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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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  • shifts if back to back becomes a bit hard on Work/Life balance (in 627 reviews)

  • Long hours that are added last minute (in 526 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Delivery driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. 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


  4. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  6. "Middle management lost, Upper management points the finger"

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    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


  7. Helpful (6)

    "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.

  8. 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...


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandiser"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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


  10. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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)


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