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"Great experience, but the place is a sweat shop."

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Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Plano, TX
Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Plano, TX

I worked at PepsiCo full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great brands and the people that you will get to work with are some of the brightest minds in our field. Job security is also a plus - they rarely have layoffs that impact much of the marketing department and when they do have cuts, it's usually at the upper levels.

Cons

It's a win at all costs type of place and that means being willing to put in 12 hour workdays as junior marketer. Unfortunately, that is the norm and not the exception.

Advice to Management

When you evaluate your employees you preach the rhetoric of people-side objectives being 50% of your review and business-side objectives being the other 50%. How about looking at employees work/life balance through the same progressive lens... you have the opportunity to so much more than a sweatshop.

Other Employee Reviews for PepsiCo

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Low Morale"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Resume builder, extensive portfolio of products, renovated cafeteria.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to industry standards.
    Management plays favorites promoting personalities and not high performers.
    Women and minority challenged.
    Too many managers.

    Advice to Management

    DON'T do roundtables with the department present. No one is going to give their honest opinion when its out there in the open because retaliation is real. Do one on ones and take action.


  2. "I had a great experience at PepsiCo and many opportunities for mobility."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Somers, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Somers, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is a focal point. Excellent culture, talented and hard working teams, team focus. Career mobility and great opportunities, especially for young managers. Values are instilled in every aspect of the business and there is always something interesting going on in the marketplace.

    Cons

    Salary and overall compensation is low. The job required mobility every 2-3 years in order to promote, sometimes mediocre mid/senior level managers. Heavy sales and operations focus with less of a priority on other divisions of the business. Difficult to communicate across different divisions (eg. Quaker, Gatorade, Frito Lay) and limited mobility between the different consumer product groups.

    Advice to Management

    Need to manage mid-level managers more effectively.

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