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PepsiCo

Sales Management Intern

June - August 2019 • Fort Myers, FL

What I liked

What I wish was different

I wish I got a different location.

Advice

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Intern

June - August 2019 • Waipahu, HI

What I liked

I loved the people!

What I wish was different

I wish I was more prepared to experience real world experiences.

Advice

OWN YOUR TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE.
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Supply Chain Analyst Intern

June - August 2021 • Plano, TX

What I liked

Networking with people in different supply chain roles.

What I wish was different

I wish it was in in person because it was remote due to covid.

Advice

Try to meet as many people as you can and expand your network.
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Sales Management Intern

June - August 2021 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

Great Money

What I wish was different

What I thought I would be doing going into the internship and what I did were very different

Advice

Not sure I would recommend this but I for sure learned a lot
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Supply Chain

June - August 2021 • York, PA

What I liked

the people

What I wish was different

since the pandemic is still around we did not get to do a lot of the regular intern events

Advice

be willing to shift your hours
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sales intern

June - August 2021 • Charlotte, NC

What I liked

Freedom

What I wish was different

More structure

Advice

Do not allow yourself to be overwhelmed
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Sales Management Intern

June - August 2021 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I loved the hands on experience! From day 1, you were out in the field ready to get those experiences that would positively impact your career.

What I wish was different

I wish there weren't as many early mornings :( But that's the industry, so there nothing to change here :)

Advice

Go all in -- do not be afraid of messing up, they want to see you care about the business and want to make changes.
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Summer intern

June - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

What I wish was different

I wish it was more organized and planned

Advice

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Supply Chain Intern

June - August 2021 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I enjoyed the aspect that there was a great amount of autonomy to either spend my time on the floor interacting with others, getting to know the project, etc or to spend my time in the office in-order to complete certain tasks that needed to be addressed. There was also not a lot of guidance, which really broke me out of my shell since I was able to spend more time in different sectors of M&W to get to know how everything worked together to make our finished products.

What I wish was different

I wish that there was a bit more guidance throughout the entire internship. It felt as if the team was not ready to receive my help as an intern. Possibly having a stronger structure, plant tours to different plants as well as rotations with different departments would be quite beneficial. Leaving half of the time to be dedicated to our own assigned projects.

Advice

Do not sit in your office and wait for someone to come give you work. M&W is quite busy and there will always be something that can be learned. Get out there and ask questions!
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Supply Chain Intern

June - August 2021 • Sacramento, CA

What I liked

I really enjoyed that you got to lead your own project. You got what I would say was a problem statement and had to go figure out the pieces, come up with a solution, and then implement that solution. This was scary at first but I found it really improved every single soft skill that you might be looking to develop through an internship.

What I wish was different

I wish that there was more exposure to the company outside of the plant. Of course the position was supply chain, but getting experience in what a marketing intern was doing, or how the transportation department was handling ongoing logistical issues would have been interesting.

Advice

Do not be scared about having little guidance. While it is on you to reach out for support, there was not a single person who was not willing to talk, even the CEO.
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In-Market Operations Intern

June - August 2018 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Great exposure to the real world in the operatrions field.

What I wish was different

Wish it was a bit more structured

Advice

Learn and ask as many questions as you can
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Supply Chain Intern

June - August 2019 • Hidalgo, TX

What I liked

This internship was amazing. It was very hands on. Got a chance to work closely with management who had years of seniority under their belt. Also got a chance to network with other interns and see what types of projects they were working on as well.

What I wish was different

I wish interns could swap roles for a week mainly to see what was going on in the sales side of the company.

Advice

Do not be afraid of relocation. It is only temporary. You are building a foundation to your future career.
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Supply Chain Leader Intern

June - August 2021 • Rosenberg, TX

What I liked

I liked being able to interact with the other interns and frontline employees. Very hands on projects.

What I wish was different

I wish I had the chance to stay longer!

