PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
1,786 Reviews

3.5
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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.  

    WN/N

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

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

    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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    Sales Operations

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations/Warehouser  in  Fenton, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Operations/Warehouser in Fenton, MO (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Leadership and committed to their employees

    Cons

    company relucant on paying decent wages to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Department Resource

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    Former Employee - Department Resource  in  Bakersfield, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Department Resource in Bakersfield, CA (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I was given the opportunity to work at a company (Frito-Lay) that allowed me to start as a PT employee and work my way up to a FT management position. All employee's at all levels are expected to contribute to the success of of the site which contributes to the overall successes of the company. Excellent culture designed to provide personal grow and the opportunity/expectation to work in all business areas.

    Cons

    Some long days and travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop getting sucked into the political correctness while driving your diversity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Demanding/Rewarding Internship

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    Current Employee - Future Leader, Supply Chain
    Current Employee - Future Leader, Supply Chain

    I have been working at PepsiCo as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    This internship was not about getting people coffee or filing documents. Time was spent rotating through the different departments and learning how each of them contribute to our final product. I worked on several different projects, some I was given and others I undertook on my own. Managers and hourly employees were very helpful with projects, but they would not hold your hand and do them for you. Hours are very flexible as long as you are completing your projects.

    Cons

    You need to be self motivated and able to hold yourself and others accountable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to offer the internship program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall, a good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time

    Pros

    A lot of career opportunities.

    Cons

    The Company is constantly changing programs, initiatives, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A good experience with an outstanding company

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    Former Employee - Line Technician II  in  Pryor, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Line Technician II in Pryor, OK (US)

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

    Pros

    Good rainbow of benefits with some perks and adequate training for the position assigned

    Cons

    No structure for career advancement

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I worked at a satellite warehouse, receiving product from the production facility and distributing it to the local area.

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Operations Intern  in  McKees Rocks, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Operations Intern in McKees Rocks, PA (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -You are promoted quickly if you are willing to relocate
    -It is easy to move from one subsidiary to another (Frito, Pepsi Beverages, Quaker, Tropicana, etc.)
    -The pay was better than most other internships
    -In a company this size, there are endless opportunties. You can move from department to department (sales, operations, etc.) almost seamlessly, which is hard to find in a company
    -If you are moving to another area, it is usually easy to find a job with PepsiCo there because they are everywhere
    -There are many international opportunities

    Cons

    -Although the work/life balance is improving, there is still a lot of work to be done. Set your hours early (8 hour day) and work your tail off for those 8 hours. Most people work long hours because they have poor time management skills and don't use their time as effectively as they could. Longer hours does not mean you are hard working or a better employee. It probably means you are not being efficient with your time.
    -Most facilities are a 24-hour operation so you could potentially be working an unfavorable shift
    -Relocation could be a problem if you have ties to a particular area or children in a particular school system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My management did a fantastic job setting me up for success and making sure I had the maximum amount of opportunities.

    The best advice for management I can give is that if you preach work/life balance to your employees, you have to model that balance yourself. You cannot say it is something you value while you continue to work 12 hour days, 6 days a week. Plus, the longer hours some works, the less efficient and effective they become.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    PepsiCo is an outstanding organization committed to continuous improvement through empowered people.

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    PepsiCo offers a wide variety of opportunities for anyone interested in being part of a Fortune 50 company who constantly challenges the way we do things, looking for ways to improve. This performance driven organization rewards excellence with advancement opportunities and more challenges to improve and develop others along the way.

    Cons

    As with many organizations, PepsiCo always looks for ways to reduce costs and delivery sustained results. One way of achieving this is to reduce the number of leaders and spread the work among those who remain. This can create challenges to maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe one thing that has made PepsiCo strong is the direction our corporate leaders are taking us. I do not feel it appropriate to offer my senior leadership team advice without their direct request for it. My local leadership team, myself included work hard to maintain the integrity of PepsiCo and what it stands for.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    PepsiCo provides an excellent summer internship experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Traffic Intern  in  Casa Grande, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Traffic Intern in Casa Grande, AZ (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I worked at a Frito Lay manufacturing plant. The first 3 weeks of the internship included in-depth training of how the manufacturing process works. After training, I was given a specific project to work on and was expected to come up with a solution to improve current business operations by the end of the summer. Managers and HR were very helpful and approachable. I really enjoyed interning at PepsiCo. The experience and personal growth were invaluable.

    Cons

    PepsiCo is a results driven company and there is constant pressure to show improvement. If you don't like the pressure of having to show constant improvement, then PepsiCo is NOT for you. Sometimes you have to be really patient working with a big organization like PepsiCo. There are many security guidelines in place that often slow down the implementation of new business processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As an intern I always felt valued and respected. The intern program at PepsiCo is exceptional and I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you a great summer!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Good work life balance.Work from home opurtunities

    Cons

    Growth is very slow in this company

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