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Sales Center Administrator Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in June 2014.
Interview Details – I applied on-line and received a call a month later for an initial phone screen. The screener told me I had applied the day before, when really it was the month before. Went to the interview met with two people. Besides a first name of one of the interviewers, the other person never told me their name or role within the company, never discussed what the position involved. They really had no interest in me or asked about my qualifications, but launched into their "STAR" interview process. If you are familiar with the STAR interview process, it's tedious and the questions are extremely long and involve multiple answers. Throw in the fact that the interviewers had no interest in my answers, it was pretty uneventful. This interview was a huge waste of time for both me and the interviewers. Was not impressed with the office or staff at this location. I had higher expectations for a company like Coca-Cola. Received an email a week later stating I was not in the running, not a big surprise as I was told during my interview that they would do interviews until they found the right candidate. I had a feeling that wasn't me.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you experienced conflict, how did you resolved it, what was the outcome, what did you learn, how did other people learn, how did you feel about it??? These questions go on forever and and are meaningless. Answer Question
Merchandising Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in May 2014.
Interview Details – I actually interviewed for another position, but was referred to their hiring manager for this position. I had an in-person interview with the hiring manager and his manager within 2-3 weeks. The interview lasted about an hour. They read questions directly from their HR forms with some ad lib questions. (Coke will interview you even if they have an internal candidate selected for the position. I was told that the previous position I interviewed for went to an internal candidate and it seems as though this position was the same situation.)
Interview Question – Nothing difficult or unexpected. The usual questions focusing on past experiences and why are you interested in their company. They want the candidate to use the S.T.A.R. answering method. Answer Question
Account Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Coca-Cola Company
Interview Details – Interviewed on campus about 5 years ago and met a very experienced recruiter who took me through the position description and then presented a case study. she gave me 10 mins or so to read it , walk out and walk in and make a sales presentation. I thought I did well but did not get an offer. It was for the best though as I now make over $500k /yr and I own over $150k of Coke stock.
Interview Question – She played a very upset soda fountain customer and I had to rectify a bad situation. Answer Question
Manager, Financial Services III Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company.
Interview Details – I applied online and had an in person interview 3 weeks later.
I interviewed with the hiring manager and a person on his team in person and then two people via webcam in their NY office. The interview was pretty straight forward they use a behavioral interviewing approach but give you all the documentation you need in advance to prepare. I was told I would hear back from the hiring manager the next week, and I never did. Two months later I got a email from their recruiter saying thanks but no thanks. You would think a huge successful company like Coke would have better practices than that.
Interview Question – None just the behavioral questions, but if you are prepared they aren't too bad. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
District Sales Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company.
Interview Details – Applied for a different position well into my career at Coca-Cola. Went through the interview process. Did not get the job, but more importantly, I did not receive ANY feedback on my performance of my interview. After inquiring multiple times, I referred my issues to the HeRe team without any resolution.
Interview Question – None, very basic Answer Question
Market Development Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in June 2014.
Interview Details – There were 2 people in the room interviewing me asking basic questions and asked if I can answer them in the STAR format. That part lasted about 10-15 minuets, then they asked if we can do a mock sales pitch of selling Coca-Cola. They give you a paper that has all of the information that you need and then they give you 10 minutes to study and create your sales pitch. There were 40+ people interviewing for this job in Fresno, CA
Executive Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in June 2014.
Interview Details – National recruiter gave me phone interview, then later contact me to schedule in-person interview by hiring managers. Was also provided company values and interview preparation sheet describing STAR questions and answer format. It's very helpful not only for Coca-Cola but interviewing at any company. In-person panel interview based on the STAR Q-A format. Contacted candidates to let them know next-steps.
Interview Question – No difficult or unexpected questions. Answer Question
Market Development Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in June 2014.
Interview Details – Had a phone screening in which I was told I would be going to the next round of face-to-face interviews with two district managers. HR from ATL or FL would be setting the appointment. Got a call a few days later and interview scheduled the following week. They email you attachments about the company and interview process. They tell you to prepare your answers using the STAR method. My email attachments included the interviewers questions, clearly a mistake by the recruiter. There were 4 questions and a role play scenario. Role Play: Make Coca-Cola the exclusive beverage provider for a high school. Establish a rapport and move into the sales pitch. Key points to hit are customer service, healthy options, overcoming price objections and be familiar with the Coke/KAB recycling program. The process hasn't changed since 2011 according to the document they sent. Just FYI I aced the interview but given my extensive sales experience and admission that this was hopefully a foot in the door in order to move up in the company probably scared them away from hiring me.
Interview Question – You are used to having conversations with high-level executives, how are you going to feel about calling on a places like a Chinese Restaurant with an owner that speaks broken English? Answer Question
Account Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Coca-Cola Company
Interview Details – I applied online for the account manager position and a week later I receive a phone call from a recruiter in GA. The phone called consisted of information about yourself, background, and why you want to work for Coca-Cola. The recruiter then sets you up for an interview. I was interviewed by 2 ASM and they asked you between 5-7 behavioral questions and you should answer them in the STAR format. You then are asked at the end to do a role play. They give you a piece of paper with a scenario on it and they leave the room for 10 minutes to give you time to prepare yourself.
Interview Question – Discuss a time when you experienced problems with another group member and how did you handle it? View Answer
Account Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in May 2014.
Interview Details – applied online. wasn't contacted for about a month by an hr recruiter. phone interview/screening, then an in person interview. I was called back a few days later to schedule another interview. Interviews were pretty standard. Role play was manageable. Just relax and remember that they probably hate it as much as you do, so just play along. They want to see how you handle yourself when your uncomfortable.
Interview Question – give an example of your ability to build relationships at your current job. View Answer
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