PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
1,890 Reviews
3.4
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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 108 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 249 reviews)

  • long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried (in 170 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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    Pepsi Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Pepsi is a great company to work for. They allow you to grow with the company. Employees and Management are some of the best I ever encountered in my life.... PEPSI BLUE is the way to go!

    Cons

    Some of the challenges are working the weekends. Other than that it's not to much to complain about. Overall it a great place to launch your career

  6.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities. Many benefits.

    Cons

    Working the Holidays. A lot of pressure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company with great benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good health benefits, professional environment, opportunities for advancement for sales reps, innovative products, fantastic product portfolio. The pay is decent. Opportunities to telecommute as needed. College grads with no experience earn great money and can be moved up the ladder quickly.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are mostly in the sales field, while much fewer opportunities for non-sales related positions. Annual merit increases are very minimal for a multi-billion dollar corporation. Advertising dollars spent to hire celebrities to promote our product is disheartening especially since that money if re-purposed could be used to hire thousands of people to sell our product and would have a larger ROI. Technology updates are sometimes lacking. Virtually no training is available regardless of position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut back on dollars spent for celebrity endorsements and instead invest that money into the employees for training, technology tools, or even utilize some of the money to have better pricing for our customers. Work harder to recognize everyone at all levels and not just the sales force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience lots of responsibiltiy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for advancement if you are willing to move. They like to hire from within rather than to bring in outside resources. Lots of bonuses to be had based on performance.

    Cons

    Compensation was great for the work expected but not when compared with working in other industries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It should be common sense, but management should look to match interns with managers who are directly involved and impacted by the assignments of the intern.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good conpany but lacks in out of the box thinking

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    Former Employee - Unspecified in White Plains, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Unspecified in White Plains, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Supportive coworkers. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Employees tend to stick to the status quo rather than make improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align incentives with company goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    easy

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    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Cali, Valle del Cauca (Colombia)
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Cali, Valle del Cauca (Colombia)

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

    Pros

    laid back questions they were all behavioral questiosna nd then also a few questions about the interview process there is flex time and training is goo company values their employees

    Cons

    two proceses , not a priority job it seems hard at first but the training program is supposed to be very good which is a huge plus on that side of the job if anything that is needed for it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work and life balance is great and then you can get a promotion as well the culture is great and a friendly envirometn its a large company with a lot of tech and learning xperience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Great Company, they give a lot to its employees. Bonuses, clothing money, generous commission, very employee-centric company.

    Cons

    Lots of hours, frustrating working environments, people dislike vendors

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