PepsiCo Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
1,782 Reviews

3.5
1,782 Reviews
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
Indra K. Nooyi
664 Ratings

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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  1.  

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

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    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
  2.  

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Soul Crushing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    There is plenty of opportunity for overtime, the pay is okay, and a global company is good to have on your resume.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, employees are treated like work-horses, if you are 1 minute late you get written up. Turnover is extremely high and you are unlikely to have the same manager for over a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your turnover rate would be lower if you didn't treat your employees like dirt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Long hours. Good pay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Great pay and decent benefits.

    Cons

    If you like working 12-14 hour days this is the place for you. There is no work/life balance. Company insterested in stockholders more than customers. Majority of time they hire from the outside for management positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Does not matter what advice you give to management. They do what they want.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for at all levels

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great people, and a lot of opportunity within the company. Very respectful managers/supervisors and a great company overall.

    Cons

    There were times things were a little disorganized or confusing and parts of the job kind of had a "figure it out on your own" kind of attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supply Chain Intern

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Intern  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Irving, TX

    I have been working at PepsiCo as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced environment that bases performance off of your results. Challenging environment that requires good time management skills and communication to perform as expected. Excellent management that pushed me to my limits as an intern.

    Cons

    Long hours and and many follow ups daily. Can be exhausting for a college student not used to a fast paced manufacturing environment. Steep learning curve.

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

    Lots of opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BIS Intern
    Current Employee - BIS Intern

    I have been working at PepsiCo as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The intern program is supported by several employees, both analysts and managers/directors. The company starts you out with a support network, and it's on you to build it further. The pay is great and there's a lot of fun events with other interns/employees. So many employees around you have lots of experience, so there's a lot of opportunity to engage in knowledge sharing.

    Cons

    Not enough of a formal training program, and not enough formal attention given to technical growth. If the internship had maybe a couple group sessions on developing some type of skill, such as web design or some basics of SAP, everyone would for sure walk away with more tangible skills to bring to their future roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the attention towards the internship program. Everyone in the world wants to feel important, interns included, and while it may not necessarily contribute a great deal towards the bottom line, investing in the interns is equal to investing in the future of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fantastic opportunity for high-impact experience as an MBA intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance MBA  in  White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Finance MBA in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at PepsiCo as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -opportunity to work on a meaningful, strategic project: while the projects will vary depending on what group you are in, all interns are given responsibility over an interesting, dynamic project with the potential for extremely high impact
    -cross-functional, strategic approach: corporate finance isn't just about FP&A and accounting, but also being a strategic thought partner
    -collaborative and open culture: nearly everyone is willing to have meet-and-greets with interns--we were even able to meet several senior executives (including Indra!)
    -autonomy: there's really no one micromanaging you, as long as you show that you can effectively get your work done
    -work-life balance: half days on Friday during the summer!

    Cons

    -HR issues: we had some trouble with getting paychecks and had to give different people the same information several times--it often felt like there were disconnects between HR & our finance-based intern managers. While this isn't a huge issue, it's surprising that such a big company would be this disorganized around basic HR functions and communication
    -ambiguity: this would be a very difficult job for someone who wasn't comfortable with ambiguity. You're given a lot of freedom and responsibility and it can be overwhelming if you're used to having more direction. I actually liked this aspect a lot, but it's not for everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've had a fantastic summer and I've been incredibly impressed by the people I've met and the work I've gotten to do. Keep up the good work, but make sure to work out the various HR kinks if possible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company, Endless Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  Somers, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Somers, NY

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunity to move within, good work-life balance (e.g. summer fridays, holiday hours), great internal employee development

    Cons

    large company so the work can be siloed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    PepsiCo Summer Internship

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D  in  Valhalla, NY
    Current Employee - R&D in Valhalla, NY

    I have been working at PepsiCo as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    It is clear that PepsiCo values its interns greatly, from day to day interactions to large events. The internship program is organized well, giving the interns an opportunity to meet company leaders, learn different aspects of the company, and have a great time doing it. By the end of this summer internship I find myself hoping to work for this company in some way shape or form because I believe in the leaders of PepsiCo as well as the high standards PepsiCo strives to achieve.

    Cons

    PepsiCo is such a large and global company that communication can be difficult. For example, many times a question gets sent out and bounced around to multiple people before the question is able to find the appropriate person to answer the question. Considering the size of this company, this is rather expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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