PepsiCo: What's it like to work here?

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389 reviews from employees

kununu Score: 3.5Recommendation: 67%
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389 employees rated this employer with an average of 3.5 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

250 employees recommended the employer in their reviews. The employer was not recommended in 122 reviews.

PepsiCo does not compensate most of their front line employees in accordance with the same position at other companies.

3.4
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked in Logistics/materials management at Pepsico in New York, NY.

Company Culture

Excellent, recognizes and celebrates all cultures with events associated with those cultures.

Work-Life Balance

PepsiCo only cares about your hard work, most employees note that if you fall dead in your seat, they would drag you off and have someone else in your position before the sun went down.

Overall compensation for your work

Pays you much less than other companies with the same position.

Teamwork

Everybody only cares about themselves and could care less about anyone else's situation.

Support from management

Very bad, they want you to do as much as 3 times as other companies expect you to do in a day, and don't care about you or your circumstances.

Job Security

Job is subject to be relocated at any time

Internal Communication

They share some communication but very secretive about some matters.

Freedom to work independently

They do leave you alone as long as you are getting the work done.


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Quality Control Technician

2.4
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at pepsico in Twinsburg.

What I like

Good pay. Good, lower cost, health care insurance. Lots of discount programs. Plenty of room for professional growth.

What I dislike

Work-life balance. Professional growth requires grovelling. Favoritism. Old school us vs. them mentality.

Suggestions for improvement

Implement roll out style shift scheduling. Allow employees a reasonable amount of time off. Scrap the "This is how it has always been." mantra. Adopt some more progressive attitudes.

Company Culture

Negative attitudes prevail. No pride in the facility. Systemic bad attitude from top to bottom.

Company Image

Mountains of plastic waste are the company's legacy.

Work-Life Balance

If it was possible to deduct stars here I would. Quality Lab Tech is a MINIMUM 6 day a week job, but mostly 7 days a week. Quote from the Quality Manager, "If you want a weekend off that's what your vacation days are for."

Career Development

Tuition reimbursement is a thing here. Free professional development courses are readily available.

Handicapped Accessibility

Nope. Maybe a little in the front office.

Overall compensation for your work

Wages are competitive. Plenty of overtime available. Benefits are really good.

Inclusive / Diverse

Pretty inclusive.

Environmental Friendliness

Plastic waste. Diabetes. More plastic waste.

Workplace Safety

Walkways and doorways are shared with tow motors (fork lifts). Lock-out tag-out program is just rolling out, most equipment is not LOTO equipped. Despite safety short-comings they did/are still set(ting) records for safety this year.

Teamwork

2nd shift quality team works very well together. The other shifts not so much.

Attitude towards older colleagues

This is an old school us vs them shop. Management vs workers. Older people are a valuable wealth of knowledge who should shut up and get out of the way.

Support from management

When asking for very basic equipment or repairs to equipment, the tools used every day, expect a very long wait, but your patience will be rewarded with nasty-grams about low yields and production lapses.

Office / Work Environment

There are some very negative attitudes in the quality department. A great deal of that negativity can be attributed to the monumental amount of forced overtime. We do have fun now and again though.

Challenging Work

Learning the job is challenging because of the volume of tasks required each day. Becoming proficient at the job is challenging because of the variables in the process. There is always something new to learn. Overall the work is challenging and satisfying.

Job Security

Unless you are a real slacker, rule breaker, call off a lot, or are consistently late they need bodies so you will work.

Internal Communication

Information vital to my job is almost never shared in a timely manner.

Gender Equality

Quality has more women than most other departments but most departments are short on women.

Freedom to work independently

The quality/ production departments are team environments. There are some tasks that can be done independently but they are few.

A decent place to work and stay employees. There are opportunities to transfer to different departments and pay is fair

3.9
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at PepsiCo in San Diego, CA at the time of review.

What I like

Just a positive work environment and a decent mix of coworkers

What I dislike

At times there is too much of a corporate environment when the reality of our business is much simpler

Suggestions for improvement

With as many employees as there are it would be nice to have a few more company functions that allowed for more mingling and getting to know everyone.


