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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
2,075 Reviews
3.4
2,075 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 111 reviews)

  • PepsiCo offers great pay and benefits and is truly a fun place to work (in 52 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to be focused on your own work life balance because there's so much to do (in 259 reviews)

  • long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried (in 174 reviews)

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  1.  

    In this position you're hired for your leadership, problem solving, and decision making abilities

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Competitive salary having just graduated from college with no experience in business. Great opportunity to learn about driving sales, managing employees and running a business.

    Cons

    First 16 weeks of training are very tough, you will work nights, and be exhausted. Its very hard to maintain your life outside work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Are you more loyal to the company than the company is to you?

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Finance in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Finance in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    If you play your cards right pay is usually above average for the market.

    Cons

    Work/life balance struggles often. Company will preech about work/life balance but then expect 50-60 hour weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees as much as you care about the all mighty dollar. If you really want to retain the best people, you have give give them the benefits the deserve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    PepsiCo

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

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    This is the best company that I have ever worked for. The employees are friendly and helpful across the board and the company truly wants their employees to continue to develop and succeed professionally. The work-life balance is also amazing.

    Cons

    I do not have a strong con to share at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Associate in Southgate, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Route Sales Associate in Southgate, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    A Route Sales Associate (RSA) is one step below from a Route Sales Representative (RSR). It is also called an Extra employee where you do not have a route of your own, and your job primarily is to cover vacation days or leave of absences on different routes. You do not get sales commission as an RSA, but you have to maintain the route until the RSR for that route comes back to work. This is a good job still however. The pay is good. The management is willing to help.

    Unlike many other similar jobs, you get a loaded truck in the morning, you do not have to load your own truck or pick product from the warehouse (unless absolutely necessary), you don't even have to maintain the truck, all you have to do is turn the key and go sell it. It is also a product that you do not have to promote or tell the customer about, it sells itself. The company does a great job promoting itself and its sales. Sure there are difficulties and there are days when the truck doesn't work, is misloaded, is missing product, too much product, too little product, miscommunication, handheld failures, order uploading problems, unkind store receivers, being stuck in traffic etc, but for the other 95% of the time that everything is just fine, you can't beat this job for what it offers. Quite literally, just show up for work, unload a truck, put chips on the shelves, have fun, go home, repeat for 5 days. It is an outdoors distribution job, so expect to face all sorts of weather.

    Cons

    There is pressure to meet sales plans/numbers even when you're not getting commission on the sales. A lot of unloading of product on drugstores on weeks where there is no way the product will sell really well, generally sit on the shelf until expired. The technology is antiquated, is slow and sometimes has only one way menus/one shot prompts. A lot of loss of time. But the worst thing is predicting future orders for slow stores. There is no solid way to predict what a store will sell till the next service day. Many variables play a part in this process, and being preloaded with product does not help, product that the stores are unwilling to accept or which is definitely going to expire sitting in their back stock, since more is pushed upon the pushed product. It is very difficult to move product between stores. Also this job requires more than 50 hours a week at times, compensation for any hours over 40 is unreasonable when there is no way to shorten the hours worked. Sales based overtime (chinese overtime) is no good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please have a good look inside the stores before sending excessive product. If the stores do not wish to take it, there should be a way to take it back to the warehouse instead of carting it around in the truck for weeks trying to unload/distribute it among stores.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Packer in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Packer in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    You are able to choose which shift you would like abd the benefits package that they offer is very well put together as well

    Cons

    Some days you will come in to work and even though you were on the schedule the day before you may not be on it when you arrive the next day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    not a bad place to work

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    overtime available if wanted but is not required. People are easy to work with. Seniority means something. Decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    benefits are getting worse each year. Pepsico bought out Quaker and has worsened the benefit package every contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let the people do their job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Culture. Great People. Great W/L Balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Senior management is exceptional
    People are friendly and fun
    Value employees and work life balance

    Cons

    Compensation not high enough
    high turnover
    befits ok

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Coordinator in San Francisco de Yare (Venezuela)
    Current Employee - IT Coordinator in San Francisco de Yare (Venezuela)

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    D&I, Global company, great Benefist, salary

    Cons

    None Found on this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good job with good pay

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    Current Employee - Route Driver in Vincennes, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Vincennes, IN (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Working alone, day shift, great pay

    Cons

    Management could help sales and delivery team more instead of just focusing on leaving to go home by 11am everyday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out in the trade and help your team!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fast paced with 'up or Out' culture

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Bangkok (Thailand)

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Good salary and great people with global reach and big brands to work across

    Cons

    Excessive changes in ways of working causing confusion in streamlining work
    Bad work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on long term growth vs short term gap fill planning

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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