PepsiCo Reviews

Updated 17 April, 2015
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  1. Route Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PepsiCo

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Not 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.

  2. Great environment, organised company. Loved working at Pepsi.

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Timmins, ON
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Timmins, ON

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment, everyone is friendly and acts like a small family.

    Cons

    I find for the amount of hours and work I put in, did not seem I was getting paid enough.
    physically demanding with no help.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more merchandisers rather than putting to much load on one or two for a whole town.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Downwards spiral

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good Health benefits available at org

    Cons

    No worklife balance, management does not care about employees long term health in the organization. Many exceptional employees are being overlooked and promotions depend on who you know in the organization that can tweet up the ladder. The corporate culture of employees are going downhill and workers don't even want to speak with each other - just day in and day out.

    Advice to Management

    Stop reorganizing the company

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  5. Excellent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global brand, respect for other, Professional work environment

    Cons

    Nothing major to report to

  6. Good place to work with a great atmosphere of learning and taking ownership in the products that we make!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, wages, ability to have a voice, ownership in what we make, great people to work with and for.

    Cons

    sometimes the hours are long, increase in some of the benefits; i.e. orthodontists

    Advice to Management

    Let the people that make your product have a say in how your product is made. People have a great care in what they do and what they produce and their voice is sometimes never heard. There seems to be hierarchy at this plant and that does bring others that work there down,

  7. Finance Manager

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Mississauga, ON

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work with

    Cons

    Too many managers, too little staff

  8. Helpful (3)

    Going downhill at an increasing rate

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good challenges, great learning experiences, flexible work hours.

    Cons

    The politics has become stifling. Constant re-orgs don't allow any time to adapt to new playing field. Senior management has lost its attention span. You can work yourself to death expecting compensation or advancement, but those opportunities are evaporating rapidly. The promotions are based on who you know rather than what you know or how hard you work and you'll get lame excuses when you ask why. Hiring contractors is more important than retaining high performers and having actual continuity. The whole atmosphere has become very demotivational this year especially. Infighting between groups is also on the rise probably because after the recent round of re-orgs nobody knows who should do what any longer and its seen as an opportunity for empire building.

    The corporate interest in being seen as positive part of the community has employees out doing charity work on Pepsi's behalf rather than doing their real job and making things work inside the company. The focus on management buzzword fads du jour has really gotten silly lately too. They don't actually pay attention to what those buzzwords should mean, they just love to spout them and sound all corporate positive.

    Advice to Management

    Stop reorganizing every few months, its like working in a tornado. You set something up and then re-org it out of existence. FOCUS. Stop managing by fads and buzzwords, say useful meaningful things to employees. Stop promoting in dark alleys like you're dealing drugs. Promote openly and fairly. We have courses on ethics we all have to sit through, pay attention to them please, they aren't merely for entertainment. Make it count for dedicated, motivated employees. We do care, but if you keep up the random shifting landscape with no apparent benefit that motivation will end.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Worst company I've ever worked for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PepsiCo

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

    Pros

    Decent salary for the work

    Cons

    Long hours, treated terribly, unreasonable expectations

  10. A good place to start your career

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Saint John, NB
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Saint John, NB

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good co-workers, strong focus on moving the company forward, wide-range of products. Most sales jobs have a small base salary and commission.

    Cons

    Long hours, company waste is an issue (getting the same promo materials 3 times etc) limited room for advancement unless you are scouted through their 'New Grad" programs.

    Advice to Management

    You have employees working hard for you right now. Let them share their full potential instead of brushing them off to find the next potential university star.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Stay Away

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    Former Employee - Account Development Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Account Development Representative in Vancouver, BC

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, not much else though.

    Cons

    No work/life balance
    Don't value their employees at all
    Promote based on favouritism
    Penalize you for not overselling product to customers. Then when you do oversell and have to take unsold, expire product back, you get in trouble.

    Advice to Management

    Value your biggest asset - your employees!

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