Stephanie began her career with PepsiCo as a temporary employee at the QTG (Quaker, Tropicana, and Gatorade) warehouse in Tracy, California.
“The position was supposed to be temporary,” says Stephanie, “but the folks there found me to be a great asset and it led me in directions I never imagined.”
Over the course of three years, Stephanie traveled to six different states and developed a specialty in training new employees. She was also cross-trained in multiple positions, and was eventually hired on full-time as an inventory control specialist.
“My manager at the time was fully invested in my success as a person and with my career at PepsiCo,” she says. “That’s been a common theme with all of my subsequent managers.”
Throughout her career journey, Stephanie has held a variety of other roles including delivery processor, back-up transportation scheduler, supply planner and, most recently, demand planner. One of her proudest moments was the completion of an organizational health video that focuses on PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose platform. Along the way, her managers encouraged her to go back to school and earn a degree by taking advantage of PepsiCo’s tuition reimbursement program.
“I chose to stay with Pepsi because I was encouraged to be a better person. The environment is inclusive, and everyone I’ve worked with has become a friend,” she says. “PepsiCo invests in your future, believes in you, and provides opportunity if you seek it out and work hard for it. I’ve gained an abundance of confidence in my abilities, and I truly believe working for PepsiCo has been the best thing that could have ever happened to me.”
When asked to sum up her PepsiCo experience, Stephanie proudly proclaims, “The sky is the limit in developing yourself, and in your ability to positively impact the world around you.”