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PepsiCo Interview Questions

Updated Dec 8, 2014
Updated Dec 8, 2014
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    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    I attended an on-campus presentation and gave them my resume. They then asked me to apply and complete their online assessment test. After I passed that, I had an interview on my campus. The questions were general frequently asked interview questions. Then I had my ride along and now have my final interview tomorrow.

    Interview Questions
    • It wasn't the questions that were difficult or unexpected it was that my interviewer pulled out a 2 page packet of questions that was so unexpected.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    First met with members of Pepsi at a campus career fair. Able to score an interview a week later. After the initial interview, I did not hear anything for a month regarding a possible follow up interview. I eventually did hear back and was scheduled for a plant visit from 9-12 on a Wednesday. Very typical in nature. Questions are what you have grown to expect from an interview situation.

    No Offer
  3.  

    Sales Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Wilmington, DE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Wilmington, DE
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    It was the worst interview. Everyone I interacted with was so rude. I also did not see one female in the whole office. I got the interview after applying online at school the interview took about a week but waiting to hear back took two months.

    Interview Questions
    • What grade you recieved in a leadership or business class?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    You basically just had a phone interview, followed by an interview in the office, all basic questions, you just need to prepare all of the basic behavioral questions and have answers to them

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you were in a difficult situation and prevailed?   View Answer
    No Offer
  6.  

    Operations Resource Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beloit, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beloit, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    Got an interview on campus from the campus recruiting program and was called back for an on-site interview a week later. Standard behavioral questions: conflict resolution, problem solving, leadership. Were mostly looking for leadership skills. Those who got hired had the most leadership experience or communicated their leadership skills most effectively. Two, two on one interviews, plant tour, and lunch. All travel expenses reimbursed.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time something did not go as planned how did you resolve it   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Senior Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    They like to have about 4 people interview you on the same day so it can be a bit taxing but if you take your time and present yourself well it won't be too bad.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Supply Chain Resource Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    I first contacted Frito-Lay at an on campus career fair. After speaking with them at the fair I applied both on their website as well as on my university's career site. Once applied, within a week or two I received an on campus interview. The night before the interview an information session was held that I attended which detailed many of the job specifics.

    The next day I attended a 30min very typical interview (some behavioral questions, some industry related questions - i.e.. give an example of a process and have you improved it). After completing that interview I received a call inviting me to take part in the second round interview at their site in Killingly CT.

    The day on site consisted of an information session from 8:15-8:54, a plant tour 8:45-9:45, then 3 rounds of interviews with 3 different individuals in various management positions. I found these interview to actually be quite casual with the managers trying to get a feel for who I was and why I was there (obviously required HR questions were asked- again some behavioral, others similar to the process question).

    Finally I received a call the same day that i was going to receive an official offer the middle of the following week.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were all very typical. Some behavioral questions and some industry questions- "Give a time where you improved a product or process and explain to me how"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate. The offer was very good, with a great starting salary (65,000) and very good signing and relocation bonuses, being 2,500 and 5,000 respectively (withe the 5,000 relocation bonus being tax free)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Product Development Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    Applied online numerous times for openings on their outdated and cryptic hiring portal (in 2012). Finally received a phone call (screen), talked for a bit about my experience, then learned about the role they were looking to fill.

    Was called for an in person interview, however this took 1 month to schedule due to the centralized process of an HR person downtown Chicago scheduling time with 5 managers in Barrington (1+ hours away) for each interview slot. This person held no regard for my time to the point of rudeness, making her problems my problems, as I was currently employed and could only be available certain days. We found common ground and decided on a day after 5 back-and-forth exchanges, with a period of 2 weeks of radio silence.

    Arrived for the interview and chatted with 4 managers and 1 director. Each had a list of prescribed, required questions, but then quickly got to the point asking about my experiences and how I would tackle problems.

    Interview Questions
    • None asked. I wasn't pressured by any means to respond perfectly or correctly to anything, most questions were prodding to ask how I would approach problems, or how I had in the past. Very down to earth.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations possible. I was told base salary and vacation time allowed (meager 2 weeks), and that I had 48 hours to decide.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Supply Chain Campus Development Program - Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    I applied after meeting reps at a career fest on campus. Two days later I got a call and a follow up email letting me know I was selected for a first round interview. The interview went well but I wasn't sure how well I did. I got a call a 1/2 week later telling me I was selected for the second round and would be flown to a regional headquarters for two days. Flew down, got put up in a hotel, had a nice dinner with HR reps and new hires (and about 30 other candidates), after the dinner there was a very realistic panel discussion with the new hires giving us the opportunity to ask 'real' questions that we couldn't around HR. The next morning there was a plant tour, 3 rounds of interviews with different pairs of managers, and a 'resume review' where our resume was projected on a screen in front of 8 of the other candidates and two managers and we had to present to them running through our resume's highlights. Honestly I had a great experience regardless of whether I got the position, I think I learned a lot and got a new perspective on the beverage industry.

    Interview Questions
    • "You're a production manager and a shipping manager tells you he needs more space in the warehouse where you typically store your raw material (syrup in this case) for the allocation of high traffic finished goods. The only space large enough to store your raw material is very far in the back of the warehouse (I would infer causing a deficiency in the picking of said raw materials). How would you resolve the situation?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Supply Chain Operations Associate Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    Applied via my University career website and was granted an interview within a couple weeks. The first interview was fairly challenging with very specific questions involving job experience, leadership experience, etc. Was then granted a plant tour, followed by a request to fly to Phoenix for "2nd round" interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Give us an example of a lingering problem and how you solved it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

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