PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
1,878 Reviews
3.4
1,878 Reviews
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance at Pepsico is the one shining facet that it holds (in 108 reviews)

  • PepsiCo offers great pay and benefits and is truly a fun place to work (in 51 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to be focused on your own work life balance because there's so much to do (in 249 reviews)

  • long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried (in 170 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at PepsiCo as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    It'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!

    Cons

    Slow 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 ManagementAdvice

    Offer better career progression and more competitive salary raises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Varied

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

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

    Pros

    Comp and benefits
    Global opportunities
    Structured appraisals

    Cons

    Extremely competitive
    Demanding atmosphere
    Work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    IT 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 ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more and be more visible... and in some cases, more authentic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The role involves a huge workload but the pay is not competitive with other simillar roles in London.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Mobility Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Global Mobility Analyst in London, England

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Good brand recognition
    Good in your resume

    Cons

    Huge organization with lots of processes, bureaucratic organization
    Management is not trained to manage people so there are many managers with no people skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer training to new managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Finance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Controller in Theale, South West England, England
    Former Employee - Financial Controller in Theale, South West England, England

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

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

    Cons

    internal "favourites" were apparent

    limited exposure to senior leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    PepsiCo UK & Ireland - A view from the Head Office

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    It'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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast-paced, dynamic, swin or sink environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Accounts Manager
    Current Employee - National Accounts Manager

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - None. Senior direction is good

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Educational and carachter building

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Large Format Sales Representative in Winston-Salem, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Large Format Sales Representative in Winston-Salem, NC (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Organized, strong culture, good environment, well equipped for growth

    Cons

    Weak internal communication, erratic response time,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within more wisely.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Analyst Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Somers, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Somers, NY (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance and good compensation. People working are good and transparency is good. HR is good too

    Cons

    Salary is low and people expect a lot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It is an empowering company that has a balance between its collaborators and it's customers/consumers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate Manager in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate Manager in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's internal structure for professional development it's very clear and easy to follow, your growth depends on you

    Cons

    There is a lot of re-structure internaly so your co-workers change a lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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