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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  • shifts if back to back becomes a bit hard on Work/Life balance (in 634 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Loader in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Loader in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is great
    Superiors generally decent, many will help advance your career if you show initiative.
    Very steady and predictable job day to day and schedule.

    Cons

    No 401k match, barely a pension.
    Supervisors seem to be a bit overwhelmed.
    Low morale. Given the pay and level of work not being as heavy as it used to be I'm surprised how many complaints my co-workers come up with. I guess this is what the union does to people-gives the entitled mentality. Half these guys milk an hour or more of OT a day-pathetic!
    Also-machines here suck.

    Advice to Management

    Inspire us. I've worked at other warehouses where entire crews had pride in their work, even competing amongst each other. I feel like I'm around a bunch of little kids who can't see how good they have it. This is largely management's fault. None of these supervisors has risen from the ground up from loader position. I feel it's critical to have a person we can respect, and who respects our efforts.


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "Excellent company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


  4. "Finance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "MFG Resource"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mfg Resource in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Mfg Resource in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good
    opportunity for growth
    benefits

    Cons

    long work hours
    no work life balance
    politics

    Advice to Management

    balance work among staff, place managers in positions based on skills and not who they know


  6. Helpful (13)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good pay, lots of hours"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Senior Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - IT Senior Manager in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good competitive pay and opportunity for growth across many disciplines in the company.

    Cons

    Constant "productivity" challenges has created an environment where you cannot hire opens, cannot train new, and cannot experience and see emerging technologies/capabilities which results in poor performance and low morale.

    Also a very consensus based organization which directs all decisions to the top versus empowering middle management to make decisions and work autonomously.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the top line and innovation, The bottom line will follow.

  8. "Data & Analytics BI Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data & Analytics Business Intelligence Delivery Specialist in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Data & Analytics Business Intelligence Delivery Specialist in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Telecommuting and flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Too many outsourced and offshore resources


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Quality Control Technician"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Control Lab Technician in Stone Mountain, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Control Lab Technician in Stone Mountain, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent and SOME employees are nice.

    Cons

    You are over worked and there is NO air conditioning on the production floor where you will spend most of your time. There is no real break room only two small tables. You are on your feet and running around all day for 12hr shifts. There is back stabbing going on which is ridiculous as adults. The inhumane environment of no air conditioning is ridiculous for a fortune 50 company. There is only 2 ppl per shift which is insane there should be atleast 3 ppl minimum per shift.

    Advice to Management

    Get your employees some air conditioning and better break rooms and have at least 3 ppl per shift working at a time.


  10. "My experience after 1 year"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too many cooks in the kitchen.

    Advice to Management

    Look for ways to have more consistent structure across teams.


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