Perks & Bennies: PepsiCo
The beverage behemoth makes sure every employee’s clothes are pressed, cars are washed, mail is posted, favorite veggies are grown, and cups are filled (with Pepsi, of course).
Yes, PepsiCo headquarters’ stunning sculpture garden is a perk in and of itself for the behemoth’s 2,000 Purchase-based employees. But, hey, there’s much more.
Take, for example, the 17 fountain soda stations throughout the 420,000-square-foot complex, serving free Pepsi products–everything from its signature Pepsi and Diet Pepsi to Mountain Dew. “We’re a very caffeinated bunch,” jokes spokesperson Kerry Snow. Or consider the on-site credit union, post office, dry cleaners, medical “department” (free annual flu shots, anyone?), 24/7 fitness center, and car wash and detailing service. “These perks are designed to help employees cut down on their costs and their stress and make their lives as convenient as possible," Snow says. Oh yes, let’s not forget the on-site farmers’ market, held on Tuesdays, or the employee-run organic garden, which has plots for employees to grow their own crops, in addition to communal plots which supply food to food banks in Westchester. “Perks like our farmers’ market and organic garden are not only positive for employees, but they also help to integrate PepsiCo into our Westchester community, by buying local vendors’ goods and giving something back."