PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 26 April, 2015
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  1. Some longer days, Average pay, Overworked management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, Car allowance, Innovative culture

    Cons

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

  2. Great job straight out of school.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  3. Good pay, poor management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouser I
    Former Employee - Warehouser I

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Extremely 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 Management

    Listen to employees, don't be afraid to try something new

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  5. Good Summer Job for a Student!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Customer Developer
    Current Employee - Retail Customer Developer

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  6. Good Company, Smart People, Tough industry

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

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 Management

    Trust 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.

  7. Supply Chain Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Supply Chain Intern in Mississauga, ON
    Former Intern - Supply Chain Intern in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at PepsiCo as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility, helpful co-workers, fast paced

    Cons

    finger pointing, gets stressful at times

  8. PepsiCo a place to develop skills

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Sales
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Sales

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Diminish process , take customer first approach to business and results will come

  9. Good experience, bad timing with restructure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Analyst in Mississauga, ON
    Former Intern - Analyst in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at PepsiCo as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive team, encourage internal transfer

    Cons

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

  10. Helpful (1)

    Fast-paced, good challenge

    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at PepsiCo part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work independently in stores. Easy going with work availability for part timers. Fairly good pay to start and also get travel allowance for driving between stores.

    Cons

    Work load can be very heavy, sometimes requiring long hours to finish serving stores. Store managers may take out their frustration with lack of service on you since you`re one point of contact in stores.

  11. Fast paced environment

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

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent people, secure job, always busy

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your front line, we're the face of the company doing the little things that make the company successful

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