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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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Pros
  • Strive to give you work life balance (in 251 reviews)

  • Great pay and benefits for how much time you put in to take care of your accounts (in 147 reviews)

Cons
  • Very hard to have a work life balance (in 579 reviews)

  • Long hours that are added last minute (in 487 reviews)

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  1. "RSR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Watertown, NY
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Watertown, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work on your own no one watching over your shoulder

    Cons

    pay has been reduced long hours

    Advice to Management

    pay for performance is crap


  2. Helpful (1)

    "You will never accomplish everything you are expected to in a given day"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Midwest, WY
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Midwest, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The big name carries some good weight when selling to stores and territory managers of chains. There is a ton of room for movement if you fit the profile and get lucky with timing

    Cons

    The company is moving backwards. There is less money allowed to be spent on rewarding the front line employees than every before but more but yet we are expected to push them harder than before.
    A lot of contradicting ideas from the top down, spend weeks accomplishing a goal only to have it completely erased because of a change of idea. No one listens when you speak up about problems. Just a lot of head nodding.

    Advice to Management

    If you are at a level that allows you to right the ship, please do so or all the DSLs that are able to find work elsewhere will.


  3. "Good company if it triggers your growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Barrington, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Barrington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is highly rewarding as you see its impact directly at marketplace with products across multiple brands.

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic with top heavy structure, no bonus below manager level, biased promotions, annual raise below par.

    Advice to Management

    Reward below manager levels with bonus as your peer companies.


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  5. "Senior Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time

    Pros

    Brand recognition, stable company, pay is ok

    Cons

    culture, pay is ok, management, lack of leadership

    Advice to Management

    change CEO


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Mmm not what I expected from Pepsi."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Stockton, CA

    I worked at PepsiCo part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I guess only Pros I would say is the pay is good for a merchandiser depending on the area. Goes up to like 20+

    Cons

    At the branch I was at it was going to take forever to move up to full time. It took a person 2 years to move to full-time and start getting benefits and better pay.

    Advice to Management

    Promote the right Merchandisers to full time, most of the time the ones you guys promote don't deserve that full time position, and the ones that do deserve it don't get it.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Resume booster, internal politics, compensation needs to be more competitive."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    loyal work force, family like culture, fun morale boosting events such as retreats and offsites.

    Cons

    Being a diverse or female candidate with a MBA is almost a sure thing to a fast tracked Director level role. The company is pushing very hard to check off the "diversity" box, which is a metric on a band 1 or higher level annual review. This often times can lead to placing candidates in elevated positions in which they aren't fully prepared for. PepsiCo also aims to be at the 75th percentile in terms of compensation, so the best advice would be to work 18- 24 months to get the "gold standard" PepsiCo brand on your resume, jump to another competitor or smaller startup CPG company for a much, much, much higher comp.


  8. "what life when you work here?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Munster, IN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Munster, IN

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    pay is great but that's about it

    Cons

    employees, management, life balance, too much overtime

    Advice to Management

    hire people who aren't mental and unstable


  9. Helpful (2)

    "No work/Life Balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location and stability of company.

    Cons

    As a manager, You are basically working 7 days a week.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your lower level management to hire mor frontline sales employees than you currently allow. Stop paying your frontline sales force thst your managers manage more than your management team.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Manager category manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time

    Pros

    Strong Brands
    Good Pay
    Strength
    No further
    Convenient location

    Cons

    Highly political
    High Turnover
    Terrible culture
    Weak Senior Management
    Clique


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Very mixed management experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.



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