Frito-Lay Employee Reviews

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Working for a great company.
Route Sales Rep (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, KSNovember 25, 2016
Hard work but, rewarding pleasing the customers, Many hours but good pay. Co-workers honest and friendly. customer service skills a must working with the public constantly.

Great company to work for.
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Horrible Management
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKNovember 23, 2016
The pay and benefits are very good and the hours are definitely exceptional (12+ hrs a day) but the management is horrible and some of the most unethical managers I have ever worked for. They add to orders you create and tell the stores you are over ordering because they get commission for hitting their sales mark whereas the merchandising position gets no incentive for achieving sales numbers. Frito-Lay is one of the worst jobs I have worked for due to the awful management but the pay and benefits are decent but room for advancement is limited.
Pros
Pay, Benefits, Hours
Cons
Management, Hours
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Not a bad place but...
Packer (Former Employee) –  Wooster, OHNovember 23, 2016
The training on the lines is awful. You only have an hour on each line then you rotate to the next. How can people learn that way? Also the long time employees set you up by telling you how bad the place is and how horrible the people are on the shift youre going to after your training and how since you are new you will be working 12 hours a day and 7 days a week mandatory. Its fast paced and very physical. Youre shown how to change different tape machines during training but dont do it for days and they get mad if you forget how it went. Its a good place for pay, benefits and product but their training process needs an overhaul bad.
Pros
Pay and product
Cons
Bad training practices
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horrible
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Boylston, MANovember 22, 2016
no room for growth, horrible leadership team, hires kids for managers to save a buck, anyways...free chips. bad management.
Pros
free stale chips
Cons
bad leadership
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Long Hours
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Wichita, KSNovember 22, 2016
Extremely long hours to work, doesnt give enough time to enjoy time outside work. Go to work at 3am get off at 3:30pm. Expected to sell $40,000 worth of chips and expected to only have $500 worth of broken or stale bags.
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Productive, fun times
Utility tech/packer (Former Employee) –  Frankfort, INNovember 19, 2016
I loved the job. I should have never went full time. They force you over and in on days off. They point with incidents if you leave with 20hr notice to crewing on days off. Great job, poor scheduling system, and attendance system. Great people, great pay. Just need a schedule of work hours. Don't act like Hitler.
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Packaging Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Topeka, KSNovember 18, 2016
Work/Life balance doesn't exist at this company. Management is abhorrent, mostly kids right out of college that don't know how to deal with people. The only upside to working here is the pay.
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great company
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Lancaster, CANovember 18, 2016
frito lay is a great company to work for good pay they have good work ethic and a good work schedule and the supervistors are great to work with.
Pros
good pay
Cons
not enough hours
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very hard work
packer/boxdrop (Former Employee) –  York, PANovember 17, 2016
long days ,mandatory overtime, management is horrible,co-workers are stressed, the job requires you to have no home life no enjoyment from this job but pay is good
Pros
good pay
Cons
cant have a home life
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Fun place to work
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXNovember 16, 2016
Fun company to work. Great environment and excellent co workers. Great job to have around 50 hrs a week job. Great benefit for employees.
Pros
Great healthcare and 401k
Cons
To hard to move up in the company
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Okay but no growth declining benefits
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLNovember 16, 2016
Its okay depending on the type of route you have and the region. If you do that gas station routes you willl work long hours 12 hours a day. account 18/bulk is the best probably 45-50 hours a week. Pay is disgusting compared to how much they make off you. Can never take a day off you pick your two weeks vacation a year in advance. early hours as much as 3 am. I make my salary for them in 3 weeks...i think they could do better than 3.5 percent commission.
Pros
flexible hours, work for self
Cons
no time off, long hours, pay is relatively low
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Productive
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  West Valley City, UTNovember 13, 2016
At Frito Lay I was picking orders from local stores. I picked up to 15,000 cases each shift. We also picked the mod/zone, which was; picking different chips into one case/box.
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Great place to work
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CANovember 10, 2016
13 years working for a great company , route sales for 5 lg chain stores, delivering merchandising and working close with store management , in charge of two merchandisers , building large displays for different holidays .
Pros
Benifits
Cons
Long hours
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friendly atmospher to work in
School Route/Driver (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, CANovember 10, 2016
Taking phone and personal orders from school districts in Riverside, Corona, Chino, Moreno Valley, Highlands and San Bernardino.
Load and unload packaged crates to schools
Letting school districts know what new products Frito-Lay has received
Providing the best customer service to school districts.
Maintaining delivery truck to meet daily and weekly inventory inspections
Keeping track of returned items that were not selling or have become stale.
Using handheld inventory kiosk PDA
Pros
meeting new people
Cons
always on the road no lunch time
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Over worked and under paid
Route sales representative (Current Employee) –  Safford, AZNovember 8, 2016
Frito lay expects you to work 60+hours per week for a paycheck that is not guaranteed. To make 100%of your paycheck you have to hit their sales goals that they set for you. If you miss their sales goal, you'll only receive up to 75% of your pay for the month.
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very fast pace and commision driven company
Route Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Milford, CTNovember 8, 2016
Come in at 0500 hours grab your truck and check if everything on the truck is working correctly .once you did that check your freight and go to your first delivery so on so forth .I learned how to run a small business from my truck dealing with customers and up selling them and getting more room in stores .management work with me when i was busy or needed help with something.

The hardest part of the job was was working in the back of the truck when it was 95 degrees out with no fan .

most enjoyable part was dealing with the customers and freedom of how i made money.
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Great pay. But Management is horrible and not good work life balance if you have a family.
route sales (Former Employee) –  Spooner, WINovember 8, 2016
7 years employed. Got fired for something management has encouraged other people to do. No disciplinary action in over four years. Improper training all across the board. No warning. Just let go. If you have a family and kids this isnt the place for you. Long hours. Good pay if you get on your own route and its a good route but could take years until you get the good routes. Would not recommend this place to my worse enemy. Proceed with caution.
Pros
Good pay once you have been there for a while. benefits are good. Pension plan.
Cons
Very poor management. Push you to the breaking point. Improper training.
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busy
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHNovember 7, 2016
Long workdays with competitive compensation package. To little positive feedback, you really did not feel appreciated. Big company that was all about sell, sell, sell, worry about outdates later.
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Great company if you like work more than living
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Ely, NVNovember 7, 2016
Five years with this company has showed me that Pepsi stock holders matter more than anything else in this company. Four years of 55+ hours per week and 10% commission, I grew and grew sales and did very well, it was tough but worth it for the good pay, equipment and work environment were junk. Now they introduce performance pay that cuts my pay 40% with the same workload and no leeway or negotiating whatsoever, basically they say take it or leave, you're replaceable. The new pay system is socialism. I live in a remote area and have a larger workload than most other areas meaning a sell more and do more than most and everyone is making close to the same salary... not fair in my eyes. pay is based on performance to sales plan and sales plan is set by your growth rate and someones idea of how sales should be. go over plan and great, you'll get a good check, but then plan catches up to you and you struggle to reach it. Not able to get plan? Your pay is reduced drastically for going under plan. Have a good sales year? good luck hitting your numbers and getting your full salary next year. this system is turning over achievers into average lazies. Good job Frito lay.
Pros
flexable schedule
Cons
A lot expected of you, you are very replaceable no matter how good you really are
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ok place to work
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Frankfort, INNovember 6, 2016
to much turn over in management which made it hard to stay productive everytime a new manager came in they would try and change everything back to the way it didn't work before
Pros
good benefits
Cons
bad management
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