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My experience overall has been great my pay is better then anywhere else I have ever gotten, it is a great place to work

3.7
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Pepsi in Pittsburgh, PA at the time of review.

What I like

My managers are always very nice to me and are very understanding about how things happen in our personal lives that we cannot control which is a very good thing because some companies and managers do not understand that and just expect for the business to be your while life

What I dislike

I dissaprove that I shouldn't be able to be forced to work two hours over my shift

Suggestions for improvement

No forcing to stay after a 8 hour shift


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Caring and friendly environment and great company to work for and lots respect

4.8
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Pepsi company in Danville Estates, VA at the time of review.

What I like

Fun,awesome,friendly,respectful,encouraging,great,place,to work,

What I dislike

Nothing at all it's an amazing place to work with good friendly people

Suggestions for improvement

Nothing I can think at this time things are good

Company Culture

Good

Company Image

Sure am

Work-Life Balance

Yes

Career Development

Yes

Handicapped Accessibility

Yes

Overall compensation for your work

Very much

Inclusive / Diverse

Yes

Environmental Friendliness

Yes

Workplace Safety

Yes

Teamwork

All the time

Attitude towards older colleagues

Yes

Support from management

Sure does

Office / Work Environment

Yes

Challenging Work

Very challenging

Job Security

Yes

Internal Communication

Very much

Gender Equality

Yes

Freedom to work independently

Very well

Its a great place with a peaceful enviroment,a place that you can grow as a employer and giving you the tools to achieve

4.8
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Pepsi in Philadelphia, PA at the time of review.

What I like

I started as a driver and now im a warehouse manager

What I dislike

None, everything is great at my place of work

Suggestions for improvement

They dont need to improve anything, as a company they are doing more than excellent.

Company Culture

Important

Challenging Work

Everyday is a new challenge


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I love my job working her I have learned alot and I have done great

4.8
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Pepsi Beverage Company in Knoxville, TN at the time of review.

What I like

I have loved working here I have done great job and have done well working with others it's a great place to work and also a great place to be

What I dislike

I don't disapprove of anything it's all great I love everything about my job site it's a great place and environment

Suggestions for improvement

I would not make any changes to the work place it's great the way it is. It's clean and people friendly

Company Culture

I feel like I'm great at teamwork I work well

Company Image

I love my work

Work-Life Balance

Excellent

Overall compensation for your work

Very great

Challenging Work

My work is great I experience alot of new things

Job Security

Yes very well I do great

Internal Communication

Is a great invironment

Freedom to work independently

Great teamwork


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Poor business practices at PepsiCo

2.5
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked in Distribution/sales at Pepsico in Mesa at the time of review.

What I like

I like the physical work.

What I dislike

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

Suggestions for improvement

Vote in a union. We need representation

Company Culture

Company cares more about shareholders than employees.

Company Image

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

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.

Career Development

There are plenty of routes you can go here

Handicapped Accessibility

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

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.

Inclusive / Diverse

They do hire a very diverse group of people.

Environmental Friendliness

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

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.

Teamwork

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

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.

Support from management

Actions speak louder than words.

Office / Work Environment

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

Challenging Work

Every day is a challenge.

Job Security

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

Internal Communication

Continuously finding out information late in the field.

Gender Equality

We all are paid the same.

Freedom to work independently

Everyone must perform and look the same.

Nice Corporative environment. Earning potential . Chances for aadvancement we're limited for women

3.6
Recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Pepsi in Atlanta Junction, GA.

What I like

Chance for advancement. Tuition reimbursement. On the job training. Workout facilities on site.

What I dislike

Need more women in upper management. More community and environmental awareness programs needed. Strive for health conscious products.

Suggestions for improvement

Testing of soda products for healthier options. Thanks to this for a lot this. Thank the developers of the new app and for the final.


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Overall good and positive experience.

3.3
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at PepsiCo North America Beverages in Phoenix, AZ at the time of review.

What I like

I feel that job security was never a primary concern. I have always had plenty of opportunity to work overtime.

What I dislike

I have no negative feedback about my company. Overall it has been a rewarding and positive experience.

Suggestions for improvement

I don't thonk I'm qualified to make decisions about things to change. Thongs run smoothly.


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