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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
1,948 Reviews
3.4
1,948 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 110 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 253 reviews)

  • long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried (in 172 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Big Company Lacks quality leaders

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    • 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
  2. 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 (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  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Varied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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
  7.  

    Finance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    PepsiCo UK & Ireland - A view from the Head Office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast-paced, dynamic, swin or sink environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frito-Lay Sales Rep: Pretty good

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

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

    Pros

    Descent earnings for someone without a college degree. Good Benefits. Not stuck in a cubical.

    Cons

    Hope you like working on holidays. Hope you like waking up at 3:30 am.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to recognize good talent when you have it, and stop living up to some 50/50 ideological split of college recruits and home grown talent. It will leave and you are going to be left with an unproven "rookie" to grow your business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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