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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated July 18, 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 633 reviews)

  • Long hours that are added last minute (in 525 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "OTR Truck Driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid Company, new equipment, LOTS of work, nice clean facility, good location, mechanics on sight, haul our own product. Honors senority, 401k.

    Cons

    Long hrs 60+ per week and hard physical work for average pay, driver pay is based on component wages, below average benefits, poorly ran, inexperienced Admin and Management makes job difficult, no life balance unless high senority, lack of respect and appreciation. Company seems to take more from Employees every year. Disappointing for such a successful company.

    Advice to Management

    Give respect to get respect, work hard and keep an open mind, hold yourself and others accountable, know and understand your jobs but Always REMEMBER! Sometimes a College Degree can be way overrated..


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Experience but not set for Long term Development"

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    Former Employee - District Sales Leader in Port St Lucie, FL
    Former Employee - District Sales Leader in Port St Lucie, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience you get and Brands you work with

    Cons

    Not set up for Long term development. Top priority is running routes. You feel as if you are a RSR and not DSL. Turnover is not slowing down. People come and in and people come out, for both RSR and DSLs. If your looking for a company with a great culture the frontline is not it. Can't speak for other departments.

    Advice to Management

    Work on Turnover issue, development and training, and setting DSLs up for Longterm growth.

  3. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large organization, very smart people, can learn amazing best practices

    Cons

    I worked in IT Finance. The leadership team there needs to be completely turned over.


  4. "Paid well but overworked and poor management that is constantly changing and has no idea how to do your job."

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Technician in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Quality Control Technician in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits which is mostly for putting up with the cons listed below.

    Cons

    The hours, which includes staying over 12 hours for training. Management is constantly changing from one position to another like musical chairs. The supervisors have no idea how to do your job, and getting a break is almost impossible. Management plays favorites and there is no sense of teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and give emplyees feedback on a regular basis. Do mandatory trainings during the employees 12 hr shift so they don't have to stay later. Learn how to do your employees job so you know how much they actually do, and promote teamwork.


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Don't drink the pretty colored kool aid they serve!!! What they are selling is not the reality!"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are great compared to direct competitors. Your team of managers are always willing to help one another.

    Cons

    Unrealistic hours at work at Frito Lay. Zero work life balance and anything under a 12 hour day is frowned upon. They expect managers to run routes, be on call24/7 and get reprimanded for not completing your own assignments even though you're running routes due to lack of staffing. New upper management team act as if they are better than everyone else there. District managers connect with their sales reps and that's what keeps most of them from not quitting! Upper management keeps pushing to "write them up"... they are already upset about the new pay structure which is based on working a minimum of 50 hours to make less money. Granted some people shouldn't be there but even the morale of some great sales reps are down. New ZBM has zero empathy and sympathy and doesn't care about anyone but himself. If he spent as much time on hiring staff as he did on smoking outside, maybe the place wouldn't be falling apart. Maybe managers wouldn't be quitting either!

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like you're above everyone, including your district Sales leaders. Get a reality check on your expectations which are unrealistic. Instead of sitting in your office all day and barking orders, go out into the market and connect with people.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Delivery driver"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is not bad and benefits are great.

    Cons

    I'd you want to be worked like a dog then work at pepsi were you will be so burned out after a month you will want to quit. You won't be paid hourly and they will work you 60 hours a week no matter what. You will feel like a slave

    Advice to Management

    Stop working the drivers like dogs
    Pay the drivers hourly


  7. Helpful (2)

    "just like all corps u are a number"

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

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

    Pros

    pay is ok but not equal to work

    Cons

    don't work for corps they pay 5$ an hour as overtime

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Was great, but has become unbearable. Overwhelming and never feel accomplished."

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    Current Employee - Sales District Leader in North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Sales District Leader in North Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money is good, coworkers keep you going. Building new equipment in a store or selling a big display are the fun part of this job. Meeting new people and working on common goals to grow your business while also growing there business selling your products.

    Cons

    Company is making bad long term and short term decisions. Spending time/focus on unnecessary projects. Worried about HR and stock market then the people making everything happen any more.

    Advice to Management

    Goals on your yearly performance reviews need to all be achievable. Need to focus on the people that make it happen on the streets. Need to stop cutting everything and add to the positions that will make money to the company. Change the entire base level positions so that we have a work life balance and stop saying your doing it when your really not doing anything!


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Overworked,stressed, and tired."

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    Current Employee - Account Sales Manager/Pre-Sell Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Account Sales Manager/Pre-Sell Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is very good, but that's how they getcha. They have decent benefits. There's Room for growth. Hires women.

    Cons

    Everything. You can't work under 10 hours a day but usually work up to 12 hrs. Start time is unnaturally early 4:00am-6:00am. They try to put as much work on you as possible. Constantly rushing. They Will eliminate a route and spread among the team. They except 7% growth every year which seems impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Let us breathe and not have us rush so much. Later start time, less hours so there can be a life/work balance.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Middle management lost, Upper management points the finger"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BCR in Lorton, VA
    Current Employee - BCR in Lorton, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and union benefits

    Cons

    Management encouraged an environment where everyone pointed the finger

    Advice to Management

    Management is making the most of an industry that is dying on the backs of those whom are less fortunate


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