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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated June 23, 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 627 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (31)

    "Sales Intern-Pepsi Beverages Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Kankakee, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Kankakee, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At the beginning of the internship Pepsi does a nice job of making sure your onboarding process is smooth and you are introduced to the company before going out into the market to work with customers. Throughout my internship I was given the opportunity to work with customers and get real-world experience that is not offered in any classroom setting. My managers and every other employee at the plant were very welcoming and always around to answer any questions that I had. I would highly recommend this internship for anyone looking to work for a competitive and innovative company!

    Cons

    There was not any cons to this internship, the overall experience was excellent.

    Advice to Management

    My managers were great and very welcoming. They should keep doing exactly what they are already doing.

    PepsiCo Response

    Aug 5, 2016 – Talent Manager

    Thank you for sharing your experience as an intern at PepsiCo!


  2. "Assistant Manager"

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

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time

    Pros

    Provides an easy and safe work environment that allows myself and others a fun place to work while getting our jobs done.

    Cons

    Sometimes it isn't easy keeping hours in check do to the work needed to be done. Also, employees are sometimes flakey

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work but hear out your employees as often as possible. The ideas are here just waiting to be heard.


  3. "Pepsi"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible with off time.

    Cons

    Working on saturdays and overtime

    Advice to Management

    Hire more qualified and educated people


  4. "Excellent company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lets you bring yourself to work
    - Flex solutions available
    - great sr. management

    Cons

    - Progress/ promotions could take time
    - need to be able to navigate a large company


  5. "Dynamique. Super environnement de travail"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Continuellement en développement sur l'individu. Travail d'équipe

    Cons

    Coupure sur les budgets compensatoires.


  6. "Great Company but easy to get Lost"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong culture, very inclusive. People at all levels have a lot of autonomy and ability to make decisions on everyday work. Fun brands and fast pace - no day is ever boring or the same. Leadership in general is great at setting and executing long term strategic goals. Benefits like paternal leave and retirement contribution are better than most places. Purchase HQ building renovation was very well done, beautiful office space and vibe. Great opportunities to advance if you're willing to move.

    Cons

    Very high expectations of employees, which is good in some ways but deflating in others. Often very focused on results and put the positives (i.e. HOW you got those results ) in the background. People get promoted out of availability (who's willing to relocate first) versus capability. Don't do a great job of making "key contributors" feel valued when they are the ones keeping the ship afloat - all the energy and resources are put towards the "high potentials" who usually leave the company after a few years anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate HQ needs to do a better job of recognizing the masses. You can't get formal recognition unless you do high level global work - that doesn't do much for motivating people who are still working hard and getting great results in the less "fancy" roles. Take some time to really listen to your steady eddy's, in a company that is constantly changing those are the people who keep things going. Practice what you preach on internal mobility by offering more opportunities for remote work or not forcing relocation to get promoted.


  7. "Strong Innovation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time

    Pros

    Compensation is strong, mobility, smart people

    Cons

    culture, ability to move between sectors, cutting back on travel

    Advice to Management

    continue to develop strong people plans and developmental opportunities


  8. "Production Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PepsiCo (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work was long everyday, but challenging. When everything worked it was great. But if a machine broke down that's when it got interesting.
    Very good for learning operations.

    Cons

    You're only making beverages. Hard to learn new technical skills, especially if you come from an engineering background. They want to always change and improve, but running is the bottom line.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Resource - New Grad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Lethbridge, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Lethbridge, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time

    Pros

    Pay
    Willing to empower employees to make decisions

    Cons

    Horrible hours
    Untrustworthy management
    Deceptive hiring strategies
    Complete disregard for training
    Toxic work environment

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to people to get them to work for you. Be honest, and keep your promises.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager - Frito-Lay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is competitive and benefits are strong. Pace if very fast and busy if that excites you. Huge reliance on teamwork and most team members will be quick to help out where needed. Training and resources is probably the best in the industry. Performance based company, so if you work very hard, you can succeed.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is poor. Despite initiatives to fix, this seems to be moving slowly. The company is pushing productivity savings, which is putting more strain on all levels of the company. There is a disconnect with executive level management and the front-line teams. There are several positions in the company that are "broken". The company is bottom-heavy, so in order to advance, you must really stick out as a top-performer.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more routes, front-line pay, managers, and supply chain. Build a full-circle program to fix work-life balance (putting it on your PDR as a personal goal is not the idea). Rework certain positions in the company so they are desirable again.


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