Oh Pepsico Fritolay, where do we begin? So at first working in this “finely established” “rich and fun” “professional” organization you tend to think, hmm this place isn’t have bad, getting good hours having good trainers, but then you slowly come to a realization that this place, this place is absolute garbage. They treat you like a robot over working you and not paying you a dime extra, constantly sizing you up against eachother like you’re in some type of competition, yet you dont get paid for extra by doing any extra work. Which YES at other companies if you do more then the average you get paid an extra bit of money at the end of the day, depending on how much more you do. Which brings me to this, if you go out of your way all the time and constantly do more then an average employee is supposed to do, like take leadership on the floor, pull out bulk trucks, plug them in, clean up the facility to a tee, train peers how to safely and effectively do the job properly ( BECAUSE YES THERE IS A PROPER WAY TO DO THE JOB example Picking up your boards, pulling porduct up, NOT clocking in and out of job codes to make your rates faster, actually doing the job how its meant to be done.) they dont care they just look at you like some idiot and may take shifts away from you just because they may not like you, well sorry your HR idiot may not like you. also picking more cases then Your supposed to, they just reward you with more cases the next day. This place also loves to choose favor
I loved working here. I was on a contact and they didn't need me at the end (end of summer/busy season). Pay is phenomenal for the amount of work you do. If you do Route Sales you're making at least 50 grand a year. Drivers make a flat rate of 200/day, my typical day as a driver - I started at 3AM to load my truck, normally finished around 11AM. Some days were 10 hours (which they base your pay on. 4 days a week working, 10/hours a day flat rate). I had maybe 3 11/12 hour days because of long wait times for other trucks to deliver and get out of the bay. I had about 5 days where I was done my delivers and back in shop heading back home and I only worked a total of 5-6 hours (still getting that full days pay feels great!).
As a Route Sales Rep you load your truck, drive to your stores, drop off the chips and merchandise them on to the shelves. Place your order, and go to the next store. You get a flat 8.5% commission on the product you deliver to the store. Typically I was taking home about 850/week on average. Working 8-11 hours a day, 5 days a week. When busy season really started, I got moved to delivery driver. If I was able to stay on as Route Sales Rep during the summer I would have been pulling in about 1400/week after taxes. Some Route Sales Rep guys make 75k a year... to deliver and merchandise chips... not bad. Some days you have to haul but, it's not heavy work, but you have to move fast if you don't want your day to be 14 hours long.
ProsFull time get company pension, flex benefits and RRSP matching. Co Coworkers and management are great. Pay is great.
ConsThe occassional long day. Occassional computer programs are frustrating.
Work here used to be fun and there was a solid culture in place. People were respected and the company took care of its employees and ensured that people were happy.
Over the last few years there has been a drastic change in the way the company operates. No one listens when there is problems - it always comes to down to people not working hard enough. Doesn’t matter if the execution plans to hit an astronomical target are lacking in customer support or are just simply unrealistic - “you’re just not working hard enough!”. The fingers are always pointed to the frontline and their perceived “inability to execute”, no one higher level is ever really held accountable for improper or flaky communication, or for a lack of clear direction. “Control what you control” is uttered 10 times daily by every manager and employee. The company loves to do a million things really poorly instead of focusing on a few key things and doing them very well.
