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PepsiCo District Sales Leader Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Sales District Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales District Leader in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Sales District Leader in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible days to help coach and lead sales teams. There are online trainings you can utilize to continue to develop yourself.

    Cons

    The company puts a lot on the sdl. You receive calls from customers 7 days a week and it work life balance truly isn't there. Typical day consists of 6am-5pm. Lots of pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and staff up. Continually worry more about the bottom line rather than the employee. Has become a tough company to work for.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "PepsiCo doesn't care"

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    Former Employee - District Sales Leader in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - District Sales Leader in Orlando, FL
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full benefits like Medical and Dental insurance, life insurance, and a 401k

    Cons

    PepsiCo does not care about it's employees. Sure it does little things like let you earn points to redeem in a catalog of goods, but its employees are just numbers in a machine.

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your key to success. You have to take better care of them.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "District Sales Leader"

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    Former Employee - District Sales Leader in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - District Sales Leader in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility,great co-workers and Great brands

    Cons

    Worklife Balance
    Down Routes- This company does a terrible job with staffing up, you can get a call in on the weekend and have to take away time from your family to work on your off day.
    Company Culture- They make you feel ashamed for wanting to enjoy work life balance.

    You will always run down routes with Frito Lay. Pad your resume and leave ASAP!

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into the frontline and care about DSL's more, they have the hardest jobs in the company.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "District sales leader"

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    Former Employee - District Sales Leader in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - District Sales Leader in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good on the surface, but not when you put it to all the hours you work. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    They'll work you into the ground. Expectations are set high and you kill yourself trying to meet them. No appreciation

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget people have lives outside of work


  6. Helpful (3)

    "You will never accomplish everything you are expected to in a given day"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Midwest, WY
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Midwest, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The big name carries some good weight when selling to stores and territory managers of chains. There is a ton of room for movement if you fit the profile and get lucky with timing

    Cons

    The company is moving backwards. There is less money allowed to be spent on rewarding the front line employees than every before but more but yet we are expected to push them harder than before.
    A lot of contradicting ideas from the top down, spend weeks accomplishing a goal only to have it completely erased because of a change of idea. No one listens when you speak up about problems. Just a lot of head nodding.

    Advice to Management

    If you are at a level that allows you to right the ship, please do so or all the DSLs that are able to find work elsewhere will.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "No work/Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location and stability of company.

    Cons

    As a manager, You are basically working 7 days a week.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your lower level management to hire mor frontline sales employees than you currently allow. Stop paying your frontline sales force thst your managers manage more than your management team.


  8. "Sales District Leader"

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    Former Employee - Sales District Leader in McAllen, TX
    Former Employee - Sales District Leader in McAllen, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PepsiCo (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunity for growth and great developmental courses

    Cons

    Very minimal work-life balance, growth within company can be prolonged and is not necessarily based on merits.


  9. "Be prepared"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Nashville, TN
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, with multiple career avenues
    Motivated hard working colleagues

    Cons

    Vertical movement can be inconsistent
    Very high expectations relevant to role and renumeration

    Advice to Management

    Company seems to be very forward thinking at Executive level.
    This can be lost/modified as it filters down.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "If you are OK with long hours go for it"

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    Former Employee - District Sales Leader in Midwest, WY
    Former Employee - District Sales Leader in Midwest, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a great compensation package. Pay is great and we'll above industry average with nice benefits. You have an opportunity to gain a lot of experience in working with many different types of people from customers to employees. It is a competitive environment and everyone pushes you to get better.

    Cons

    55+ hour work weeks are the norm here and you could vary easily be called in to work weekends. if a route goes down be prepared to try and juggle two 55 HR per week jobs and most routes work on weekends(your days off). There are 100 thongs on your plate with time to do 50 of them. There are many organizational changes going on that impact RSR pay and moral. It also seems to be the company is cutting high position jobs and making new jobs that are essentially the same but with lower pay.

    Advice to Management

    The company will be able to keep more people if the work week wasn't 55+ hours. Please earth making decisions in everyones best interest not just the bottom line.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "District Sales Leader"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great leadership
    -Competitive but fun loving culture

    Cons

    -Can be physically and emotionally tasking