PepsiCo
3.2 of 5 1,472 reviews
www.pepsico.com Purchase, NY 5000+ Employees

PepsiCo Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.2 1,472 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi

Indra K. Nooyi

(489 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "PepsiCo offers a great work-life balance and encourages team building"
    in 47 reviews
  • "Great people - world class building and grounds - FUN company like a college campus"
    in 34 reviews
Cons:
  • "Some employees use the work/life balance to take liberties in terms of workload"
    in 74 reviews
  • "no work/life balance, little direction from location management"
    in 22 reviews
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Manager (Current Employee)
Theale, South East England, England

I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for more than 8 years

ProsComp and benefits
Global opportunities
Structured appraisals

ConsExtremely competitive
Demanding atmosphere
Work life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Challenging and interesting - and a great place to grow as a leader

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat leaders, freedom to set your own path, results-driven, genuine commitment to doing business ethically and responsibly, good focus on diversity, great flexible working practices, super place for working Mums (and Dads), international opportunities for high flyers, and a fun, collaborative work environment.

ConsIT infrastructure is terrible - making improvements, but lack of innovation and connectivity on core infrastructure is frustrating. Formal learning opportunities not well publicised, but there if you go after them.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more and be more visible... and in some cases, more authentic.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Financial Controller (Former Employee)
Theale, South West England, England

I worked at PepsiCo

Prosflexible summer hours programme (half day Fridays)
flexible winter hours programme (half day Fridays)

Consinternal "favourites" were apparent

limited exposure to senior leadership

Advice to Senior Managementno

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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PepsiCo UK & Ireland - A view from the Head Office

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Theale, South East England, England

I have been working at PepsiCo

ProsThe culture at the UK HQ in Theale is friendly, fast-paced and fun. There is a big focus on performance, and a robust (if slightly complex) way of measuring it. Ad-hoc recognition and reward are regular occurances. There are some fantastic benefits, including what must be one of the last final salary pension schemes in the UK. They've had a big focus on flexible working in recent years which has paid off with quite dramatic results.

ConsIt's not a culture that will suit everyone. There is an extremely high quality bar, and the pace can be exhausting. The biggest and most pervasive problem is the IT infrastructure which is in major need of a revamp. It does the job, but it is disjointed and there is still a lot of things you would expect to be automated that are still done manually.

Advice to Senior ManagementSort out the IT systems - it'll save money and make everyone's lives easier in the long run!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fast-paced, dynamic, swin or sink environment

National Accounts Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at PepsiCo

Pros- Dynamic place to work
- Variety of projects
- Smart people

Cons- Little time to adjust and learn. Need to show immediate results
- Sales and marketing could work closer together

Advice to Senior Management- None. Senior direction is good

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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My experience with Pepsi has been an overall good experience, but you have to fight for what you want.

Supply Chain Associate (Current Employee)
Burnsville, MN (US)

I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for more than a year

ProsDecent pay and as much or as little overtime as you want.
Positive work atmosphere and room to grow.
Great company to start your career with and use as a stepping stone.
Great 401K match 6%
Health benefits aren't bad either, even though I do not use them.
They is plenty of room to grow with a high turnover rate in management, so long as you are politically correct for the job
Many free and discounted programs, car rentals, costco memberships, financial planning many opportunities

ConsVery political and company when it comes to promotions
They don't seem to want to utilize there best employees when it comes to promotions
They take a college degree to such a high regard that if you don't have one you don't stand much of a chance
     against someone who does
They tend to "play" their employees in order to get what they need out of them, by giving empty promises or false hope.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to let people make or break their own career a little more. There tends to be a lot of micro managing, and not wanting to look bad by endorsing someone for the next step. Let people climb the ladder that have proven themselves instead of strategically keeping people in place when they are ready to move up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pepsico is awesome!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PepsiCo

ProsGreat pension plan! Great benefits! Great people! I love what I do! I wouldn't trade it for the world! Go pepsico! Go pepsico!

ConsLong hours! Disgruntled and discouraging managers of the accounts and sometimes your own managers! My managers are awesome by the way!

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing a great job! Superb management with superb employees equals great success!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work with asteriks

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PepsiCo full-time

ProsMany jobs to fit what you are looking for

ConsVery Political and great company to work for if you are black.

Advice to Senior ManagementCut out the favoritism.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Corporate World of Making Chips

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PepsiCo

ProsCompensation is equitable and the culture within most operations are unique.

ConsMust be willing sacrifice family and personal life for career advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementLeaders must lead, not just follow marching orders from Plano.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PepsiCo

ProsGood pay, good people, fun

ConsSometimes too big, hard to impact

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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