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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
1,950 Reviews
3.4
1,950 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 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.  

    Too many automated systems .. not enough people

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

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

    Pros

    The people I worked directly with were nice. The location needed alot of updating.

    Cons

    SPA Boxes for everything!! When I needed assistance it took forever to get a response from an automated system and then I had to wait days in order for the problem to be fixed. Salary could be better. Too many chiefs and not enough indians! Everyone always had mixed messages.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    AP Accountant

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    It's a great place to work! Management listen to everything and tries to solve issues as they arise.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement since many in my department have been here for 10 + years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Ok if you want a job not career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time

    Pros

    This is a review for Frito-Lay and not Frito-Lay HQ. People are nice. Flexibility.

    Cons

    Compensation is not that great. Benefits is average compared to others. Difficult to grow. Management doesn't communicate very well when there are changes within the region. Performance review doesn't do anything with your real performance. It's about how your region ranking compared to other regions.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Demanding

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    Former Employee - Large Format Sales Representative in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Large Format Sales Representative in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at PepsiCo as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only thing that was good about the job had to be the money. I was a summer student, and made tons of money but honestly hated waking up every single day to go work.

    Cons

    No care for entry-level employees... Whatever it takes to complete your route has to be done. No care for number of hours worked. No weekends off.

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

    Great place to work for the big company experience

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    Current Employee - OMD Analyst in Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - OMD Analyst in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities
    Role mobility
    Supportive managers
    Focused on Consumers AND Employees

    Cons

    Can get lost in the huge matrix
    Must be active in networking and growing your brand or you will be passed over
    Siloed budgets and work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on front line engagement and quality as much as executives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with great benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good health benefits, professional environment, opportunities for advancement for sales reps, innovative products, fantastic product portfolio. The pay is decent. Opportunities to telecommute as needed. College grads with no experience earn great money and can be moved up the ladder quickly.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are mostly in the sales field, while much fewer opportunities for non-sales related positions. Annual merit increases are very minimal for a multi-billion dollar corporation. Advertising dollars spent to hire celebrities to promote our product is disheartening especially since that money if re-purposed could be used to hire thousands of people to sell our product and would have a larger ROI. Technology updates are sometimes lacking. Virtually no training is available regardless of position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut back on dollars spent for celebrity endorsements and instead invest that money into the employees for training, technology tools, or even utilize some of the money to have better pricing for our customers. Work harder to recognize everyone at all levels and not just the sales force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work. Great brands, great culture.

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    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Representative in Purchase, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Representative in Purchase, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    PepsiCo is a great company with great people. There are a lot of smart intelligent people who mostly like to get the work done without an excess of BS.

    Cons

    The culture is competitive. Individuals are often left to their own devices to succeed. Definitely not for everyone- at least at corporate. Also, the business is very segmented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work to break down silos- both functional and sector based.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    So many opportunities!

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    Current Employee - Director in Purchase, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Purchase, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    You will never be bored, internal mobility, surrounded by very smart people, constant change, a company you can be proud to work for, work/life flexibility, we make fun and delicious stuff!

    Cons

    Constant change, but slow to change, need to co-locate NY based locations, further breaking down of sector silos, more international opportunities for junior staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move Somers closer to Purchase,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern

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

    Pros

    Great Pay! Excellent company to further your career

    Cons

    Need great presentation skills and people skills

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Educational and carachter building

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    Former Employee - Large Format Sales Representative in Winston-Salem, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Large Format Sales Representative in Winston-Salem, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Organized, strong culture, good environment, well equipped for growth

    Cons

    Weak internal communication, erratic response time,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within more wisely.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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