Frito-Lay Employee Reviews

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Great pay for what you did. but nothing else was a positive
RSR Mega Swing (Former Employee) –  Brockville, ON2 October 2016
your work week was friday to tuesday every week. there was little room for advancement. even if you took a weeks holidays since the week ran sunday to saturday. you had to book two weeks straight to receive a weekend off. more often than not coworkers were never willing to take the busiest days but expected you to work whenever they wanted a day covered.
the hardest part of the job was trying to grow the business while following strict rules about what we could and could not do. it was very difficult to find new sales opportunities, and when you did they were denied because they didn't feel it was incremental enough. The other hard part was trying to juggle a family while being low man on the totem pole more often than not co-workers wouldn't cover your days you needed off. but expected you to cover theirs.there was no benefit to covering another employee.

the most enjoyable part of the job was looking at your end of week numbers and beating everyone else despite the fact the oddds were against you almost every single time
Pros
Great Salary, friendy people excellent benefit package
Cons
long hours, often no acknowlegement, taken advantage of, creativity is discouraged, shady pay practices
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Wouldn't recommend to anyone
Packaging Technician (Former Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB24 October 2016
Is a company that there safety culture is only that of what meets the government standards, does not believe in going the extra mile to make sure employees go home the way they came. If an employee does end up being hurt, they don't have any issues disposing of them, as they treat there people like they are only a number. Like there bags disposable. I would not advise anybody to pursue a career with them even though there pay is comparable. They do not give references, so if your trying to gain experience you can't use anytime spent there. Beyond people's beliefs it's profit over quality.
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Fast paced, high energy workspace.
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Taber, AB11 May 2016
A typical day at work involved a lot of problem solving regardless of which department I was in. I learned that communication, self motivation, and that adversity is part of nearly every situation. Management at Frito was relatively well set up, that being said, where employees communicated regularly it seemed as if supervisors weren't always on the same page. Co-workers at Frito were all very friendly, helpful, and everybody worked hard. The hardest part about working for Frito was a combination of long hours, to having to constantly having to solve either our own teams' mistakes or night shifts' leftover mistakes. The most enjoyable part of working with Frito was guaranteed days off every week, a livable wage, and a pleasant work space.
Pros
Good wages, productive work space
Cons
The cons of working at frito were so superficial and miniscule they aren't really worth mentioning.
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Unreliable review
Packer (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON8 February 2017
Long hours but great co- workers, I only worked there for as a student so I don't know much about what it's like to work there, however it paid for my school and I got to meet a bunch of other students in my position
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Pack boxes of chips
Packing Technician (Former Employee) –  Taber, AB17 February 2017
A typical day is standing at a conveyor packing bags of chips into boxes. I learned how to work hard & suck it up. Hard part is standing on concrete for 8 hours. Best part is the people.
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Awesome place with very flexible hours
Part Time Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 January 2017
Lays is a great employer in my job as a part time merchandiser as they go through a thorough training process and make sure that you are entirely comfortable with the job and what it consists of before sending you out to the workplace. Once in the workplace they also keep a solid communication line open ensuring that everyone is informed with what lies ahead before you even enter the store
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Frito Lay
Route sales representive (Former Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB12 September 2016
In sales this company is very ruthless..this company does not care about the sales employees just the bottom line. I've worked at frito lay for 4 years and all they did was criticize never gave credit very much
Cons
Long hours
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frito lay
Merchandiser/ Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Ancaster, ON6 January 2017
heading out to brantford in the early am to make sure I am(was) at the super markets before shoppers. taking skits from the back out to the aisle and stocking the shelves. I would repeat this at 4 stores dayly until the job was complete
Pros
making your own hours
Cons
I was not paid millage
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its work
Senior Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 March 2017
show up , load up, drive out , fill up , drive to , sell to, . Rinse and repeat. Always more work tossed on us, with zero constipation for the work load given. I find its all about the bottom dollar and the investors. Bottom guys working hard to make the rich richer.
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Excellent Company
Maintenance technician (Former Employee) –  Kentville, NS7 August 2016
Frito Lay Canada was a great company to work for. The maintenance team was excellent as were all of the production people. As a foreigner in Canada they were very receptive of me and the pay and benefits were excellent. It was a fabulous place to work.
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Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 November 2016
Gathered smaller orders of chips and other Frito Lay products for various stores and organized them by regions. Organized these orders by the truck number and often loaded them on the trucks. Picked bulk orders for stores and other products. Trained employees on how various jobs were preformed.
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Fun and educational as Career Start
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Newmarket, ON27 July 2016
Typical Work Day-
Inventory count
load truck
visit and sell in and merchandise in accounts
reload truck at warehouse for next day
Pros
Great Starter career in CPG
Cons
No Advancement Opprotunities within Geographical Area
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Productive learning Experience
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Regina, SK10 March 2017
• Achieving weekly targets by finding selling opportunities
• Good feedback from clients
• Making sure orders delivered in timely fashion
• Upselling and cross selling products
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Lousy job with decent perks
Packer (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON13 July 2016
grueling work, kinda boring. Factory was hot and HVAC wasn't on very often at all. I learned to stick with something unpleasant or uncomfortable for a long time.
Hardest part: working in the heat
Best part: could purchase chips for cheap
Pros
chip sales, understanding
Cons
long hours, hot, boring
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Just walk away!!!!
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Peterborough, ON26 November 2013
Management chooses not to do their job properly and when it gets noticed by senior managers they just pass the buck to the lower employees on the totem pole.

