PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
1,810 Reviews
3.5
1,810 Reviews
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
Indra K. Nooyi
688 Ratings

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.  

    Work hard but play hard.

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    PepsiCo offers some of the best mentors out there!

    Cons

    Too much process bogs you down from doing the real work...they need administrators to fill this gap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more admin to support sales and operations staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Demand Planner

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    Current Employee - Demand Planner  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Demand Planner in Sydney

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

    Pros

    A good learning environment with solid processes in place to maintain the forecast. Central to the supply chain as advise forecasts volumes for each manufacturing plant. Opportunity to work cross functionally with other teams such as Supply Planning, Procurement, Sales and Customer Service.

    Cons

    Daily work can be monotonous and repeatitive with the publishing of the same reports and processes daily. Career progression talks can be false with middle managements fundamental drive to hit KPI's. "The only thing that matters is improving forecast accuracy".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A good start would be to develop a relationship with their employees rather than to continually demand results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    PepsiCo Review

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    Former Employee - Packer  in  Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Packer in Perth, Western Australia

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good training, good pay, friendly workers.

    Cons

    poor management, poor sacking procedures, poor HR practices. sack workers without cause.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat workers with respect, tell the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Multicultural work experiences with different nationalities

    Cons

    A lot of work training specially personal safety

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Addon cash base air tickets and increase yearly bonuses

  6.  

    Finance Manager

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Finance Manager

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

    Pros

    A great company to work, family environment and caring people

    Cons

    A lien organization, work life balance is hard to manage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Supurb upbringing and fun, satisfying work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay, exciting and stimulating environment.

    Cons

    Can work long hours when on specials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep doors open.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    plant worker

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    Former Employee - Line Worker  in  Taber, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Taber, AB (Canada)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    higher than minimum wage, good benefits. If you can land a FT position. Next to impossible as it is mostly relatives.

    Cons

    available for 24 hr shift work, Favoritism given to relatives and friends. Difficult for outsiders to get FT position. Break times too short for the amount of physical demands. They encourage you to speak up/out to supervisors, but if you do, they fire you for being too opinionated or adhereing to policies drilled in during orientation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break times too short, not enough time to do what needs to be done on a break as you must roll off each time before re-entering again. You do not get proper muscle relaxation in 10-20 min. by the time you get to your locker, go to toilet, wash hands, walk to lunchroom or smoking area outdoors and several meters away from bulding, your time is up and you have not yet rested the muscles you were meant to rest. Is this not the purpose for breaks? to reduce injury and relieve lactic acid build up that causes muscle breakdown. Lots of WCB cases, should be putting up RED FLAGS..... why are you not asking yourselves "Why?" and so many booking off with short notice prior to shift. This would be reason enough to investigate and evaluate breaktime and floor forman for their attitude and behavior towards employees. Why are so many getting hurt or booking off so much? Orientation drills in safety and speaking up to supervisors and to adhere to these policies no matter what!. When speaking to supervisors about such policies and issues you get fired!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    PepsiCO

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    Current Employee - Key Account Manager  in  Newark, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Newark, NJ (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Friendly environment. Career opportunities are vast which is good.

    Cons

    Pay is not as high as one would expect for work that they do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Ability to make decisions at every level. The business operates with an entrepreneurial mentality which leads to innovation.

    Cons

    At times the corporation changes direction extremely fast. Quick to create a new operating model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more in work-life balance. The corporation is fast paced and employees need more flexibility to refresh.

  11.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Management  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Management in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Team to work with

    Cons

    Supervisors are not business saavy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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