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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 1,706 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi

Indra K. Nooyi

(632 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great job straight out of school.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsGiven 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.

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

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    Good pay, poor management

    Warehouser I (Former Employee)

    ProsThe pay, easy enough work, flexible scheduling, incentives to reward employees, free training, free products from all divisions of the company

    ConsExtremely unorganized management, almost zero chance of upward movement or career advancement. Receiving all their products for free will damage your health (but that's in your hands)

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees, don't be afraid to try something new

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Summer Job for a Student!

    Retail Customer Developer (Current Employee)

    Pros- semi flexible hours
    - great compensation for the difficulty of work
    - drive around all day
    - can be quite social in the field

    Cons- poor communication between DSD's and upper management
    - high expectations for things that are sometimes uncontrollable
    - HR is totally out to lunch, saw them on my first day and not once more in a year
    - you are paid by week as a summer student. You get the same compensation whether you work 25 hrs or 50 hrs
    - no culture building events for employees at all

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen closer to the advice of your DSD's, they have direct contact with the customer and know what the trends are

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company, Smart People, Tough industry

    RSR Route Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsThe training and mentorship are very good, because mentorship is built into evaluations and required for promotions.
    The people, for the most part, are very smart and capable.
    Benefits and pension plan are pretty good.

    ConsThe industry is declining which makes it very competitive. Most of the competition is directed at the market, but some people are competitive with each other for the next job etc. Somewhat cutthroat atmosphere.
    Sales roles are hard work and thankless. Field sales people are viewed with suspicion despite the fact they are usually over-worked, and do not have all of the resources to do their jobs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your people. Most of the field employees are very hardworking, and want to do a good job to grow the business. Provide sales people with the resources they need, instead of punishing them when things don't go as well as planned. This includes extra people for holidays and busy seasons, and more up to date information on promotions and price changes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    PepsiCo a place to develop skills

    Senior Manager Sales (Former Employee)

    ProsGlobal organization with advancement opportunities. Great place to develop skills and gain broad cross functional experience

    ConsToo internally focused. Not a customer centric organization. overly processed

    Advice to Senior ManagementDiminish process , take customer first approach to business and results will come

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience, bad timing with restructure

    Analyst (Former Employee) Mississauga, ON

    ProsSupportive team, encourage internal transfer

    ConsI was there during the restructuring, lots of layoffs, not a good environment

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

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    Fast paced environment

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) London, ON

    ProsDecent pay, decent people, secure job, always busy

    ConsAlways busy, some issues with customers on a daily basis must be addressed

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare more about your front line, we're the face of the company doing the little things that make the company successful

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

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    Route Sales Representative

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat company to work for. Good pay for performance system and nice colleagues. Your work is very self managed and lots of independence in your schedule.

    ConsNot much chance for mobility. RSR position can have too many write-ups due to sometimes almost unmanageable high stales and missed targets for sales goals. Company does not live by its promise of tuition assistance. Managers are left to decide whether you can be approved for this benefit. HR department does not care if you have been improperly denied these privileges. So watch out if you are a life long learner. You only get the opportunity for further education when you are earmarked for promotion.

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

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    A fast paced environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosfast paced environment - lots going on, always learning new things. Great co-workers.

    ConsHard to achieve worklife balance. Stressed managers. Young people with too much responsibility. Sometimes poor at execution.

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    Excellent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGlobal brand, respect for other, Professional work environment

    ConsNothing major to report to

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