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Vendor Managed Inventory Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo in November 2012.
Interview Details – I was first referred to my employer by a friend. (He got a $1,500 bonus when I ultimately got the job, which is pretty awesome.) I waited for a call about setting up an interview for well over a month. The initial interview was over the phone, very easy, I’m sure they use this to weed out anyone terrible. The second interview consisted of 3 panels of 3 people each. They were pretty short and they asked the standard questions behavioral questions like “tell me about a time when you had to work with someone difficult”. If you google “standard interview questions” and prepare for those, you’ll be all set!
The timing was right, they called me a couple days after the interview because they needed someone immediately. I have, however, heard bad stories about people getting put in the “pipeline”. This means they call and tell you “we like you, we want to offer you a job, but there is nothing available right now. Hold tight.” Someone that interviewed the same day as me (also friends with the person that referred me) didn’t get an offer for about 2 months. By then he had already started another job and was no longer interested. So don’t wait around for them to call you.
Overall, pretty easy and good interview experience for me.
Interview Question – Give me your top 3 weaknesses. I never know what a good answer would be for this one. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I didn't try to negotiate salary, because I felt like it was generous compared to what I was currently making. I tried to negotiate an extra week of vacation, and they promptly shot me down. I only get 2 weeks.
Engineering R&D Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo in October 2013.
Interview Details – On campus screening interview (20 min) during job fair. On campus technical and behavioral interviews (30 minutes each) two weeks later. They'll call you right away if they want you!
Interview Question – Given this PFD, and several problems we have with a potato chip line, come up with a solution using engineering principles. View Answer
Negotiation Details – N/A for internship
RSR Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at PepsiCo
Interview Details – Phone Interview, then called in for a face to face with 2 managers. Then i got a call over a month later to come in for another interview with 2 different managers. Then i got hired.
Interview Question – Very easy questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
Sales Representative Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I interviewed at PepsiCo in May 2013.
Interview Details – Phone interview, in person interview, then location interview based on where I wanted to be located for the position. Was flown to my territory for the final interview and then given a tour of the location.
Interview Question – Why should we hire you Answer Question
Logistics Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I interviewed at PepsiCo in February 2013.
Interview Details – 3 interviews had to take a basic skills test to qualify did receive job offer very satified with initial pay rate. great interview very detailed interview questions refered to the job
Interview Question – technical questions about the position Answer Question
Supply Chain Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo.
Interview Details – Met representatives at a college campus information session, everybody who attended was granted an interview. First interview was on campus, two PepsiCo associates that asked behavioral questions (biggest achievement, strengths and weaknesses, working in a team, etc.), pretty low key. I received a call about a week later and my next interview was on-site.
Went on-site and had a panel interview with four employees, more behavioral questions but some technical about LSS.
Interview Question – When and why would you use regression analysis? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Tried to negotiate, they didn't budge even though I had another offer that had a higher salary.
Finance Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at PepsiCo.
Interview Details – First Round: On campus interview with the HR Manager and Finance Senior Manager. Basic interview questions; asked about computer skills and an overview of the resume.
Second Round: On site interview with various employees in the Finance department (prior year intern, Senior and junior managers and analysts)
Merchdiser Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at PepsiCo
Interview Details – applied online. filled out application had one interview at the main office, pretty much standard interview, very relaxed and layed back felt confident in the whole hiring and interview process
Interview Question – standard questions Answer Question
Sales District Leader Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo in June 2010.
Interview Details – Total of 4 interviews-- 2 phone interviews with HR Manager and HR Director, followed by interview with a Director and then a VP. You will also go through a drug test, background test, and also an online personality test, which is timed.
- If I called your best friend to ask for feedback about your weaknesses, what do you think he/she would tell me? Answer Question
- Why would a customer prefer Pepsi over Coca Cola? Answer Question
- Please name our top 10 competitiors Answer Question
Negotiation Details – 10% of initial offer increase.
Customer Service Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo in May 2014.
Interview Details – Received call from HR and was invited to interview at the call center. I was interviewed by two managers and then took an assessment test. This test had two parts and once I was finished I was told I should receive a call or email about the statues
Interview Question – Had to sale a board eraser Answer Question
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