PepsiCo Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
1,786 Reviews

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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance was given to those who handled it responsibly (in 99 reviews)

  • great pay and benefits, plenty of opportunities for growth, very stable company (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to be focused on your own work life balance because there's so much to do (in 218 reviews)

  • long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried (in 153 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Not the company it used to be

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    Former Employee - Sales District Leader - Frito-LAy  in  Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Sales District Leader - Frito-LAy in Bronx, NY

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company values are good. They are very concerned about putting out a good product.

    Cons

    No respect or care for their employees any more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit forgetting about the front line who got you where you are today. Enough of promoting people just because the fit a catageory. Try promoting people who actually know what they are doing!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    horrible, low pay, variable rate overtime, lots of unpaid hours

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    Former Employee - Driver  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Driver in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good coworkers, some management are good

    Cons

    the application process says 15/hr in reality its 523 a wk for full service and 599 for day bay. you work most days 14 to 16 hours and once you clock out often there's still work that has to be done. most employees work somewhere between 60 and 65 hours a week. The overtime compensation is variable rate depending on the amount of product sold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go back to a hourly system and treat your drivers well. you'll retain them better that way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Wheat of the Crop - Mediocre Company

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance at Pepsico is the one shining facet that it holds. It is an extremely relaxed culture, but that, along with the employees at Pepsico is part of the overarching problem. Everything is very mediocre.

    Cons

    The talent level here is surprisingly mediocre. The pay is mediocre. The opportunities for growth are very mediocre. This is not a company for top young talent, but rather, for slow movers that aspire to make a manager role after 20 years, or maybe never. Perhaps it is because of the industry. Consumer goods is not at all sexy or prestigious and it falls well in line with most the people that work here.

    Company benefits are not very good and it seems like Pepsi is constantly trying to find ways to cut benefits out in order to cut costs and please its shareholders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Congratulations, you have optimized mediocrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall a good company.

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    Former Employee - Bay Delivery Driver  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Bay Delivery Driver in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. .good work environment. .good coworkers

    Cons

    Immediate supervisor was not as accessible as he could have been...upper management seemed to have a detachment to lower level employees. ..I was injured on the job and no one took me seriously until it was too late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to come down and relate and listen to your workers more...especially delivery workers..keep better tabs on your supervisors..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    PepsiCo has the ability to provide a diverse and in-depth experiences that will challenge and grow you as a professional

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Can acquire a wealth of diverse experience quickly. Provides a level of autonomy that can enable entrepreneurial spirit. Good people quality. Fast paced. Exciting brands.

    Cons

    Large organizations present challenges in navigating internally. Many stakeholders requires much internal selling/alignment, however is a key skill that is required in any organization. Work-life balance is a challenge given the demands of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    District sales manager responsible for a team of 20 full-time and part-time employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Pay, Mileage and Phone Expense Reimbursement, great benefits, autonomy, annual meetings and team building events

    Cons

    work-life balance is a joke, constant pressure to hit aggressive growth targets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    inconsistent direction relative to positions and job security, growth objectives at times are overbearing

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent learning experience and insight into large corporate culture and business practices

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Somers, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Somers, NY

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Training is available, career opportunities exist, exposure to all business units is possible. Fair benefits packages for full time employees. Many directions to go in terms of career choices, technical, sales, marketing, scientific, management. Other pros include offices worldwide.

    Cons

    Pay is lowering than average. Bonuses are only for mid-level managers and executives, based upon what they cut from their annual budgets. Professional development reviews are yearly, where your performance is measured against yearly objectives - not a bad concept however raises are based upon successfully meeting or exceeding these objectives AND how you measure up against other employees at your level, though another employee's functions, challenges, location, etc. may be different from yours.

    Constant budget reductions, and headcount reductions, while workload increases. You can earn 3 weeks vacation, however scheduling this time off is a catch-22 situation, as your teammates (if any) will be forced to lose their work/life balance while covering your responsibilities (the reverse is true).

    Movement from one business unit to another almost requires and act of congress (or Devine intervention) if your approving manager does not feel a move from their department is in your (or their) best interest.

    New trend is to hire contractors from overseas.

    Stateside employees are being converted into temporary contractors, who are employed by an overseas-based temporary employee provider.

    Layoffs are a frequent tactic to reduce costs and return "value" to stockholders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are not resources. They are people, sons, daughters, fathers, mothers and real-life sales and marketing consultants for your company, its products and practices. Treat them as assets.

    Outsourcing to offshore is not the answer. It cripples the American economy and in many ways impacts sales of products. (No consumer income = no consumer sales of beverages and snacks)

    PepsiCo is an iconic entity. Let's take a step back, reflect upon, and return to the PepsiCo Culture that made this company great. Americans are loyal to the companies that take care of their families and friends. Americans also remember which companies take the bread from their tables, and force families to struggle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good money but to much politics

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good hours

    Cons

    Just a body. It's a good old boys club

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the front line employees. They are the face of the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time

    Pros

    Good environment for self-starters and those that do well shooting from the hip.

    Cons

    Do not expect nurturing, training or development as executing under fire is the performance gauge. Watching out for employees as people does not rank as top priority with management or Human Resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The churning and burning with fast and young do not make up for the experience base that is continually be rotated out, especially in the international teams that have been on the ground working through the growth of recent years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Vancouver, Wa Frito-Lay manufacturing plant

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    Current Employee - Almost All Possible Production Jobs  in  Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Almost All Possible Production Jobs in Vancouver, WA

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

    Pros

    Get paid a good wage and the (hourly) people are some of the best people you could meet let alone work with.

    Cons

    Very poorly managed plant!!! Huge lack of proper crewing for over a year! Not much (if any) consideration given by management for work/life balance. Not uncommon to work everyday for 12 hours for months before getting a day off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Properly hire for crewing needs. People work very hard for this company and deserve regular days off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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