WARNING! Most unprofessional and unethical work place I ever experienced!
Management trainee (Former Employee), Marion, IL – July 4, 2014
Was hired on as a "management trainee". I later understood this was a way of monitoring new hires to see if they would buy into the hostile, unethical, (probably illegal) and disfunctional Pepsi MidAmerica regime. Turnover there was the worse I have ever seen. 17 people quit in one day; just walked out. No one saw this as unusual. Unless you want to – more... be a robot, not to think for yourself, take initiative, question anything, or follow rules that make not sense, DO NOT take a job a PEPSI MIDAMERICA!. (This is not the same as Pepsi in other areas of the country.) My professional career included 35 years of long term, upper-level management positions with a high degree of responsibility. But, Pepsi MidAmerica determined after just a few days that I was not a "good match" for their company. Reasons given: I took short breaks on occasion to call Dr.s offices to arrange appointments. I occasionally took 5 minute breaks to get coffee or soda from the break room. I was once 5 minutes late coming back from lunch (which I later made up.) In the hiring interview, I told them I needed training in a certain area. I was never provided with training for specific skills, but was told I did not have these skills as a reason for termination. Co-workers were great, worked very hard, but under a great deal of stress and had no respect for their supervisors, managers or the company. It was not unusual to see coworkers in my training area crying because of the maltreatment and stress. When questioned about unethical practices, no one could tell me why things were done as they were and it was obvious no one dared to question those practices. Pepsi MidAmerica has a terrible reputation in Marion, because of their long-term abuse of employees. My brief experience there showed me why no one stays there very long. – less
Sales (Former Employee), Marion IL – October 31, 2013
Pepsi out of Marion IL is privately owned. Its not the same as the other companies reviewed on this site. Do your homework before taking a job at this company. Over promise /under deliver on pay, benefits, culture, and work/family balance. Very unethical intimidating environment. . High turnover says it all.
Line Take Away/Warehouse Selector (Current Employee), St. Louis, MO – August 27, 2013
My daily work consists of driving a fork lift to transport the product from one end of the production line to a trailer or to be stored in the warehouse. My job is to also make sure that the product code is accurate according to the specification. Working for my employer challenges to me to be detail oriented and punctual. The work environment is filled – more... with much team work in order to get the job done efficiently and effectively. – less
Inventory/ Billing Clerk (Former Employee), Reserve, LA – August 26, 2013
I enjoyed working at Pepsi. I worked well with my co-workers as well as management. The hardest part of the job was having to start my day at 2am. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to interact with the customers.
merchandiser (Former Employee), Effingham – July 29, 2013
Horrible human and constitutional right violations. Deplorable un healthy environments to work in. Not family friendly, not employee friendly, low wages, low milage, hardly any benefits. DO NOT TAKE THIS JOB!
Low payrate, lack of benefits and advancement opportunity
claw operator (forklift driver) (Current Employee), Marion, IL – June 3, 2013
After almost 4 years at this place, my pay has only went up to 10.55/ hr. It started at 9. I also work the same shift as when i started despite my urging for advancement. The best thing about this job is that I know that it is steady work and will be there until I find something that i feel betters my work environment.
Merchandiser (Former Employee), Twinsburg, OH – May 12, 2013
Pros: being a part of something so big
Cons: long days and weekends
Daily restocking of the shelves at multiple retail accounts. Learned time management, organization, and relationship building. Hardest part was working every weekend. Most enjoyable part was being part of events to build product awareness.
• Develop and maintain new and existing accounts • Calculate accountability percentages • Responsible for distribution and delivery profit margins and volume • Use a Microsoft handheld computer to transmit all customer orders on a daily basis • Key competencies include customer relations and product rotation service frequency
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Reserve, LA – April 12, 2013
Most typical days at work was very standard starting with all safety precautions. First checking all materials, machines and products for safety,from there production. Products according to schedule product release sometimes having a steady day and or difficult day. What I learned most while there during my time period was team work, how successfully – more... multi task while given strong commitments through out the whole day.The hardest part of the job was getting all to become one as team which take a lot of strong leadership and motivation. Which would conclude us giving the best production and gaining great success. – less
Pros: high tempo, never boring, many chances to advance
Cons: don't expect to have much of a life. - low pay and many hours
Company expects loyalty from employees, but does not give loyalty to employees. Pay is unfair and it takes forever to try and get it fixed. Company has potential, but has a bad reputation with it's customers and you are continuously fighting that.
Wonderful company to work for. Made your own hours just as long as the job gets done.
Swing Sales Manager (Former Employee), Twinsburg,Ohio – April 6, 2013
Pros: great benefits. great management, wonderful 401k program. tuition reimbursement .
Cons: could work 12+ hours a day from time to time
I was the Swing Sales Manager that handled all the Sales manager’s duties when they were on vacation or on leave.
Taking over Sales manager’s territories when on vacation or medical leave for over 800 accounts Executing sales of new product lines to the field Contract negotiations ensuring the best pricing possible over the competition to new and existing – more... customers Overseeing and managing delivery drivers and making sure orders that arrive accurate and on time Directed reset team to follow new Plan-o-gram sets for accounts when needed Negotiated optimal placement of Pepsi coolers and racks with client in order to have Pepsi stand out above the competition – less