Stressful expections, great relationship building with store management.
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Lake City, FL – April 27, 2019
Frito-Lay becomes your entire life when hired. I personally worked 60 hours a week and there was no way to reduce this time. There is always something new to be done in the market just when you think you might have it figured out. I typically arrived at work at 4am and most of the time did not return to my house until 7pm. Having a family, this put major stress on us. Towards the end of my employment, I was even running other routes on my days off because turnover was so high. I was constantly in trouble for stales, but my sales plan, that Frito-Lay decides each period, was so high that I had to oversell in all of my accounts leading to a high volume of stales, which would not have been a problem if the Company also gave me a reasonable plan for unsaleables each week. Good rotation was not enough. Trying to keep up with this seemingly impossible sales plan just became too much and 60 hours in a week was still not enough time to successfully accomplish this. On top of this, the Company, or DSL, forces in product on a regular basis that most of the time you have no place for, and the product does not sell, but it is your problem. If you are thinking about a job at Frito-Lay, consider this really hard that this is not an easy job. It seems easy on the surface, but the company can make it really hard for you, and it will consume your entire life. After almost a year, I ran out as fast as I could.
High sales plan, low unsaleables plan. High stress. A lot of hours.