How to cause a large company to fail #200 Change the rules ("process ") midway, dont communicate, and then throw those trying to do what they can with what they know under the bus. Dont ever hope to win (be successful).
Topics regarding layoffs at PepsiCo Inc. (Pepsi)
PepsiCo goes and purchases South Africa's Pioneer Foods and the stock price goes down today. Another brilliant thought out idea from PepsiCo’s leadership(supposed)
Any Chicago IT updates ? Are cuts on track for this year or are cuts delayed to next year? Last we heard a few months ago Chicago IT will be gone since they want 4 Hubs India Hub was to be up and running by 11/1 Is this on track or delayed?
Lots of closed-door meetings and a town hall at the end of the month. Anyone hearing whispers?
First they cut IT budget year over year, and then deeper mid-year cuts in the name of "productivity" - leaving people to figure out how to support systems with expired maintenance, obsolete hardware with no permitted outages, etc. When that... — read more
meetings later on this week for all employees regarding changes to DSD. anyone know what this is about?
Has anyone heard about when the R&D reorg is coming? It’s absurd that it hasn’t happened yet, it’s looming in front of us and we all know it. Very difficult to keep focused.
Could it be that PepsiCo investors are seeing through the smoke and mirrors of their way of cutting costs and not adding any value to their products? It is so much easier for these so called leaders to purge the ranks of the people who got them to... — read more
I have been with the company 20+ years and it makes me sick we still have people that are abusive to our employees. A senior director told an employee he is sick of her using cancer as an excuse. EXCUSE ME? He swears and slams doors on his employees... — read more
These posts are starting to sound like an AA Meeting. Everybody has an addiction to working for Pepsi and can’t seem to stop. Like an addict, you people come in and get your fix everyday knowing deep inside that it only leads to a dark place. You... — read more
The stress of it all is too much. I juggle two peoples jobs and have to deal with people around me that will no do theirs. And all the while my managers pay lip service that they are doing something to improve the situation but nothing gets better. I... — read more
First they cut IT budget year over year, and then deeper mid-year cuts in the name of "productivity" - leaving people to figure out how to support systems with expired maintenance, obsolete hardware with no permitted outages, etc. When that wasn't... — read more
I just read several dozen suggestions on The PepsiCo Way and it was brutal! I/T is being beat to a pulp. For those of us still standing in I/T, it was never meant to be like this. Most of us enjoyed our roles and chasing down issues. We thrilled at... — read more
Chant with me now. "We believe! We believe!"
On a scale of 1 to 10? I'd personally gave it a 3, and only because of a few good people I work with. Otherwise it would be a 1. At least for the last several years. How about everybody else?
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2019/06/28/boeing-increasingly-reliedon-outsourced-9-hour-engineers-test-software Excerpt from the Dallas Morning News: "In offices across from Seattle's Boeing Field, recent college graduates employed by... — read more
PepsiCo is under tremendous pressure to sell the beverage business. Whether they spin off bottling and seek it, or sell it outright, it’s a cost burden. Yes, Ramon said that would not happen under his watch but when has the leadership team ever been... — read more
Is it possible responses to 'The PepsiCo Way' survey calling out multiple IT issues and failures under JD's tenure, i.e. the move toward a shared services approach, the last couple years are now just starting to be acknowledged? The dysfunction we've... — read more
I think we are due a larger round, aren't we?
I have heard that senior leadership is now acutely aware of the talent that has been shown the door (or found it themselves) and is taking a very hard look at the Pepsi/offshore ratio compared to the increase in MIM/outage hours. Supposedly new waves... — read more
Not sure if this has been mentioned here as the news is a few weeks old, but the former ESSA VP is moving to a CEO role at RB - https://www.ft.com/content/2046674e-8c85-11e9-a1c1-51bf8f989972. Ok - moving into a CEO role is not an every day thing, so... — read more
Are the terminations going to spread to other areas of the business or are they mainly focused on IT? I am 66 and was planning to stay till 70
Mark your calendars 7/31 JD IT townhall
For over 25 years I heard a constant preaching of integrity, loyalty and leadership commitment from every corner of the PepsiCo organization. All I heard was how committed the leadership was to making sure fairness and equity was the core driver of... — read more
Since when Pepsico started hiring felons? I have 4 felons in my department, recent crimes. Are we that desperate?
I heard some chatter yesterday that Pepsi is closely monitoring emails and other forms of internal communications for use against employees that are being released or have been terminated. Isn’t going through emails and phone texts of terminated... — read more
For those who read French: http://www.leparisien.fr/societe/tropicana-passe-aux-emballages-plastique-des-consommateurs-appellent-au-boycott-19-06-2019-8096538.php Pepsico's wonderful display of PwP by moving Tropicana into plastic-only bottles at a... — read more
You see large scale projects running everywhere. Any idea what the projects are and when they complete? Could give insight to upcoming lay-off activity.
People are still applying for jobs here. We get new employees all the time. How? Why? Does nobody really bother to google PepsiCo before trying to get a job here? Or at least after they get an offer? Just look at this site - if I saw something like... — read more
yep, more is coming soon with Ops... it's never ending so get ready for the next wave. When is this supposed to happen? — read more
So everyone in field service will use HCL except Executives will keep dedicated Pepsico people double standard ? If they have so much confidence in moving IT support to HCL why not use them yourselves?? Referring to the IT communication on field... — read more
Does anyone have info on when we will be notified/cut if our job is posted in India September ?
PepsiCo has turned itself into a Fortune 50 company that behaves like a frugal startup. With the penny pinching of “Smart Spend” and outsourcing of numerous teams to vendors (IBM, TCS, Cognizant, JLL, etc), they’ve now removed individual... — read more
If you process payroll you are probably ok. They need schmucks like us to get it processed even when the system is down. Oops, down for three hours...Too bad, we'll give you one extra hour to make it work. What a bunch of a-- wipes. I packed my desk... — read more
For months I have read the many comments about the layoffs and today it happens to be my time to add mine. First, For all of my former coworkers that were laid off or are about to be terminated, there is Life beyond this point. If you were employed... — read more
40 admins in NY were cut. All older and all in the pension plan. Nice company When did this happen? There have been so many layoffs at PepsiCo lately (more than lately - last several years) that I'm having trouble keeping track of it all - so things... — read more
I read all these posts and I understand the bitterness but there truly is life after Pepsi. They are not the only company out there doing what they do. I’m laid off and I’m looking at the bright side. I get a chance to do something I actually like... — read more
How about we all just take a few weeks off and sit by the beech. Cold beer, bbq, and no worries. My mind is absolutely worn out from worrying about whether or not I have a job each week. I think we should all finally start to recognize that life is... — read more
As the 15th approaches, I can't help but think what a blessing in disguise getting canned has been. All the people who said there is life after pepsi on here know what they're talking about. The anger from dedicated (ex)employees is because we... — read more