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PepsiCo Purchase Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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  • shifts if back to back becomes a bit hard on Work/Life balance (in 618 reviews)

  • Long hours that are added last minute (in 523 reviews)

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  1. "One of the best companies to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PepsiCo (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent leadership team. PepsiCo cares for employees and takes the time and resources to develop its labor force.

    Cons

    Benefits were best in the world. I feel PepsiCo's benefit are not a major differentiating point.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the great job. Keep the leadership on social causes and keep the journey to make PepsiCo products healthier.


  2. "Not so good, but okay."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting pay, good moral support from everyone besides management

    Cons

    General messages sent out through text complaining about going over hours, overtime is frowned upon, won't ask full timers to do extra work but will force it on part timers without paying full time salary, full time possibility's were kicked out the door because management went over budget.

    Advice to Management

    Notice the hard workers, demote the ones who have been complained about countless times.


  3. "Great place for an MBA intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Purchase, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great professional support from the management in the group I was working in. Leadership were also very receptive to my reaching out for coffee chats and advise.

    Cons

    The onboarding process can be improved -- it took a few weeks to get me fully into the system. As I was only there for the summer, this took time away from productivity.


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  5. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multinational, household name brands, performance with purpose, high quality personnel

    Cons

    Has undergone several large reorganisations, and seems to be in a constant state of flux. Trying to work out a new organisational structure. Pressure from discounters, retail trade consolidation, and anti-sugar lobby.


  6. "Treasury Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Treasury Manager in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Treasury Manager in Purchase, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with smart people who are the best in their industry, prestige of working at top company

    Cons

    Lots of talk of work life balance, but then seen as slacker if you decided to enjoy the "benefits", difficult to move up when you are not in middle management. They create ways to "develop talent" for top directors only

    Advice to Management

    Remember when you were also trying to move up -- people helped you. Its not all "self serve" if your managers do not want to participate


  7. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Career opportunities and great environment

    Cons

    Some Senior leaders are not the right one for the company

    Advice to Management

    More focus on talent... a real focus not the fake one!


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Look Elsewhere for Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Finance in Purchase, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to develop skills
    Resume-building tasks and experience
    Internal mobilization (can be too quick sometimes) for those on the fast track gives you experience in a variety of roles

    Cons

    Management does not even try to hide that they don't care about employees beyond what they can push them to do
    Terrible work/life balance
    High turnover
    Huge emphasis on face-time
    Unhappy company culture with employees being pushed to their limits while benefits are actively being reduced year-over-year
    Company likes to claim they benchmark compensation and benefits against the industry, but benefits eroded away very quickly and continuously over the last few years
    Standard compensation increases are a pitiful 1.5-2% with no bonus for most employees. It's actually a joke among employees, even between manager and subordinate. Unless you receive a promotion (every 2-3 years at best), wages are stagnant. Even with promotion, increases tend to be 5-8% so it doesn't make up for the stagnant wages in the non-promotion years.
    Cut-throat environment even within the same department
    Objectives process is a waste of time. You are pushed to exceed every goal that is set for you. Achievement is measured only against what you do above and beyond your already lofty goals. No credit for achieving stretch objectives, must still go above and beyond your goal to get your paltry compensation increase. Dumbest process ever.
    Everyone views the company as a place to learn and then cash in during your next move out.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Very mixed management experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Purchase, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PepsiCo is a huge Corporation, and for years has been leading global market performer. Global jobs abound, and employees can trace their own career path (with certain caveats)

    Cons

    HR organization is broken and in the face of a cutthroat corporate culture (which unfortunately still yields decent market performance), the huge turnover is masked and endeavors to resolve this issue are minimal at best.

    Advice to Management

    Eventually, the lack of growth and diverse thinking will deteriorate the base of consistent employees and affect the bottom line. The management culture must evolve to allow employees a more conducive environment within which to create profit for the company.


  10. "District Sales Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule being that you are not limited to being behind a desk

    Cons

    Work all holidays and very demanding work load


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Executive management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Just a job. No more pros

    Cons

    No loyalty to tenured past 55 staff. They have even prohibited any past full time employees or consultants to return.

    Advice to Management

    Your company is dying s slow death. All the profit that has come in the last 10 years is a result from bleeding out all the company benefits that attracted the best. The company is creativly bankrupt. New employees have no incentive to stay. Senior staff only takes care of themselves.


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