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"Is this really how it is?"

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Former Employee - Sales Representative
Former Employee - Sales Representative
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

If you like long hours and not having much time for yourself and family this job is great for you.. The pay and benefits are good.

Cons

As a Merchandiser You can get anywhere around 4 to 6 stores a day. if a manager at one of them stores calls your manager and now they want a display put up or something special after you finished packing out and already left, now your supervisor calls u and you have to go back Either at the end of your 12+ hour day or between stores. Anywhere from 6 to 10+ Chiefs in one day at each account <Store managers, receiver, department managers, your supervisor, territory manager and sales rep> for that route and your the lone Indian. if anyone on a different route is falling behind on their progression through stores, Your manager could possibly call you and have you pick up one of their 4 stores after you already done 4 or 5 yourself.If something was not done well at any of your stores buy a sales representative the previous day< example: Poorly filled the coolers, not filled the display properly or aisle, Water 24 packs, Lifewater section ect..> and you get 5 to 10 pallets at the bigger store that day you can be in there for 4 to 5 hours, specially on weekends and if you don't have anyone picking up any of your stores, 5 hours at one, 5 more stops left minimum 1 hour at them, your starting at a base time of 10 hours already.. better hope nothing goes wrong at all the stores..

Advice to Management

Listen to the employees if they have something to say, Work with them and let them know if they do a good job or what they do wrong, Don't whisper behind closed doors as management and make decisions without the employee side of the story..

Other Employee Reviews for PepsiCo

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Frito Lay- A Pepsico company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A consistent work schedule. Ability to increase pay with more sales. Great benefits- pension, sharepower options, medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, many other added benefits. Light weight work compared to other vendor jobs in similar food retail. We are the leader in snack foods and that creates the sense of pride in the company that we are number 1.

    Cons

    no sick time off without a financial penalty. in other words, if you are out sick you receive $80 per day. For most, this is about 50% of the normal income for that day. Demanding sales plans/goals. Sometimes its impossible to achieve their expectations in regards to sales. They expect double digit growth when they know the economy is in a recession. Mandatory or mandated account layouts and promotions give very little room for creativity. The company has too much dead weight and too many people who collect a paycheck and barely justify why they're employed.

    Advice to Management

    spend more time in the market and less time in the office. Every so often, they should run with a lower level employee to get a better understanding. Be realistic when touring the market. A holiday drop of 4 times or more of a weekly sales average just to show off a store to upper management doesn't make much sense.


  2. "HR roles losing "pep""

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - HRM in New York, NY
    Former Employee - HRM in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    autonomy & independence in field roles, culture focuses on winning, good sales and leadership training, HR function is strongly positioned within the company

    Cons

    short term focus on period sales & operating targets sacrifices long term decision making, culture highlights star performances rather than good sustainable processes, too much "me-first" culture at HQ

    Advice to Management

    recognize & promote employees who elevate the HR function not just those who can package & market their "story", establish real training & development for HR professionals

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