The majority of retail customers the frontline have to deal with on a daily basis are miserable and awful to PepsiCo employees. The grocery industry is not a happy place - I don’t know anyone that actually loves working in it or around it. This will not change...ever. Not PepsiCo’s fault but if you’re reading this and searching for a job in the industry, it’s important to know this. Not everyone is miserable, but there are a lot of them and trust me, just a single encounter with one can ruin your whole day. And you will encounter at least
ProsFlexible work hours, not always tied to a desk/office
On call 6 days a week with no option for advancement
You are expected to drive 40' tractor trailer into places that they do not belong. The company will sacrifice safety for delivery. I have had 8 managers/supervisors/interns in the last 4 years, none of which had any driving or delivery experience. The trucks break down daily, the trailers are trashed and full of black mold, and this is the second summer of no AC (they continue to look into it), and the equipment is always broken, or falling apart. The "Drivers Board" is based on seniority, based on hire date, and based on work available, so many times your left waiting for a 4:30 am phone call each day that doesn't come. You have an option to Merchandise (fill store shelves) for far less pay and tends to be more work, all while driving your own vehicle to each store. Many times you only get two driving shifts a week and on those two days senior drivers are in on OT or Double OT. If a route opens up and nobody takes it you are forced based on seniority to take it, often times being thrown on a 7pm-3am night shift 5 days a week, usually with 2 days notice. As a new driver, with the least seniority this is the route you will start on. 3 days off in a row are rare, even after working 4x10's they will call you with one day off and expect you to come in. This is not a company you want to try and start out in, their is no advancement, you lose any and all seniority if you leave the drivers board to work in the warehouse or anywhere else in the country in the same position. There is
ConsOn call 6 days a week, long days, no schedule. Horrible driving and working conditions, poor truck, trailer and equipment condition.
Customer Service Representative | Calgary, AB | Dec. 25, 2019
Only Care about Profit.Run away from this company.
Worst company to work for. Zero Communication, poor pay especially when given extra work/tasks to do daily, which is every day.
Management if out of touch of what a human is able to do in a day and too afraid of upper management to say NO.
This company doesn't want to hear suggestions of how to improve. Their new system of Dynamic routing is an absolute and complete failure.Months and months of absolutely poor and disruptive deliveries, highlights that the company doesn't care about their customers. Management refused to listen to drivers concerns, even when management hold meetings.
The new ordering system, precision ordering is a waste of time and energy. Management told staff to ignore the instructors that were briefed and to always modify the orders to bring in more product. The question is then why bring in an ordering system if staff is not able to utilize it in the manner it was designed for.
If you bring any observations as constructive criticism you will be labelled as being difficult.
They only way Pepsico continues to grow is they force product into stores thru auto allocations.
Bringing in Sales Management team (CDMs)directly out of University with little life experiences and placing them in charge of growing multi million dollar accounts, stores managements connect and respond better to more mature staff, especially since the CDMs change over yearly.
Run away from this company.
Anxiety inducing work environment and very poorly managed
A typical day at work can be very anxiety inducing for very many people that I have worked with for several years. Management is constantly changing every 3 to 5 years, it is a training site for most management, so they usually only stick around for a short time, make changes to things that should not be priority and neglect the things that should be. Workplace culture is okay, honestly the best part was the co-workers for the most part, except for the odd racist that would somehow slip into employment from time to time. Often times the best employees are not appreciated. The site is constantly changing, safety is pretty well neglected entirely at most times, some of the product they make should not be sent out to consumers but just depends on how much money they would lose. If you asked the whole production workforce if they are proud of the product they make, I would say about 90% of them would say they are not proud of the product they produce. Worst managed company I have ever worked for.
ProsGood pay for NS, Good benefits for family oriented individuals
For the first couple months I couldn't say enough about how much i enjoyed this company and my job. The people here are great but there is no communication between management and other staff. Everything is last minute and disorganized. The admins get dumped with everything regardless of whether or not they actually have the time or the advanced knowledge of systems and programs to perform these tasks. There is no follow up or follow through on anything. Definite lack of leadership. They advance people that are under qualified with little to no work ethic just so that someone else has to deal with them. Very mundane job once you get the hang of it. Salary is average and vacation is good. Benefits are mediocre at best. They do put on some really nice team builders and other activities for their employees. This would be a great company if they could get some management that actually manages and not hire mediocre sales staff just to fill the gap because they were in a hurry.
