PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
1,810 Reviews
3.5
1,810 Reviews
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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688 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance was given to those who handled it responsibly (in 99 reviews)

  • great pay and benefits, plenty of opportunities for growth, very stable company (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to be focused on your own work life balance because there's so much to do (in 218 reviews)

  • long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried (in 153 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Theale, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Theale, South East England, England

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities to progress your career

    Cons

    At time can be very HR process focused

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Summer Sales Internship Programme UK

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Sales Intern  in  Reading, England
    Former Employee - Summer Sales Intern in Reading, England

    I worked at PepsiCo as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    A lot of responsibility.
    Great support.
    Loads of opportunities.
    Good money.
    Company van with petrol (for social use too).
    Looks great on CV.
    Head office visits very fun and informative.

    Cons

    Long hours (you will be knackered all week).
    Very sales focused (cold calling in person).
    Sometimes the management can be out of touch with what the interns are doing.
    Some staff on lower levels can get a bit annoyed with looking after interns (and maybe jealous of how well they are treated).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep this internship going, but make sure the managers on all levels know what the interns are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A fast paced environment characterised by lots of change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Reading, England
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Reading, England

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They really do care for their people
    Great work flexibility
    Job opportunities are available
    Values driven organisation
    A product portfolio that one can be proud of
    Strong commitment to open two way communication with all employees

    Cons

    Occasionally a bit of bureaucracy gets in the way
    IT systems lag behind other global companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get more alignment at Sector leadership level.
    Allow more time for new structures to bed down before implementing another raft of changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Constantly growing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Environmental Auditor  in  Cupar, Scotland
    Current Employee - Internal Environmental Auditor in Cupar, Scotland

    I have been working at PepsiCo part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Plenty opportunities to grow within the company, great people, great place to work

    Cons

    Getting too impersonal at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To don't forget humanity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, great people, great products

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

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time

    Pros

    Great products, people, people managers, and customers

    Cons

    Slow and frustrating career progression

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Intentions, Very poor Execution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England

    I have been working at PepsiCo as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The HQ is a nice building with nice anemities such as a free gym and cheap breakfast

    Cons

    There is a sincere lack of career progression within the company. If you are lower than a certain level it takes an age to even be considered for a promotion.
    Some employees use the work/life balance to take liberties in terms of workload. There seems to be a lot of brown-nosing within the company to the point of no genuine opportunites for training or development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure people get promoted who work hard, not just the people who are your friends and good at talking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    positive overall

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    salary is excellent
    international working
    varied work

    Cons

    lack of training
    management not proactive

  9.  

    Challenging but rewarding worth it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Skelmersdale, England
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Skelmersdale, England

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Career progression & challenging rewarding, family ethics

    Cons

    Last minute decisions, lack of sharing information

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan better ahead

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Big Company Lacks quality leaders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    PepsiCo has some of the best policies when it comes to flexibility of working hours.

    Cons

    Only market performane matters, not people performance.
    Lack of proper systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Management: Open your eyes, ears and hearts...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, brands and people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CBM  in  Theale, South East England, England
    Current Employee - CBM in Theale, South East England, England

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Calibre of people in organisation

    Cons

    Big organisation, could be more nimble

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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