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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
1,950 Reviews
3.4
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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 110 reviews)

  • PepsiCo offers great pay and benefits and is truly a fun place to work (in 51 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to be focused on your own work life balance because there's so much to do (in 253 reviews)

  • long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried (in 172 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for Resume, Stagnant for Growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products, Great noteriety, fun outings

    Cons

    If you weren't "in" with the right people, you will not continue to move up, regardless of experience or dedication. When in a bullying situation with superiors HR made minimal efforts to remedy the situation and the backlash was so hard to endure that I had to leave the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give everyone a fair shot. Scrutinize managers and make sure they are not taking advantage of their direct reports, while passing their direct reports' work off as their own.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Frito Lay/PepsiCo Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lot of growth if you have a degree
    Large corporation
    Good benefits
    Good pay
    Fun environment
    Never a dull moment, constant work.

    Cons

    Growth, only if you have a degree.
    Large corporation, big demands, sometimes unrealistic.
    Long work weeks 50+ hours to do your job correctly.
    Pushed to work holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more from within. Hiring low level management straight from school or other industries to tell a 10-15+ year vet that's had long tenure with the company and have seen all the ends and outs is just simply not going to work. There will always be clash.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Pepsi Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Pepsi is a great company to work for. They allow you to grow with the company. Employees and Management are some of the best I ever encountered in my life.... PEPSI BLUE is the way to go!

    Cons

    Some of the challenges are working the weekends. Other than that it's not to much to complain about. Overall it a great place to launch your career

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cut hours whenever they see fit, even right before the holidays

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Full Time Merchandiser in Frederick, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Full Time Merchandiser in Frederick, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    My work week is 4 days on and 3 days off, this gives me lots of time at home

    Cons

    Not paid for as much as I do
    No room to grow within the company unless I am willing to apply at a plant 2-3 hours away.
    They cut hours as they see fit
    Expectations are high, but pestered to work faster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the lower guys on the totem poll

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A giant that is falling apart

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    After 10 years the money can be great if you have a degree. It is also a very high pace career.

    Cons

    Work/life balance does not mean anything to this company. High officials do not know or understand the foundation that makes the company the giant it is.

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

    Disorganised Chaos

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

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    cheap crisps and pop in the staff shop - easy to add value if you're willing to stick your head up

    Cons

    questionable management approach in some parts of the business

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

    Favoritism at its best

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Full Time Merchandiser in North Aurora, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Full Time Merchandiser in North Aurora, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    The freedom without having a boss standing over your shoulder

    Cons

    The management. Our turn over ratio is ridiculous!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Work to pay sucks...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    There are no reasons unless you like to work your balls off for little money.

    Cons

    I work from a side loader and average about 650 cases a day out for 10 to 14 hours a day with a roual route and I only made 42k last year with a class A cdl... that's right I was making $13.14 an hour if you do the math..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay us hourly

  10.  

    Marketing 101

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Marketing
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Marketing

    I worked at PepsiCo (more than an year)

    Pros

    You have a lot of control, some great people to work with, they pay well, the benefits are very generous.

    Cons

    Work life balance is middling at best. It is a great place to start a career (right out of college or grad school) but a very difficult place to work if you are mid-career and not a hard-core marketer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure that you don't 'set people up to fail'. Get some new Sr. Leadership

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Manager of marketing projects

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    interesting projects, nice people, some professional training

    Cons

    hostile environment; demand to work 24/7; no benefits that reflect your performance; beaurocracy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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