PepsiCo Reviews

Updated March 29, 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. Resource

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Leading teams and making immediate impact. It is a great experience for a new graduate to get experience and apply it to future jobs

    Cons

    Work life balance, long hours, low pay. The managers treat graduate like team members. A lot of turnover from Resource level to leadership team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Frito Lay RSR

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    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Good Pay, somewhat independent. Customers are usually enjoyable to be around except maybe Wal Mart. Not much else is good.

    Cons

    Hours, Family time, management always know better despite experience or results. There is always a new initiative that is unreasonable and unrealistic on top of the early mornings (like 2am-4am) or the long hours(10-12) Management will not even flinch if new people are working 14 hour days. It just seems like everyone, including management is being pushed to do more than what one person can or should do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try listening to the front line instead of constantly condemning. Wake up and realize that injuries and accidents are a result of long and early hours. Stop the double talk ie, starting a route at 3 AM, but we need 8-10 hours of sleep. Its not humanly possible, especially with a family. Remember management is there for employees, not the other way around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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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. 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
  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. 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
  9. Working for a food and beverage leader, leads to opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Career growth. Time to give back to the community. Total compensation package.Supportive management.

    Cons

    Some outsourcing, work/life balance, mostly balanced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  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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