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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at PepsiCo.

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69 English questions out of 69

November 17, 2020

What is paid time off like at PepsiCo?

Pros

Good pay good benefits paid time off

Cons

Leadership could be better at everything

Good pay good benefits paid time off

November 17, 2020

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August 10, 2020

Does PepsiCo offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Good PTO package, good benefits

Cons

Horrible management, severely overworked and underpaid, job description does a 360 every time you look up

Good PTO package, good benefits

August 10, 2020

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April 8, 2019

Does PepsiCo offer dental insurance?

Pros

Great benefits, love the dental and vision.

Cons

Salary trends lower than market

Great benefits, love the dental and vision.

April 8, 2019

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April 25, 2019

Does PepsiCo have a pension plan?

Pros

*Disclaimer* This review applies to salaried supply chain roles. Hourly employees or other departments may have different experiences. Good benefits, potential for annual bonuses and raises based on merit, 401k matching, pension contributions, great opportunities if you want to relocate every couple of years

Cons

Overarching theme: not a lot of bang for your buck, new college grads prioritized over those with more experience, education, and military vets. Bonuses/raises: although you get them annually, they're usually in the realm of 1.5 to 3% for salaried employees, which doesn't really offset inflation. These are merit-based which depends a little bit on your performance and a lot on how Pepsi as a whole performs. Since goals vary from site to site, if you're at a high-performing site but Pepsi has a bad year (which it has been), then you could potentially work your butt off all year but not get a meaningful raise or bonus. Job opportunities: I am an 8+ year Army Vet with multiple desirable grad degrees (MBA-Supply Chain, MS-Corporate Finance, etc) and was hired on as a front-line supervisor in supply chain. After 18 months, you can apply for jobs up to 2 levels above your current role (Pepsi has levels, much like federal GS jobs). This was initially attractive to me and I though I could move up to where I should be rather quickly. However, although I am qualified to apply for management and higher jobs, they haven't interviewed me for any I have applied for. On the other hand, there are numerous campus hires who have only been with the company for 2 years or less that have already been promoted and they were initially hired in at a higher grade than myself. Let's face it, a 22 year old fresh out of college has no idea what they're doing compared to a 30+ year old vet with more education and more time with the company. The company is more focused on new college grads to promote within the company it seems. Mobility: On the supply chain side, there doesn't seem to be a lot of upward mobility. We just underwent a restructure and some executive positions were actually eliminated. This would suggest that you (a) wait it out until a higher position in supply chain opens or (b) you switch over to a different function (sales, safety, HR, maintenance, etc.) and try to work your way up that way. I'm not sure how one could bounce back and forth between functions and work their way up the pay scales without having the requisite degrees/experience to work in those fields, however. Work/life balance: You're only guaranteed Thanksgiving day, Christmas day, New Year's day, and 4th of July every year (could be more or less, depending on your market). You will otherwise be working 50+ hours a week even during holiday weeks, if not more. Even those few days you get off, you'll still be working to make sure nothing fails.

Advice to Management

Find the right balance between people and profit. Your employees will appreciate more holidays off and be more productive. Focus on the talent within your organization. Just because someone is a new grad with new ideas doesn't make them valuable. Likewise, just because someone has been with the company for several years doesn't mean they deserve a promotion. Look at your employee's credentials and education and pay and promote them accordingly. Other companies will pay them a whole lot more and treat them better so you should also.

Good benefits, potential for annual bonuses and raises based on merit, 401k matching, pension contributions, great opportunities if you want to relocate every couple of years

April 25, 2019

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October 22, 2020

Does PepsiCo offer family leave?

Pros

Benefits, internal processes, safety, designate programs for new hires, office space, company car for Foodservice, good tools for FL

Cons

leadership, politics, lack of maternity leave, HR support, no training or development sessions

Advice to Management

Be more inclusive and ensure you don't form "Boys Clubs". Lead by example and have stay engaged with the FL

leadership, politics, lack of maternity leave, HR support, no training or development sessions

October 22, 2020

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