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PepsiCo Chicago Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Sales Associate Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Sales Associate Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Conversational, care about the employees, philanthropic

    Cons

    Large company, wasn't a very transparent hiring process

    Advice to Management

    More transparent hiring process


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Sales representative"

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    Current Employee - Illinois in Hainesville, IL
    Current Employee - Illinois in Hainesville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits ,self depending, meet interesting people

    Cons

    Low pay long hrs ,no freedom to excel

    Advice to Management

    Let representative run routes efficiently ,discontinue planograms . Give raises not reductions.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Frito-Lay route sales. Dreadful."

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    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Carol Stream, IL
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Carol Stream, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Base pay is ok, lots of extra benefits. Coworkers are good people. Free chips. New trucks on most of the routes.

    Cons

    Overtime pay is disgustingly low. Tons of hours. Support doesn't exist. Expect as a new guy to do the work that others don't want to do.

    Advice to Management

    Put things back the way they were. This job was great, now people won't stay. It's gotten too tough for most, almost all people! Silly forced items just go stale, and then point fingers at driver for stale control that can't happen. Training means nothing. It's not how things really work on the route.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of growth potential and learning opportunities.

    Cons

    The company does not care for its people and is driven by the bottom line only. People are overworked and it makes for an environment where errors can be made.


  6. "Fun company to intern for"

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    Former Intern - Packaging Engineer Co-Op in Barrington, IL
    Former Intern - Packaging Engineer Co-Op in Barrington, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good location, good pay, really friendly people, awesome products

    Cons

    some of the management could be improved

    Advice to Management

    don't hold double standards


  7. "Pepsi"

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    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, challenging work, team environment, Fulfilling work.

    Cons

    Your best is never good enough. Long hours. Hard to remove yourself from work, email. Aissitant/coordinators are thought of as less then other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Assistant/coordinator titles do not accurately define the work we do. Senior level assistants/ coordinators that remain at PepsiCo do work to the equalivalent of Project Coordinators. Also, our levels should be based on our work not on who we support. No other employees within PepsiCo are leveled based on who they report into.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Manager"

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    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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good company if it triggers your growth"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Barrington, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Barrington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work is highly rewarding as you see its impact directly at marketplace with products across multiple brands.

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic with top heavy structure, no bonus below manager level, biased promotions, annual raise below par.

    Advice to Management

    Reward below manager levels with bonus as your peer companies.


  10. "Good Internship"

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    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


  11. Helpful (1)

    "what life when you work here?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Munster, IN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Munster, IN

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

    Pros

    pay is great but that's about it

    Cons

    employees, management, life balance, too much overtime

    Advice to Management

    hire people who aren't mental and unstable


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