PepsiCo

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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
2,069 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 pack of lies

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Yearly increases despite organizational performance

    Cons

    Terrible Management
    Yearly restructures
    Constant strategic changes in direction
    Unexplainable promotions
    Shrinking benefits
    Major lack of diversity at all levels except administrative
    Awful and inaccurate communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over, but this time start at the top! The constant reshuffling of lower/mid managers has many responsible for areas they have no experience, knowledge or capabilities in. Makes us heavily reliant on our agencies. Once Managers have a grasp of their responsibilities, they are moved to a new role. Lots of generalists, and very few experts to go to for deep advice/insight, so why bother seeking input from my colleagues?

    Have a couple kids here given the great work life balance, then leave!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Morally Bankrupt

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

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    In the CPG space, this is one of the more innovative companies out there

    Cons

    There was not one minute that I worked here that I felt like I was benefiting society in any way. When most people think of PepsiCo products, they think of how Mountain Dew, Doritos, et al are contributing to the fattening of America. I knew this going in. What I didn't know or comprehend is how delusional Senior Management is about the health effects of their products and how they take advantage of the the poor. I realize there are no easy answers to these problems but, rather than tackle them head on, the company instead focuses on making sure its employees donate time and money to charity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Frito Slaves

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Kirkwood, NY
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Kirkwood, NY

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Most hourly people were saints.

    Cons

    You are a slave to the company and have no life with your family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck getting a job after Frito. Those skills you gain there won't do you any good anywhere else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hopefully you don't value free time or happiness.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales Associate in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Route Sales Associate in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    You get paid weekly.

    Cons

    Early starts, management won't tell you when you're starting but start times range between 1 a.m and 3 a.m.
    Will talk down to you, and will hassle you if you tell them you need a day off because a family member died.
    If hurt on the job they make you call a company wellness doctor that never actually meets with you a won't let you see a doctor.
    They'll lie to you, upward movement isn't there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In need of a total change of mindset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Run from Frito Lay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Lamirada, CA
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Lamirada, CA

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

    Pros

    Terrible job do not even apply

    Cons

    Management controls our salary. I am making the same as I did 8 years ago. Route revisions happen almost every years which means less pay. Go to another company if you want to have a life. Horrible work life balance. Most RSRs get off work go home eat and go to sleep. Going away for a vacation is not an option because we have no money for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let us make some money cost of living has gone up but pay for an RSR has not. We cannot afford a home making what we do and rent is so high it is hard to make ends meet. Forget about saving on your 401k plan because you need every penny to survive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Terrible Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    It's a job, 401K and some of the employees

    Cons

    Management only cares about numbers and will put product on your truck even though they are not allowed. Most workers schedules don't include a weekend off and you will receive calls or texts on your days off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about the people who are in the market daily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Very controversial company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse L in Casa Grande, AZ
    Former Employee - Warehouse L in Casa Grande, AZ

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    A lot of overtime to help you pay your bills forced overtime

    Cons

    Well they say that her worklife balance is awesome they do not have worklife balance unless you're in management if you happen to be a packer a season or the fryer operator or a warehouse worker your life balance does not exist forced overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on your worklife balance start believing in the workers who make your job easier and start looking out for the little guy that beat my advice too bad he won't take it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Horrible job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Relief Driver in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Relief Driver in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    The pay is decent but not worth it

    Cons

    Long hours 14 hour shifts, backbreaking work zero training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize all new guys are quiting for a reason

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    RSR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Has a 401k, vacation are good.

    Cons

    Long hours and you make less money year after year...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Garbage

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Full Time Merchandiser in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Full Time Merchandiser in Seattle, WA

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    What pros? Job sucks, and you lose your life.

    Cons

    overtime everyday, which is fine if you have no life and nothing to do, but anyone with a family is screwed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your all screw ups, and have no idea what your doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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