PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
1,810 Reviews
3.5
1,810 Reviews
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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688 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.  

    Interactive Internship

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Operations
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Operations

    I worked at PepsiCo as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great company to start out with
    - Awesome company to gain valuable leadership skills
    - Trusts you with critical project work

    Cons

    - Needs improvement in work, life balance
    - They like to put you on off shifts before 1st shift
    - Culture can be a challenge to change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The experience was challenging but the management wasn't good at all

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Meeting different people and interacting with different companies

    Cons

    Too much work for one person with no real reward

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to tighten up on managerial skills

  3.  

    A growing company with good market value.

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    Current Employee - Operatiosn Supervisor
    Current Employee - Operatiosn Supervisor

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

    Pros

    It's one of the better food and beverage companies to work at. It just depends on what location you are at. That is probably any company.

    Cons

    It's very political. If you are not in the in-crowd it's hard to get a promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out on the floor. Stop putting up fences between middle management front line leaders and employees on the floor. We are not lower than you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and time off

    Cons

    Company is growing and expanding to fast which pushes employes to hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Poor leadership resulting in poor company performance

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    Good company benefits; company renumeration on the higher end of the market. PepsiCo is also very generous with peaks like giving free products to employees during new product launches, free fruits every day, and others like giving moon cakes during moon cake festival.

    Cons

    Performance in China has been going downhill. Majority of calibre senior leaders have left by 2013 and the remaining are either non-existent in their leadership, or too busy playing company politics for own benefit to the detriment of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recommendation for Global team to re-look at current China leadership and have a reorganization for future growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Horrible Work Life balance

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    Current Employee - Packaging Machine Operator  in  Rancho Cucamonga, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Packaging Machine Operator in Rancho Cucamonga, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, strong company to work for

    Cons

    Too much forced overtime. Bad schedules for the employees. No family time if you work at frito lay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more humble and care for there employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A general corporate feel.

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    Former Employee - Consumer Relations Representative  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Consumer Relations Representative in Plano, TX (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, time off policies, pay is ok

    Cons

    Telling managers you are also interested in doing other things within the department....goes in one ear and out the other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workers.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    This is a challenging position

    Current Employee - Senior Sale Leader  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Sale Leader in Omaha, NE (US)

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

    Pros

    Talking to the customers about the business

    Cons

    paper work . Worklife balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the senior leaders to understand the front line workers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Hard Work. Pay will keep you there but loss of family time and pressure will wear you down.

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    Current Employee - Pre Sales Representative  in  Columbia, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Pre Sales Representative in Columbia, MO (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers, good pay compared to other sales positions, lots of innovation to help you sell, lots of free product, build relationships with clients that are rewarding, gas is paid at government rate (57cents) so adds several thousand to your pay depending on your route.

    Cons

    Little time to rest on accomplishments, extremely poor middle managment that got there by staying the longest, customers comments can ruin your career, little chance for those who are well qualified to move up without a degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decent money that can increase the more you upsell your customers. New innovative products to make your selling experience easier and more rewarding rather than pushing the same product constantly.
    One size fits all for stores is silly. You don't do it with clothes and expect it to work well, so don't do it with wildly differing stores. Not all products will work in all locations. Be more clear with employees as what the expectations are as to stocking/merchandising from the get go, don't change the rules in the middle of your contracts/agreed upon seasonal setups . Middle management needs to support employees over problem clients. Clients are right MOST of the time but not constantly at the expense of what you say is your most valued commodity, your people. The company is important, but remember, we are delivering Pepsi, not heart valves for a guy in the operating room, so some reasonable expectations on getting new product to customers should be considered. Work life balance is strongly lacking despite efforts to host events. Unfortunately, they host them when everyone is working and many miles away!

  11.  

    Great Company, Just gotta have patience

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst  in  Bradenton, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Bradenton, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Large organization with lots of opportunities if you know how to communicate your ideas and are not afreaid to chanllange status quo. Leaders in their market with low risk of dissapearing in a short notice.

    Cons

    Resistance to change and people with no career perspective obstaculizing the careers of others wanting more. Old practices and some complacency with business processes being followed by ages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hear and be flexible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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