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Pepsi MidAmerica Reviews

Updated November 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Good people less work so you have to pace your work (in 6 reviews)

  • Pepsi takes care of their employees, open door police , having cookouts for the employees, good pay and benefits (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours that vary widely, especially on nights (in 10 reviews)

  • upper management will smile in your face and the second you walk out the door is making up stories about you (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great brand, bright employees, first management experience

    Cons

    Union atmosphere, hours were high


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good for area."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pepsi MidAmerica full-time

    Pros

    They are always hiring.

    Cons

    Needs to be more communication between departments.

  3. "vending machines route driver"

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    Former Employee - Route Driver in Effingham, IL
    Former Employee - Route Driver in Effingham, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Didn't have anyone breathing down my neck as I was doing my work.

    Cons

    pay was pathetic, virtually no training, benefits are a joke,


  4. "A slapdash operation."

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Cape Girardeau, MO
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Cape Girardeau, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pepsi MidAmerica full-time

    Pros

    Only one is that they have work to hire for.

    Cons

    They don't train you for the work they have for you, so if you don't know what you're doing then you better figure it out.

    They will hold your last 2 weeks pay and you'd be blest if you ever receive it.

    There's no communication between you and your superiors for you to learn how to do things properly.

    Advice to Management

    {{{TEACH NEW PEOPLE}}} what they're doing and how to do it properly.


  5. "Koger Center"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people less work so you have to pace your work
    Other than that there's co workers women clean restrooms males pull trash we also set up and take down

    Cons

    Pay needs to be boosted that would so happen to be the only con there is about this job other than that everything's ok

    Advice to Management

    Need higher pay


  6. "Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Cape Girardeau, MO
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Cape Girardeau, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people but could be better.

    Cons

    Biggest one is they don't value their good employees!


  7. "Non don't work there"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I really love to drive keep my body moving I like to make challenges to myself so I can do better and love helping others in time if need

    Cons

    Unloading and loading the truck I never touch freight before but I know ill get it done its never a giving up situation.

    Advice to Management

    I think drivers should be more patient I've seen many local drivers make right turns without enough room but if driver were more patient and actually cared then it wouldn't be a problem

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Just a J-O-B"

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    Former Employee - Ar Clerk in Marion, IL
    Former Employee - Ar Clerk in Marion, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People you work with are mostly friendly. Pay day every Friday. The work is simple and repetitive, so you'll begin to feel like you really know what you're doing around weeks 4-6.

    Cons

    No benefits accessible until after 1 year, 401K maxes out at their 4% after your 16%. Cannot earn/ask for raise until after 1 year. Can be disciplined/fired for policies not in handbook. Dead-end job either at entry level or one step higher for majority of employees. Very few people who work there actually like the company. Management does not value ideas from employees. Company refuses to modernize/change. Sexist/classist dress code. May have to work Saturdays near holidays. Departments are pit against each other which creates hostility. Because you do not start in a position, but only a "trainee," you have even less job security.

    Advice to Management

    One year on probation is quickly seen as a way to keep employees at lower pay and no benefits for as long as possible- not inspiring. No one believes in the suggestion box because nothing meaningful changes- actually listen to your employees and implement their ideas. Stop policing women's clothing, you shouldn't be sent home for wearing denim or sandals in a job that doesn't interact with clients face to face. Stop swearing and complaining about your coworkers/bosses- solve these issues like adults and move on. Access 401K after 3 months and match it 50 cents to each employee's dollar and max it at 6% instead of 4%- you'll still be on the lower end of national average, but you'll be competing then. Lastly, your orientation is a waste of time except for informing your employees that you're anti-union by having an entire video calling union officials "pushers" and "peddlers" - that's the same language used for drug dealers.


  9. "Wish more Company's would take the same values"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pepsi takes care of their employees, open door police , having cookouts for the employees, good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    I cant think of anything negative

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the Great work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "BCR representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BCR Representative in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - BCR Representative in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pepsi MidAmerica (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great learning experience in direct business sales. Good co-workers

    Cons

    They became cheap and got rid of Company picnics. Management are for the most part clueless and do not develop staff properly. Over worked and underpaid. Commission is never properly broken down to know exactly what you are making.

    Advice to Management

    Teach rather than demand. Bonuses and incentives would be nice. Bring back the Company end of the year trips to feel like a family business again rather than a cog in the system.


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