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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
2,081 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.  

    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    A Route Sales Associate (RSA) is one step below from a Route Sales Representative (RSR). It is also called an Extra employee where you do not have a route of your own, and your job primarily is to cover vacation days or leave of absences on different routes. You do not get sales commission as an RSA, but you have to maintain the route until the RSR for that route comes back to work. This is a good job still however. The pay is good. The management is willing to help.

    Unlike many other similar jobs, you get a loaded truck in the morning, you do not have to load your own truck or pick product from the warehouse (unless absolutely necessary), you don't even have to maintain the truck, all you have to do is turn the key and go sell it. It is also a product that you do not have to promote or tell the customer about, it sells itself. The company does a great job promoting itself and its sales. Sure there are difficulties and there are days when the truck doesn't work, is misloaded, is missing product, too much product, too little product, miscommunication, handheld failures, order uploading problems, unkind store receivers, being stuck in traffic etc, but for the other 95% of the time that everything is just fine, you can't beat this job for what it offers. Quite literally, just show up for work, unload a truck, put chips on the shelves, have fun, go home, repeat for 5 days. It is an outdoors distribution job, so expect to face all sorts of weather.

    Cons

    There is pressure to meet sales plans/numbers even when you're not getting commission on the sales. A lot of unloading of product on drugstores on weeks where there is no way the product will sell really well, generally sit on the shelf until expired. The technology is antiquated, is slow and sometimes has only one way menus/one shot prompts. A lot of loss of time. But the worst thing is predicting future orders for slow stores. There is no solid way to predict what a store will sell till the next service day. Many variables play a part in this process, and being preloaded with product does not help, product that the stores are unwilling to accept or which is definitely going to expire sitting in their back stock, since more is pushed upon the pushed product. It is very difficult to move product between stores. Also this job requires more than 50 hours a week at times, compensation for any hours over 40 is unreasonable when there is no way to shorten the hours worked. Sales based overtime (chinese overtime) is no good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please have a good look inside the stores before sending excessive product. If the stores do not wish to take it, there should be a way to take it back to the warehouse instead of carting it around in the truck for weeks trying to unload/distribute it among stores.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Culture. Great People. Great W/L Balance

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

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Senior management is exceptional
    People are friendly and fun
    Value employees and work life balance

    Cons

    Compensation not high enough
    high turnover
    befits ok

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Packer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Packer in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    You are able to choose which shift you would like abd the benefits package that they offer is very well put together as well

    Cons

    Some days you will come in to work and even though you were on the schedule the day before you may not be on it when you arrive the next day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    not a bad place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    overtime available if wanted but is not required. People are easy to work with. Seniority means something. Decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    benefits are getting worse each year. Pepsico bought out Quaker and has worsened the benefit package every contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let the people do their job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good job with good pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Vincennes, IN
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Vincennes, IN

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Working alone, day shift, great pay

    Cons

    Management could help sales and delivery team more instead of just focusing on leaving to go home by 11am everyday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out in the trade and help your team!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My time with this company has been very good and solid company for a long-term career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Fresno, CA

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

    Pros

    This is a solid company to work for you can plan on having a long-term career with good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Some entry-level positions can be over demanding with Low pay scale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek to ensure Pay and overall compensation is as competitive in the marketplace as possible , in all levels of frontline employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    PespiCo

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trade Promtoion Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trade Promtoion Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Pepsi is and interesting company to work for

    Cons

    A lot of changes on a daily bases within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to take time and listen to employee concerns

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company but there is a reason for no career drivers

    • 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

    Pros

    Good coworkers and the customers are good as long as you treat them and their store correctly

    Cons

    There is no career drivers. Pays got cut back drastically before I arrived and everyone is new. They can't keep drivers for long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Atleast pay competitively compared to what other competitors drivers are making for the same work

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    They give terrible raises for long term employees.

    • 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

    Pros

    Steday employment. The company will always make sure employees have more than enought work to do. Usually you will be given more than any one human should ever have to perform in a day.

    Cons

    The challenge are watching people who are new to the company or fresh out of college pass up long term employees who have bleed for this company and have forgotten more than these "hypo" canidates will ever know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for tenure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Plano, TX

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, huge company, nice coworkers

    Cons

    Highly political, matrix organization, outsourcing a lot of the IT departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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