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"Great people, great brands, but high burn out"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

PepsiCo has amazing brands, great reach and incredibly talented people. As a global company with both foods and beverages, it's a unique multifaceted business.

Cons

Leadership has created a culture of chaos and last minute decisions, plus spends too much time reacting rather than staying the course with what they set out to achieve. They talk about valuing and promoting internal talent but it doesn't feel like much is being done to really help employees develop the skill sets they want or need to truly be successful in their roles.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Overall good company, but you definitely earn it."

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    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Lacombe, LA
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Lacombe, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are great!

    Pay is pretty good. In reality, I make just over $60,000 to put chips on the shelf. This is a good opportunity for you if you don't have a degree. I saw on CNN yesterday that all the new jobs being created are paying $24,000 a year and less.

    Benefits are very good. This is why I stay here. I am fortunate that I can make more $$$ somewhere else, but with zero benefits, so I stay here for now. I have a pension, 401k, stock options, medical ins, life, disability, the works, all for about $2,000 a year, less the 401k.

    A side note stock options and pension are gone. Stock is gone for all route sales people and pensions are gone for all new hires. Mine is still growing because I was there when they offered it.

    There are several routes in our zone and several types of routes. The pay is as low as $38,000 for an extra, on up to the mid $60's for the higher paying routes. We have bulk, which is just the largest of stores all the way down to the small mom and pop stores.

    We also have merchandisers that make just under $15 an hour and detailers that get no benefits, and make $10 an hour.

    So the opportunity is there.

    Cons

    The hours! Whether its a middle of the road route and a mix of stores where you work too many hours or a bulk route where you have to be at work for 2:30 am. The hours stink. I would be ecstatic if I could average in the mid to even upper 40's as for hours each week.

    If you don't have a college degree, in anything, even an art or music major is fine, and be in your early 30's at the oldest, (your age) yes this is discriminatory, but it is what it is, there is ZERO chance to advance in this company. You may move up one level if you are unlucky and stupid enough to apply. That is the 1st level of management. I say that because these are the people that get fired. If you don't make you sales numbers, (your team) on a consistent basis you are gone. It doesn't matter if you have stores that won't allow displays, or may be running low volume for a real valid reason, or lastly that you have too many route sales reps that are not pushing as well. Too bad too sad you're outta here. Too much pressure is put on these guys every week. It doesn't matter how great you did or were 6 months ago. What have you done for me lately?

    Did I mention the hours?!?!
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    No personal off days. And you have to work 5 days every week, no exceptions, or you call in sick. You want Christmas off? No problem, just work one of your off days. Really!?!? C'mon guys, give us a break!

    Did I mention the hours? Really they stink, they wear you down, and no chance to advance you get trapped into this thing.

    Lastly in the serious "multi-tasking" of do this, do that, did you get this done yet and remember that. They put a ton on your plate and expect it all to be important, and that you get it all done.

    Having said all that I usually get everything done that is important, usually make my numbers and have been told by management on several occasions I am one of the best in the zone.

    Did I mention the hours?

    Advice to Management

    Hire some part timers like our detailers to help us out, pay them $10 and hour, which is comparable to our over time pay, and there you go, our hours can go down to 45-48 hours a week, and now you have a potential pool to hire new RSR's and the ones you have are happier to work fewer hours each week. The part timers get to make a few bucks, and it only cost the current RSR a little over time.

    Having merchandisers be the "face of Frito" in your biggest stores, as in the bulk routes is a bad idea. These are often new people and do the worst job, so Wally World doesn't see the real RSR, but yet that's who gets the blame when something goes wrong. We need help here.


  2. "Professional"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of incentives, activities for families of employees

    Cons

    Administrative workers tend to keep the same salary over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to suggestions

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