PepsiCo Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
1,785 Reviews

3.5
1,785 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    No Work-Life Balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales District Leader  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Sales District Leader in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Job security. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Very long hours. Constant conflicting priorities. Everything gets dumped on your plate because this is a catch-all position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more support to frontline.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations Resource

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Resource  in  Dayville, CT
    Current Employee - Operations Resource in Dayville, CT

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

    Pros

    Ability to move to different roles with in the organization. Advancement opportunities as long as you work hard and show results.

    Cons

    Work live balance. The company needs to figure out a way to provide employees a better balance for work and time off. Work around 60hrs per week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great if you don't like overtime.

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    • 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

    Pros

    You work 40 hours/week, no overtime.

    Cons

    You must choose you cleaning time effectively. There is hardly enough time to clean during peck season while production runs 6 days and 12 hours a day.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Interesting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician  in  Doral, FL
    Former Employee - Technician in Doral, FL

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good working hours and benefits.

    Cons

    Management in the Miami location from the HR going down practice nepotism at a whole other level! Pepsi is a good company to work for EXCEPT that location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone in Management, from HR going down needs to be fired. They've been doing their nonsense for so long that they fear no repercussion due to the fact that upper management in New York don't care what goes on as long as the numbers are correct and it doesn't affect the bottom line.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is going through a lot of changes and employees felt it the most, employees became just a number.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Benefits package was really good. They feed you often and the company values were good just didn't always maintain throughout company

    Cons

    Long hours, always wanting more from employees and always seeking miracles even in stressful situations. Worked on most holidays and upper management had no respect for employees.

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

    Sales rep

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    I spent almost 20 years with Frito Lay, I can say they have great benefits.Sometimes paid well

    Cons

    No family life
    Too many hours
    Weekends and holidays
    Poor management Too young

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    The first several years were good, but the last few ruined all hopes for a any sort of a bright future.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    The benefits package was good and all information can be accessed online. The pay was good for a high school education.

    Cons

    Bad work/life balance when you get phone calls on your infrequent off days from accounts and subordinates. You are often asked, if not told to work on your days off. You are not put in any position to succeed with the overwhelming demands placed by management and account's ever increasing service expectations. The pace was so frantic that there was no time to break , for lunch even (I ate mine while driving every day), unless you like to be out 11-12 hours a day. Workload increased every year as the compensation went down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mix in a compliment every once in a while instead of constantly being so critical.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Pleasant Employment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    Great Management, support, team oriented and flexible

    Cons

    Not enough growth opportunities, performance challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in employees more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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