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Getting an Interview
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I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at PepsiCo (Philadelphia, PA) in February 2014.
Pepsi came to my campus and interviewed through OCR [on campus recruiting]. The interview format was a fit interview followed by a case interview, back to back. The fit interview was 15 minutes. Two interviewers asked you questions about your resume and a few behavioral questions. They also asked more general questions about your likes and dislikes. The case interview was longer and involved analyzing data. I was presented with three different charts [bar graphs, data in a table] and asked to come up with a 360 campaign based on the information. The first table was data about growth of different segments [segmented by race and age]. The next charts included data about what drinks Hispanic customers bought the most of. I was asked to explain what drink I would market to which Hispanic age group. Then I was asked to come up with a complete campaign. There is only one round of interviews for this internship. I received an email a week after the interviews telling me I was not selected.
- What TV shows do you watch?
Name a time you had to voice an unpopular opinion.
Who would be the ideal Superbowl performer?
Name a company doing a good job in the digital space now.
Name a trend [very broad, asked for clarification and they said just any trend]. Answer Question
- What TV shows do you watch?
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I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at PepsiCo (Purchase, NY) in March 2013.
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.
- What do you predict will be a global food trend in the future? 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
I received an offer from a company that I was more interested in.
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I applied through college or university – interviewed at PepsiCo (Detroit, MI) in January 2012.
I first learned about the company through on campus recruiting at my school. I talked with company representatives there and used student and alumni connections to network with as many people as possible. I then submitted my resume and cover letter and was selected fro an on campus first round interview.
- One of the interviews was a fit interview and the other was more technical/creative questions. Two interesting questions were: If you owned a ping pong ball company and ping pong was suddenly banned what else could you do with the ping pong balls? and How could you capitalize on the trend of social media/celebrity obsession/reality shows for the benefit of Pepsi--other than what we are already doing? Answer Question
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I applied through college or university. The process took a day – interviewed at PepsiCo (New York, NY) in September 2011.
They told me about the internship. It's a marketing internship that is paid. It's going to be in New York City working mostly with the sales team and marketing team.
- There weren't questions, it was more of a conversation. Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took a day – interviewed at PepsiCo (New York, NY) in January 2009.
Two individuals came to recruit and host an information session. Interviews were approximately 30 minutes long. By mid-day, you would be notified if you received a second round. If so, you were asked to return that afternoon for a second round. An offer would be made within weeks.
The interview itself was standard behavioral questions, focused on marketing issues. They were really looking for a leader, someone creative, out of the normal mold.
- Tell me about yourself. Answer Question
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