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PepsiCo Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
1,979 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance at Pepsico is the one shining facet that it holds (in 111 reviews)

  • PepsiCo offers great pay and benefits and is truly a fun place to work (in 52 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to be focused on your own work life balance because there's so much to do (in 259 reviews)

  • long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried (in 174 reviews)

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  1.  

    A fast-paced business fueled by bottom- and top-line results-oriented people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Developer in Barrington, IL
    Current Employee - Product Developer in Barrington, IL

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company runs on results. Problem-solving, compromising for the greater good, and getting the job done, often in a team setting, are all expected, with above and beyond performance being the name of the game for upward mobility. All of this, coupled with way too much work to go around, provides lots of accountability early on resulting in rich experiences for growth and learning on the job. Cross-functional collaboration and interfacing provides a clear view of the business. Lots of engagement with other employees via non-business related "people" groups and activities, which count towards overall performance ratings.

    Cons

    This is a tough fit for those wishing to be career scientists. The money for testing and research is there, but the thirst for justification and business-relevance, along with the fast-paced timelines, may deter those seeking a relaxed laboratory-based environment. Some can't handle the diversity in personalities, along with some more stereotypical personalities in specific functions throughout the business, but that's life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow mid-level managers to execute their strategy the right way, don't squash good results with unrealistic timelines and iffy requests based on even more iffy insights.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work great pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay above the competition
    Work under no supervision.

    Cons

    No weekends off.
    Vehicle wear and tear.
    New workers released into field early.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that what others do affects how much work has to get done the next day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company and perks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and lots of vacation
    Great mgmt
    Fun culture

    Cons

    There is not much bad to say

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

    Great for Resume, Stagnant for Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products, Great noteriety, fun outings

    Cons

    If you weren't "in" with the right people, you will not continue to move up, regardless of experience or dedication. When in a bullying situation with superiors HR made minimal efforts to remedy the situation and the backlash was so hard to endure that I had to leave the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give everyone a fair shot. Scrutinize managers and make sure they are not taking advantage of their direct reports, while passing their direct reports' work off as their own.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Favoritism at its best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Full Time Merchandiser in North Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Full Time Merchandiser in North Aurora, IL

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

    Pros

    The freedom without having a boss standing over your shoulder

    Cons

    The management. Our turn over ratio is ridiculous!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A giant that is falling apart

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    After 10 years the money can be great if you have a degree. It is also a very high pace career.

    Cons

    Work/life balance does not mean anything to this company. High officials do not know or understand the foundation that makes the company the giant it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    AP Accountant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    It's a great place to work! Management listen to everything and tries to solve issues as they arise.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement since many in my department have been here for 10 + years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent. Fair team players. Global opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at PepsiCo as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Significant opportunities when you prove that you can do the job.

    Cons

    Slim opportunities outside of consulting arena.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    good working environment for women

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Barrington, IL
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Barrington, IL

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

    Pros

    good working environment for women, very strict safety training and safety rules, lots of training opportunity, flexible working time

    Cons

    too many meetings and activities that decreases the efficiency, benefits package is not competitive compared to similar companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Detailer for Frito-Lay (part-time)

    Current Employee - Detailer in Merrillville, IN
    Current Employee - Detailer in Merrillville, IN

    I have been working at PepsiCo part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Starting pay ok, unsupervised environment

    Cons

    Limited to 20 hour work week except during various holidays. Very few advancement opportunities. Assignments can vary for large stores to small lower volume stores. Walmarts stores being the hardest to work because of crowded stock rooms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company should offer pay increases to part time employees. They increase part-time hours to 25-30 hours per week.

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