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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
2,075 Reviews
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2,075 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    This place has some of the nicest people I have ever worked with.

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    Current Employee - Packer in Fayetteville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Packer in Fayetteville, TN (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone in the fayetteville Tennessee plant is beyond nice! As long as you do your job, you will have no problems.

    Cons

    Overtime is mandatory. If you are full time, you will work 7 days a week most weeks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Full Time driver

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    Former Employee - Driver in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Driver in Denver, CO (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Company had Great Benefits and Envoriment

    Cons

    Company was Behind on tech

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there were slow responses from mgt

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales Sr. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Fast pace, dynamic, progressive and innovative

    Cons

    Base salary and bonus not as competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Frito Lay Sanitation Technician. Good pay for the type of work, but it is a factory

    Current Employee - Part-time Sanitation Technician in Frankfort, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Part-time Sanitation Technician in Frankfort, IN (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was good, and management was very approachable and treated you with respect. The worst part of the job was just the repetition and listening to fellow employees complain. It is a dirty job, but considering you're making like $17 to clean machines, its worth it.

    Cons

    Factory work is dull, but its really what you make it. Some people are never happy regardless of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really

  6.  

    Are you more loyal to the company than the company is to you?

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Finance in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Finance in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    If you play your cards right pay is usually above average for the market.

    Cons

    Work/life balance struggles often. Company will preech about work/life balance but then expect 50-60 hour weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees as much as you care about the all mighty dollar. If you really want to retain the best people, you have give give them the benefits the deserve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    In this position you're hired for your leadership, problem solving, and decision making abilities

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Competitive salary having just graduated from college with no experience in business. Great opportunity to learn about driving sales, managing employees and running a business.

    Cons

    First 16 weeks of training are very tough, you will work nights, and be exhausted. Its very hard to maintain your life outside work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    PepsiCo

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    This is the best company that I have ever worked for. The employees are friendly and helpful across the board and the company truly wants their employees to continue to develop and succeed professionally. The work-life balance is also amazing.

    Cons

    I do not have a strong con to share at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Associate in Southgate, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Route Sales Associate in Southgate, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    A Route Sales Associate (RSA) is one step below from a Route Sales Representative (RSR). It is also called an Extra employee where you do not have a route of your own, and your job primarily is to cover vacation days or leave of absences on different routes. You do not get sales commission as an RSA, but you have to maintain the route until the RSR for that route comes back to work. This is a good job still however. The pay is good. The management is willing to help.

    Unlike many other similar jobs, you get a loaded truck in the morning, you do not have to load your own truck or pick product from the warehouse (unless absolutely necessary), you don't even have to maintain the truck, all you have to do is turn the key and go sell it. It is also a product that you do not have to promote or tell the customer about, it sells itself. The company does a great job promoting itself and its sales. Sure there are difficulties and there are days when the truck doesn't work, is misloaded, is missing product, too much product, too little product, miscommunication, handheld failures, order uploading problems, unkind store receivers, being stuck in traffic etc, but for the other 95% of the time that everything is just fine, you can't beat this job for what it offers. Quite literally, just show up for work, unload a truck, put chips on the shelves, have fun, go home, repeat for 5 days. It is an outdoors distribution job, so expect to face all sorts of weather.

    Cons

    There is pressure to meet sales plans/numbers even when you're not getting commission on the sales. A lot of unloading of product on drugstores on weeks where there is no way the product will sell really well, generally sit on the shelf until expired. The technology is antiquated, is slow and sometimes has only one way menus/one shot prompts. A lot of loss of time. But the worst thing is predicting future orders for slow stores. There is no solid way to predict what a store will sell till the next service day. Many variables play a part in this process, and being preloaded with product does not help, product that the stores are unwilling to accept or which is definitely going to expire sitting in their back stock, since more is pushed upon the pushed product. It is very difficult to move product between stores. Also this job requires more than 50 hours a week at times, compensation for any hours over 40 is unreasonable when there is no way to shorten the hours worked. Sales based overtime (chinese overtime) is no good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please have a good look inside the stores before sending excessive product. If the stores do not wish to take it, there should be a way to take it back to the warehouse instead of carting it around in the truck for weeks trying to unload/distribute it among stores.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Packer in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Packer in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    You are able to choose which shift you would like abd the benefits package that they offer is very well put together as well

    Cons

    Some days you will come in to work and even though you were on the schedule the day before you may not be on it when you arrive the next day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Culture. Great People. Great W/L Balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Senior management is exceptional
    People are friendly and fun
    Value employees and work life balance

    Cons

    Compensation not high enough
    high turnover
    befits ok

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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