PepsiCo
3.2 of 5 1,476 reviews
www.pepsico.com Purchase, NY 5000+ Employees

PepsiCo Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.2 1,476 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi

Indra K. Nooyi

(493 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "PepsiCo offers a great work-life balance and encourages team building"
    in 47 reviews
  • "Great people - world class building and grounds - FUN company like a college campus"
    in 34 reviews
Cons:
  • "Some employees use the work/life balance to take liberties in terms of workload"
    in 74 reviews
  • "no work/life balance, little direction from location management"
    in 22 reviews
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Work hard but play hard.

Sales (Former Employee)

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

ProsPepsiCo offers some of the best mentors out there!

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

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more admin to support sales and operations staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sydney

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

ProsA 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Packer (Former Employee)
Perth, Western Australia

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

Prosgood training, good pay, friendly workers.

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

Advice to Senior Managementtreat workers with respect, tell the truth.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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My experience with Pepsi has been an overall good experience, but you have to fight for what you want.

Supply Chain Associate (Current Employee)
Burnsville, MN (US)

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

ProsDecent pay and as much or as little overtime as you want.
Positive work atmosphere and room to grow.
Great company to start your career with and use as a stepping stone.
Great 401K match 6%
Health benefits aren't bad either, even though I do not use them.
They is plenty of room to grow with a high turnover rate in management, so long as you are politically correct for the job
Many free and discounted programs, car rentals, costco memberships, financial planning many opportunities

ConsVery political and company when it comes to promotions
They don't seem to want to utilize there best employees when it comes to promotions
They take a college degree to such a high regard that if you don't have one you don't stand much of a chance
     against someone who does
They tend to "play" their employees in order to get what they need out of them, by giving empty promises or false hope.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to let people make or break their own career a little more. There tends to be a lot of micro managing, and not wanting to look bad by endorsing someone for the next step. Let people climb the ladder that have proven themselves instead of strategically keeping people in place when they are ready to move up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A Great place to work.

TOCA (Former Employee)
Tolleson, AZ (US)

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

ProsThe Benefits are good,the people I worked with are very professional.Management is very responsive to needs.

ConsSometimes the hours were challenging. Sometimes had to work split shifts.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep focus on Safety

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Analyst (Former Employee)
Moscow (Russia)

I worked at PepsiCo as an intern for less than a year

ProsPepsiCo is an interesting company to work in especially if you have some experience. Moreover, the atmosphere is great because PepsiCo always make some engaging office activities. The company has interesting and experienced staff from top firms.

ConsThe main drawback of PepsiCo is that it is probably not the best place to learn something. It extremely depends on the department and I was lucky regarding my recruiting allocation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PepsiCo

ProsGood pay, good people, fun

ConsSometimes too big, hard to impact

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pepsico is awesome!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PepsiCo

ProsGreat pension plan! Great benefits! Great people! I love what I do! I wouldn't trade it for the world! Go pepsico! Go pepsico!

ConsLong hours! Disgruntled and discouraging managers of the accounts and sometimes your own managers! My managers are awesome by the way!

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing a great job! Superb management with superb employees equals great success!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Corporate World of Making Chips

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PepsiCo

ProsCompensation is equitable and the culture within most operations are unique.

ConsMust be willing sacrifice family and personal life for career advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementLeaders must lead, not just follow marching orders from Plano.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work with asteriks

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PepsiCo full-time

ProsMany jobs to fit what you are looking for

ConsVery Political and great company to work for if you are black.

Advice to Senior ManagementCut out the favoritism.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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