PepsiCo Interview Questions

Updated Sep 21, 2014
Updated Sep 21, 2014
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  1.  

    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    I had one interview. The interview was in a group panel setting. The interview took about 1 hour. The interview process was fairly painless. A lot of different questions were asked from the group panel interviewing me.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about how you would handle an issue with an angry store manager. Also tell me about you have demonstrated keeping your composure in a intense situation.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Production Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    It was an interesting process. Phone screen, face to face interview and got hired. Nice interview process. Be yourself and don't say anything stupid like you hated your former boss.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I feel underpaid.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    RSR Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    I had a 3 interviews, a driving record check, and drug test before being hired. My First interview was with both local District managers. The questions were very basic and i wasn't caught off guard by anything. The second interview was with a HR person and 2 a different district manager and was similar to the first. it wasn't difficult they were very nice and was a relaxed interview. The last was with the regional manager, and was much more difficult. This was probably due to my nerves more than anything, because I knew it was the final interview and because he was higher up the food chain.

    Interview Questions
    • Very basic and by the book interviews. They are really pushing to make sure you understand the job and are comfortable with it through out each interview. demonstrate that and you are ahead of the game.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation, the job position or RSR has a base pay and a variable commission depending on route type.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Packer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    3 interviews which took about a month and a half to complete.. regualr questions about if your able to perform certain things like work overtime, lift 30 pounds etc. had to take a hair test.

    Accepted Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I went through a course of 3 interviews. All of the interview had a majority of behavioral questions and leadership experience questions. Pretty standard questions, nothing caught me off guard.

    Interview Questions
    • What most do you like about PepsiCo that makes you want to work here?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    A previous associate had recommended me for a position. The management team was assertive in following up with me to interview. The process included multiple rounds of phone and face to face interviews ending with a dinner with 2 levels of management.

    Interview Questions
    • How are you going to exceed the positions goals today?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Things that were outside of "norm" (ie. vacation time) were verbally agreed with managers because it would not be documented with HR.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Warehouse Material Handler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    It was a long process didn't keep you informed with much information told you, you were hired then waited 2-3 weeks before you heard back from them. didn't really inform you on how much of your life would be spent at work they preached work life balance but never really saw it.

    Interview Questions
    • if you saw a manger taking product out of warehouse what would you do   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Full Time Merchandiser Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    I started out as a Part-Time Merchandiser before applying the Full Time Merchandiser (FTM) job. After applying for the job on June 23rd and taking the assessment test, a District Sales Leader (DSL) assigned me to do a ride along with a RSR (Route Sales Representative) in their 18 foot semi truck and would go and service all their assigned stores within the city/zone limit for the whole day (On the 3rd of July). So when you are with the RSR, you observe what they do when they are at each gas station/target/ convenience stores. The RSR will give you some pointers on how to do the job and what to expect from the job. Do not stay on your cell phone all day and act like you can care less, you would not have a follow up interview if the RSR think you would not be suitable for the job. You can give the RSR a hand if you want to learn more and have some 'hands on' experience and get done quicker. After you finished the ride along with the RSR, the DSL would ask him/her if the candidate is qualified for the job, if the RSR says yes, then you made it to the first step.

    After that, two DSLs would lead you to a conference room and they would start the interview. They both have a packet with them and it has interview questions: Why Frito Lay? Tell me a time when you help out on a customer till they were satisfied. Please note, they do warn you that when you answer their questions, there would be awkward silences as they write down your answer on their packet word by word so there is a 1-2 minute of silence between each question.

    You would get a call in about two weeks if you get the second interview (mine was on July 11th). You would get a call saying the Sale Zone Director would like to have an interview with you. You agreed on a time and come to the interview with a shirt and tie. When you have the second interview, make sure you answer the same questions as you did with the first interview. The interviewer will also have your answers in front of you and instead of asking the same question, they would look it over and comment on it, e.g. "I see that you have experience in this field", and you should know what to do from there. After the interview, they would tell you that they would call you within two weeks if you got the job (I was notified on July 18th). After they tell you that you have been hired, the call ask you to meet with them so you can grab the drug test form that is already paid for, and will send you the designated location to get your required drug test (they pull out strings of your hair, not pee in the cup, just so you have been forewarned!) If you pass the drug test, you would have a class session among with other hired candidates. The Drug takes at most two days to get the results back.

    During the group session, the Sales Associate Zone Assistant is the instructor. Now, you have to go through a lot of process: You and among other hired candidates have to do a lot of paper work, union paperwork, your required iphone 4s to clock in your hours, how to clock in your hours, mileage, your field trip requirement (You will be compensated for everything in the field trip:contracts, talk about benefits, etc. After the session is over, they would give you information about your trainer for the first two weeks of training. During week one and week two, your trainer will evaluate on your performance and improvement. At the end of the second week, a DSL would certified you. Then it's the field trip requirement! After that following week, you are in your assigned route all on your own. So from Applying from June 23rd to start my training on July 27th, then going to a field trip from August 11th-15th, then officially having an assigned Merchandising route on the week of August 17th, it takes about a month to start your training after applying and being interviewed, then 3 weeks of training, it takes a LONG time for all that to process out.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions are not difficult at all, they ask your basic questions like any other company would.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Future Sales Leader, Frito Lay Division Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 months - interviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    The process is long and structured. I met my recruiter at a career fair at my university, and I followed up via email the next day. Had a phone screen with my initial contact, and I was passed along to another senior HR manager after being vetted.

    Next was another phone screen focusing on customer service skills, and leadership experience. After that, you have to take a management assessment quiz (wasn’t too bad, most of it was common sense). Next, I had an in-person interview with the HR manager which also focused heavily on selling skills and leadership. Finally, I was invited to the regions “recruiting seminar”, which was a two day process in Portland, OR.

    Frito Lay makes accommodations for a hotel room downtown. All travel related expenses are covered. The first day was an overview of the company, the internship, career progression, etc. You also get to go into the market with a current salesperson, and see how they might evaluate and score a store. Finally, they give you a plant tour of the production facility (you get to eat chips fresh off the line), and finally dinner with the interviewers in the city. It was a causal setting which let us get to know those who would be interviewing us, which made the next day a bit better.

    The final day was a series of panel interviews all located in the hotel. The interviewers are primarily Zone Sales Leaders, HR Managers, and the Region VP also made an appearance. There were three 45 minute interviews again focusing on leadership, customer service skills, process improvement, and general work ethic.

    Something to note, it depends on the region you interview in that also determines the interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • "Tell me about a time you had to convince someone from a different backgroud to see something your way. What was your strategy and what was the result?"

      "What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?"
        View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    As an intern, there is no flexibility for salary negotiation. Pay is competitive, and you recieve a generous signing bonus as well. Got a call from HR the day of my final interview with an offer and salary details.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    RSR Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at PepsiCo in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very laid back interview. Asked the normal questions for jobs that deal with customers/sales. " Name a certain time when I went above and beyond in order to satisfy a customer". Similar questions like what I could provide that other interviewees could not provide. Very non-threatening interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Very easy
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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