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"New-wave front line management absolutely clueless"

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Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Above average compensation for the DSD industry, excellent Pepsico benefits package

Cons

Zero consideration for work-life balance for RSRs and RSAs, new managers are hired directly out of college and with zero background in DSD and sales to replace tenured (and highly effective however more expensive) managers. Fluctuating hours, constantly short on manpower requiring others to pick up slack for minimal incentive, sell-at-all-cost to hit your sales plan for the week mentality which contradicts Pepsico core values and creates significant extra work for the front line for in store inventory management - "kicking the can down the road" instead of being realistic about the current sales climate of any given week.

Advice to Management

Stop hiring 23 year old college graduates, moving the across the country and filling their heads with company propaganda instead of hiring and retaining managers who know the company inside and out and how to manage people. Being managed by a spreadsheet attached to an inexperienced manager is counter intuitive.

Other Employee Reviews for PepsiCo

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Very demanding job."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Sylmar, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Sylmar, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits plus bonuses

    Cons

    lots of pressure. its very challenging both mentally and physically, a lot of times you end up taking work home and that creates a lot if stress a lot of the times. You are basically on your own most of the time, including when you get into a difficult situation with your clients. It definitely not a family-friendy position, there is no set start/end times and you can work all sorts of hours. No personal days/holidays off.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic.


  2. "Frito Lay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in West Valley City, UT
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in West Valley City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay. The company provides plenty of developmental opportunities. Always something new to learn. There are several different roles within the Manufacturing facility, Sales and other departments.

    Cons

    Could be very stressful, needs some improvement for work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the amount of paperwork and documentation that is required at this point.

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