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"Run like hell!!!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Well-known and respected to those who don't know any better, so it looks good on your resumé. Pay starts out somewhat good, but you never get more than a 1-2.5% raise, so you're pretty much stuck at that salary.

Cons

Embarrassingly terrible work-life balance, which is the opposite of their work-life balance ethics they brag about during interviews, but it's all a lie. They also offer tuition reimbursement, which sounds good in theory, but they threaten you not to even dare let school interfere with your work and it essentially scares people from utilizing the benefit, which only covers a few classes per year. You're pretty much on-call 24/7 as well. Management expects all stores to be absolutely perfect and don't care what challenges you face day-to-day. You can bust your butt and sell in displays and innovation, but god forbid you don't have max or mist in a store! If this happens, you can expect to be singled out and belittled in front of other managers and peers. The company only seems to lead with negative reinforcement. There is also little room for advancement, as the new direction for the company is by direct-hiring recent college grads and they rarely promote from within, even if you have the same college credentials in addition to years of experience within the company. There's very bad morale, except for one week out of the year when they put on an "employee appreciation week"

Advice to Management

Set more realistic standards for what a store should look like, and consider giving more flexibility for pricing. How can reps be expected to have a model store when our customers can get cheaper products and packages from wholesalers and the mysterious white vans? Also, consider adding more people in sales & merchandising & drivers. We can't adequately pick up more accounts if we can't properly service the accounts we have.

Other Employee Reviews for PepsiCo

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to learn a lot about marketing and to work with other very smart, knowledgable people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    opportunities to learn a lot, and enhance your skills.

    Cons

    the salary and work life balance leave a little bit to be desired.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Its an ok place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. The pay is really good for what you do. And I love the relationship that I've built with my customers.

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement. They do not hire from within. You never get proper communication from management until its too late.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen the tie and let some oxygen get to the brain. The management staff doesn't have a clue what's going on.


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