PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 17 October, 2014
Updated 17 October, 2014
1,879 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Great manager, had freedom but help when needed, was able to experience many different facets of the business. Learnt a lot and appreciated the extra effort that my manager put in

    Cons

    Many procedures were pointless but mandatory, hard to make some decisions without consulting headquarters. Layoffs were happening and corporate culture was tough, people were on edge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    financially rewarding job, easy to make a decent pay cheque.

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    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    high commission pay, easy work, great work culture

    Cons

    Driving, long hours, early mornings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training and development programs are scarce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good student job.

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits
    Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Long hours
    May affect your health

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    plant worker

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    Former Employee - Line Worker in Taber, AB
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Taber, AB

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    higher than minimum wage, good benefits. If you can land a FT position. Next to impossible as it is mostly relatives.

    Cons

    available for 24 hr shift work, Favoritism given to relatives and friends. Difficult for outsiders to get FT position. Break times too short for the amount of physical demands. They encourage you to speak up/out to supervisors, but if you do, they fire you for being too opinionated or adhereing to policies drilled in during orientation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break times too short, not enough time to do what needs to be done on a break as you must roll off each time before re-entering again. You do not get proper muscle relaxation in 10-20 min. by the time you get to your locker, go to toilet, wash hands, walk to lunchroom or smoking area outdoors and several meters away from bulding, your time is up and you have not yet rested the muscles you were meant to rest. Is this not the purpose for breaks? to reduce injury and relieve lactic acid build up that causes muscle breakdown. Lots of WCB cases, should be putting up RED FLAGS..... why are you not asking yourselves "Why?" and so many booking off with short notice prior to shift. This would be reason enough to investigate and evaluate breaktime and floor forman for their attitude and behavior towards employees. Why are so many getting hurt or booking off so much? Orientation drills in safety and speaking up to supervisors and to adhere to these policies no matter what!. When speaking to supervisors about such policies and issues you get fired!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Finance Manager

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Finance Manager

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

    Pros

    A great company to work, family environment and caring people

    Cons

    A lien organization, work life balance is hard to manage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Worst job I have ever had

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    A good place for people with no ambition to go and watch their careers die.

    Cons

    I have never worked for a company that treats their employes as disposable as Pepsi. If you have any sense of self-worth never work for Pepsi

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourselves. If you were so much better than your employes you would not be working for Pepsi.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Route Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Regina, SK
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Regina, SK

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

    Pros

    Flexibility of starting really early in the day if you want to be home sooner than later. Work in an unsupervised environment, the ability to make your own decisions throughout the day and the opportunity to see how the decisions you made affect your business. Good pay if you can work fast enough.

    Cons

    Terrible upper level management leadership, lack of opportunities unless you want to move, poor management support. Can't take 1 or 2 days off, must be a week at a time. No extra employees to cover your route if you're sick, so you now work 16+ hours/day when you come back to catch up. You are made to feel guilty if you get hurt or are sick as your boss was supposed to cover your route off. Overtime rate is less than what you make in a regular day. In 9 years, no route sales rep received a raise. I was actually lied to about how much time I could take off when my grandfather passed away because they had no one to cover. They violate many labour standards but get away with it as they employ scare tactics, and labour laws are totally different for commissioned sales employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect, and you will get it in return. Create a work environment that supports its people and acknowledges them for them going above and beyond to help the company. example- There were more employees that not that were working overtime to help the company due to shortages in staffing....like I said before, we were paid less than a regular day's pay for overtime, so it's pretty obvious it isn't the money that's motivating people to do this. I once worked 42 days straight, and many others worked similar stints.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Some longer days, Average pay, Overworked management

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Car allowance, Innovative culture

    Cons

    Long days, Average pay, Overworked managers, Training system needs change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Starting Point

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to different parts of the beverage and snack business. People fresh out of school can get a lot of experience in a short amount of time. The company can appear as a good corporate citizen.

    Cons

    Career opportunities can be limiting depending on what division you work within. Changes to the way we do business always looks good on paper, but is often poorly executed (left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing) which causes for major inefficiencies and morale issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great job straight out of school.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fair market compensation, plenty of opportunities for advancement, solid benefits and great stock option program available.

    Cons

    Given the large number of people in the organization, aligning resources is sometimes a struggle and the facilitation of this alignment does not appear to be a priority for the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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