PepsiCo

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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 3 March 2015
Updated 3 March 2015
2,170 Reviews
3.4
2,170 Reviews
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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. Featured Review

     

    Pepsi Co is an organization that challenges you to be your best personally and professionally

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Innovation in Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Innovation in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    You will work with the best and brightest, you have constant opportunities to train and improve yourself, if you enjoy change and setting your own path they give you that flexibility, ....you will be held to high standards and will need to demonstrate your ability to deliver results.

    Cons

    The pace of change and accountability, sometimes without the right resources, can be challenging. Resulting in a need to personally find a balance between your work and personal life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Supply Chain - over worked and underappreciated

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Large company name (looks great on resume)

    Cons

    Too many managers who don't know what they are doing which leaves workers overworked and frustrated.
    Business changes are always poorly executed and work arounds are executed by staff to get their jobs done.
    Poor internal policies stopping you from moving up (move than 2 levels) anywhere in the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop looking at people as "a nice guy" and look at them on their working ability.
    Access your middle management and find out if they really know what they are doing instead of riding on their staff's ability and simply being able to sell themselves. Think and ask staff prior to implementing changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start off your career... but is slow to promote

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Great training and experience, fun place to work

    Cons

    Lots of cut backs, morale seemed down, not like it "used to be"

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    pepsico

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    flexible, learning, training, good careers path

    Cons

    hard work day to day updates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great People, Very Dynamic, Not so good salary

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Analyst in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Sales Analyst in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    PepsiCo has a great team and everyone makes you feel at home and helps you every time you need. It's a very dynamic company since they're always adapting its structure to the market. There is always something new to do, therefore the job is never boring

    Cons

    The only not so positive topic that I can mention is the salary, which, in my opinion, should be higher.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    The people are great, good pay

    Cons

    the hours are ambiguous, there is alot of pressure

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent income but very long hours.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Frito-Lay Route Sales in Bethlehem, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Frito-Lay Route Sales in Bethlehem, PA (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    The money is incredible.
    DSL's are usually willing to help you out whenever you need a hand with displays or anything else.
    A large company so you're not looked down on.
    Great benefits.

    Cons

    Very long days. Up to 16 hours depending on your route. So, not much home life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If a former employee burns bridges with their accounts, don't ask/expect/put it on your new employee to smooth things over with those accounts. That's why you're there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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