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PepsiCo Financial Analyst Reviews

Updated January 21, 2017
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  1. "Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall I would say that the hours were pretty good for what the job was and everything was really nice

    Cons

    some people good be gossipy behind others back that was a big issue that management had identified and was working on

    Advice to Management

    Management should stomp out the gossiping because it can be an issue. Would be nice if the constructive feedback given was more in this vein


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Beware - Soul Crushing!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is only one pro of working at Pepsi and that is name recognition. If you're looking to start your career and then move on as fast as humanely possible to better things - this is the company to start at. Work at this insufferable place for one year and you can go anywhere.

    Cons

    Too many cons to name, but here are few:
    Work / life balance is horrific.
    Unorganized and inconsistent at every turn (literally every single team operates from its own set of rules).
    Push their values and moral code on you every single day, even when you try to politely opt out of events /teams.
    Every business decision is based solely on monetary value, not on quality of work or value of service provided (do a quick Google search for their IT/infrastructure vendor - this is a decision they will be paying for in monetary and unmonetary ways for the next 5 years of the contract).
    Majority of their products are genuinely terrible for you as a consumer and Pepsi genuinely doesn't care (see prior con as to why; hint $).
    4-1 ratio of Chiefs to Indians. You will have literally 3 to 4 managers & directors to report to on every team, with 3 to 4 sets of rules for each one. This does not even include project managers that you give status updates to.
    Most employees are contractors who have been hired on full time over the years, so get ready to deal with ALOT of middle aged moms who do not have a single college credit hour to their name, let alone a college degree and who miss work constantly. Management regularly referred to certain staff as being from the "island of misfit toys". Terrible, yes - Incorrect, no.
    As mentioned in the title, soul crushing atmosphere and culture. This is the movie, "Office Space" come to life. You will wake up every day miserable and be around miserable people.

    Again, this is just a small few of the cons but you get the point. I gave Pepsico a 1star rating simply because GlassDoor does not allow you to give zero stars.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves and let the younger generation take over. Start caring more about the quality of your products and how they affect people's bodies, and less about the bottom dollar. Lastly, you better start preparing yourselves for the sugar revolution. It's already started in a number of cities and I for one will make sure to cast my YES vote on the next ballot when asked to impose a tax on sugar. Consumers should be aware that you have OPPOSED 28 DIFFERENT BILLS designed to target the amount of sugar in soda to help prevent obesity. What's the saying, "if you're not a part of the solution, you're a part of the problem"? Ya, I think it's safe to say you're part of the problem.


  3. "Amazing people and culture"

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    Former Employee - Finance Analyst Intern in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst Intern in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PepsiCo (Less than a year)

    Pros

    there are great people, good perks and amazing culture

    Cons

    -slightly disappointing salary
    -office is in white plains, ny


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  5. "Great Place For Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room For Growth
    Multiple Experiences Possible
    Make your own Career Path

    Cons

    Corporate Politics
    Strict on early promotions

    Advice to Management

    Reward the smart, give incentives for young employees

    PepsiCo Response

    Sep 13, 2016 – Talent Manager

    Thanks for sharing!


  6. "sr. financial analyst - Tropicana"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst - Logistics in Bradenton, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst - Logistics in Bradenton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Tropicana is a part of the PepsiCo family, great people, opportunities

    Cons

    Not any cons for myself

    Advice to Management

    No advice, just a thank you for the opportunity

    PepsiCo Response

    Aug 22, 2016 – Talent Manager

    Thanks for joining us!


  7. "PepsiCo IT Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, Corporate give-back days, Work-life balance (work from home)

    Cons

    salary, mandatory 18 month period before applying for promotion or new position

    Advice to Management

    I've generally had good managers and senior managers, however I have had a senior director that didn't like to meet with all her subordinates if it wasnt necessary. I believe directors should make their best effort to meet 1 on 1 with all their subordinates quarterly, even if informally.

    PepsiCo Response

    Aug 31, 2016 – Talent Manager

    Thank you for sharing your advice to management. Your feedback is appreciated!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "PepsiCo North America Nutrition-Chicago"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Assistant Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Finance Assistant Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, benefits/health care/401k plan

    Allows you a lot of flexibility in career path with the scope of the company and positions across the US

    Offers great training/education opportunities

    Cons

    Career movement is very political, work is spread very unevenly within groups and expectations of roles are not clearly communicated/applied across teams. Doing a good job isn't enough, have to involve yourself in extra curricular activities at PepsiCo and network.

    Advice to Management

    Work more on developing your employees and recognizing them for their accomplishments.

    PepsiCo Response

    Jun 22, 2016 – Talent Manager

    Thank you for sharing your review. We appreciate you taking the time to share.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Fast Paced and hard work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FP&A Financial Analyst in Wixom, MI
    Former Employee - FP&A Financial Analyst in Wixom, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Pretty good wages
    -Usually promotes from within
    -Awesome Sales Competitions

    Cons

    -Terrible Work/Life Balance
    -Constantly making cuts, which effects the guys who do the dirty work more than anyone else

    PepsiCo Response

    May 23, 2016 – Talent Manager

    Thank you for the review.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Walk the walk, not talk the talk."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Finance Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Finance Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time

    Pros

    Good Compensation, Decent 401k match/options, and great family leave options.

    Cons

    Can be a very political environment. Often hard work is appreciated, but if you don't know the right people, your advancement will be very difficult. Upper management and board have become hypocritical. You initiate cost-cutting programs, but then give the CEO an almost 20% raise. Meanwhile, the average yearly increase for the "foot soldiers" is 0 or ~2% for an average review.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the walk... if you're going to cut costs... then cut costs across the board. If you're going to give the CEO a 20% raise, literally share the wealth with the lower ranks.

    PepsiCo Response

    May 26, 2016 – Talent Manager

    Thank you for the feedback. We are constantly striving to create and maintain a culture where employees feel valued, appreciated and satisfied with their jobs. Your feedback matters.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Frito Lay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunity rich
    Professional development focused
    Talent rich organization

    Cons

    Productivity focused
    Very type A leadership and contributors

    Advice to Management

    Keep organization focused on advancing talent as well as delivering the reinvestment to sustain future growth

    PepsiCo Response

    Apr 29, 2016 – Talent Manager

    Thanks for your review.