Advice

Ask questions! Don't be afraid to form relationships and network with others!
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Supply Chain Intern

June - August 2020 • Perry, GA

What I liked

company culture, pay, and support were great. they gave us a mentor and a buddy to go to if we needed anything. daily schedule was very organized as well and there was a lot of guidance and learning opportunities. most of this applied more to corporate though, and less supply chain

What I wish was different

learned sc is not for me, which wasn't their fault. a big part of our performance measures wasn't built into the schedule so I worked overtime every week to create my report outs. i also felt pressured to set up more voluntary meetings to do more in depth learning which would have added to this. I also asked my manager for concerns but didn't receive any until not getting the offer. Manager and HR didn't communicate well so my manager had no clue what I was doing

Advice

going into this experience if you're in terry, just know that engineering culture is very different and they prioritize different things. i was often purposefully asked questions i didn't know in front of others, which was very stressful for me but they want you do reach out to other people at the plant to ask these questions and go more in depth. to me business prioritizes creativity and new ideas, but here it was a lot more focused on technical knowledge. (how does this machine work?) also in business, generally you shouldn't go around bothering people about technical questions that you can ask another intern or research but they really pushed for that here and if you didn't do it it affected your performance. lastly know this is NOT a corporate SC role. You might end up 3rd or 2nd shift
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Packaging Engineer Co-Op

January - June 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Over the course of this co-op, I was provided every opportunity to apply and expand upon my classroom learnings. In just the six short months I worked at PepsiCo, four of which were remote, I was able to grow as a Packaging Engineer more than I could've ever imagined. PepsiCo provides an outstanding work-life balance and I found everyone there to be an absolute pleasure to work with.

What I wish was different

While mostly limited due to COVID travel restrictions, I wished I had the opportunity to travel and attend more plant trials than I was able to over the course of my co-op. Plant trials were a very fulfilling part of my co-op and I'd say they are critical in taking the most away from the overall experience.

Advice

I would advise anyone working for this company, regardless of position, to put yourself out there as much as possible. I was able to make the most out of my co-op by reaching out to colleagues and offering support on their projects or any other work needing assistance. Also, everyone is more than happy to lend a helping hand when requested so don't hesitate to ask for help when needed.
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Supply Chain Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Plano, TX

What I liked

How much they care about their interns, employees’ willingness to help interns, company culture and values

What I wish was different

We often had longer days and packed schedules (it was a shorter internship because of covid)

Advice

Ask all the questions and network like crazy outside your org too, learn about what other employees and departments do
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Sales Manager Intern

June - August 2020 • Albuquerque, NM

What I liked

Best people, great training, and overall look at how multiple operations work within the many brands.

What I wish was different

It was an online internship due to COVID-19 but I wish I would have been able to do a socially distanced office tour at the end in order to see where I'd be working the following year.

Advice

Go all in! Everyone at PepsiCo is fun, competitive and loves to chat with interns! Reach out to as many people in as many different positions and ask for 30 minutes of their time to hear their story, you will learn so much about the job and life in general.
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Marketing Intern

June - August 2020 • White Plains, NY

What I liked

The work and the people are amazing! Everything was extremely structured and based on conveying compelling stories. The people actually cared about seeing me progress and succeed! I really enjoyed my experience!

What I wish was different

I wish we weren’t in a pandemic so that I could get the full 10 week experience, but I’m grateful that they made the accommodations that they made.

Advice

Come in ready to make an impact. Come with great energy, and be ready to learn!
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Accounting Control Intern

June - August 2020 • White Plains, NY

What I liked

Everyone was very nice and worked as a team. They were always open to talk to if I had any questions. I was able to network with different senior management and learn more about the company and how interrelated the various roles were.

What I wish was different

I wish it would've been in person, because I feel like I could've had more meaningful interactions. However, with COVID, that was not possible. I would've had the full experience.

Advice

Just don't hesitate to reach out to others and connect. They all have great advice. Be proactive.
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Sales Management Intern

June - August 2020 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

It was an interview that still got to happen over the Covid-19 pandemic. There were a lot of group projects that proved useful for networking.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more work to do as we had a lot of free time.

Advice

There isn't a lot of training, but the training they do give you make sure you have it down completely. This is one of the biggest components of receiving a full-time offer.
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