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PepsiCo Chicago Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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Pros
  • Strive to give you work life balance (in 251 reviews)

  • Great pay and benefits for how much time you put in to take care of your accounts (in 147 reviews)

Cons
  • Very hard to have a work life balance (in 579 reviews)

  • Long hours that are added last minute (in 487 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good environment and great benefits

    Cons

    If you want to move up it is all based on who you know

    Advice to Management

    More work/life balance


  2. "Good Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay
    As an intern, I was given real work and projects to contribute to
    Traveled a lot
    Got to work with a lot of cool projects
    Nice benefits for working for a big company- outings at Cubs games, lunch served on site, vans to take to from the Metra station to the Barrington location
    Co-workers want to see you succeed

    Cons

    Some managers assigned to the interns aren't prepared
    You are not supposed to work overtime as an intern, but a lot of times with travel and the workload it was very necessary


  3. "Driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Is a very cool place to work with not a lot of stress

    Cons

    Sometimes your days are longer because of the demand for deliveries


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great Job for the right personality"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big Company with a lot of resources

    Cons

    Management orders are run down through the ladder so if you're at the bottom, management can take their stress onto you

    Advice to Management

    Look at the bigger picture


  6. "Customer Supply Chain Summer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Customer Supply Chain Summer in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Customer Supply Chain Summer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PepsiCo as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. Learned a lot, made a lot of connections. Good work-life balance. Fun office environment

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  7. "Limited Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities to get involved with outside charities and internal professional groups. Most mid-level managers will sit down with you if are in their area.

    Cons

    too many senior leaders...not enough actual workers


  8. Helpful (4)

    "HR Generalist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    very smart and driven people, HR processes very strong

    Cons

    no concern for entry level employees, no development opportunities, no feedback

    Advice to Management

    take a little more time to develop entry level employees


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PepsiCo (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great collaborative culture, global opportunities, very fast pace

    Cons

    More hierarchical company culture than I expected

    PepsiCo Response

    Sep 8, 2016 – Talent Manager

    Thanks for sharing your review.


  10. "Working At PepsiCo - Chicago"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Director Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Best in class leadership model
    Strong portfolio of brands
    Great place to build foundational marketing capabilities

    Cons

    Highly "matrixed" company with overlapping levels and at time lack of clarity in decision making
    Political to a fault
    New employees will need to aggressive build a network to gain visibility and drive your own personal brand

    PepsiCo Response

    Sep 22, 2016 – Talent Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a detailed review for us.


  11. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Space Optimization Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Space Optimization Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, fun and young environment. Summer and holidays hours are a great bonus.

    Cons

    Not many downsides. PepsiCo makes this a great place to wrok

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    PepsiCo Response

    Aug 25, 2016 – Talent Manager

    Thank you for sharing your review!



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