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"Great Brands, People & Compensation but the Culture must change"

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Former Employee - Sales Lead
Former Employee - Sales Lead
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at PepsiCo full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Very Smart & Driven People
Iconic Brands
Among the most respected companies within the CPG industry
Top tier compensation

Cons

Plenty of CYA behavior - risk averse
At best they are a fast follower when it comes to innovation (more like slow follower)
Poor balance of short & long term focus (too short term focused)
Many leaders focus on your opportunity areas versus your strengths
Matrix management drives significantly too much internal discussion for alignment
Slow decision making (POV from customers & employees alike)
Some but not nearly enough courageous leadership

Advice to Management

North America: Put actions in place that consistently look out 3-5 years and create actionable business opportunity plans based on these insights. These can and should compliment the short term focus. You must get much better at this in order to succeed and increase your position in the marketplace. Anything else only makes your business proposition stall & falter.

Do a better job of developing plans based on organization feedback about making the culture a more rewarding place to work. Walk the talk

Other Employee Reviews for PepsiCo

  1. "The Best"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Leader in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - District Sales Leader in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They take good care of you and give you so much education and great benefits

    Cons

    super early start times and sometime not enough support for resets and holiday build weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Just remember there is always two sides to a story and you cant please everybody.


  2. "A surprising amount of great things neutralized by a surprising amount of not so great things."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Solutions Delivery Specialist in Somers, NY
    Current Employee - Business Solutions Delivery Specialist in Somers, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities to learn and grow - training resources and shadowing opportunities are plentiful. The people generally are the the best part of this company. Most of the teams that have been around for a while are composed of proven high performers. The workplace is very diverse and it nurtures a very innovative culture.

    Cons

    You will work a lot of hours with little to no financial incentive. No bonuses, performance scaling is at most 3% better than the "standard" increase which was just lowered to 2%. 401k contribution matching is on the lower end. An effort to implement any real work life balance is met with hostility and passive aggressive conduct. You work hard to keep partners happy and get a pat on the back.

    Advice to Management

    What could be a great experience is only "OK" since the stress/workload is is high enough to mostly negate the positive experiences. My teams hours are planned for every day at 100% of our 45-50 hour week with no room for production support issues. As a result when anything unexpected happens projects are impacted and extra hours become "required" - which is on a regular basis.

    In speaking with co-workers the general consensus seems to be that PepsiCo is a great place to build your career for the company you want to work for afterwards.

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