PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 19 September, 2014
Updated 19 September, 2014
1,822 Reviews
3.4
1,822 Reviews
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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi
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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.  

    Go in with eyes open

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    • 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a great place for the right person

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sale Representative  in  Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Sale Representative in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Management is fair and available. The benefits are good. In my first year, I will make over $50,000.

    Cons

    long hours, early mornings and weekends. You really have to work hard to get a good route. It could take 3-5 years to get a permenant route and possibly even longer for a promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow advancement based on merit not sinority. The management at my location is excellent. Everyone in the company I speak to praises them. They both started as Sales Reps. and made their way up.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Solid

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked on the SAP HCM implementation and it was very thorough. The leadership on the project was exceptional and methodical.

    Cons

    I really do not have any at this time.

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  5.  

    My experience and Pepsi was a good very enlightening to the way people work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager  in  Corvallis, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in Corvallis, OR (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    All the Soda and energy drinks you can drink. You can also buy soda for way less than face value (i.e. $4 for 24 20 ounce drinks). Plenty of opportunity to move around the company but not much room to move up. Great benefits and great pay if you are part of the Pepsi Co's that are unionized.

    Cons

    They always had a hard time hiring quality employees, I felt like they just hired the first to apply. The job I had in the warehouse was very stressful mostly because it didn't have a time frame other than starting at 4pm. Some nights we would work till 11pm, some nights we would work till 3am. There was a new work load every night that had to be finished before we could go home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great people. I felt I could befriend all of the management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing place to work

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Multicultural work experiences with different nationalities

    Cons

    A lot of work training specially personal safety

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Addon cash base air tickets and increase yearly bonuses

  7.  

    Solid company......Not many advancement opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility. Pay. Some Benefits. Outside sales.

    Cons

    On call 24/7. Calls in middle of night

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    PreSale Representative

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

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    Pros

    Good pay, challenging, work on your own.

    Cons

    Long Hours, work holidays, no discounts on products.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Chemist in PepsiCo's laboratory

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Practice  in  Żnin (Poland)
    Current Employee - Laboratory Practice in Żnin (Poland)

    I have been working at PepsiCo as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here are people and equipment. People are friendly, they really want You to understand why you're doing some analysis and they teach You everything with pleasue. In laboratory You use very good laboratory equipment, which makes your job nice and fast.

    Cons

    The job is a challenge when all of production lines are on and You have examine all beverages that are produce in this moment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Supurb upbringing and fun, satisfying work.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, exciting and stimulating environment.

    Cons

    Can work long hours when on specials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep doors open.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    liked this company but the work is out of controll

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Purchase, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Purchase, NY (US)

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of fun events working at the World HQ

    Cons

    Work like a dog! Admins stay Admins!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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