Employees look out only for themselves. No team mentality. just looking out for their own paycheques.

Almost everyone cuts corners in some way. Those who take pride in their work end up having to clean up the messes and mistakes of other people who have worked there long enough to know better.
Pros
Great pay. Good benefits.
Cons
Long hours. Minimal employee turnover means minimal advancement.
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Fast paced, independent work style.
Product Merchandiser - Temporary (Former Employee) –  Lloydminster, AB13 February 2016
This position was a temporary contract. I went into four seperate locations, merchandised the shelves placing product out, I had to follow expiry dates, reduce on waste and manage my time to finish all locations in 16 hours.

The management team was professional, knowledgeable, and easy to contact in cases of emergencies or inquires. The position was a independent position and I had no coworkers. T

he hardest part of the job was getting to a speed of efficiency to merchandise all four locations in my contract within the hourly budget, but the feeling of pride at the end of the day when you can look down the aisles and see what you've accomplished is phenomenal, the fast pace and constant demand to better myself was enticing and the reward of completion made everything satisfactory.
Pros
Weekend job with flexible hours.
Cons
Short time budget.
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Overall great workplace, incredibly inconsistent hours
Packaging floor worker (Current Employee) –  New Minas, NS22 June 2016
My work experience was very well balanced overall and no real problems are present here, other than the inconsistency in shifts. If you're looking for a full time employment opportunity, prepare either to keep searching or to be locked into an inconsistent job for many years waiting for a full time position to open up.
Pros
Discounted chips, overall great work environment, good co workers
Cons
Very inconsistent in receiving shifts, shifts sometimes very short
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Great company
Truck Loader (Former Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB22 August 2016
Canadian based so that is always a plus. Nothing worse then working for a foreign company which tries to impose their countries poor business practices on members of another country.
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Great place to work for. In sales the flucuation of pay and route engenieering is stressfull at time.
Retail Sales Representative, Route Training Expert (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON10 February 2015
You can expect to work a 8-10 hour day. Not a stressfull job but very demanding on key weekends. Co workers are great and management work hard at getting the most success out of their employees. Hardest part of the job is working weekends.
Pros
Your own work shedule
Cons
Long hours at time. Compensation for overtime.
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long hours for ok pay, people who aren't your boss try to control you.
Route Sales Rep (Current Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK29 March 2012
The company only cares about money, they pretend that employees are important but have shown time and time again that money is all that matters, poor managers who only care about sales and not about your concerns.
Pros
ok pay, good benefits, free chips
Cons
long hours, high stress, poor management
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