Pepsi is one of the biggest names in the food and beverage industry. What are the job opportunities at Pepsi warehouses? Let’s find out.
The inception of Pepsi can be traced back to 1902 when it was known as the Pepsi-Cola Company. It was incorporated in the year 1919 in Delaware. The recipe for Pepsi was developed by Caleb Bradham in the 1880s. Pepsi-Cola merged with the company Frito-Lay in 1965 and has been known as PepsiCo since then. PepsiCo acquired a lot of other business in the 1970s through to the mid-90s. Many of these companies were later divested. Today, PepsiCo employs more than 297,000 people worldwide.
At Pepsi, you can work as a warehouse loader or a forklift operator as far as entry-level jobs are concerned. You can also apply for the position of Warehouse supervisor if that is what you are going for. As a forklift operator, your job is to operate the forklift in a safe manner. You will be required to receive and store items according to the established system. You will handle reloading of route trucks. You will also sort and store partial cases of products returned on route trucks. You will maintain a record of daily check list. As a forklift operator, you will be lifting weights from 20-45 pounds through a 12 hour period.
As a loader, your job is to work from order sheets to build loads for transport, bulk or route trucks using either a forklift or an electronic pallet jack. Basically, you will be loading designated packages and flavors of product from the warehouse and loading them into the bays of a route truck that the salesperson has selected for that particular product/package. You will be moving full pallets of products from the warehouse onto the trailers and removing any returned pallets.
Note that in order to apply for any of the above jobs, you need to pass a drug test and a background check. For the position of the forklift operator, you must be able to pass Forklift Driving Skills test or you must currently possess Forklift Driving Certificate.
Now, coming to the benefits, as far as health is concerned, Pepsico offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability insurance and Flexible Spending Accounts. For retirement, you get the 401(k) Plan, Stock Purchase Program, and a company funded retirement benefit.
For work/life benefits, you get Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Adoption Assistance, Auto and Home Insurance Program, Family Leave, Ford & GM Car Discount Programs, Tuition Reimbursement, Service Awards, Commuter Reimbursement, Child and Elder Care Support, Matching Gifts, Employee Discounts on Cell Phones, Electronics, and Entertainment.
Online Job Application:
You can apply for jobs at Pepsico by going to their Careers section, which is: http://www.pepsico.com/Careers.html
There, you will see a search bar where you can search for jobs by keywords or you can do an advanced search, or you can view all available jobs. When you get a screen displaying the results of your search, click on the position you wish to apply for and it will take you to the page describing the job requirements and description. On top right corner, you can see the ‘Apply Now’ button, hovering over which will give you options to apply from Facebook and Linkedin as well. Select the way you wish to apply and it will bring up the application form.
For the interview, remember that this is going to be simple and the only questions you will be asked might be about your salary expectations or why you decided to work with PepsiCo. You will not be given any case studies and you won’t be asked questions pertaining to leadership abilities unless you choose to apply for supervising positions.
Working at a PepsiCo warehouse, you will earn an average hourly salary of $16.10/hr, with $12/hr being the lowest reported salary and $22/hr being the highest reported salary.
The company is well rated and reviewed by both former and current employees. A respectable 71% approve of the current C.E.O Indra K. Nooyi.