Coca-Cola Company Interview Questions

Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I know this internship position through career center. After two week I went to the first round interview. This company don't have that much accounting opportunities, which is not so good. And there were two round of interview for summer internship, they focus on presentation skills also.

    Interview Questions
    • I'm an accounting major, but I did have any accounting internship experience. So there were some accounting skill-based behavioral questions which I didn't expected. Also, the interview person had accent and speak really fast, sometimes I can't understand.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Market Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Leandro, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Leandro, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I received a call from the recruiter at Coca cola. We spoke and she made an interview appointment for me. I met with two managers in San Leandro, CA. They asked me questions that were scripted. nothing out of the ordinary. You had to answer questions based on the STAR system. Then there was role playing.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions weren't difficult. You have to remember some of your accomplishments and how you did it. They want to know how you were able to turn something bad into the a positive outcome.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Account Manager Relief Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company.

    Interview Details

    I had one interview, first ever legit interview I have ever had. All questions were in STAR format. Role play where you were trying to get a store to sell their products.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Development Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Needham, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Needham, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter within the company named Lee Manning. He notified me of a position in my area that I would be a great fit for. He called me and gave me a detailed description of the job and what the salary would be. After he said he would schedule an interview for me, he disappeared and began responding more infrequently to my emails. Weeks later I received an automated response that stated that the position was cancelled yet I received no courtesy email from Mr. Manning.

    Interview Questions
    • Was not asked any questions other than "does this sound interesting to you?" The rest was just a long description of the position.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Order Builder Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company.

    Interview Details

    Horrible experience. When I got there I wasn't interviewed until 30 mins after my scheduled time. The interview was about 5 mins. The guy interviewing me was boring and didn't seem to care. He kept asking the same thing " why do you want to work for us". Oh I just have a thing for packing sodas. What a stupid question. I want to work here because I'm broke, why else would I be here. But anyway after the interview I was told I would receive a call a few days later. But what made me mad is how they emailed me saying I didn't have enough experience. When they at lease could have called. How do you expect someone to get experience when you won't even give them a chance. So with that said if you have no experience I wouldn't even bother.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Development Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mansfield, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mansfield, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by two Coke recruiters after applying online which was rather confusing. Basic phone screening for a sales related position, why you want to work for Coke etc. Very informal with a question about salary history which they claimed this position was in my range although I was very skeptical. I was then setup for a face to face with two district managers and a 2.5 hour drive away! I have to say I wonder if the folks at the highest levels in HR with Coke realize how cold and impersonal their interview process is. The entire affair was scripted to the letter with questions being flung at me from the left and right while these two DM's barely looked at me and clicked away on their laptops entering my answers to the ridiculous questions they posed. Most were based on team situations and difficulties one can encounter with a failed project or deadline. It was a difficult question for me because I quite honestly have never missed a deadline but thought I answered the question effectively. Not sure why I was even called in to interview for this position other than recruiters at Coke from my experience seem to have very little training in matching qualified candidates with their openings. This position was all cold calling on institutional, restaurant, and country club venues which I had no related experience with. My background is 100% selling to retailers. One of the district managers was very warm and interested but the other was as smug as they come. I wonder if she realized how lucky she was to be in a position with Coke for as long as she has with the smug attitude she projected. It appears that Coke has a tremendous turnover as well so go figure! I thought I did a great job with the interview although I think it was clear to all of us that my forte is calling on established retailers and not 100% cold calling on accounts I had no experience with. Although I could have performed the job well I was almost glad that no offer was extended. I also think it was the most impersonal interview I had ever been on with very little eye contact and these two "folks" tapping away on their laptops. I was also disgusted over the length of travel time and cost associated with it for this interview. A total of six hours, tolls, and a full tank of gas to interview for a position that was an obvious mismatch. A friend of mine works for Coke out in Kansas City and she told me it has to be the most disorganized company ever... that was my experience! All in all this entire affair has left a bad taste in my mouth for Coke both literally and figuratively! Maybe if their recruiters did a better job of matching candidate backgrounds with their openings they would have less turnover than they do!

    Interview Questions
    • What actions would you take if you failed to meet a deadline or complete a project satisfactorily.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Merchandising Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    • She played a very upset soda fountain customer and I had to rectify a bad situation.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Center Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager, Financial Services III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Ramon, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • None just the behavioral questions, but if you are prepared they aren't too bad.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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