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Pepsi MidAmerica Reviews

Updated August 18, 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. 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.


  2. "Former Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Mattoon, IL
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Mattoon, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great exercise customers are friendly no supervisor

    Cons

    Bad Management no communication from your boss no time card treated poorly

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay treat employees better give more direction pay employees overtime and holiday pay like your supposed to

  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are benefits of being in sales like choosing your own hours.

    Cons

    Commission are small and stagnant opportunity to move forward your career. Look to other industries as the cola market is shrinking due to competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to get with the program, we need to move towards a more healthy product not full of excess sugar and caffeine.


  4. "Wrote up for overtime. Drivers can't drive"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Marion, IL
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Marion, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are easy to get along with. Steady work. Pay is okay if you don't have a lot of bills

    Cons

    Get wrote up for even 15 minutes of overtime. Drivers hit "deer" and still get to drive. Upper management is crap

    Advice to Management

    Allow overtime. Do something about the drivers hitting yellow poles and saying they hit a deer


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Horrobale"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Huntsville, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Huntsville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pepsi MidAmerica full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hr break and don't have to clock out

    Cons

    To many chiefs not enough indians

    Advice to Management

    Stop picking favors


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent pay. Terrible management team"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was good. Hours are decent in you're single. Most of the employees were friendly and some of the higher ups were ok

    Cons

    Management is clueless
    Over time not always paid correctly
    Union leaders were useless
    Mandatory team meetings off the clock
    Expectations were completely unreasonable

    Advice to Management

    Get out in the trade and actually see what goes on


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Machine Operator / Utility Man / Forklift Driver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marion, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marion, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pepsi MidAmerica (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of hours
    Interesting people
    Free drinks and snacks (Sometimes)

    Cons

    Low pay
    They expect you to do a two man job all by yourself
    Always under pressure
    No beaks
    Long 13-14 hour shifts

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work on your own without supervision

    Cons

    Hours are inconsistent, and management constantly changes

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring campus hires and promote within.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "unbiased opinion"

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    Former Employee - Sales Management Trainee in Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Management Trainee in Clarksville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pepsi MidAmerica (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great experience meeting people in management positions and CEO's

    Cons

    pay sucked
    responsibilities overwhelming in comparison to pay
    bad organizational structure

    Advice to Management

    needs internal revamoing


  10. Helpful (5)

    "low pay terrible benefits no sick days"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pepsi MidAmerica full-time

    Pros

    co workers are super nice

    Cons

    management does not care about anyone except others in management and keeping the owner in the dark about all the problems


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