PepsiCo Operations Manager Interview Questions

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    Zone Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Milford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at PepsiCo in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was thorough. I liked the fact that the phone interview and the 1st on-site interview was after 6:00 pm which enabled me to complete it without taking time off from my job. The staff was extrememly welcoming and prepared. I had to take a drug adn background test prior to being hired. Although the process took 3 months I was in constant cntact with the hiring manager. I also was asked to meet with the Sales Manager prior to my start date.

    Interview Questions
    • Following the walkthrough I was asked what I thought of the facility.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    IT was cut and dry. Based on the position and your experience you received "X"
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    Process is different based on location, department, HR and hiring manager. Utilize company website to submit applications for both internal and external jobs. Screened by HR and reviewed by hiring manager if person is worthy of interviewing.

    Interview Questions
    • different based on location, department, HR and hiring manager   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Was not negotated
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fresno, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fresno, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at PepsiCo in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview with HR right after I applied for the position online. She asked me a lot of scenario questions and briefly wanted me to discuss my resume with her. General questions and then detailed ones such as "give me a time where you had to dispute a problem amongst a team you were supervising". I can't remember exactly, but work experience questions. I then was granted a 1:1 interview at the actual facility. I was given a tour and had a great discussion that was very similar to the one on the phone, just with a different person.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you motivate your team to achieve better results?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you had to work with a difficult person and how did it go?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Modesto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Modesto, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 3 days - interviewed at PepsiCo in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    The intial contact with HR was thru a thirty minute phone interivew, which consisted of two or three behavioral questions.

    The second interview was an all day interview that lasted about 6 hours. It included a panel interview with six individuals, the applicants rotated through groups of 2 panel memebers.

    Lastly, I was invited back for a job shawdow, by the end of the week I was offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Frito Lay typically hires engineers or business majors for their Operations Manager positions. I graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering and once through the process realized that the off shift hours, long hours, and lack of engineering work did not appeal to me.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lubbock, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lubbock, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Consisted of 2 phone interviews and a 1:1 interview. All of the interviews mainly consisted of behavioral type questions. After the 1:1 interview, I was told that a decision would be made witin the next couple of days. The very next day the contacted me with a great offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    The process took 2 days - interviewed at PepsiCo in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Campus interview - then site interview meeting with 5 different managers - some talked more about the company and did not ask questions while others asked very technical questions or some philosophical questions regarding hourly employees. After job offer, there was a pretty good onboarding process that has since been abandoned. Today, it more or less - sink or swim. Limited onboarding, little formal training beyond technicians.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your opinion of unions?   View Answer
    • Usual questions that demonstrate innovative problem solving, conflict management, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Was not very knowledgeable about negotiating at the time - would definitely attempt to get more vacation time if you have previous work experience -but, get it in writing.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  La Canada Flintridge, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Canada Flintridge, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at PepsiCo in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    One on one, he asked 5-6 situational questions that related to my past work experiences. It was a very relaxed atmosphere. I have only gone through the 1st round so far so I am waiting to hear from them (it has been about 2 weeks) I was told it could take up to a month. Before the interview just think of tough situations you have dealt with and how you responded to them.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Harlingen, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harlingen, TX
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at PepsiCo in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had an initial interview with HR in the corporate office. Interview was fairly informal and not to detailed on either side. Basically a brief overview of the company and myself to one another. Received a callback to notify me of a second round of interviews, which will consist of two interviews with two people each. That is taking place tomorrow.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at PepsiCo in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Well what can I say. Interviews were very long, I'd say about 3-4hrs long for first interviews which consisted of 8 people interviewing you. After that was I lucky enough to get called back for a work-with out of a large group that interviewed. The work with went very well. Then the day right after I received a huge offer, graduating top of my class in starting pay without a doubt. Amazing company overall. They have a unique program in training new young talent which not that many companies do. Dream job hands down, endless growth opportunities available.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever faced a conflict with a worker? How did you resolve it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 1+ week - interviewed at PepsiCo in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    Frito-lay is team work and team member empowrement company.

    Interview Questions
    • they were all equally difficul, i dont remember which one really stood up to me   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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