PepsiCo
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PepsiCo Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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IT Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Plano, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo in May 2010.

Interview Details – Many calls, multiple interviews and several 2nd. Interviews

Interview Question – Why did you leave your other job?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Took time to determine the pay to the level and not exceed the high mid-point

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RSR Route Sales Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee
King of Prussia, PA

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo in April 2010.

Interview Details – Online test, interview, written test, drug test, final interview

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Operations Resource Interview

Anonymous Employee
Bakersfield, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo in December 2010.

Interview Details – Structured interviews at the production facility with the Executive Team at the plant. We were provided a tour, then went through five separate one-on-one interviews. We were also given an opportunity to have lunch with other frontline managers currently performing the job that we were interviewing for.

Interview Question – No one question was particularly difficult, however one of the interviews was simple awkward as the interviewee simply stared at you following your answer which created an extremely uncomfortable feeling.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The organization made an offer the day after my interview. I was told that the company did not negotiate compensation, bonus or vacation.

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Supply Chain Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Burnsville, MN

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at PepsiCo in February 2013.

Interview Details – The initial Communication after I first sent them my resume was pretty poor. It took a couple weeks before I received any type of confirmation that my resume had been received. When I did receive confirmation, they were quick to offer me an interview, which I gladly accepted. The interview process was pretty quick and easy. They had a two part interview set up, the first of which was with their Product Availability Supervisor (PAS), and Product Availability Manager (PAM). The second was with the Warehouse Manager and another Supervisor. Each interview had a lot of situation / what if questions. I felt very good about the interview when I left and I new I would get the job even though one of the managers seemed very worried about by me being in the Marine Corps and how much time it would take away from the business. It took them forever to make their decision. I received a call about two months later with a job offer, I initially told them I would need a couple days to think about the offer which they allowed for, I accepted the offer two days later.

Interview Question – Who would you place more of your time and or loyalty towards if a conflict of scheduling or career advancement came about, Pepsi or the Marine Corps.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There wasn't a whole lot of negotiation with the offer they gave me, as I was fairly happy with the offer, especially since it wasn't a straight salary, I would be overtime eligible.

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Business Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Somers, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo.

Interview Details – I interviewed with 2 people. One was more social/professional and the other seemed more stoic/professional. Each was 30 minutes. They asked typical Interview questions. Both asked what would I do given a particular work example. It helps to review the department you going to, and if you do NOT find answers, THOSE are YOUR interview questions.

Interview Question – Nothing was difficult. Advice: if you are faced with a difficult question, be honest and say that it is an interesting questions and you will answer it to the best of your ability.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – It was through a recruiter. Recruiters are wusses and are terrified of their Clients and will be more cautious, rather than go to bat for you.

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Positive Experience

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General Warehouse Laborer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Saint Louis, MO

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo in February 2014.

Interview Details – Fill out application online, you can check the status of you application online. If they are interested in scheduling you an interview they will email you, and do a phone interview before they do it face to face. During the interview they give you some insights about the company, benefits, pay rate of position, and ask you questions pertaining to the job. If you are hired I assume they will contact you by email or phone.

Reason for Declining – I got decline because I didn't meet the needs of the business

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Sanitation Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PepsiCo.

Interview Details – Applied online, got an email for interview times, went in panel interview consisting of maybe 5-6 questions

Negotiation Details – None started at $19

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Sales Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Nashville, TN

I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo in February 2012.

Interview Details – Behavior driven interview- standard "tell me about a time when". Min 30 days to complete process with interviews, back ground check etc. Phone screen with outside company, then internal manager, then Senior Director.

Negotiation Details – Not much room for negotiation, very small window. Vacation not negotiable, salary had slight wiggle room. Nice car program.

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Marketing Insights MBA Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Purchase, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo in March 2013.

Interview Details – I applied via website. About two weeks later, I received an invitation to interview. I spoke to two people at Pepsi during my interview, which was conducted remotely via video conference. About a week later, I received an offer. I never met anyone in person during the process. This was the first year they hired for an MBA summer internship position in the Insights Dept.

Interview Question – What do you predict will be a global food trend in the future?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – I received an offer from a company that I was more interested in.

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Accepted Offer

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Merchandiser Interview

Anonymous Employee
Canton, MA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PepsiCo in January 2014.

Interview Details – The process is very long and drawn out. If you want to work at Pepsi, don't expect to get it in a few weeks, it can take a very long time. My advice for people who want to quit their job and work for Pepsi. Don't even think about quitting your job until you pass every step and get called by the plant for an actual start date because if you quit your other job too soon, you are in for a long wait. To make a long story short, I have been through the entire hiring process for almost 2 months (ten weeks to be exact) and I still have not been given a start date.

Step 1: If you applied for a position that was posted online right away and you have the qualifications they are looking for, you will get an email back from them pretty quickly in as soon as two days. I heard from them right away and was set up with a phone verification interview which I did the same week I applied for the job.

Step 2: The following week, I was set up for a face to face interview. The interview went very well. I did a lot of research about the company and answered some basic questions in detail like why I wanted to work for Pepsi, what I knew about the position, and about customer service experiences and scenarios. The following week after the interview, I received an email that said "I was still in consideration for the position."

Step 3: Two weeks after I received that email, I got a call from HR with a contingent job offer waiting on a drug test/fitness test and background check. I did both right away within 48 hours. 3-5 days later, my candidate care application status page said, "Congratulations on accepting an offer with Pepsi Beverages Company! Someone will be reaching out to you soon to determine your final start date." Almost three weeks have passed since then and I still have still heard nothing about a start date from the plant. I applied for the position on January 18th. It is now March 14th today. I'm not sure how much longer I can wait before I'll have to pursue other options because I really wanted this position but I can't sit on my butt without a pay check either.

Interview Question – Most of the questions were basic. One to look out for is, "How did you handle learning a new skill you weren't familiar with and how did you succeed with that?" (paraphrased).   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There's none. The hourly rate is set when you apply for the job.

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