PepsiCo Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Amazing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Career and personal growth, work life balance, upper leadership respect and knowledge, employee relations groups and involvement outside of work, great atmosphere.

    Cons

    large learning curve because of size and depth of company information, strict processes and metrics, need to stand out in a large crowd.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. The culture of PepsiCo is a very supportive, encouraging work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Logistics Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Route Logistics Analyst in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Support from management
    Clear goals communicated from supervisor to each individual employee

    Cons

    Paid less than other companies
    Can be long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. People Management Roles

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Supervisor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    critical experiences, challenging, mind-stretching,

    Cons

    work life balance not so balanced

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great internship experience due to strong culture of support

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Associate Marketing Manager Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Associate Marketing Manager Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at PepsiCo as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Tight team in Chicago with three primary groups of brands
    Smart, dedicated colleagues, collegial atmosphere
    Strong cross-functional support
    Great location in West Loop with good work-life balance

    Cons

    Brands are under-leveraged and don't receive their fair share of marketing support
    Can move within Chicago office, but difficult to go across the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Promises, promises!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Elk Grove Village, IL

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Global beverage and food conglomerate offers plenty of opportunities, especially when willing to relocate. Large corporate culture offers an unlimited number of opportunities.

    Cons

    Hard work, long hours, little to no appreciation for a job well done, and difficult to advance based on merit. Despite a large number of programs designed to help in career advancement, actual upward mobility is quite difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make promises that you cannot, or do not, intend to keep.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great company but opportunities dwindling

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Company values are second to none, benefits too. The portfolio practically sells itself, which helps to make your job easy and fun.

    Cons

    Over the last few years the organization has gotten noticeably leaner, which is not a bad thing for the bottom line but hurts the opportunities to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great work/life balance in a well known company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance.
    Employees and managers are great.

    Cons

    Pay is subpar.
    No perks.
    Not much visibility on company performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for better raises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Are you more loyal to the company than the company is to you?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Finance in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Finance in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    If you play your cards right pay is usually above average for the market.

    Cons

    Work/life balance struggles often. Company will preech about work/life balance but then expect 50-60 hour weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees as much as you care about the all mighty dollar. If you really want to retain the best people, you have give give them the benefits the deserve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. PepsiCo

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    This is the best company that I have ever worked for. The employees are friendly and helpful across the board and the company truly wants their employees to continue to develop and succeed professionally. The work-life balance is also amazing.

    Cons

    I do not have a strong con to share at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Good Stopping Ground...but don't stay too long...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    People, locations, fast paced environment, big strong brands, commitment to the communities they serve

    Cons

    Compensation, Benefits, Organizational Change Mgmt, People Development, Lackluster Leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See Cons for attention areas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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