PepsiCo
3.2 of 5 1,479 reviews
www.pepsico.com Purchase, NY 5000+ Employees

PepsiCo Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.2 1,479 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi

Indra K. Nooyi

(496 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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Summer Sales Internship Programme UK

Summer Sales Intern (Former Employee)
Reading, England

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

ProsA 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.

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

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

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A fast paced environment characterised by lots of change

Human Resources (Current Employee)
Reading, England

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

ProsThey 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

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

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

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

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Constantly growing

Internal Environmental Auditor (Current Employee)
Cupar, Scotland

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

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

ConsGetting too impersonal at times

Advice to Senior ManagementTo don't forget humanity

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

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Great company, great people, great products

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at PepsiCo full-time

ProsGreat products, people, people managers, and customers

ConsSlow and frustrating career progression

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

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Good Intentions, Very poor Execution

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Leicester, England

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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positive overall

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at PepsiCo

Prossalary is excellent
international working
varied work

Conslack of training
management not proactive

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Challenging but rewarding worth it

Process Engineer (Current Employee)
Skelmersdale, England

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

ProsCareer progression & challenging rewarding, family ethics

ConsLast minute decisions, lack of sharing information

Advice to Senior ManagementPlan better ahead

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

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Big Company Lacks quality leaders

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PepsiCo

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company, brands and people

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

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

ProsCalibre of people in organisation

ConsBig organisation, could be more nimble

Advice to Senior ManagementTake more risks!

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

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Great place to work

Functional Analyst (Current Employee)
Reading, England

I have been working at PepsiCo as an intern for more than a year

ProsIt's a great company offering a lot of good experience and a good place to start your career. I throughly enjoyed my time with them, lots of work to be done so never a dull moment!

ConsSlow career progression and movement within the IT department and little chance of a salary raise. Felt like everyone was quite constrained with movement and a lack of investment made it a frustrating department to work in.

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer better career progression and more competitive salary raises.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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