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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 14 November 2018
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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Pros
  • "Positive work environment, excellent work/life balance" (in 322 reviews)

  • "Pay and benefits are on the upper end of the scale when compared to other companies" (in 245 reviews)

Cons
  • "They have work/life balance programs but its almost impossible to take advantage of them" (in 716 reviews)

  • "Long hours can take there toll, so make sure you prepare yourself for the 12" (in 618 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company with a real focus on reward, recognition and promotion.
    So many people in the business started in the field sales role and have worked their way up, and you really feel like managers here support you in doing so.
    Working hours are reasonable and people generally have a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Being based in Reading means there’s less of an after-work-drinks culture vs. working in a bigger city.
    Thats all I can think of!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing.
    PepsiCo is a great place to work and build your career.


  2. "Great place to progress if you are willing to work for it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good facilities, alot of opportunity to progress if you are willing to work hard and network with the right people.

    Cons

    Progression is limited if others don't move on.
    Very Competitive working environment.
    Promotions are offered to those that know the right people rather than the person who are most qualified.

    Advice to Management

    More transparent on upcoming roles

  3. "Good local culture, but globally driven"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and work/life balance. Generally support of family constraints.
    Good opportunities to develop through training.

    Cons

    Suffering with market disruptors and changing consumer asks. Will be challenged to meet share-holder expectations with likely head count reductions.
    HQ parking is limited. not the place to work if you need to get to the office after a school run.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of consequences of KPI's. Too many are being established with single outcome in mind and no consideration for the negative behaviors they influence


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Could do better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary
    Job opportunities
    Keeps you fit

    Cons

    No communication with Managers
    Morale very poor
    Health and safety doesn’t exist, only on their paperwork.
    They force overtime on you most weeks, massively exceeding your base hour contract.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your employees. Where are the incentives? Constantly dragged in for unreasonable overtime and they wonder why morale is poor and people aren’t pulling their weight... it works both ways guys.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time

    Pros

    Free snacks and fizzy drinks

    Cons

    No work life balance, JGDI culture

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  6. "Great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, take care of their employees

    Cons

    Difficult to progress and no clear career route


  7. "General operative"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Operator in Leicester, England
    Former Employee - General Operator in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wages were ok but not worth the health

    Cons

    The unfairness and mistreatment
    It’s not what you know in that place but who you know,
    The management is racist and pick on people and favour there mates.
    They have code of conduct but no one goes by it. I was bullied by management and shop floor. My health suffered and I got hurt. They refused my redundancy money
    And refused my claim for a injury which I got while there ended up mentally and physically abused.

    Advice to Management

    Get proper management and weed out the bad guys!!

  8. "Outstanding Employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture
    First Class Development
    Flexibility
    Outstanding benefits
    Inspirational leadership
    Diversity and inclusion a genuine focus
    Progression opportunities

    Cons

    I loved my time there, and was disappointed to leave, albeit it was the right career step for me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  9. "apprentice role in pepsico"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apprentice in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Apprentice in Leicester, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    salary and friendly people especially managers

    Cons

    a bit hard but like everywhere in warehouses


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Do not work here!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - FLM in Skelmersdale, England
    Former Employee - FLM in Skelmersdale, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is good but only because of the shift allowance but health deteriates

    Cons

    Awful business ran by clowns.Shift managers are a joke who think they are military when in fact work for a crisp factory.

    Hours and roster is the worst I have ever worked under...very slave labour like (look at this first)

    Advice to Management

    See above..

    Try and retain good crew and staff instead of making yourself look big by cutting numbers using disciplinaries

    Need to put your crew first at times when needed as you will need them.

    Be more human and sociable


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