PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
1,848 Reviews
3.4
1,848 Reviews
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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708 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance at Pepsico is the one shining facet that it holds (in 106 reviews)

  • PepsiCo offers great pay and benefits and is truly a fun place to work (in 50 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to be focused on your own work life balance because there's so much to do (in 245 reviews)

  • long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried (in 166 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    An amazing pace of change for a well established company....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Unique culture to support continuous innovation and change. Nurtured talent, always welcomes feedback as a business. Quality and customer focussed even down to shift level at sites.

    Cons

    Some significant salary drops moving onto first rung of the leadership team at a site level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fast paced, highly collaborative culture but learned so much

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The people are fantastic and willing to help regardless of their position. Highly collaborative culture and matrix organization means that people interaction is the key to success. Environment is fun and entertaining. Employee resource groups abound and your people engagement is just as important as your business success.

    Cons

    Tough place for introverts given the nature of the collaborations. Despite being dependent on sharing, technological and software systems do not support culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider implementing technological tools to improve collaborative efficiencies. Also consider designing specific workspaces for creative collaboration and ideation as well as solitude and more cerebral individual processing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    PepsiCo is a great company to work for

    Cons

    Career opportunities and benefits can be increased

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Loader  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Loader in Sacramento, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    the pay was good places to move up in company

    Cons

    No Life managers have there favorites

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Work by yourself,left alone if your making sales goals.

    Cons

    Long hours,early start time ,no overtime

  7.  

    It was the best of times, it became the worst of times.

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    Former Employee - Packer  in  Irving, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Packer in Irving, TX (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    the pay was one of the best things and being able to grow with the people who worked there. at one point the rewards and recognition was supper had you feeling very appreciated for the work being done.

    Cons

    new management changed the work ethics all around..very lil recognition and unfriendly environment grew unbearable. work became strictly business not a home away from home anymore even after 12hours of hard labor..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the PepsiCo values are still in affect so please use all of them not just the ones that make management look good. the company wouldn't be what it was if it weren't for the employees who has for decades got them there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great potential at hire date; no raises or performance reviews.

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    Former Employee - Sales Merchandiser  in  Lake Forest, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Merchandiser in Lake Forest, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    steady work, fair pay, gas allowance.

    Cons

    management doesn't follow through on inquiries for advancement. quiet, hard workers are forgotten about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of honest, hard workers instead of complainers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Physically demanding, long hours

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser  in  Olathe, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Olathe, KS (US)

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

    Pros

    Working independently.
    Once in a blue moon, you might get free tickets to an event.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.
    Not a lot of balance between work and personal life.
    Constantly forced to work 6th and 7th days.
    Very physically demanding work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advancement opportunities for front-line employees would be nice. Seems as if you have to know the right people to have a chance at advancing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Has it's good and it's bad

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    Current Employee - Skilled Trades
    Current Employee - Skilled Trades

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

    Pros

    Good pay, generous tuition reimbursement,.

    Cons

    Promotion only from within, which stiffles innovaiton and new ideas because there is never experienced people coming in from outside. To make it into the ranks you pretty much had to have come up from a newbie fresh out of college likely working an off shift with weekends. Hires only engineers for low level management, engineers are not always the best personal managers. Hourly's that show huge amounts of engagement and business knowledge are kept down to keep their managers looking better. Company almost feels like a govt agency with red tape and bureaucracy. Often there is a HUGE lack of accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have some extremely engaged and knowledgeable folks in the hourly ranks who have huge potential, and know the business well but are often held back or stopped from progressing. Production facilities seem to concentrate on the wrong issues, especially the technical teams. There is a huge skills and knowledge disparity amongst the skilled trades in the plants that is never addressed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It is an experience and life challenge.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pension, 401K, vacation time, overtime.

    Cons

    home life considerations, to many hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't fix your eyes on corporate dollar. remember people run the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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