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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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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. Helpful (5)

    "Rsr"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible work schedule .management that knows little about their job ,let alone yours . They will be gone before they have you terminated ..

    Cons

    PAY is below average for dsd delivery, long hours , incompetent management , lousy equipment

    Advice to Management

    Advice to future job seekers.... stay away from here , NO room for advancement let alone a pay raise ... But if you insist apply at a UNION site because your co workers will be the only one that will have your back


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Route sales representative"

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No set start time, autonomy.

    Cons

    Pay has been stymied. In days gone by the rsr could sell what they wanted. We were and are a COMMISSIONED sales team. Frito-Lay in its infinite wisdom has chosen to promote only certain flavors in certain sizes and their schematics are eliminating the personal input as to what SELLS in your stores. Every area has a specific demographic that can be catered to. Now everything is set to national standard schematic which does not work.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up before you go belly up! We recently had a three day job fair and not a single applicant .
    I have been with this company for fifteen years, I had 11 good years with Frito-Lay, but, the last four have been horrific. Let the salesperson SELL.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Don't do it... It's a trick"

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    Former Employee - RSA in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - RSA in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food at meetings
    Management leaves you alone till they want you to cover a shift on your day off.

    Cons

    Schedule for an RSA is a joke. Different every week.
    Different start and end times for each route.
    You will have no life. 50+ hours per week on salary.
    Chinese overtime .
    Your take-home will be $600-650 per week.
    Don't believe you will get a route anytime soon...
    Most trucks don't have A/C and are complete junk.

    Advice to Management

    Boost pay and work on schedule.
    Otherwise, there will be no one left to deliver your chips...


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandiser"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay with great benefits but negatives outweigh the positives

    Cons

    Frito-Lay side of PepsiCo too many hours 55+ very paced job. Frito has little to none opportunities to move up within the company. When they do its not the best candidate. Was given a chance to move up i declined needing more experience before moving up. Seen several people get passed up by someone with a degree but no experience.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management you overwork not only your RSR's but also many of your District Sales Leads. Doesnt help when DSL's that are not qualified to run a Zone are the ones that get the job. Weak leads puts way too much on the ones below them. (I've seen about 9 ZM's only 1 was a good fit they were promoted for region and they were the best candidate when she left I left


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Not a great company for those who need regulated schedule"

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    Current Employee - Rout Sales Associate in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Rout Sales Associate in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job for people who have a lot of time and don't mind working random hours and random days.

    Cons

    Not a great position for working families, or those who have other commitments

    Advice to Management

    Properly schedule employees to do less traveling. Offer hotels for those who do have to travel. Make sure that you communicate more frequently with your employees, especially when referencing their work next work schedule (for the swing shifters)


  7. Helpful (3)

    "RSR"

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    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Franklin Park, NJ
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Franklin Park, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    some co-workers... not much else

    Cons

    co-workers, lack of caring, lack of accountability

    Advice to Management

    Be accountable when people have issues


  8. Helpful (2)

    "frito lay"

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    Current Employee - Unloader in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Unloader in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We get payed every week

    Cons

    I have been with this company for 3 years and there no growth..


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Below expectations"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Operations in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Operations in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits; decent 401K match

    Cons

    Too large of a company; you get lost in the shuffle. Managers seem pre-determined. Very difficult to get time off.

    Advice to Management

    Need to recognize the human factor of your employees


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Part time detailer Frito Lay"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Detailer in Valparaiso, IN
    Current Employee - Part Time Detailer in Valparaiso, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Function with very little supervion

    Cons

    Poor communication, no raises, now cutting hours, been working there for 4 yrs , same pay.

    Advice to Management

    District managers seem to only care about numbers and detailers are invisible employees


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Poor Work Life Balance and Bad Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They really are an equal opportunity employer. No discrimination--if you meet the right requirements and are willing to move wherever they want you to. Compensation is good.

    Cons

    In most non-warehouse positions, if you have a cellphone you are essentially on-call. The culture does not allow for a good work-life balance. Long-time employees wear it as a badge of honor instead of realizing that the workplace doesn't need to be like that. It's almost like they think that poor communication between departments, bad attitudes in house, the constant phone calls is something to be proud of, not something that needs to be fixed--like they walked up-hill both ways and you should too. The workload is that of 1 1/2-2 people easily--across the board in essentially every department. Everyone you talk to is incredibly busy, stressed-out, and tired. Headquarters is more interested in decreasing costs to increase share value than they are about the front line employee. They used to have annual employee parties to thank the employees, now the managers get in trouble for taking their teams out to lunch once a year. The poor customers are stuck in the middle--their front line rep can't give them the attention they would like because their territories are too large. The customers used to see the same delivery driver, but that changed as well. Customer service as a whole has gone out the window. There are few gems in each department, but you can see it on their faces that they are getting close to the breaking point where they just physically can't care as much anymore. It's a top-down problem. A huge culture change needs to happen or they are going to lose all of their talent.

    Advice to Management

    Customers and employees should be the main focus of the company in order to be successful--not the shareholders. Decisions are made that negatively impact customers and employees every single day. And advancement--unless you are a campus hire, you have to be able to relocate and move through the system in a very specific way and it could take 10 years + to get to your ideal position.


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