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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
2,167 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.  

    Started out good, until i realized their goal is a high turnover rate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Not much to think of here.

    Cons

    Practice Human Right's and Labor Laws in Alberta, Canada. Figure out a more accurate quota system. Stop bullying employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice Human Right's and Labor Laws in Alberta, Canada. Figure out a more accurate quota system. Stop bullying employees (practice what you preach). Don't post everyone's quota results which ultimately can leave certain employees feelings less about themselves and their work ethic (When the truth is the system is flawed). C'mon this is common sense. Instead of posting everyone's results for everyone to see, go over employees performance in private if there is an issue with there performance. Fix your flaws instead of blaming the hard working employees breaking their backs for 1/5 the amount of money you make.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Revolving management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Benefits were good at that time

    Cons

    No family time, revolving management so nothing gets accomplished

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep people that are company oriented

  3.  

    Frito Lay not a good career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales in Lamirada, CA
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales in Lamirada, CA

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

    Pros

    You get a pay check and rarely are lay offs. Unless you are a manager then you have to watch your back.

    Cons

    No life outside of work. Early long hours and pay will never go up. Route revisions at least every two years will keep you making the same amount as the past year. If you have young children seriously think about working at Frito Lay. For one you will not get to spend much time with them. Second your wife will have to work because we do not make enough money to support a family on your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cutting routes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible management, lack of training and no life outside of the long hours

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Paid holidays is just about it but you end up using those days off to sleep due to the 60+hours of working in a negative atmosphere

    Cons

    Zero training, management are liers and will throw you under the bus. Your on your own to learn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all management and hire real managers that know how to manage instead of sitting in front of a computer.

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

    Account manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Not many. I really mean that. Ask anyone thats in sales and they will tell you the same. I would say paid holidays is about it.

    Cons

    Lackn of training, high turnovers, management that is clueless on real world applications, management with ZERO street smarts. You actually lose money using your own car. Stay away from pepsi!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all of management and start over with people that have actual street smarts. Dont promote young 20 some things and expect the sales force to have any leadership. Bottom line, learn the true definition of team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Expect to much

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

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

    Pros

    People no the brand name.

    Cons

    The hours. You live to work and you should work to live.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scale back. Burning everyone out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    A pack of lies

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    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Morally Bankrupt

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frito Slaves

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    • 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
  11.  

    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

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