PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
1,786 Reviews

3.5
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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.  

    Outstanding Fortune 100 Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, opportunities, experiences and leadership

    Cons

    Highly matrixed and some legacy challenges

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    On-boarding process went very well

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Being new, I don't know too much yet. The on-boarding process was fairly smooth. They did a good job with the orientation and my manager had everything ready to go to get me started day 1. The perks are great. Free oatmeal in the morning at the Plaza in Chicago, cheap on-site health club, etc.

    Cons

    Everything is VERY corporate. There is a set way to do everything. Being new, it has been challenging to learn the right process and who the right people are to talk to. Some people take for granted that a newcomer may not know all the right procedures. LOTS of bizarre acronyms are used. They even joke about it in the orientation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Interactive Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Operations
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Operations

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

    Pros

    - Great company to start out with
    - Awesome company to gain valuable leadership skills
    - Trusts you with critical project work

    Cons

    - Needs improvement in work, life balance
    - They like to put you on off shifts before 1st shift
    - Culture can be a challenge to change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Summer Internship - Finance MBA

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance MBA  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Finance MBA in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Incredible global company w/ huge depth of experience, opportunities for advancement, and ability to explore different areas of the company throughout your career.

    Cons

    Due to the ever-changing 'rotational' nature of positions at PepsiCo, there are some issues w/ continuity / knowledge transfer but that is a trade-off they appear comfortable with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    PepsiCo is a good place to have an internship.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

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

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and willing to explain how things work. I always felt like I was contributing to the company with my work.

    Cons

    It's a fast paced work place, so you have to keep up. The management is always busy, so they are sometimes not as atentative to your needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more feedback from the work I was doing would have been nice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overall Good Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research and Development  in  Valhalla, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Research and Development in Valhalla, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    PepsiCo PAMPERS their interns. We were taken on numerous field trips, and got to have weekly lunches with senior leaders of the company. We were given real projects that were stimulating and had the opportunity to connect with many of the employees.

    Cons

    Many of the employees at Pepsi are extremely busy. As an intern it was sometimes easy to be overlooked or pushed off when other more pressing issues arose.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The best place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Material Handler  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Material Handler in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Money, Business growth, and variation of jobs

    Cons

    Work is difficult. Sometimes it may not be worth the money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    rsr

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    good pay, great benefits,extra days

    Cons

    no room for growth, advancement

  10.  

    Summer Internship in Research and Development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research and Development Intern  in  White Plains, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Research and Development Intern in White Plains, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    The people are all extremely welcoming and helpful. They made themselves available to chat about advice on a project or my future career. I was able to do real work this summer and make contributions to the future of my team, which was a rewarding and beneficial experience. The intern committee planned numerous activities for the interns to get to know one another as well as for the interns to get to know current employees. Overall it was a great learning experience and I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work for such an impactful company.

    Cons

    There were very few cons of this internship aside from the fact that I was always busy and so I did not have as much time to get to know employees in other departments which I would have liked to have been able to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are all inspirational and it was great that you took the time to have lunch with the interns each week because it was extremely beneficial to be able to get to know you.

    Recommends
  11.  

    A great learning experience through a structured program with plenty of exposure.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern

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

    Pros

    This internship was very beneficial for many reasons. PepsiCo invests heavily into their internship program because they truly see it as a "10-Week Interview". Each of the interns is assigned a real project that consumes much of the work time throughout the summer, but also has the opportunity to assist and learn day-to-day tasks throughout many different departments. Interns have the opportunity to travel across the country to see several different aspects of the company from corporate settings to manufacturing. Additionally, there are plenty of opportunities for exposure to high level executives and the full-time hire prospects seem to be high.

    Cons

    Because the company is so large, it is hard to regulate the experiences that each intern has. While PepsiCo does an excellent job of placing you where you seem to be most interested, there is still a lot of variability between managers, and settings. A corporate setting is a much different experience than one would get in the field. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but a student should know where they want to end up before going into an interview.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work on communication within the program. Especially throughout the school year leading into the summer, as interns, we were often left in the dark. It would also have been nice to have some assistance in finding housing, particularly for those in New York locations where it proved extremely difficult to find reasonable housing for such a short term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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