PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 17 October 2014
Updated 17 October 2014
1,878 Reviews
3.4
1,878 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 108 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 249 reviews)

  • long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried (in 170 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    interesting project and organization

    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in Brussels (Belgium)
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in Brussels (Belgium)

    I worked at PepsiCo as a contractor

    Pros

    organized, international environment, social gatherings with the whole team to interesting outings.
    free perks of products. Team spirit if the team is good (which usually mostly is)

    Cons

    I was a contractor: the contract was for 6 months with clause of 2 weeks notice and after 2 months they declared they did not need me anymore. I have heard this from other contractors as well so beware of this unprofessional policy.
    no fixed offices: first come first get at open space

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Dissatisfied, dont communicate very well with applicants

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Hartford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Hartford, CT (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo (less than an year)

    Pros

    HR people very friendly and able to get a phone screening set up.

    Cons

    Dont communicate very well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Work by yourself,left alone if your making sales goals.

    Cons

    Long hours,early start time ,no overtime

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  5.  

    It was the best of times, it became the worst of times.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Packer in Irving, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Packer in Irving, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    the pay was one of the best things and being able to grow with the people who worked there. at one point the rewards and recognition was supper had you feeling very appreciated for the work being done.

    Cons

    new management changed the work ethics all around..very lil recognition and unfriendly environment grew unbearable. work became strictly business not a home away from home anymore even after 12hours of hard labor..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the PepsiCo values are still in affect so please use all of them not just the ones that make management look good. the company wouldn't be what it was if it weren't for the employees who has for decades got them there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Has it's good and it's bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Skilled Trades
    Current Employee - Skilled Trades

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

    Pros

    Good pay, generous tuition reimbursement,.

    Cons

    Promotion only from within, which stiffles innovaiton and new ideas because there is never experienced people coming in from outside. To make it into the ranks you pretty much had to have come up from a newbie fresh out of college likely working an off shift with weekends. Hires only engineers for low level management, engineers are not always the best personal managers. Hourly's that show huge amounts of engagement and business knowledge are kept down to keep their managers looking better. Company almost feels like a govt agency with red tape and bureaucracy. Often there is a HUGE lack of accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have some extremely engaged and knowledgeable folks in the hourly ranks who have huge potential, and know the business well but are often held back or stopped from progressing. Production facilities seem to concentrate on the wrong issues, especially the technical teams. There is a huge skills and knowledge disparity amongst the skilled trades in the plants that is never addressed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It is an experience and life challenge.

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

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

    Pros

    Pension, 401K, vacation time, overtime.

    Cons

    home life considerations, to many hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't fix your eyes on corporate dollar. remember people run the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Logistics Supervisor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics Supervisor in Tolleson, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Logistics Supervisor in Tolleson, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Work-life-balance is solid on the logistics end. Logistics leadership is supportive but you roll the dice elsewhere. You will grow and learn a lot. Great stepping stone into a better job with a different company. If you don't get promoted in two years then start looking.

    Cons

    Pay is very average and increases barely cover inflation. If you do get a promotion, don't expect more than a cheap 10% increase. They rarely advance from within. Took away 401k for salaried. A very flatlined old industry feel. Also, 5 HR managers in 6 years....all left the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within and compensate for level of increase jumps. There is a real cost associated with the people that you lose.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    working for pepsico / fritolay had its days but management sucks

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    Former Employee - Warehouser I in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouser I in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    great pay made 400 to 500 to 600 a week but worked hard for every cent.
    employees are awesome .free chips .Good benefits.

    Cons

    i was a (BATCH PICKER) i sometimes worked during push month/week from 10am to 5am the next morning then had to be back at work at 10am to do it all over again.management doesn't care about you at all .sometimes management schedule only 3-4people when there are about 4 to 5000 cases to pick. to save money due to lots of overtime, also a lot of employees call out because of the labor/stress... this place to me is for only desperate people that have no life and have like7+ kids to feed, if you have no education no degree DONT EXPECT ANY promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some structure.
    Help out on the floor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    good working environment for women

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Barrington, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Barrington, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    good working environment for women, very strict safety training and safety rules, lots of training opportunity, flexible working time

    Cons

    too many meetings and activities that decreases the efficiency, benefits package is not competitive compared to similar companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Hires too many young managers who lack the ability to handle the hourly employees without "power-tripping".

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sunchips Operator in Topeka, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Sunchips Operator in Topeka, KS (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good bonuses, insurance and a lot of training, stock options.

    Cons

    Lacks the ability to chose management that can MANAGE. You can't tell operators and mechanics how to run a line or dept when you don't know the importance of say a screen pack in the sunchips dept. Also made requests regarding cashing out vested stocks on my last day and was told I had none. Found out after a month I had over 2000....they would not release them. Very poor way to treat an employee who served almost 5 years and tore up my body to "get numbers".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to manage with empathy and you will have happier employees who commit to bettering themselves because of fair treatment. Also, if you hire college kids with no experience to manage people who have worked on a line for 10 years+ consider having them learn to run the line for 2 months before you assign them to a supervisor position. A better understanding would mean better management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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