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Review averages

  • 384 employees say

    Excellent (173)
    45.052083333333%
    Good (100)
    26.041666666667%
    Satisfactory (56)
    14.583333333333%
    Subpar (55)
    14.322916666667%
    3.54
  • 31 applicants say

    Excellent (9)
    29.032258064516%
    Good (8)
    25.806451612903%
    Satisfactory (5)
    16.129032258065%
    Subpar (9)
    29.032258064516%
    2.91

Reviews for PepsiCo

Reviews - What employees say

3.54 Employees say
2.91 Applicants say
  • 14.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

Company cares more about shareholders than employees.

Support from management

Actions speak louder than words.

Teamwork

You will be out there by yourself yet they will say you are part of the Pepsi team.

Freedom to work independently

Everyone must perform and look the same.

Internal Communication

Continuously finding out information late in the field.

Gender Equality

We all are paid the same.

Attitude towards older colleagues

At times it feels more like they want you to throw your fellow employees under the bus. We are constantly pitted against each other.

Career Development

There are plenty of routes you can go here

Overall compensation for your work

Pay is decent but even with raises the cost of healthcare has went up so your pay from 10 years ago may be less or equal to your current take home.

Office / Work Environment

Very stressful. You will be held accountable for things which you have zero control over.

Environmental Friendliness

They do a great job about looking towards the future of our planet.

Work-Life Balance

Expect to get emails 24/7 as well as phone calls on your days off. Also your shift does not end until the job is done. 15hr days are not unheard of.

Company Image

With changes every year we have become a laughing stock to our competitors as well as customers.

Job Security

At any moment you can be let go for your performance. That can be said at most jobs.

Handicapped Accessibility

Meetings are held upstairs with no wheelchair access. I have never seen a handicap person do the job personally.

Workplace Safety

They talk about safety but it is not uncommon to have to lift and reach or lift and twist to perform the job. The back rooms are too small to do it otherwise at times.

Challenging Work

Every day is a challenge.

Inclusive / Diverse

They do hire a very diverse group of people.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Vote in a union. We need representation

What I like about the company

I like the physical work.

What I dislike about the company

I dislike my pay as well as benefits. The changes never benefit the employees. The turnover rate is ridiculous.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Pepsico
  • City
    Mesa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

Company Culture

We all help each other and want to grow & I think that's something that not a lot of companies have.

Support from management

I ask for a raise and they just throw money at me

Teamwork

The good thing about it is that we enjoy our time at work

Freedom to work independently

We hang out sometimes

Internal Communication

Is litty

Gender Equality

We see a ton of women that are leading in the company aswell

Attitude towards older colleagues

We look up to the older guys and women at the factory

Career Development

We get in here and it litty

Overall compensation for your work

Yes I am a leader

Office / Work Environment

On hot days we get a fan and a nice cold beer

Environmental Friendliness

Oh yeah we have multiple environmental features that respect the environment

Work-Life Balance

I make great money and so do my buddies st work do yeah

Company Image

I love this community

Job Security

Yes I impact the workers habits and their decision making yes I'm important

Handicapped Accessibility

I personally don't know

Workplace Safety

We have a couple of self automatic machines and that's rly where the danger is but none of the workers are ever there

Challenging Work

Co workers obviously make it easier but it's the connection we have that rly impacts whether or not we're going beyond our goals

Inclusive / Diverse

We share our opinions in this little thing called, snack time

Suggestions for improvement

  • We need longer breaks and more benefits because I work with these guys and I see these guys working for 5, 6, 7 hours a day and they're exhausted and we get like 1 break the entire day so yeah.

What I like about the company

Well one day me and my buddies were working on a pitch sales and essentially we got the idea to work with another popular soda brand and we made 5000$ in sales and we compared sodas and talked about the benefits of both and enhanced both our companies

What I dislike about the company

The only and only thing I probably disapprove of is some of the decisions the higher up part of the company makes

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Coca Cola, pepsico
  • City
    San Jose
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company Culture

Employees were constantly belittled and blamed for failings of management. Very male dominated environment . Women were denigrated and blamed for poor product or breakdown of equipment

Support from management

Old equipment poorly maintained. When engineers from plants were equipment was developed and designed visited Pepsi, we learned that managers had incorrectly trained us in using the machines

Teamwork

Employees were pitted against each other for work hours and to decide who to fire.

Freedom to work independently

Employees were left on their own to learn duties and were blamed and fired when things inevitably went wrong.

Internal Communication

Poor coomunication. Safety drills were only done after a major accident. When ammonia line leaked into facility and poisoned the air, employees were not allowed to leave until I called HQ and told them that we were not being evacuated.

Gender Equality

No woman was in a position of authority. Women who took power when man in charge failed to provide needed authority were never rewarded for thei r work

Attitude towards older colleagues

Older employees or employees with disabilities were fired

Career Development

No promotion from within. Managers were brought in from outside

Overall compensation for your work

Did not live up to promises for raise if took CE courses thru Pepsi. Pay was below salaries of other Pepsi plants.

Office / Work Environment

Ammonia leak did not result in evacuating employees despite inability of employees to breathe

Environmental Friendliness

No recycling done at plant

Work-Life Balance

Called in on scheduled days off and required to clock out but not leave building when equipment broke down and work could not restart for hours.

Company Image

Hated working for employer due to poor way employees treated

Job Security

Terminated

Handicapped Accessibility

No disabled people were hired by company and the few who had previously been enployed by former owner were terminated before Pepsi would buy plant.

Workplace Safety

Hoses left on ground, floors were wet and sticky, exposed asbestos. I fell several times injuring neck, back. Other employees had hands and arms cut. Too many accidents resulted in termination. All employees on medical leave terminated when Pepsi bought

Challenging Work

No challenge as to work itsel. Work was repetitive. Challenge was in dealing with poorly trained supervisors and managers. Managers who refused to accept responsibility for training employees. Who allowed employees to falsify documents.

Inclusive / Diverse

Diversity of opinion was not encouraged and usually resulted in suspension or termination

Suggestions for improvement

  • Have an investigative division separate from management and not answerable to any plant manager or supervisor. Only answerable to board of management and stockholders.

What I like about the company

Made friends with some of the employees. Tension removed when management not at the plant.

What I dislike about the company

Gross incompetence in hiring, training and promotion. Supervisors would use their authority and power to attack some employees while having sexual relationships with others. Failure of HQ to listen to employees as to events occurring in plant that negativ

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Pepsi
  • City
    North Abilene
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered

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Review averages

  • 384 employees say

    Excellent (173)
    45.052083333333%
    Good (100)
    26.041666666667%
    Satisfactory (56)
    14.583333333333%
    Subpar (55)
    14.322916666667%
    3.54
  • 31 applicants say

    Excellent (9)
    29.032258064516%
    Good (8)
    25.806451612903%
    Satisfactory (5)
    16.129032258065%
    Subpar (9)
    29.032258064516%
    2.91

kununu score comparisons

PepsiCo
3.49
415 reviews

Industry average (Consumer Goods/Grocery/Retail)
3.24
194,462 reviews

kununu average
3.38
3,681,000 reviews