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good money
Route Sales/Merchandising/Detailer (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTNovember 21, 2017
full time position, responsible for selling and merchandising Frito Lay's complete line of quality products to existing and new accounts.
Route Sales representative's hours of work vary by assigned route.
Pros
good salaries
Cons
always over time
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Great opportunity for someone driven to succeed.
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Rancho Cucamonga, CANovember 20, 2017
Your day in the bulk 24 (grocery store) division starts early. The faster you work the earlier you finish your work day. There are some physical demands and you need to have the ability to plan ahead for the next day. Management is supportive and once trained you work unsupervised. You will learn to work with many personalities and employees in the grocery industry from receiving to store management and learn how to represent a manufacturer and negotiate and sell. The better you are at the job the more money you can make. Other employees are supportive and will help you when needed if you are willing to reciprocate. Most enjoyable part of the job is you can work at your own pace and earn accordingly. The hardest part of the job is working the holidays during odd hours but this is when income is highest so it's worth it.
Pros
work at your own pace with great earning potential
Cons
odd hours and physical demands
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Only if you need a job and your desperate..
Sales Operations (Current Employee) –  Chesapeake, VANovember 19, 2017
Poor management, and shady business practices. They don't teach anything, expect more than their share and don't appreciate anything. I wouldn't recommend it for a full-time position but it's alright as a part-time gig.
Pros
Alot of independent duties..
Cons
Poor leadership, all around the board..
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Great job for frontline sales
District Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Clifton Park, NYNovember 19, 2017
if you're just a frontline sales rep, this is a great job and company to work for. If you're looking for advancement, think twice. Management is a tough road with long hours and mostly unrealistic expectations.
Pros
good for frontline sales, decent benefits
Cons
advancement opportunities, staffing
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like the job but
packer/breaker (Former Employee) –  Casa Grande, AZNovember 18, 2017
liked the job but was fired for going to a doctors appointment that fritolay scheduled for me. pretty much told me i would be able to come back to work they kept messing around for a few months then later fired me
Pros
good pay
Cons
horrible managment
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Great work environment
Order Selector (Former Employee) –  Little Rock, ARNovember 18, 2017
Fast paced , great work hours. Great pay and fair benefits. Good work environment, great culture diversity, room for advancement. Supervisors were pretty fair.
Pros
Great Job
Cons
Benefits
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Good place to work
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Guaynabo Municipio, PRNovember 18, 2017
Good benefits
The sales department is so good
Has many goods products and brands
It's a good job for start a career
Has many benefits like healthcare, 401K
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Closed Culture...Do Not Appy
Sales District Leader (Former Employee) –  Tea, SDNovember 18, 2017
Unless you begin your career selling with chip for them, don't expect to advance to far. The management is usually brought up thru the ranks without any other management experience except the "Frito" way. They do not like for you to outshine them, and if you do they will hold you back, or get rid of you.

Very stressful, long hours with little reward.

Stay away!
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Enjoyed the work
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Jonesboro, ARNovember 17, 2017
Though the work was enjoyable and the benefits good the culture was stressful and the work life balance was non existent. I averaged 70+ hours a week and only 2 weekends off a year for almost 20 years.
Pros
work and benefits are good
Cons
work life balance is non existant
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Company promoted employes with less time ahead of others,put untrained supervisor in area. .
Merchandiser/Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Cairo, GANovember 17, 2017
Very stressful working with supervisors when thats all they do.Threatened whse. Staff continously.Was and still is hated by customers and employees.Upper management does not make you feel needed.You feel it is my way or highway. No honest communication.
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stay away
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Augusta, GANovember 17, 2017
Absolutely NO work/life balance. The DSLs do not care one bit. their one and only concern is that all the routes meet the sales plan that is TOP priority. Their bonus depends on it and they do not care how the routes get there but all they want is numbers and more numbers. Then they force out product and shippers and when it doesn't sell the route guys have to take the hit for it, not the DSL. I would not recommend this to anyone that has a family and wants to spend any quality time with them. You will be sent to Charleston or Florence every couple of weeks and somehow Charleston is an even bigger dumpster fire. DSLs will absolutely lie to your face, call you while you are running a route everyday wanting to know will you make plan, then tell you if you don't you are the only route in district that isn't making plan which was an absolute lie. As long as there is a warm body on the routes the DSLs are satisfied. And most times your "day off" you will spend 3 to 3 1/2 hours driving to Charleston or Florence. then drive home the following Saturday. This is a recurring theme best advice is stay away!!!
