PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
1,845 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 106 reviews)

  • PepsiCo offers great pay and benefits and is truly a fun place to work (in 50 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to be focused on your own work life balance because there's so much to do (in 245 reviews)

  • long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried (in 166 reviews)

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  1.  

    MBA Sales & Strategy Intern

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    Former Employee - MBA Sales & Strategy  in  Madison, WI (US)
    Former Employee - MBA Sales & Strategy in Madison, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    Very diverse portfolio of exciting brands. Many location opportunities with self driven work.

    Cons

    Company does not care about employees, very poor values. I was sent to work at an independent bottler for my internship with no support, my manager was 2 hours away, in a very different role. Relocation is required, company will locate you with little to no concern for your needs. Not a good company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that your employees are humans and have a life outside of Pepsi.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Work environment varies across teams in BIS/IT

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    Current Employee - BI/Data Management Assistant Analyst  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - BI/Data Management Assistant Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - I'm allowed to work from home once a week so that's nice.
    - I've encountered friendly managers here who will take their teams (and especially new hires) out to happy hour/networking events to get to know them better and offer career advice, but mine is not one of those.
    - There are a lot of remote teams, so if you have a helicoptering manager who is remote, at least your manager isn't literally breathing down your neck.
    - Decent range of healthcare options, extensive 401k portfolio options

    Cons

    - Vacation and sick time are rolled up together into paid time off. For someone who has to take sick days to accommodate the multiple long doctors' appointments out in the suburbs, it's rather unfortunate to think "Oh hurray, I've finally earned enough PTO to go see a doctor about all the health problems caused by working to get this time off!"
    - People here do work and answer emails while on vacation/sick day/paid time off. It's so prevalent, I have to wonder whether it is expected now.
    - At least in my IT department/team, people are treated as machine parts. Managers should help promote and advance their teams, encouraging them to work together as necessary to succeed, instead of breaking them down and working them in complete isolation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The most productive employees are the ones who are satisfied with their work environment. Consider hiring managers who are good with people, not just good at their work, or consider having technical leads in addition to and separate from managers.

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

    Fun, Demanding, secretive

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    Current Employee - District Sales Leader  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work, Great Work Life balance, competitve pay

    Cons

    Hard to know where you stand if you are not one of the selected few to promote. People are chosen to follow a certain career path and performance is not necessarily valued unless you are one of the fortunate people pre-selected to be developed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Started out good.

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    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative  in  Worcester, MA (US)
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Worcester, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Easy work, freedom, decent co workers, not stuck in the same place all the time get to move around a lot, money was good until this past year......took a 20k pay cut

    Cons

    high stress, hours, impossible sales plans, low pay, company stopped caring about its employees cut pay across the board just so they could pad their pockets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start focusing on employees again....things were good when you cared about the front lines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Detailer for Frito-Lay (part-time)

    Current Employee - Detailer  in  Merrillville, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Detailer in Merrillville, IN (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Starting pay ok, unsupervised environment

    Cons

    Limited to 20 hour work week except during various holidays. Very few advancement opportunities. Assignments can vary for large stores to small lower volume stores. Walmarts stores being the hardest to work because of crowded stock rooms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company should offer pay increases to part time employees. They increase part-time hours to 25-30 hours per week.

  7.  

    not great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    job stability, most of the people that work there are pretty cool

    Cons

    long hours, low pay, especially for the drivers

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, good benefits, positive company outlook

    Cons

    Work-life balance, longer work hours especially with global roles

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The co workers are amazing

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    Former Employee - PEPSI DIRECT SALES Representative  in  Fargo, ND (US)
    Former Employee - PEPSI DIRECT SALES Representative in Fargo, ND (US)

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are great.

    Cons

    Promotions do not happen. Management is not interested in what excites or engages the employees and are just concerned about sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The pay is ok and the company is strong.

    Cons

    Your job is never stable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great People, Bad Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Office culture was amazing. Job was very easy and hours were very flexible.

    Cons

    Locations of distribution centers are not good around New York City

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