PepsiCo
3.2 of 5 1,483 reviews
www.pepsico.com Purchase, NY 5000+ Employees

PepsiCo Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.2 1,483 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi

Indra K. Nooyi

(499 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance was given to those who handled it responsibly"
    in 77 reviews
  • "Pay and Benefits are really good with the exception of 401K"
    in 43 reviews
Cons:
  • "They preach work/life balance but only when it is convenient for management"
    in 184 reviews
  • "long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried"
    in 134 reviews
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Exponential career growth opportunities abound

Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsExponential career growth opportunities, very competitive wages and full benefits, excellent training opportunities to grow individual skills and interests, great people to work with,

ConsMilitary-like structure, 60+ hours week to be successful in role on average, very high pressure to perform work environment

Advice to Senior ManagementSense of urgency from upper management can be too much and often times lead to making decisions based on quick fixes vs. long term outcomes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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hard work, long days, decent pay, good benefits

Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

Pros- decent pay (no pay raises though). pay is commisioning based and thus is based on your route's sales.
- good benefits
- great pay for summer students

Cons- long days - 10-12hr days of constant work are quite normal
- super early mornings, must work weekends/holidays
- time off for personal problems is difficult to arrange
- hard work takes its toll on the body, hard to balance work/life
- managers are recruited mostly straight out of university therefore they're inexperienced and often times unable to give us support we need. Store managers do not take them seriously which negatively affects our performance/sales
- almost impossible to get promoted to manager (DSL) if you are a man since the company now hires almost exclusively female managers straight from university
- no other options for advancement in the company as the next step is DSL
- expectations are too high and tasks are not acceptable to our stores (management doesn't help at all)
- difficult to start working here as you need several years of seniority to get your own route. In the meantime you cover for people who go on holidays or do support work (as a result pay can be low, work days erratic)

Advice to Senior Management- stop giving us more work to do for the same pay
- get on a truck with us at least once a month to see first hand what we have to go through since you don't listen to us when we tell you in meetings
- stop working us to the brink whilst talking about how to improve workplace happiness
- go back to hiring managers by promoting successful sales representatives; do not hire 22yr olds straight out of the university classroom

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PepsiCo

ProsA great place to work

ConsNo cons to refer to

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Monsanto affiliated, off my purchasing list. support local organics!!!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PepsiCo

Prosno more pros I can see until this is addressed and changed.

ConsI am so disappointed to find out this Quaker Oats Company is a supporter and consumer of Monsanto GMO products. the health of my love ones are too important to me to consider continuing support of such a company that thinks so little of our health.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook for more organic local business to support and purchase from

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Health and Safety

Health and Safety Specialist (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at PepsiCo full-time

ProsFast pace and excellent for career development

Consoverall Minimal Life Work Balance

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Good way for student to earn good money during vacation. Good way to a divorce if you are married

RSR Route Sales Representative (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood pay and good benefits

ConsWorking in extreme weather conditions without a/c or heat
Eventually wears your body and mind
If you work out of a bin prepared to be ignored
Upper management that only cares about the bottom line and making themselves look good
NO work/family balance unless you have a primo route
Long working days unless you are a slacker and let others do your work
Lots of "talk"but very little action
At the end of the day the company really doesn't care about you
Long days, work every holiday,work every weekend
Too much work to get done in one day

Advice to Senior ManagementGet on a truck or visit a bin in the middle of summer or dead of winter. Talk to your employees and listen to their needs. Not just with surveys but person to person. Let them feel like the tons of hours they put in or all the holidays they have given up or all the kids sporting events they coukdnt attend was actually worth it or appreciated. Promote based on merit and job preformance NOT on senority. SOmany people take atvantage of this and it promotes hostility in the workplace!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A great experience with exposure to both Sales and Marketing

Sales Strategy Analyst (Former Employee)
Mississauga, ON

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

ProsVery friendly and supportive management, learnt skill sets in Nielsen and Essbase, got an opportunity to network with the marketing division

Consvery hierarchical, work may get routine and boring

Advice to Senior Managementstronger role to be played by the HR department in helping build a great learning environment during the internship, help integrate internship with full-time opportunities down the line...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Corporate greed at its best

Frontline Leader (Current Employee)
Cambridge, ON

I have been working at PepsiCo as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsNone that can think of ! Is a no star rating possible

ConsFrito lay will destroy you if possible, the only ones treated worse than lower management are the hourly employees on the floor but at least they are unionized and receive better pay and benefits.Frito lay cares little about their employees and less about thier employees lives, Corporate greed at its best.

Advice to Senior Managementwhat comes around goes around you will all be judged for your actions and the famlies you destroy with cut backs and job eliminations. Most of you could not manage a one man solitare tournament. Learn some people skills and find some morals.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Management, Staff values

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Mississauga, ON

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

ProsGreat working environment, friendly staff and excellent work life balance

Constoo many Chiefs, few Indians....need to cut down on top level management

Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand what your staff's requirments are and not what yours are from them, key to a successful management staff relationship

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing company.

Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Halifax, NS

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

ProsThey look after you. The company is incredible.

ConsLow pay sometimes long long hours.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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