I've been working for Frito Lay for a few years now and for the most part, it's been a great experience. I service supermarkets and have only done small stores (liquor stores, gas stations, 711's) for a short while, so I won't comment on that too much.
On a bulk route (supermarkets) there are around 3-4 people who work your route. You have the Primary RSR, who's there 5 days out of the week. Then you have your Swing, which covers the 2 days the Primary is off. Then, you typically have 1 or 2 merchandisers to support you during the week.
Management, for the most part, is doing a decent job. There are some bad apples out there, just like any other job. But, for the most part, I've had good experiences with management.
Hardest part of the job for me, is relying on co-workers. Like I said, I'm on a Bulk Route. So there are 2-3 other people touching my route. I understand everyone has their own methods of how to complete their job. But, from my experience, there are a lot of lazy people out there. I constantly come back to my route having to fill the shelf with product other people didn't stock. Or people not paying attention to the single serve bags, seeds, checkstands, or perimeter displays. Most of the time they just focus on the aisle and fluff up the rest.
Sorry if I dragged this review on, but this is my first time writing anything. Hope it helped out some people out there.
Run route like it's your own business
Early start times/Co-workers