Greatness is an epidemic. And when work skills and life lessons merge, it gives us the opportunity to exceed expectations. We believe veterans have the skills and drive to help us win in the marketplace.
We are committed to giving back to those who protect our freedoms and sacrifice for the good of the country. PepsiCo created VALOR, an employee resource group with a mission to recognize, appreciate and support PepsiCo's veterans, military members, their families, and the communities where they live and work. With VALOR, we have taken active roles in Fleet Week, the USO's Annual 9/11 Remembrance Walk and Carry the Load.
PepsiCo employs thousands of veterans across the United States and has been recognized as one of the country's most military-friendly employers. We believe in providing opportunity for military hires, not just in the name of service, but because they help our business succeed." Whether a reservist, a veteran, someone preparing to transition out of active service, or a military spouse – we encourage you to consider PepsiCo and the many Possibilities we offer.
We recognize that our service members give the performance of a lifetime every day. At PepsiCo, we perform with purpose. And together, we can blaze new trails and succeed.
As a Sales District Leader Designate, my job is to enhance my leadership skills and provide the best sales environment for the dedicated employees of Frito-Lay. PepsiCo is filled with people who work hard and leaders that care about your professional growth and development. I find that my attention to detail and ambition to win are the key ingredients to support PepsiCo's goals in being the world's leader in the food and beverage industry.
Understanding your own strengths and weaknesses – as well as the members of your team – is essential in achieving your personal and professional goals. My advice is to never quit and continue to better yourself by seeking advice from experienced professionals in the field you are passionate about. In addition, trust the training and confidence you received while in the military because few are able to mimic what you do. Learn from your mistakes and never stop trying to achieve greatness.
As a Maintenance Engineer Associate Supervisor, my day-to-day operations include ordering parts and managing the process, making repairs or rebuilding, and maintaining staff coverage. Being a supervisor means being able to make sound decisions, ensure safety, manage time on tasks, and support the team effort. Having background knowledge in the job you are doing is vital. To be a maintenance supervisor you should have vast knowledge in mechanical items. A machine is a machine; you may have to learn how to operate it, but knowing how to read schematics and troubleshooting is a large leap in the right direction. This applies universally to any job you have your heart set on.
Remember the “So What?” factor. If you only say “I ran a platoon,” not many people understand what you mean. Instead, give them the “So What” by saying, “I ran a platoon of 30 personnel with assets over $6 million” (use numbers true to your scenario). This will give them better understanding why something is important. Utilize the college benefits the military offers. Even if you have spent a lifetime in the military, it may not translate to job skills in the civilian sector.