Pepsi Bottling Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
201 Reviews
3.0
201 Reviews
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Pepsi Bottling President and CEO Eric J. Foss
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109 Ratings

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, management has no clue as to real life challenges (in 33 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A wonderful learning experience

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Merchandiser  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Seasonal Merchandiser in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    The ability to work and interact with customers was essential to my customer service experience. Also, working within PepsiCo was a team oriented job.

    Cons

    PepsiCo required every employee to live and operate by the "customers are always right" motto and sometimes, the customers were completely wrong.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    World Class Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great team building organization for all.

    Cons

    Continued downsizing and increasing of work loads

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Current Warehouse Employee

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    Current Employee - Laborer  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Laborer in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Potential for earnings is good if you are "one of the guys".

    Cons

    Being female in a warehouse, you and your work get over looked. It's a "good old boys network". It's not what you know, it's who you know!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advance people based on knowledge and work ethic. Create a system to RECOGNIZE whose actually adding the value, not who's taking credit for it. There are a lot of credit grabbers in this company. I'm shocked! Also, when an employee emails a senior human resource manager when there isn't one at the location where you work, that person should at least reply. Ridiculous! Do I have to contact corporate to get information?

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    In good company

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should look into small trucks for merchandisers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Different Divisions Have Different Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    excellent 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.

    Cons

    your 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 ManagementAdvice

    communication 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I have learned a Lot in my time at Pepsi

    Current Employee - Merchandiser  in  Rock Hill, SC
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Rock Hill, SC

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    working every weekend and holidays. Early start time

  8.  

    Faced paced but rewarding

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling full-time

    Pros

    Great perks
    Great recognition
    Opportunity for advancement
    Passionate culture

    Cons

    Everything scorecarded
    24/7
    Underpaid
    Interaction with Retail Customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst  in  Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Being 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Places diversity over competence

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    Former Employee - Quality Control  in  Abilene, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Control in Abilene, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for company located in
    Texas

    Cons

    Concerned 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 ManagementAdvice

    Should consider factors other than proper racial mix in hiring management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Warehouse Loader

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Loader  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Loader in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits with the company.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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