PepsiCo Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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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. Featured Review

    Pepsi Co is an organization that challenges you to be your best personally and professionally

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    Current Employee - Innovation in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Innovation in Plano, TX

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You will work with the best and brightest, you have constant opportunities to train and improve yourself, if you enjoy change and setting your own path they give you that flexibility, ....you will be held to high standards and will need to demonstrate your ability to deliver results.

    Cons

    The pace of change and accountability, sometimes without the right resources, can be challenging. Resulting in a need to personally find a balance between your work and personal life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Learning opportunities abound for the right personality, smart people who are generally collaborative

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Purchase, NY

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

    Pros

    PepsiCo hires really intelligent, driven workers, and you will know fairly quickly if you can keep up or not; breadth of categories, brands, and functions you can gain exposure to is a huge plus; self-motivated employees with natural talent and who know how to put ideas into action are the most successful; your colleagues and managers will generally be friendly and collaborative.

    Cons

    Quality of managers can vary, and PepsiCo does not have a good system in place for training managers; re-orgs are frequent, which means job security is only guaranteed until its your division that is going through re-org; opportunity for promotion may stagnate depending on your field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish a consistent philosophy among employees with direct reports; train managers to develop their people; invest in those who have potential and deliver results, not in people who are the best at networking and saying "yes" to everything

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. great company, tough but fair culture. like most companies it depends on your immediate manager how good your experience

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    financial performance, product mix, brand, pride of seeing your company on TV regularly, compensation, stock price gains over the last few years.

    Cons

    cut-throat culture, NGO pressure, productivity plans make cost cutting a massive priority. Layers of management mean you cant get anything done. Not a harmonious company with many parts of the company not doing the same as the others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get everyone to do the same thing and stop reinventing the wheel in different parts of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Exactly what you want in a prospective employer

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Culture is very supportive of professional development / growth
    -Great brands and products that all employees can relate to
    -Strong work life balance

    Cons

    -Primary downside would be compensation at the Analyst / Sr. Analyst level
    -There are a lot of layers from an organizational structure perspective

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on developing young talent. Review compensation package at the lower (Analyst / Sr. Analyst) level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. An excellent company to work for in Alaska

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    Former Employee - Processor in Craig, AK
    Former Employee - Processor in Craig, AK

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, all you can eat!

    Cons

    working 18 hours, seven days a week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Pepsico

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    Former Employee - Packaging Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Packaging Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    World class company, Knowledgeable management, Interesting work, Work hard play hard mentality.

    Cons

    Top Heavy- Almost too many upper level managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Working for PepsiCo can be very rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Somers, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Somers, NY

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Great brands, global presence and fun workplace!

    Cons

    Extremely matrixed and political environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is too top heavy. Too many chiefs and not enough indians.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Future Sales Leader Intern Experience

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    Former Employee - Future Sales Leader Intern in Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - Future Sales Leader Intern in Sylmar, CA

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Great work culture - work hard, play hard. Lots of opportunities for interns to meet higher up management and seek advice and network.

    Cons

    Difficult work-life balance, demanding job where you are always attached to your phone. Higher level managers have a lot on their plates and not a lot of time to work 1x1 with interns to really understand the job/business.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. I was a contractor and they treated me like a regular full-time employee!

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    Former Contractor - Computer Desktop Analyst in Bradenton, FL
    Former Contractor - Computer Desktop Analyst in Bradenton, FL

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

    Pros

    Worked Monday-Friday, weekends and holidays off, decent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Since I was contractual, I did not receive paid holidays or vacations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Amazing

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    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

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