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

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  • 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.

Other Employee Reviews for PepsiCo

  1. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  2. Helpful (3)

    "8 years of hell"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    discounts on cellphone bill
    cheap soda in the vending machines
    we got the weekends off now

    Cons

    pay has been going downhill for years
    customers can be a pain in the butt
    p2 flex pepsi new system is designed to screw workers out they pay while our ceo collects her 15 million a year check but they have a problem giving you over 40k but they work you like their paying you 80k a year

    Advice to Management

    if i put in the work i expect to be paid stop being greedy


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