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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated May 21, 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)

    "Poor Work Life Balance and Bad Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great pay, poor management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Packer in Pulaski, TN
    Current Employee - Packer in Pulaski, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, paid breaks, straight time

    Cons

    Lack of communication from office/management all around, Safety Officer is worthless, management/supervisors are clueless on day to day operations, equipment is severely out dated/overly retrofitted, A/C is unpredictable, most supervisors stay in their office

    Advice to Management

    Become more familiar with subordinates' job roles, plant management establish more presence on plant floor, have Safety Manager update Safety Tests (most have information outdated a few years) and spend more time on plant floor


  3. "Treasury Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Treasury Manager in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Treasury Manager in Purchase, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with smart people who are the best in their industry, prestige of working at top company

    Cons

    Lots of talk of work life balance, but then seen as slacker if you decided to enjoy the "benefits", difficult to move up when you are not in middle management. They create ways to "develop talent" for top directors only

    Advice to Management

    Remember when you were also trying to move up -- people helped you. Its not all "self serve" if your managers do not want to participate


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "This is a horrible dead end job, you're either working 30 hours a week or 60 in a 4 day work week. Always cleaning up."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Merchandiser in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Account Merchandiser in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money is ok. Not amazing, but you can kind of pay your bille

    Cons

    Dealing with a people/traffic plus cleaning up after people never knowing what to walk into. For 6-17 hours a day.

    Advice to Management

    Deal with your horrible employees who don't work.


  6. "R&D Engineer PepsiCo review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Turkey, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Turkey, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PepsiCo (More than a year)

    Pros

    perfect environment to work, positive attitude, opportunity to challenge yourself and always full support for ideas, many opportunities for personal development

    Cons

    it could be better if part time employees have real challenging tasks and make them feel they are really responsible


  7. "Leadership is pushing us to the right place...but devil is In the details"

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

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

    Pros

    Ambitious agenda, mostly good people and challenges, wide range of opptys to learn and grow your skills in various aspects of the business

    Cons

    Prioritization and focus is not our strong suit. Process-abhorrent place so expertise resides in people and culture is highly relational. This either does or doesn't work for you.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandising"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in McAllen, TX
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in McAllen, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good, they also pay for mileage. Usually no management watching you so you have freedom. No customers bothering you

    Cons

    Pretty lonely sometimes and work loads can be big. Lots of squatting standing and walking. Sometimes you have to go in really early, like 3am

    Advice to Management

    Make it more of a team environment


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not what it use to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in La Mirada, CA
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in La Mirada, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met a lot of great co workers

    Cons

    Long hours, work/life balance is horrible even though they say they put family first, performance pay is why people are quitting left and right, management never has your back, moral is really low, they hire too many kids out of college who think they know it all!

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like you care and are our friends! Respect the workers who make your paychecks too!


  10. Helpful (5)

    "PepsiCo doesn't care"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Leader in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - District Sales Leader in Orlando, FL
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full benefits like Medical and Dental insurance, life insurance, and a 401k

    Cons

    PepsiCo does not care about it's employees. Sure it does little things like let you earn points to redeem in a catalog of goods, but its employees are just numbers in a machine.

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your key to success. You have to take better care of them.


  11. "Great Place to work!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedule, Great Benefits

    Cons

    Limited on growth and career opportunities.


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