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PepsiCo Plano Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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Plano, TX

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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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  1. "Strategy Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Strategy Management in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Director, Strategy Management in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy within leadership roles for creative ideas

    Cons

    Increase opportunity for cross functional career growth

    Advice to Management

    Stronger focus on Cross-functional development


  2. "EDI Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EDI Specialist in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - EDI Specialist in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly IT environment, and good work experience.

    Cons

    Reorgs are no fun and need to improve on work balance.


  3. "Frito-Lay, Inc"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensated well, good work-life balance, opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Constant internal restructuring making it difficult to maintain loyalty.


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  5. "No real complaints"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time

    Pros

    they care about you as a whole marketer, you learn a lot even from outside influences

    Cons

    due to industry and company you wont get much full year campaign experience. they may say you do but you won't unless at a real life style brand/company. i did a ton of amazing programs but nothing like full year campaigns.

    budgets and teams are much smaller than you'd imagine. most of cpg is like this

    bias towards those coming from bigger schools. some bias but not complete - more so when competing for roles.

    some complete idiots in management who are only there to fulfill equality quotas e.g. minority females. (im a minority female myself)

    global opportunities are advertised carefully but non existent if we're honest.

    you will never get to do a role longer than 18-24 months below director level. this is fine and great but on flip side you wont be able to say you did a brand role longer than that.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good Business, Great Talent...Poor People Leaders"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PepsiCo is an accomplished organization with high caliber people. Compensation is above average and business performance is consistent. There are lots of opportunities to grow given good results.

    Cons

    There is very much an up or out attitude as you progress to executive levels. It's a somewhat unforgiving organization. If you get sideways with leaders you should leave because the organization memory is long-tested. At Fritolay there was a strong culture and good values. However, that has slowly eroded. It's now more like PepsiCo that is mostly characterized by talented people that are poor people leaders. Great leaders tend to leave. Work-Life balance is a big challenge. Indra Nooyi has made PepsiCo a pulpit for her personal values. It's hurt the business at times and alienated many inside and outside the organization. She takes no accountability for her actions and failures. She appears to not care about anyone but herself.

    Advice to Management

    People are your greatest asset and competitive advantage! Manage them like you would a long-lived asset. Have a plan for them and listen to them. Close the disconnect between senior leaders and frontline employees. If you don't, the strength of talent you've historically enjoyed that has fueled your performance will disappear. Oh, by the way it's already happening!


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    "Finance Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Director in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Finance Director in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above average compensation
    Challenging work
    Smart co-workers
    Quality products

    Cons

    Long hours resulting in poor work life balance
    Insufficient technical, financial, and people resources
    Reactive leadership drives non-value added work


  8. "Better than some, worse than others."

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    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers. Friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    No salary negotiations. Pay is often less than other companies for same/similar positions.
    Horrible at raises and leveling people up to proper salary requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to work harder to value employees and help them fight for their proper due.
    They seem content allowing skilled employees suffer with low salaries, despite the amount of work they put in. It makes employees feel devalued.


  9. "Information Technology"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Director in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - IT Director in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company! Solid results and strong processes.

    Cons

    Improve Organizational Health at global level.

    Advice to Management

    Review OHS to build a better place to work.


  10. "Senior Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International opportunities; ample training; significant responsibility from Day 2. (Day 1 is just in-processing; don't let anyone tell you otherwise.)

    Cons

    Organization can be a little daunting. Upward mobility can require a lot of relocation.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Leadership in ISG"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Workers are genuinely nice and want to do a good job

    Cons

    Leadership....there is none. Lack of direction and integrity with leaders. They place directors in positions that should are not qualified. Cronyism is bad. Consultants run the show and make bad decisions and throw associates under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people with respect and trust them instead of causing diversions with consultants because you are not qualified to manage your area and then lay blame on associates.



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