PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
1,898 Reviews
3.4
1,898 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.  

    Supply Chain Intern

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Irving, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Irving, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    the people you work with are amazing

    Cons

    work-life balance, long hours,and really early mornings

  2.  

    Good Pay, Bad managment

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    Current Employee - Operator B in Vancouver, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Operator B in Vancouver, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay for the work

    Cons

    You will never see anyone again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to hire people before seasonal issues come up.

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

    route sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    money and benefits thats it.

    Cons

    long hours no family work life balance. lack of communication

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  5.  

    For the desperate and non-motivated

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, great tasting products, good place to get experience in FMCG industry.

    Cons

    Leadership is not as diverse and open as they like to self proclaim. While compensation is great, you are a one-man band... You have little administrative help and will share resources who are already spread too thin...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People leave companies because of bad managers... What processes do you have in place to retain productive employees with growth potential while getting the training and development necessary to those with people management duties. While they offer training you will need to be a quick learner and one who thrives in a baptismal by fire approach to life and learning to survive in this political charged, everyone is fearful to make a decision that is empowered to do so, matrix organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    liked this company but the work is out of controll

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Purchase, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Purchase, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of fun events working at the World HQ

    Cons

    Work like a dog! Admins stay Admins!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Well paid for my job in Information Services but losing an uphill battle to get the work done

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time

    Pros

    High Salary
    Opportunities to work on different platforms and different tools
    Opportunities to advance your responsibility.
    Many teams open to working from home some days.

    Cons

    Outsourcing project for Information Services underway
    Continually asked to do more with less people
    Systems not integrated causing high time overhead on simple tasks
    Very high number of systems to support per person
    Goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are not commodities. You can purchase lower level support and you can purchase very high level support at a huge premium, but the in-depth know-how on specific tools and applications that comes from years of experience is rapidly dwindling. Also, pick tools and pay to have them properly adapted. There are way too many manual processes and reviews. I know these tools can do better. However, before the more advanced features can be deployed, management is already chasing some shiny new tool that will make everything better. Then they get one poor smuck to implement it and the resulting lack of features starts a new round. Get the features deployed and calculate the real licensing costs to get it to the teams. Better tools would help off-set the loss of the know-how required to get through the manual processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great exposure but too political!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Purchase, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Purchase, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    1. Size matters. Being a Fortune 100 company, Pepsi can provide great exposure to anyone willing to learn
    2. Collaborative environment. Success at Pepsi can only be achieved through teamwork. Get lots of opportunities to build a strong internal network
    3. Good work/life balance

    Cons

    1. Too political. Management's personal likes and dislikes matter more than merit. If you are not the "chosen one" in the eyes of the people with power, it doesn't matter how good you are with your work. You will not advance in your career!
    2. Below market compensation. Pepsi is notorious for underpaying employees, especially those below band 1
    3. Lack of clear career path. Opportunities for career advancement are not laid out clearly. Career discussions are rudimentary and lack substance and sincerity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to retain top talent, then open your wallet, promote meritocracy, and keep personal egos in check!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sweet To Shout

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Wages were excellent. Benefits were good. There are numerous people that have retired with good pensions.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance was terrible. New management came in and changed the culture of the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more interest in your employees before unions or abandoned sites take over your business.

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

    Poor work life balance and mid/upper management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Large company, great brands, everyone on the floor is very friendly and easy to manage. TPM is pretty strong in my location. As a supervisor, you call all of the shots which truly is great experience. In general, everyone is very nice and friendly, and the open door policy is actually enforced.

    Cons

    The business is declining, so everything is focused around cost cutting. There is a lot of "box checking" - once projects are done or a change is implemented, nobody even considers how to sustain the solution. Managers are so busy that you never talk about performance or career growth unless it is in a negative way. The entire operation is in the hands of the production and maintenance supervisors - upper level support is minimal. Quality and safety employees are very incompetent and are afraid to make decisions without 10 meetings. Plant managers and operations managers seem to have absolutely no idea what is going on out on the floor. Work life balance is atrocious - I average 55 hours a week and "time" is never accepted as an excuse for failing to complete something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to engage with the floor and how to reward/recognize your people. Floor presence is critical - not only to the technicians, but to your supervisors too. Also, follow through on things and figure out how to promote the workhorses, not the "box checkers." Work life balance is dreadful and nobody seems to care. Safety and Quality leaders have zero technical knowledge - there's got to be a better way to train these people on the process so they can actually do their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great potential at hire date; no raises or performance reviews.

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    Former Employee - Sales Merchandiser in Lake Forest, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Merchandiser in Lake Forest, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    steady work, fair pay, gas allowance.

    Cons

    management doesn't follow through on inquiries for advancement. quiet, hard workers are forgotten about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of honest, hard workers instead of complainers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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