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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
2,080 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Great pay, slight flexibility in scheduling, great people.

    Cons

    Can't work overtime unless special circumstances.

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

    Sr Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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    - technology is outdated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
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  5.  

    I like working for them

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Bowling Green, KY

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, and great work environment.

    Cons

    Communication, need to get rid of plastic pallets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Wooden pallets and bring in plastic pallets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Draining

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Concord, CA

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    I found the benefits the be great. Also the people i work around are awesome.

    Cons

    The opportunity to progress in the company is very limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its a great business to work at. But to keep the morale up just be truthful to your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in San Diego, CA

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits..... I love early hours and working on my own with little supervision.

    Cons

    Long days and being away from my family so much. 50-60 hour work weeks. I often came home so tired I only wanted to shower eat and sleep in that order

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more help for the Sales Representatives so they have more time to spend with there families. Make work place a less stressful environment by being less corporate and allow Sales Representative to make good business decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  9.  

    Pepsi, what a great career move

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at PepsiCo as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Top shelf management team to work with.
    Very competitive wage and bonus program.
    Great home work balance with flexible scheduling.business cycle
    Stable position regardless of the economy. I've previously worked in the defense industry and had to deal with their business cycles. People drink Pepsi in war, they drink it in peace, they drink it with the economy good, they drink it with the economy bad. It just doesn't get more stable than this;-)

    Cons

    Too easy to pack on a couple extra pound drinking free Pepsi, LOL!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep doing what you're doing because it's working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Progressive company with advancement opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Management in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Salary is comparable to the industry. High energy and great employees that are professional and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Long hours and hard to take a vacation. Constant structural changes make job insecurity a daily reality.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Campus Hire
    Current Employee - Campus Hire

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities
    Great resume builder
    fair compensation

    Cons

    Frontline employees seem to be the most disadvantaged by structural changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work/Life Balance needs to change or be compensated by Pepsi

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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