

ProsDecent pay
 Decent benefits
Good coworkers
Given the tools and training to do your job
Well known company brand

ConsManagement who is disconnected from the front line employees
Work/life balance is awful
Very political
No room to advance unless you are someones friend/relative
Not paid for most of your overtime, but expected to work it anyway

Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that upper management/supervisors aren't who are merchandising/selling/delivering your product, it's your front line employees. Supervisors are inept at best.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Warehouse Loader (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

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

I worked at Pepsi Bottling full-time for less than a year

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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