PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 31 August 2014
Updated 31 August 2014
1,786 Reviews

3.5
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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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.  

    Overall, a good Company

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    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
  2.  

    Merchandiser for 3 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Full Time Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Full Time Merchandiser

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

    Pros

    The pay for the work that you do is really good. Health benefits are pretty cheap but cover almost everything.

    Cons

    There is really no opportunity for growth, managers have been there for 15-20 years and more than likely won't be moving to move up in the company. So unless you plan on moving a lot then you are most likely stuck where ever you get hired

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Veteran of the company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative  in  Akron, OH (US)
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Akron, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    I've been with the company for over 8 years. There's definitely job security here being its the largest snack food company in the world. The benefits are good and the pay is great if you are in the right region.

    Cons

    Steer clear of Unionized regions. I've worked in both non and union states and the pay is dramatically different. Non union employees get paid nearly 30 percent more that union!? Prepare to be a number here. Its rare to find a location that is "family oriented." I've worked in locations where you spend time with co workers outside of work and I've also been in locations where you are just there to work and go home. There is also a lot of pressure and long hours that come with being the largest snack company. Be prepared to work 50+ hours a week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    needs better day to day management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bay Delivery Driver  in  Baton Rouge, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Bay Delivery Driver in Baton Rouge, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits..large company..lots of work. uniform program is great

    Cons

    immediate supervisors lack empathy ..does'nt listen to employees when they have a legitimate injury complaint..long hours on routes..very little help..I was injured on the job and had to literally refuse to work due to the pain..my immediate supervisor accused me of faking the injury..after being seen by the company physician I was told that I had a serious injury and placed on immediate medical leave..I eventually had to to leave the company in order for my injury to heal...all because of my supervisors pig headedness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more attentive,,learn your employees..listen and try to help when needed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very diverse culture but very corporate America.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst  in  Winston-Salem, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Winston-Salem, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Love working with so many different people. The culture is very diverse and they celebrate many different things. It can be a laid back place to work as long as you meet your metrics.

    Cons

    Pay is not that well and you have to be part of the "chosen ones" in order to move up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up and your employees are more than just metrics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not the company it used to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales District Leader - Frito-LAy  in  Bronx, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales District Leader - Frito-LAy in Bronx, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Company values are good. They are very concerned about putting out a good product.

    Cons

    No respect or care for their employees any more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit forgetting about the front line who got you where you are today. Enough of promoting people just because the fit a catageory. Try promoting people who actually know what they are doing!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Productivity measures over true purpose

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Director  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    While you're there you have the chance to be in a strong environment to practice traditional operations, sales and marketing skills

    Cons

    Not living up to the sustainability promises and making severe cutbacks in resources have left it a shell of what it once was

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Split the healthy stuff from the not-so-healthy stuff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Wheat of the Crop - Mediocre Company

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

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

    Pros

    Work life balance at Pepsico is the one shining facet that it holds. It is an extremely relaxed culture, but that, along with the employees at Pepsico is part of the overarching problem. Everything is very mediocre.

    Cons

    The talent level here is surprisingly mediocre. The pay is mediocre. The opportunities for growth are very mediocre. This is not a company for top young talent, but rather, for slow movers that aspire to make a manager role after 20 years, or maybe never. Perhaps it is because of the industry. Consumer goods is not at all sexy or prestigious and it falls well in line with most the people that work here.

    Company benefits are not very good and it seems like Pepsi is constantly trying to find ways to cut benefits out in order to cut costs and please its shareholders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Congratulations, you have optimized mediocrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall a good company.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bay Delivery Driver  in  Baton Rouge, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Bay Delivery Driver in Baton Rouge, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. .good work environment. .good coworkers

    Cons

    Immediate supervisor was not as accessible as he could have been...upper management seemed to have a detachment to lower level employees. ..I was injured on the job and no one took me seriously until it was too late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to come down and relate and listen to your workers more...especially delivery workers..keep better tabs on your supervisors..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    horrible, low pay, variable rate overtime, lots of unpaid hours

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver  in  Tulsa, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Driver in Tulsa, OK (US)

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

    Pros

    good coworkers, some management are good

    Cons

    the application process says 15/hr in reality its 523 a wk for full service and 599 for day bay. you work most days 14 to 16 hours and once you clock out often there's still work that has to be done. most employees work somewhere between 60 and 65 hours a week. The overtime compensation is variable rate depending on the amount of product sold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go back to a hourly system and treat your drivers well. you'll retain them better that way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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