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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
1,950 Reviews
3.4
1,950 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 110 reviews)

  • PepsiCo offers great pay and benefits and is truly a fun place to work (in 51 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to be focused on your own work life balance because there's so much to do (in 253 reviews)

  • long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried (in 172 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 (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 (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 (less than an 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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    Frito-Lay Sales Rep: Pretty good

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Descent earnings for someone without a college degree. Good Benefits. Not stuck in a cubical.

    Cons

    Hope you like working on holidays. Hope you like waking up at 3:30 am.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to recognize good talent when you have it, and stop living up to some 50/50 ideological split of college recruits and home grown talent. It will leave and you are going to be left with an unproven "rookie" to grow your business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Cared about employees great benifits. I would recommend this company to others

    Cons

    I didn't really have any complaints about this company. Highly recommended

  7.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Material Handler in Vancouver, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Material Handler in Vancouver, WA (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Money, benefits, knew what to expect of the work that was tasked of you. Co workers were great people, even in a union environment. Overall it was a good job to have.

    Cons

    None really. I worked graveyard so that's the only thing I can think of that was bad but I actually enjoyed it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Team Leads controlled the show, they answered to management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good pay, good benefits, but hard work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BCR in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - BCR in Kansas City, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay for area
    Good benefits
    Nice co-workers

    Cons

    Accounts that are impatient and insensitive to your work environment
    Accounts that are harsh and bully vendors
    Lack of advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be understanding of your sales team difficulties in selling in new displays and trying to merchandise product. It is a lot of work and makes the sales aspect of the job difficult to complete.

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

    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bottler in Appleton, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Bottler in Appleton, WI (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Top notch, easy to work for, nice comps

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes managers over their skies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More compassionate toward employee needs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A fast-paced business fueled by bottom- and top-line results-oriented people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Developer in Barrington, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Product Developer in Barrington, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    This company runs on results. Problem-solving, compromising for the greater good, and getting the job done, often in a team setting, are all expected, with above and beyond performance being the name of the game for upward mobility. All of this, coupled with way too much work to go around, provides lots of accountability early on resulting in rich experiences for growth and learning on the job. Cross-functional collaboration and interfacing provides a clear view of the business. Lots of engagement with other employees via non-business related "people" groups and activities, which count towards overall performance ratings.

    Cons

    This is a tough fit for those wishing to be career scientists. The money for testing and research is there, but the thirst for justification and business-relevance, along with the fast-paced timelines, may deter those seeking a relaxed laboratory-based environment. Some can't handle the diversity in personalities, along with some more stereotypical personalities in specific functions throughout the business, but that's life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow mid-level managers to execute their strategy the right way, don't squash good results with unrealistic timelines and iffy requests based on even more iffy insights.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    My Experience at Pepsico was Educational

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    Former Employee - District Sales Leader in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - District Sales Leader in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    good $, reasonable work load, ability to have social life

    Cons

    good $, reasonable work load, ability to have social life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good $, reasonable work load, ability to have social life

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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