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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 21 August, 2014
Updated 21 August, 2014
1,768 Reviews

3.5
1,768 Reviews
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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656 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    hard work, long days, decent pay, good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Toronto, ON

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    no more pros I can see until this is addressed and changed.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Look for more organic local business to support and purchase from

  3.  

    Health and Safety

    Current Employee - Health and Safety Specialist  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Health and Safety Specialist in Toronto, ON

    Pros

    Fast pace and excellent for career development

    Cons

    overall Minimal Life Work Balance

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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Working 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A great experience with exposure to both Sales and Marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Strategy Analyst  in  Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Strategy Analyst in Mississauga, ON

    Pros

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

    Cons

    very hierarchical, work may get routine and boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stronger 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...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Corporate greed at its best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Frontline Leader  in  Cambridge, ON
    Current Employee - Frontline Leader in Cambridge, ON

    Pros

    None that can think of ! Is a no star rating possible

    Cons

    Frito 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 ManagementAdvice

    what 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Management, Staff values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON

    Pros

    Great working environment, friendly staff and excellent work life balance

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Halifax, NS
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Halifax, NS

    Pros

    They look after you. The company is incredible.

    Cons

    Low pay sometimes long long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    PepsiCo Canada has great people, brands, and opportunities, with a few improvements . . .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales/Marketing/Sales Strategy  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Sales/Marketing/Sales Strategy in Toronto, ON

    Pros

    - Top Notch Brands that are Fun!
    - Great Benefits.
    - Solid Training and Development.
    - Exceptional Senior Leadership.

    Cons

    - Salary is Below Industry Average.
    - No Clear Career Planning (despite a lot of work behind it).
    - Internal Cliques / Politics.
    - Growing Pains of Merging 3 Organizations into 1.
    - Lack of International Movement at Mid-Manager Levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - PepsiCo Brands attract talent. Improving work-life balance and compensation will attract stronger talent.
    - Focus on better developing the people leadership of mid-level managers.
    - Give greater clarity on career progression and development plans.
    - Provide more opportunities to move international at different levels when an employee is ready for a change, but a role is not available within the current home country structure.
    - Find better ways to leverage the best of each division to win in the marketplace rather than trying to emulate one and implement in the others.
    - Dare to be different with brand plans and sales strategies - be more proactive to competition than reactive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sales Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative  in  Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Calgary, AB

    Pros

    The length of your day and your salary are directly related to your ability and drive.
    Great atmosphere and some good motivation
    Many four day week positions

    Cons

    Starting out can be a real challenge and many people don;t make it too far past training.
    There was often a bit of a communication lapse between upper management and the dales fleet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meet with your new employees more often to discuss progress and their experiences on the job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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