Prosgreat vacation and pension plans. Great people, fun team activities
Consmismanagement, disorganized, lack of communication
No two days are the same and finding a way to win is every day's focus
Working in an agency provides a rich collage of new challenges and opportunities every day. Accounts are always different, client needs are varied and it's my job to ensure we deliver on them 100% without compromise.
During my six years with SDI Marketing I have worked with many great clients and accounts from Rogers Communications to Pepsi Co food and beverages to the Canadian Cancer Society and Tim Hortons. This wide range of exposure to client needs and programs has benefited me in many ways from learning different methods of company operations, being very flexible and adaptable with ideas, timelines and expectations, as well as how to quickly learn and absorb new information to best delivery for the clients needs.
Overcoming obstacles and challenges from technical to resources to weather conditions and more has shown me it's all about finding a way to win and deliver with excellence.
I am looking to bring this rich and varied experience to my next role and strive to new levels!
I have worked for many companies in my lifetime and PepsiCo seems to be one of the best I have ever worked for. The workplace offers good benefits, a pension plan and it is unionized to help the workers get yearly raises and make sure their pay meets with inflation. It is what you would expect from a manufacturer, they have typical manufacturing shifts. Which you are allowed to bid on every year to try to get what suits you best based off of your seniority. The job is fairly easy if you make sure you keep yourself ahead. Some days it can be stressful but finding a workplace with zero stress is unrealistic. The factory is older so in the summer it can get pretty hot. The highest I have seen is in the mid to high 40’s. But when it reaches higher temperatures heat breaks and free Gatorade is supplied a lot. As well there is water coolers everywhere. A lot of the staff are super friendly and it is like a big family. I truly love my job with the company and hope to see them grow and succeed.
ProsGreat Benefits, Pension Plan, Unionized workplace, Great people
I enjoyed working at PepsiCo very much. I met a lot of great people. We had a secret santa every year as I was in charge of diversity and inclusion. We always got amazing gifts from everyone that participated. In dec. 2013 we thought it would be a lot of fun to have some party games. We played twister which was absolutely hilarious, people were toppling down on others, it was a grand time, we even played pin the red dot on the bears nose, we blind folded everyone. All the games were enjoyed by all. We also dressed up for Halloween at work for morale, that was a hoot, no pun intended. Its always busy at work and it is non stop all day long. We rode the BIG bike a few years ago to raise money for the heart and stroke foundation, that was a ton of fun until torrential rain starting pouring down on us. Anyways I enjoyed PepsiCo as a whole and enjoyed everything that I did there. There were a few people that left the company and I missed them very much. Thank you for your time and also for reading my story, Have a wonderful day and I hope to hear from you real soon.
ProsAwesome benefits and great people
Questions and answers about PepsiCo
What is the work environment and culture like at PepsiCo?
Asked Mar. 12, 2017
Good place to work for a living.
Answered Aug. 10, 2019
if you are new in company.You have to work hard more than senior driver
Answered Jun. 26, 2019
If you were to leave PepsiCo, what would be the reason?
Asked May 24, 2018
Management will shaft you every chance they get
Answered Jun. 17, 2019
Mey be wen they told to stop i will leave.
Answered Jun. 7, 2019
What advice would you give the CEO of PepsiCo about how to improve the company?
Asked Feb. 21, 2019
Maybe start by responding to resumes that have already been submitted. That would be the first step.
Answered Jul. 3, 2020
Instead of giving say Beyonce 50 million for superbowl or the absurbed amount spent on advertising, make the people who make you the money doing production like they are worth the money wasted on things that dont need to be done
Answered Jun. 17, 2019
Why would you want to work at PepsiCo?
Asked Jul. 10, 2018
Pepsi Cola is a great company in terms softdrinks and juices worldwide, Pepsi cola offers a good and promissing job oppurtunity. .
Answered Jul. 30, 2020
Yes, great company, great at, and great work culture and people.
Answered Aug. 9, 2019
What questions did they ask during your interview at PepsiCo?