PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 13 September 2014
Updated 13 September 2014
1,804 Reviews
3.5
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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686 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • 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 for more than a 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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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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 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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  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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    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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    • 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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    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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    • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    plant worker

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    Former Employee - Line Worker  in  Taber, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Taber, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    higher than minimum wage, good benefits. If you can land a FT position. Next to impossible as it is mostly relatives.

    Cons

    available for 24 hr shift work, Favoritism given to relatives and friends. Difficult for outsiders to get FT position. Break times too short for the amount of physical demands. They encourage you to speak up/out to supervisors, but if you do, they fire you for being too opinionated or adhereing to policies drilled in during orientation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break times too short, not enough time to do what needs to be done on a break as you must roll off each time before re-entering again. You do not get proper muscle relaxation in 10-20 min. by the time you get to your locker, go to toilet, wash hands, walk to lunchroom or smoking area outdoors and several meters away from bulding, your time is up and you have not yet rested the muscles you were meant to rest. Is this not the purpose for breaks? to reduce injury and relieve lactic acid build up that causes muscle breakdown. Lots of WCB cases, should be putting up RED FLAGS..... why are you not asking yourselves "Why?" and so many booking off with short notice prior to shift. This would be reason enough to investigate and evaluate breaktime and floor forman for their attitude and behavior towards employees. Why are so many getting hurt or booking off so much? Orientation drills in safety and speaking up to supervisors and to adhere to these policies no matter what!. When speaking to supervisors about such policies and issues you get fired!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Supurb upbringing and fun, satisfying work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, exciting and stimulating environment.

    Cons

    Can work long hours when on specials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep doors open.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Management in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Team to work with

    Cons

    Supervisors are not business saavy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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