PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 31 August 2014
Updated 31 August 2014
1,789 Reviews

3.4
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Varied

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    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 for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, brands and people

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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for 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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    Finance

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    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
  6. 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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    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    PepsiCo UK & Ireland - A view from the Head Office

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    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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    • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    n/a

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

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    Cons

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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication all the way around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frito-Lay Inc

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    Current Employee - Safety Coordinator  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Safety Coordinator in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, ability to grow in the company, great systems to train employees on running the business, has high company values

    Cons

    Let great experienced empoloyees get away if they do not have a degree although they may years of experience doing a job.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Great Experience in the Corporate Atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Eau Claire, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Eau Claire, WI (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Generous with sampling new product, company logo wear, and bonuses for the entire plant as a whole. Very flexible with work schedule and work provided a variety of tasks. This was anything but redundant work. Also had the greatest managers with many, many years of experience in their field with Pepsi.

    Cons

    Amount of work was more than could be done in a typical 40 hour work week, but no overtime was allowed. Deadlines were very clear yet hard to meet due to the excessive amount of work to be completed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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