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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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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  1.  

    Too much work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling

    Pros

    Great Brands. Well Known Products

    Cons

    Super long days. No career path.

  2.  

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

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    Former Employee - Reset Specialist  in  Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Reset Specialist in Modesto, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Benefits

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in 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 ManagementAdvice

    Relax, listen to your employees, manage people don't herd them like sheep.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company with room for improvement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pepsi Bottling

    Pros

    Great Company with Great Benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of training and support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the people and stay competitive with the competitor not just with products but with manpower and technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    NOT as good as it once was

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    Former Employee - Bulk Customer Service Representative  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Bulk Customer Service Representative in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    The People you work with
    working at your own pace

    Cons

    Why 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
    Managment
    hours
    no help
    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressfull

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    Current Employee - Checker/Certifier  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Checker/Certifier in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    There could be worst places to work!

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    Current Employee - Route Supervisor  in  Florence, SC
    Current Employee - Route Supervisor in Florence, SC

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

    Pros

    There are very few but it is a job.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They don't pay for any of the health insurance.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Home-based merchandiser.

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser  in  Franklin, PA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Franklin, PA

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

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company for gaining experience.

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Operations  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Operations in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility in work schedules.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - BCR  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - BCR in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Pepsi Bottling full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    if 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.

    Cons

    No 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
    reciever
    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 ManagementAdvice

    More 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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