PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 13 September 2014
Updated 13 September 2014
1,804 Reviews
3.5
1,804 Reviews
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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686 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance was given to those who handled it responsibly (in 99 reviews)

  • great pay and benefits, plenty of opportunities for growth, very stable company (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to be focused on your own work life balance because there's so much to do (in 218 reviews)

  • long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried (in 153 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bay Delivery Driver  in  Buffalo, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Bay Delivery Driver in Buffalo, NY (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It was a great company to work for. They treated everyone very fairly.

    Cons

    None. Had no issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. I'm not a manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Sales Leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Leader  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Leader in Omaha, NE (US)

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

    Pros

    Training, Meet with customers on daily basis

    Cons

    Work Life Balance, Vacations. Senior Leadership not listening to what the front line is saying and how to go to market. The Frontline understands the business and they the Senior Leadership needs to understand this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to meet with the front line employees. Be considerate for their thoughts and go to market.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company, Okay Job, Mediocre Processes and Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A great company with a wide variety of functions and brands/products to gain experience in.
    Many opportunities to join "employee Engagement" groups with others in your same background or function.
    Many managers provided you with a decent amount of face time so it was relatively easy to address questions, etc.
    Some nice perks, such as casual dress code, half day Fridays in the summer and at the holidays, on-site cafeteria.

    Cons

    Compensation varied greatly among those in the same level or function.
    Poor onboarding process for all functions.
    Information was slow to trickle down from senior leadership.
    Work/life balance is very poor across all functions and levels.
    Meeting overload was a constant issue - too many cooks in the kitchen contributed to this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the on boarding process!
    Make sure people are in jobs they can do and don't push them into ones they don't want/aren't ready for.
    Provide more visibility to open positions in other business units.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Productivity measures over true purpose

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    While you're there you have the chance to be in a strong environment to practice traditional operations, sales and marketing skills

    Cons

    Not living up to the sustainability promises and making severe cutbacks in resources have left it a shell of what it once was

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Split the healthy stuff from the not-so-healthy stuff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    i dont know

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    pay and overtime you know

    Cons

    hours and management you know

  7.  

    I would recommend PepsiCo

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Control Analyst  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Business Control Analyst in Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Exposure to a company that has a great reputation. Good community involvement.

    Cons

    It is difficult to move up into managment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the company it used to be

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    Former Employee - Sales District Leader - Frito-LAy  in  Bronx, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales District Leader - Frito-LAy in Bronx, NY (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company values are good. They are very concerned about putting out a good product.

    Cons

    No respect or care for their employees any more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit forgetting about the front line who got you where you are today. Enough of promoting people just because the fit a catageory. Try promoting people who actually know what they are doing!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    needs better day to day management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bay Delivery Driver  in  Baton Rouge, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Bay Delivery Driver in Baton Rouge, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits..large company..lots of work. uniform program is great

    Cons

    immediate supervisors lack empathy ..does'nt listen to employees when they have a legitimate injury complaint..long hours on routes..very little help..I was injured on the job and had to literally refuse to work due to the pain..my immediate supervisor accused me of faking the injury..after being seen by the company physician I was told that I had a serious injury and placed on immediate medical leave..I eventually had to to leave the company in order for my injury to heal...all because of my supervisors pig headedness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more attentive,,learn your employees..listen and try to help when needed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very diverse culture but very corporate America.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst  in  Winston-Salem, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Winston-Salem, NC (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Love working with so many different people. The culture is very diverse and they celebrate many different things. It can be a laid back place to work as long as you meet your metrics.

    Cons

    Pay is not that well and you have to be part of the "chosen ones" in order to move up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up and your employees are more than just metrics.

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

    horrible, low pay, variable rate overtime, lots of unpaid hours

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver  in  Tulsa, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Driver in Tulsa, OK (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good coworkers, some management are good

    Cons

    the application process says 15/hr in reality its 523 a wk for full service and 599 for day bay. you work most days 14 to 16 hours and once you clock out often there's still work that has to be done. most employees work somewhere between 60 and 65 hours a week. The overtime compensation is variable rate depending on the amount of product sold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go back to a hourly system and treat your drivers well. you'll retain them better that way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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