PepsiCo Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
1,829 Reviews
3.4
1,829 Reviews
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
Indra K. Nooyi
700 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very diverse culture but very corporate America.

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    Former Employee - Finance Analyst  in  Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Winston-Salem, NC

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

    Pros

    Love working with so many different people. The culture is very diverse and they celebrate many different things. It can be a laid back place to work as long as you meet your metrics.

    Cons

    Pay is not that well and you have to be part of the "chosen ones" in order to move up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up and your employees are more than just metrics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frito-Lay Inc

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    Current Employee - Safety Coordinator  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Safety Coordinator in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, ability to grow in the company, great systems to train employees on running the business, has high company values

    Cons

    Let great experienced empoloyees get away if they do not have a degree although they may years of experience doing a job.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication all the way around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    On-boarding process went very well

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Being new, I don't know too much yet. The on-boarding process was fairly smooth. They did a good job with the orientation and my manager had everything ready to go to get me started day 1. The perks are great. Free oatmeal in the morning at the Plaza in Chicago, cheap on-site health club, etc.

    Cons

    Everything is VERY corporate. There is a set way to do everything. Being new, it has been challenging to learn the right process and who the right people are to talk to. Some people take for granted that a newcomer may not know all the right procedures. LOTS of bizarre acronyms are used. They even joke about it in the orientation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Interactive Internship

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Operations
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Operations

    I worked at PepsiCo as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great company to start out with
    - Awesome company to gain valuable leadership skills
    - Trusts you with critical project work

    Cons

    - Needs improvement in work, life balance
    - They like to put you on off shifts before 1st shift
    - Culture can be a challenge to change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Summer Internship - Finance MBA

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    Current Employee - Finance MBA  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Finance MBA in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Incredible global company w/ huge depth of experience, opportunities for advancement, and ability to explore different areas of the company throughout your career.

    Cons

    Due to the ever-changing 'rotational' nature of positions at PepsiCo, there are some issues w/ continuity / knowledge transfer but that is a trade-off they appear comfortable with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    PepsiCo is a good place to have an internship.

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

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

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and willing to explain how things work. I always felt like I was contributing to the company with my work.

    Cons

    It's a fast paced work place, so you have to keep up. The management is always busy, so they are sometimes not as atentative to your needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more feedback from the work I was doing would have been nice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you aint one of the boys...smh

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    Former Employee - Transport Driver  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Transport Driver in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at PepsiCo part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefit for part time and on site care clinic

    Cons

    You have to fight for loads (your money). You work 10+ hours and make 60 bucks...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making it hard for women drivers! Get a better system in place for part time drivers and make this postion hourly!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall Good Experience

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    Current Employee - Research and Development  in  Valhalla, NY
    Current Employee - Research and Development in Valhalla, NY

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

    Pros

    PepsiCo PAMPERS their interns. We were taken on numerous field trips, and got to have weekly lunches with senior leaders of the company. We were given real projects that were stimulating and had the opportunity to connect with many of the employees.

    Cons

    Many of the employees at Pepsi are extremely busy. As an intern it was sometimes easy to be overlooked or pushed off when other more pressing issues arose.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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