"I came to Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Central Virginia in June, 1996 with some trepidation. I had left a company I worked at for over 12 years due to a long commute and two other jobs that were great, but where I didn’t feel an ability to grow my career. Accepting the position of Executive Secretary at Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Central Virginia is the best decision I ever made. I have a sense of belonging!
I have always been a fan of Pepsi and to actually work for a company that has been in business since 1908, producing something I love, makes it all the more humbling. Our owners care about us and help us to grow and learn new skill sets. I feel I am appreciated and allowed to take initiative to get things accomplished. I love the technology I have been given to do my job on or off site.
Upper management is always looking for the “most benefit with the least cost to the employees” and has come up with a great benefits package. We have a fantastic employer match on our 401K Plan, which is helping me save for my retirement. Benefits are constantly reviewed to make sure we have what we need to take care of ourselves and our families. It makes me feel proud to be a member of the “Pepsi Family” because I know they are looking out for me.
In my position, I also have the privilege of working with quite a few non-profit organizations within our community. I am constantly in awe as to how important giving back to the community who supports us is to this family owned and operated business. I am so proud to be part of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Central Virginia’s family!" - Cathy Fitzgerald, Executive Secretary and Benefits Coordinator, Charlottesville, VA
"I started working for Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Central Virginia in 1998, not long after graduating from high school. My job search brought me to the Pepsi-Cola facility in Warrenton, VA. It was a short commute from my house and seemed like a great opportunity. I was initially hired as a Merchandiser, but quickly found my calling in the vending department, where I learned all the different aspects of vending, including driving a delivery truck and how to repair equipment. As a Service Tech, I worked on vending machines, coolers, and fountains. I am now the Vending Manager with new responsibilities and a great group of employees to manage. Pepsi-Cola of Central Virginia has a great insurance program, free gym membership, and an outstanding 401K plan. I enjoy a short commute, a great job and co-workers, all of which my family and I appreciate a great deal." - Gary Wharton, Vending Manager, Warrenton, VA