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Sweatshop with poor IT leadership

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Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst  in  Plano, TX (US)
Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Plano, TX (US)

I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

The pay's good. If you're hourly, you'll make a killing.

Cons

Poor management, from front-line to senior management. No willingness to improve the environment. Too many sacred cows. It's not what you know, it's how much you brown nose. If you're incompetent but suck up, you'll go far. Don't ever go to HR about manager quality, or ethics issues.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of the failed ITIL model. The only way things get done is if the ITIL structure is circumvented. Clean house of the management layer and start over.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for PepsiCo

  1.  

    Cannot handle experienced talent, shrinking business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager  in  Purchase, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Purchase, NY (US)

    I worked at PepsiCo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very nice people for the most part

    Cons

    Organization as a whole does not invest in their people, and cannot manage talent. The industry is shrinking and my boss hoarded work, as opposed to a growing industry where there is more work than people to do it (and growing opportunity).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire MBAs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Manufacturing Director

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Director  in  Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Director in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High Growth
    People centric
    High Margins
    Massive capital investment

    Cons

    Poor system and processes
    Low compensation

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