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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
1,979 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.  

    A lot of hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice faculty and equipment
    Facility
    Customers
    Friendly
    Fast

    Cons

    Too many hours
     no profit sharing
    Operated. Like a sweat shop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share with. Ur employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Manage a district with multiple routes, Large or Small Format accounts

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Company does takes care of its district leaders with offsite events and activities

    Cons

    Little work-life balance.
    Managers spend a lot of time running routes
    Horrible staffing and training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to invest more money staffing to cover routes and offering management carrer and growth opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, bad location.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    The starting pay is pretty good when compared to most other companies, day one benefits, one week paid vacation and 24 hours of PTO after 6 months of work. Below average 401k, they match 50% up to 4% of your total pay so they will match up to 2%.

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover rate so most of the time we are understaffed. You are rarely ever in the same store twice, so you will be cleaning up whatever mess the person behind you left. There is rarely communication between sales, delivery or even between merchandisers and supervisors, you hardly ever know what is going on in the stores you're going to be working. Deliveries show up late almost every day. Stores are upset with inconsistent and lack of service, so they will take that out on you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good money no chance for advancement in union facility.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bulk Customer Representative in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Bulk Customer Representative in Canton, MA

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

    Pros

    Great money and benefits. Insurance and 401k. Schedule is flexible. Early mornings mean early afternoons

    Cons

    Union nonsense. Lazy older guys have run of the asylum and no body will change that

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your team better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales Rep

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Winston-Salem, NC

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, no physical work

    Cons

    Bad income, you have to brow-nosing if you want to move up

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

    Great Supply Chain Internship Experience!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern

    I worked at PepsiCo as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very welcoming and friendly culture. Focused on personal growth across the company. Full time employee's were always busy. As an intern there were times where I had to search to find work to do. Dependent upon the project. Great benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Full time usually start off on 2nd or 3rd shift. Not amazing work life balance due to plants operating 24/7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loved how management was so transparent and involved all the way down through the company!

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

    Not the greatest place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Depending on your position with the company, the pay is okay. Merchandisers and Delivery drivers do not get paid enough for the work they do.

    Cons

    Merchandisers and Delivery drivers do not get paid enough for the work they do.

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

    Frito lay RSR

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Wyandanch, NY
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Wyandanch, NY

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

    Pros

    No management over your head, good commission for holidays

    Cons

    waking up extremely early.. Work schedule for different routes.. Work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more, go out in the market more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frito-Lay Sales Rep: Pretty good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Descent earnings for someone without a college degree. Good Benefits. Not stuck in a cubical.

    Cons

    Hope you like working on holidays. Hope you like waking up at 3:30 am.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to recognize good talent when you have it, and stop living up to some 50/50 ideological split of college recruits and home grown talent. It will leave and you are going to be left with an unproven "rookie" to grow your business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A fast-paced business fueled by bottom- and top-line results-oriented people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Developer in Barrington, IL
    Current Employee - Product Developer in Barrington, IL

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

    Pros

    This company runs on results. Problem-solving, compromising for the greater good, and getting the job done, often in a team setting, are all expected, with above and beyond performance being the name of the game for upward mobility. All of this, coupled with way too much work to go around, provides lots of accountability early on resulting in rich experiences for growth and learning on the job. Cross-functional collaboration and interfacing provides a clear view of the business. Lots of engagement with other employees via non-business related "people" groups and activities, which count towards overall performance ratings.

    Cons

    This is a tough fit for those wishing to be career scientists. The money for testing and research is there, but the thirst for justification and business-relevance, along with the fast-paced timelines, may deter those seeking a relaxed laboratory-based environment. Some can't handle the diversity in personalities, along with some more stereotypical personalities in specific functions throughout the business, but that's life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow mid-level managers to execute their strategy the right way, don't squash good results with unrealistic timelines and iffy requests based on even more iffy insights.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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