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PepsiCo District Sales Leader Interview Questions

Updated Nov 30, 2014
Updated Nov 30, 2014
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District Sales Leader Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo in October 2014.

Interview Details

Interview is a behavioral question style interview. Questions included "Give a specific example of a time when you set a goal and were able to achieve it" and "Tell me about a time you delegated a project successfully" and "Describe a time when you had to make a decision that was not popular"

Interview Questions
  • "Tell me about a time that you had to deal with a very upset customer or coworker"   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    District Sales Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initially met recruiter at college career fair. Was invited to an on-campus interview. Pretty basic interview here, mainly went over my resume with a few behavioral questions towards the end. Was invited to a second interview with zone leaders (don't remember exact title?) and ride-along with a route sales representative. Rode in a delivery truck with a seasoned sales rep; showed me the ins and outs of their daily route ride and helped prepare me for my interview the following day. The 40 minute interview briefly went over my resume then behavioral and situational questions after that. I personally thought I did great in all aspects of the interview but was not advanced to the final round. Recruiter told me he thought I was a top candidate and was shocked when I didn't make it though and had no explanation for me. All Pepsi did was talk about how diverse of a company they were and I honestly believe, after seeing who advanced, that was the reason I did not make it to the next round. No hard feelings though, there's a place out there for everyone but Frito Lay is not for me.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me one goal that you did accomplish and how? Then tell me a goal you did not meet and why?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    District Sales Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at PepsiCo in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Upcoming college graduates applying for this position--unless you have an extremely impressive resume, it's not worth the shot. However, it was a good experience but a VERY LONG process and in my opinion, not worth.

    First Interview: An HR recruiter immediately contacted me and we had a very easy phone interview.

    Next Step: I had to complete a tedious assessment test online. If your results came out good, you made it to the second interview.

    Second Interview: Had a conference call with two HR reps and they asked me a ton of questions about my leadership. They seemed more interested in my leadership skills than my sales experience. They also asked me a lot of questions about myself.

    Third Interview: Put me up in a hotel and flew me in for my third interview. I met with an RSR and went out on a route at 5:30am. Then met up with DSL leaders and had the opportunity to ask them questions. Then I had an interview with the Zone Sales Leader.

    Final Interview: Video conference with the Regional VP. After the long process they had strung me along as if I would get the job. But when I spoke with the Regional VP he was unimpressed that I had no internships. The interview pretty much ended after he asked me about internships. Then he told me there were several other candidates they are looking at and he would get back to me. It's been two weeks and I still haven't heard from them. I'm assuming I didn't get the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were straight forward. Nothing surprising. They asked a lot about conflicts you've had in the workplace and how you addressed them.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    District Sales Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my university's career services. I had a first interview on campus with HR and another manager. I then went on a route ride along and had a second interview on campus with a zone sales leader. I then went to Birmingham for a third interview with several directors. They took me to dinner, put me in a hotel and payed for everything. I ended up not being offered a position.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you were leading a team and someone wasn't doing their part. What did you do about it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales District Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    Completed first interview on campus at my University. Then was flown to Atlanta, Ga for 4 follow up interviews. Though interviews went pretty well and was told a final decision would be made the next day. Did not hear back for a couple of days and was told I had to go through one final interview. The process wasn't too difficult; however, they were really slow in making decisions and keeping me informed in the process.

    No Offer
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    District Sales Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews and luncheon.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had a problem and came away with positive results.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    District Sales Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at PepsiCo in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Basic interview style: walk me through your resume, work experience, etc. They also asked about leadership roles and strengths/weaknesses.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    District Sales Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and shortly after was asked to complete an online "assessment" test. Following this I had a short phone interview which pretty much consisted of finding out if I understood the position, this was followed by a route ride along. After spending 12 hours following an RSR on his route, I had a "conference call" interview with two others. They have scripted interview questions that they all ask, but they also asked more customized questions based on my experience. After getting through the phone interview, I went to their head quarters and had an interview with the Zone Sales leader.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work at Frito Lay?   View Answer
    • What is a challenge you have faced at work or school and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    District Sales Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at PepsiCo in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    I got my first interview with Frito-Lay through my Career Center on campus. The first interview was basically a joke. I was so nervous but it turned out to be very laid back and the guy who interviewed me basically just talked about himself and the company the whole time. When I mentioned something about the internship I completed over the summer, he was confused and looked down at my resume and then said "I'm sorry I haven't even looked at this thing!" Wow. At the end, he asked me if I understood the position and if I was still interested. I said yes and I was moved onto the next interview. Next, I had a phone interview. It was very simple and asked general questions about my resume and experience. I got through to the next part of the interview process which was a route ride with a route sales rep. I had a good time with the guy and he really showed me the ins and outs of his job. That was probably the most beneficial part of the interview process because he showed me exactly who I'd be managing if I got the job. After the route ride, I probably had at least 3 more phone interviews. It was absolutely ridiculous to be honest. I was asked the exact same questions in every interview. In the end, I was asked to participate in a final interview in Birmingham, AL. They paid for all of my expenses and put me in a hotel for the night. I went through two pretty intense interviews in Birmingham and it was about a week or two before I heard back from them. A woman called me and told me that they weren't ready to make a decision about me yet and that they would give me another call back at the beginning of February to tell me their final decision (whether or not they were going to hire me). I have never heard back from Frito-Lay since then. I think that is a little ridiculous.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you held a leadership position. What was the position? What did you accomplish?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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