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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
2,063 Reviews
3.4
2,063 Reviews
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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 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.  

    Driver Merchandiser

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bay Delivery Driver in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Bay Delivery Driver in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Consistent pay
    Direct deposit
    Great customers
    Great co workers
    Company paid maintenance of handtrucks and trucks through internal fleet mechanics

    Cons

    Very physical work One injury from making hardly anything while trying to heal
    Working in extreme weather
    Long days 12hr+ 15-18 stops
    Dealing with Cash/check collections

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    YOUR FRONT LINE PEOPLE ARE YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSETS. Listen to your frontline people. We deal with actual customer needs on daily basis. Whether its customer product levels, packaging issues, loading problems. You could save millions by having the proper amount of product at the right time. NO OUT OF STOCKS. MINIMIZ CREDITS. Keeping product moving not buried in a cooler or backroom Is the name of the gameEverything has a ripple effect. The smallest problems can make for a much harder day than it has to be. And for more than one person because someone simply said close enough. DO IT TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY AND DO IT RIGHT.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Good training and development gained

    Cons

    Work life balance is pretty bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about the employee outside of work

  3.  

    Work here sucks

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    The money is okay but could be better for the amount of work you do.

    Cons

    the same as any other job it has its up's and down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fix it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    DSL

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DSL in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - DSL in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    good coworkers and lots of flexibility.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Only care about the bottom line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the favoritism.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    They give terrible raises for long term employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Steday employment. The company will always make sure employees have more than enought work to do. Usually you will be given more than any one human should ever have to perform in a day.

    Cons

    The challenge are watching people who are new to the company or fresh out of college pass up long term employees who have bleed for this company and have forgotten more than these "hypo" canidates will ever know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for tenure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A good company to start your career but you better get a college degree if you want to advance.

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

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

    Pros

    It's an established company to work for. You get nice benefits and usually a raise every year. Usually it's an equity adjustment but they want everyone to make around the same in the long run. Pepsi pays workers just enough to live on. You can usually get as much over-time as you want if you want to break bank, especially during the summer. If you like working by yourself without having to see the same people and be stuck in the same building everyday, this could be a nice option.

    Cons

    They are a sexist company. If you are male without a college degree, you will be treated like pond scum and pretty much will go no where. Most managers are millennial women who are hired straight out of college to manage the line workers (who have worked for the company much longer then they have and know more about the field then they ever will). This company won't promote from within without that degree, it. doesn't matter how good you are or how much you know about the field. But the women mangers? They can move into 3-4 different positions within 5 years. Coke has the same problem too as both of us go through similar struggles. The way Pepsi handles management is incorrect not to mention management goes through big change over. The merchandisers and BCRs stick it out for years but the young managers usually get moved or move on to other jobs pretty quickly If you promoted from within, this wouldn't be a problem. Not only do the workers get frustrated with new management changeover all the time but so do the managers from our store accounts too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get managers who you can maintain for several years and try to value your line-workers more. There are plenty of line-workers who would make great managers and you should give them the same type of management training that you give your college grads. In fact, with your workers, the training would probably be for a shorter time since your line-workers are established employees who already know much about the field. If you did this, I bet you would be able to maintain your managers longer.

  8.  

    Decent place to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Pay is good, no production

    Cons

    Need steady hours and controlled policies and procedures.

  9.  

    Very good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Good wage and very very good benefits

    Cons

    No opportunity to grow in this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire employees who are degree to management positions

  10.  

    Great company, ineffective and inexperienced management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time

    Pros

    The company goes the extra mile to recognize those members who have contributed to the success of the company. It was refreshing to see this sort of recognition and emphasis on teamwork. The company also stressed the importance of work/ life balance and gives its employees the tools to achieve this goal.

    Cons

    The company seems to be in a perpetual state of reorganization, especially in its R&D and compliance/safety groups. This has lead to the promotion of individuals who have little to no management skills. As a result, some people in positions of authority lack the management training, maturity, and experience to be effective; direct reports receive little training or the support necessary to progress their careers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a defined curriculum for those individuals you recognize as potential leaders and start training them early. Emphasize corporate etiquette (was behaviors are and are not acceptable in the work place). Success as an individual contributor does not mean they should or will be successful as a manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Stopping Ground...but don't stay too long...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    People, locations, fast paced environment, big strong brands, commitment to the communities they serve

    Cons

    Compensation, Benefits, Organizational Change Mgmt, People Development, Lackluster Leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See Cons for attention areas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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