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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
2,057 Reviews
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr Director

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Plano, TX

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Change is accepted and welcomed. Good culture at HQ.

    Cons

    Lots of layers at the executive level with overlapping accountabilities and goals. Mutliple teams fighting for the same productivity $. Tough for mid level managers to move past director level as

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    - global company
    - many offices with expansive opportunities
    - good culture and brands
    - Great place for working moms

    Cons

    - technology is outdated
    - decision making is slow
    - culture is resistance to change and therefore feels stuck in the past

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - become a quicker and more agile company
    - increase paid time off

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales District Leader in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Sales District Leader in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Comp
    Benefits
    Work independently
    Opportunities to move up

    Cons

    Huge divide among workers
    Front line complains, they feel they are never the problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If a decision has to be made stick to your guns
    Get rid of the slackers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Work really hard, play hard

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    I had lots of opportunities for advancement and i saw many people get promoted. You will likely experience the same if thats what you want but if you love your current role and do it well then you can stay and still get mini raises every year.

    Benefits are inline with most large companies. Some probably depend on your role but can include internet, cellphone, home line, and even car. Most managers are also understanding on AMEX spending as long as it is reasonable.

    PepsiCo usually you'll go to at least one large meeting a year and you can expect to be treated very well while you are there. Nice hotels, plenty of food... sooooo much food, fun group activities and if you are the type who likes to go out and party after, you will find that MANY will join you.

    Cons

    With so many being promoted many times positions don't get filled for months. There is a hiring freeze every year it seems which means they can't hire for open positions so, for example, you might not have a manager for months on end. There is a re-org at least every few years. Many times it just means wrong place wrong time. Because of these re-orgs many end up picking up the slack of those who have left. You are expected to work really hard. Year after year the goals seem unattainable but if you work hard they usually are (attainable) if you work hard enough.

    depending on your manager you might be asked to, essentially, be on call at all hours which can make it hard for work life balance. However, if you are great at time management you can find that balance.

    Training can be great or completely non existent depending on many variables. If you push for help you will almost always get it in some form... just not always what you might have been expecting or needed.

    Overall this company isn't for everyone but if you fit in with the work hard culture then it might be perfect for you. Despite some rough times I had enough great moments to still have a great feeling towards the company. It is what you make it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to have management spots filled and maintained for at least a couple of years. Its important for a manager to have time to get to know the people they manage and not just be looking to do enough to be promoted again. It's frustrating to have to explain your business and methods year after year plus learn how their expectations/ values are different from your last manager so you can adjust to please them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Full Time driver

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    Former Employee - Driver in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Driver in Denver, CO

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Company had Great Benefits and Envoriment

    Cons

    Company was Behind on tech

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there were slow responses from mgt

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    This place has some of the nicest people I have ever worked with.

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    Current Employee - Packer in Fayetteville, TN
    Current Employee - Packer in Fayetteville, TN

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

    Pros

    Everyone in the fayetteville Tennessee plant is beyond nice! As long as you do your job, you will have no problems.

    Cons

    Overtime is mandatory. If you are full time, you will work 7 days a week most weeks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Sales Sr. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Fast pace, dynamic, progressive and innovative

    Cons

    Base salary and bonus not as competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Frito Lay Sanitation Technician. Good pay for the type of work, but it is a factory

    Current Employee - Part-time Sanitation Technician in Frankfort, IN
    Current Employee - Part-time Sanitation Technician in Frankfort, IN

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

    Pros

    The pay was good, and management was very approachable and treated you with respect. The worst part of the job was just the repetition and listening to fellow employees complain. It is a dirty job, but considering you're making like $17 to clean machines, its worth it.

    Cons

    Factory work is dull, but its really what you make it. Some people are never happy regardless of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really

  10.  

    Are you more loyal to the company than the company is to you?

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    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
  11.  

    In this position you're hired for your leadership, problem solving, and decision making abilities

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Competitive salary having just graduated from college with no experience in business. Great opportunity to learn about driving sales, managing employees and running a business.

    Cons

    First 16 weeks of training are very tough, you will work nights, and be exhausted. Its very hard to maintain your life outside work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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