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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
1,765 Reviews

3.5
1,765 Reviews
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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655 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance was given to those who handled it responsibly (in 99 reviews)

  • great pay and benefits, plenty of opportunities for growth, very stable company (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to be focused on your own work life balance because there's so much to do (in 218 reviews)

  • long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried (in 153 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Work hard but play hard.

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    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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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Demand Planner  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Demand Planner in Sydney

    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

    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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  5.  

    Summer Internship - Finance MBA

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

    Pros

    Incredible global company w/ huge depth of experience, opportunities for advancement, and ability to explore different areas of the company throughout your career.

    Cons

    Due to the ever-changing 'rotational' nature of positions at PepsiCo, there are some issues w/ continuity / knowledge transfer but that is a trade-off they appear comfortable with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall Good Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research and Development  in  Valhalla, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Research and Development in Valhalla, NY (US)

    Pros

    PepsiCo PAMPERS their interns. We were taken on numerous field trips, and got to have weekly lunches with senior leaders of the company. We were given real projects that were stimulating and had the opportunity to connect with many of the employees.

    Cons

    Many of the employees at Pepsi are extremely busy. As an intern it was sometimes easy to be overlooked or pushed off when other more pressing issues arose.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The best place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Material Handler  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Material Handler in Orlando, FL (US)

    Pros

    Benefits, Money, Business growth, and variation of jobs

    Cons

    Work is difficult. Sometimes it may not be worth the money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Summer Internship in Research and Development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research and Development Intern  in  White Plains, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Research and Development Intern in White Plains, NY (US)

    Pros

    The people are all extremely welcoming and helpful. They made themselves available to chat about advice on a project or my future career. I was able to do real work this summer and make contributions to the future of my team, which was a rewarding and beneficial experience. The intern committee planned numerous activities for the interns to get to know one another as well as for the interns to get to know current employees. Overall it was a great learning experience and I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work for such an impactful company.

    Cons

    There were very few cons of this internship aside from the fact that I was always busy and so I did not have as much time to get to know employees in other departments which I would have liked to have been able to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are all inspirational and it was great that you took the time to have lunch with the interns each week because it was extremely beneficial to be able to get to know you.

    Recommends
  9.  

    rsr

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good pay, great benefits,extra days

    Cons

    no room for growth, advancement

  10.  

    A great learning experience through a structured program with plenty of exposure.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern

    Pros

    This internship was very beneficial for many reasons. PepsiCo invests heavily into their internship program because they truly see it as a "10-Week Interview". Each of the interns is assigned a real project that consumes much of the work time throughout the summer, but also has the opportunity to assist and learn day-to-day tasks throughout many different departments. Interns have the opportunity to travel across the country to see several different aspects of the company from corporate settings to manufacturing. Additionally, there are plenty of opportunities for exposure to high level executives and the full-time hire prospects seem to be high.

    Cons

    Because the company is so large, it is hard to regulate the experiences that each intern has. While PepsiCo does an excellent job of placing you where you seem to be most interested, there is still a lot of variability between managers, and settings. A corporate setting is a much different experience than one would get in the field. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but a student should know where they want to end up before going into an interview.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work on communication within the program. Especially throughout the school year leading into the summer, as interns, we were often left in the dark. It would also have been nice to have some assistance in finding housing, particularly for those in New York locations where it proved extremely difficult to find reasonable housing for such a short term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    WN/N

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Resource  in  Memphis, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Resource in Memphis, TN (US)

    Pros

    Monday to Friday and Saturday

    Cons

    I really think it go plac to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's work as ateam

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