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PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 22 December, 2014
Updated 22 December, 2014
1,991 Reviews
3.4
1,991 Reviews
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance at Pepsico is the one shining facet that it holds (in 111 reviews)

  • PepsiCo offers great pay and benefits and is truly a fun place to work (in 52 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to be focused on your own work life balance because there's so much to do (in 259 reviews)

  • long hours hard physical work, stressful at times to complete all requried (in 174 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    • 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

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

    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
  2.  

    Sales Representative

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    • 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

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

    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
  3.  

    One Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Packer in Lethbridge, AB
    Former Employee - Packer in Lethbridge, AB

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

    Pros

    Pays Well, Great Opportunities, Fun Enjoyable Place to work.

    Cons

    Very Long Hours, hard to balance life outside of job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't replace all the workers with machines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Get ready to be treated like garbage

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

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

    Pros

    - Eat chips so you can become fat?
    - I was paid fairly well for my position

    Cons

    - Most of the women there are very rude, discriminable, and talk down to you even if you are in the same position as them
    - Lots of gossip/rumour starting behind peoples backs (likely due to the abnormally large amount of women working there)
    - No career advancement - don't expect to use anyone as a reference for future jobs, they aren't allowed to give you one even if you are recommended for rehire like I was

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

    Frustrating if you don't like traffic, but a good job overall.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Calgary, AB

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Name recognition, 4 day work weeks.

    Cons

    Really early mornings. Like 4:30 sometimes.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to grow if you do want banking hours.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Fast paced, result driven, exciting work, lots of responsibilities for a new grad.

    Cons

    Salary, progression to higher levels, culture of loving pepsi over the the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend advertising dollars better. Reward those willing to put more hours and effort.

    Recommends
  8.  

    If you like to eat bull on a daily basis, this jobs for you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    if your a kid out of high school, it will help you pay your bills

    Cons

    you will get trapped there, it will wreck your body, mind and self esteem. as years go by you will be expected to bow to their every whim. expect to make less and less money as they raise their prices higher and downsize bags. The pay you will receive does not even keep up with inflation. What am I saying, they are inflation! and greedy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hang yourself

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSR in Winnipeg, MB
    Current Employee - RSR in Winnipeg, MB

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    A very strong emphasis put on team work, everybody from the top to the bottom works hard and plays hard together. The constant feed back and recognition from management help in strengthening an overall work environment. Work/life is well balanced, flexible hours works well with busy family life.

    Cons

    Shortage of quality worker to fill the demands of a fast growing company, sometimes creates stress with in the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire wages

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not worth the money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Packer in Cambridge, ON
    Former Employee - Packer in Cambridge, ON

    I worked at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Helps pay for you education.

    Cons

    I worked there for a summer to earn money for college. Training was minimum. FUll-time people would not help students felt threatened that their job may be taken away. Work conditions were not the best. Difficult to get time off even for educational purposes. Student's were not allowed to have any time off within the summer months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to look into training your part-time/seasonsal employees. This may be a dangerous situation for people to be operating machinery they are not full comfortable in using. Student were making significantly less than those full-time employees and were often left doing more work. Significantly less meaning 5-8 dollars

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Go in with eyes open

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk in Lethbridge, AB
    Current Employee - Clerk in Lethbridge, AB

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    There are some good people who work here and a person can learn a lot from them. They are a manufacturer of internationally recognized, good quality snack foods. There is a pension plan in place (however meager it may be) and the employee benefit plan is well thought out and administered. There is an abundance of meetings going all the way down the chain to keep employees "in the loop" on new promotions, products, company direction, etc.

    Cons

    You seem to put in much more than you get back. I saw people who shouldn't have even been employed move up the ranks within management and then wonder why employees have low morale and are dropping like flies. While the company may preach "work/life balance", it's more like something they can put on paper to look good but will never really have to implement. Rather than invest money to replace an employee who has left the company, they will find ways to redistribute work amongst those who remain who may have already had full plates to begin with. Yearly salary increases are not based on merit, in fact, you're lucky if you receive a salary increase to cover a cost of living increase. Lucky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't work employees to the brink and then sit in a round table discussion on how to improve retention.

    Doesn't Recommend

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