PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 27 April 2015
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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

    PepsiCo Sales Leader Intern

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    Current Intern - Sales Leader in Orange, CA (US)
    Current Intern - Sales Leader in Orange, CA (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great leadership experience, sales experience and exposure to the daily operations that make this company thrive!

    Cons

    No cons, honestly! This internship program is like no other in the country, they give you a real project that is a real problem in the company and provide you with the flexibility, resources, and knowledge to implement your own creative solution, hands on! They really value what your bring to the table and are enthusiastic about young talent in PepsiCo, they view you as the future of this Fortune 50 company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and your commitment to making the Pepsi Culture inclusive, supportive, and tightly bonded.

  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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Need more admin to support sales and operations staff.

  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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

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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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good training, good pay, friendly workers.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    treat workers with respect, tell the truth.

  7. Helpful (4)

    Solid company with great job security, quality of life and work/life balance depends on the position you hold.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time

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

    Pros

    Working for Frito-Lay as a Route Sales representative, I was proud to be working for such a widely recognized and industry leading brand. Middle management seemed to be very supportive of their front line sales team.

    Cons

    While middle management (my direct supervisors) were very supportive and attentive to their front line sales representatives, the often unreasonable sales goals set forth by the company often resulted in overworking and exploiting the sales reps out in the field.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to place a much higher emphasis on being considerate of the moral and well-being of the front line staff that represent and support the company's operations at the most basic level. Frito-Lay, under it's mother company PepsiCo have recently been enacting many changes in the way day-to-day operations are conducted that in my opinion have had negative implications for the sales representatives out in the field doing all the leg work. In an effort to maximize profits and efficiency, the company has seemed to compromise on the quality of working conditions for the bottom-level employees that represent the face of the company.

    PepsiCo Response

    Apr 22, 2015Talent Manager

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughtful and constructive feedback.

  8. Sales Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Real work experience, competitive salary. Provides real insight to life after college and a true work day.

    Cons

    Managers often too busy to provide ample assistance. Training Management too concerned with typical corporate ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Don't glamorize the position to future employees. It is a nice position, but is much more blue collar than you would think.

  9. Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work like balance encouraged! Great place to work

    Cons

    Didn't have any negatives as an employee!

    PepsiCo Response

    Apr 27, 2015Talent Manager

    Thank you for the great review!

  10. fast work environment with a lot of hours.

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Wilmington, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Wilmington, MA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great pay, great people, solid company standards

    Cons

    weekly hours worked is too high

    PepsiCo Response

    Apr 27, 2015Talent Manager

    We appreciate you taking the time to post a review. Thank you for your dedication!

  11. Merchandiser

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    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Detroit, MI (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company is very diverse which is a great thing. Also, the base salary for new hire employees is not bad

    Cons

    I have none at all

    PepsiCo Response

    Apr 27, 2015Talent Manager

    Thank you for your review and feedback. We are happy to hear you are enjoying your time at PepsiCo!

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