People make the place, not the product
Maintenance & Reliability Engineer (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – November 10, 2018
Overall, Pepsi was was an interesting experience. I joined Pepsi right after graduation and like most fresh graduates, I wasn't sure what to expect. It took me a few months to adjust to the culture of the company. Pepsi is a fast paced work environment and they truly believe in the idea of rewarding employees based on results with little politics involved. How those results were achieved, well that's where it gets a little grey. In multiple situations, I found myself questioning whether to do the right thing or to do something that would get me promoted. It's a warning sign when those two options don't often match. The management culture at the site I worked at was the opposite of what fosters a productive work environment. Confrontations and shortcuts were viewed as aggressive and "go-getter" while logic and calculated moves were not recognized. I would like to think this was an anomaly and can't represent Pepsi as a whole, you don't get to be a fortune 50 company with this type of culture plagued throughout the organization.