Pros
good pay
Cons
extremely long hours, DSLs that will lie to your face
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hard work
Lead Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Aurora, CONovember 17, 2017
It is alot of work being a lead sales representative as well as rto trainer. The days are typically 10 hours. Building rapport is vital to achieving the sales goal. If you want to be successful in the job be stead fast and thick skinned.
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I was led to believe I was going to going on 1st shift
Packer (Former Employee) –  York, PANovember 17, 2017
It is a very fast paced job. I was to be going on 1st shift. See my note above about the girl out on maternity leave decided to come back so that was when I decided to leave.
Pros
Manger was awesome and understanding
Cons
3rd shift
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I work there part time
Bulk Picker (Current Employee) –  Harlingen, TXNovember 16, 2017
I could say many negatives about this company, but there are none. Its a job. Their is no reason to belly-ache. This company is fast paced, on your feet, lifting in a hot warehouse kind of job. You are not going to get a long with employees but that's like any job. I am fortunate to work with good employees and good management.
Pros
The pay
Cons
No cons
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stressfull and non rewarding
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Marysville, MINovember 16, 2017
drive a truck to customer locations to make deliveries in all conditions. Loading my own truck and knowing all the routes in my district. Long hours and very fast paced to complete the route for the day.
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pretty straight forward job
RSA (Former Employee) –  Falls, ID/ Manteca CANovember 15, 2017
Early hours, fast paced, easy to learn. given necessary tools to perform work duties. enjoyed being paid weekly.sometimes the days were quite long.sometimes the elements aren't to favorable dealing with small parking spaces and large amounts of traffic.As long as you worked hard to meet sales plans you were left alone to do the job.
Pros
paid weekly
Cons
long work days
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Great place to work
Maintenance "A" Mechanic (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXNovember 15, 2017
Great place to work, but looking to further my career in the computer industry or as a maintenance manager. I am currently looking to further my career and do something else.
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What have you done for me lately????
Transportation Manager (Former Employee) –  York, PA 17404November 15, 2017
I made the company alot of money over the course of time I worked there, but after you exhaust every option to cut your budget and you go over budget, your head is on the chopping block!!!!
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none
Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee) –  Plano, TXNovember 14, 2017
hard work management only care about themselvs. over worked under paid. to many chiefs not enough indians. this is stupid you make us do this survey !!!!!!!
Pros
no
Cons
no
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I would never recommend anyone work at this company.
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Sterling Heights, MINovember 13, 2017
As a route driver at Frito-Lay, you will start work very early and work a minimum of 10 hours, sometimes up to 14. You will need to juggle a variety of tasks and customer personalities at a very brisk pace to complete your day within DOT limits. Frito-Lay is a very numbers driven company and while some managers are fair and reasonable, others harass about numbers at every opportunity regardless of circumstances. Management in this company has a long standing record of setting up job tasks in a manner such that no average person is able to accomplish them on a day to day basis. They do this so that they are able to document an employees (who are often unionized) shortcomings at will, thereby allowing them to remove anyone who becomes wise to the game. A challenging job is one thing, but Frito-Lay sets its employees up for failure rather than success.
On paper, this company has a wonderful culture and they truly are an equal opportunity employer. They have no choice in this, however, due to their revolving door mentality and the fact that they are always strapped for qualified applicants who meet their requirements/expectations.
The most difficult part of this job is meeting the expectations which have been set before you when you sign on, because you will discover that, on many routes, the tasks at hand are simply unmanageable in the manner the company asks.
The best part of this job is meeting new people and the fact that you are able to change routes once in awhile if you wish.
Pros
Food at district meetings
Cons
Only time for breaks and lunches in your truck between stops.
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