Food & Life Sciences

You apply your knowledge of nutrition, agriculture, and related sciences to help bring consumers delicious and healthier products.

Packaging Engineering

You are skilled in all things packaging, from selecting sustainable materials to producing finished containers.

Product Engineer

You turn ideas into testable samples. You scope, scout, source, and test concept stage foods and drinks.

Research Analytics

You understand the best ways to gather and hold high-quality data, and you know how to extract and apply relevant insights.

Research & Development

Your attention to detail, scientific experience, and lab equipment knowledge are assets on innovation teams.

InnovationNew flavors start in the food innovation lab

See inside the state-of-the-art global process center in Leicester, U.K., where PepsiCo specialists develop new varieties of our delicious beverages and snacks.

Hey, Elise, what is it like to work for PepsiCo?

Hey, Elise, what is it like to work for PepsiCo?

There’s always some type of unique challenge to work through on each project. Even if it’s a brand you’ve worked on before, we have to change it up to keep our consumers interested. For example, I work on beverages like Mountain Dew, Pure Leaf and, of course, Pepsi. The big wave right now is being healthy and consumers wanting fewer calories. We have to reformulate to make these stable beverages without sugar and with the clean label. Or let’s say the business team has a crazy idea for a new flavor, and you have to go through the steps to make it happen in record time. I think that’s the best part of the job.

We’re the science behind the business; we’re the team that makes things happen. And without R&D, honestly, there wouldn’t be anything on the shelves. That’s why R&D is such a big deal, and we have a big function where each team is responsible for their own piece of the giant puzzle.

For me, a big part of my curriculum at school for engineering was directed more towards entering the oil industry, and I wasn’t interested in that. We were lucky as undergrads and got the chance to visit these refineries and pharma plans, but I still just didn’t know what industry I wanted to enter. But what I did know is I didn’t want to be solving Bernoulli equations all day, and I wanted to step away from that traditional chemical engineering material and do something a bit more fun.

As engineers and scientists at PepsiCo, we travel quite a bit to our domestic and international plants around the world. Personally, I’ve been to Ireland and Canada. I’m still waiting to go to plants in Singapore and the Philippines and Thailand.
Visiting some of our U.S. plants brought me to the West Coast for the first time. That was really an incredible experience being able to take some time once we were done and explore that part of the world.

Sustainability starts with R&D

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Changing forthe better

Four associates share what PepsiCo’s inclusive culture means to them

Interns at Rock in Rio

PepsiCo Brazil interns travel to the enormous music festival

Our nutrition story

We’re constantly innovating, looking for ways to add whole grains, reduce sugar and make other recipe changes without sacrificing taste.

Healthy living

PepsiCo’s employee well-being programs help associates be well, find balance and get involved.

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