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Route Sales Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo.
Interview Details – You pass the drug test and background test you are essentially in. You have multiple interviews, two I believe, with the final being a group interview. It's usually two lower level mangers and a big boss or a lower level manager and two big bosses. No need to be intimidated, just a conversation between a group of people. No one attempts to make you feel small.
Interview Question – Why this company? View Answer
Supply Chain Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at PepsiCo in November 2013.
Interview Details – On-site campus interview and then interview in Pittsburgh with other candidates that made the next round
Interview Question – Group Case Study Answer Question
Part Time Packer Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at PepsiCo in February 2014.
Interview Details – I was called in for the initial "interview", aka information session. This was very informative and done professionally. We were specifically told that each of us would be contacted within 2 weeks if we would move along in the process, or not. After a group meeting of approximately 15 potential new hires we were sent to a short 5-10 minute informal one on one interview with a Frito Lay manager. Basic work history questions, comfortable, getting first impressions. Was told I would be notified within 2 weeks if I was moving on to a second interview. Within 3 days I was contacted to schedule my second interview. This is where all went wrong. I was interviewed by a 3 person panel. I had been told this would be the case, and I was fine with it. However, one person on the panel seemed very knowledgeable and professional. The second barely spoke English, and the third was disheveled looking as if she'd just got off a 16 hour shift, or possibly just rolled out of bed and headed straight to work. The questions I was asked were repetitive and redundant. The most off putting part of the interview was that they didn't seem to be prepared. The questions were read off of a form, and it seemed as they hadn't read them before. Two of them fumbled some of the questions and had to read them over. When I answered their questions, it was if they weren't even listening to me. If you've ever seen Jimmy Fallon do thank you notes you'll know what I mean. They all dove onto their forms writing my responses word for word. Almost comical except for the fact that I desperately needed this job. All questions were directed at safety...so be prepared. I asked my questions at the end and finished by asking how soon I should expect to be contacted. I again was assured that all applicants would be notified regardless of outcome within 1-2 weeks. My interview was mid February and I haven't heard a word. Two phone calls and 2 e-mails to HR have been ignored. Good luck to future applicants. FYI .. This was in Vancouver, Wa, 2014
Interview Question – All questions were aimed towards concern for safety...pretty much same questions just worded differently. Most difficult was trying to understand interviewer with horrible English. Answer Question
Senior Brand Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo in October 2013.
Interview Details – I started with a phone screening with an HR person. I then had phone screen with a Marketing Director and then invited to interview in person. I interview with three different people and they each probed specific areas. The structure is very much "Tell me about when.." and the SAR method is best for answering. After those interviews I still had additional phone interviews with senior marketing people. Overall, the process took about 5 or 6 weeks from the initial contact. The people I interacted with were great and HR did an excellent job of letting me know where I was in the process and working with my schedule to help me move the process along. Was bummed to not get the position, but I must say that the talent they have there is awesome. Another great thing is that the interview attire is business casual vs formal so it does help make it a little less intimidating.
Interview Question – None really. I had ben asked nearly all of them before. Some questions to prepare for would be "What's the most innovative product you can think of?" and "If you were the brand manager on that brand, what would come up with next?" View Answer
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SC MANAGER ROLE Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo in March 2013.
Interview Details – 1st Interview: HR Screen
2nd interview: 3 on site interviews
3rd interview: job shadow and director interviews
Interview Question – Tell me about a time you sacrificed quality to get a project completed Answer Question
Pepsi Summer Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at PepsiCo
Interview Details – I had an interview on campus. They asked me situational questions and asked me to go through my resume with them. It took a few weeks for them to get back to me and let me know that I had a second interview.
Interview Question – What opportunity have you had to change something and make it better and how did you make it better? Answer Question
Sales Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 days - interviewed at PepsiCo in March 2014.
Interview Details – A bit confusing at first. Had an information session at my school, then wanted people to sign up for interviews. The interview was really basic, but then they gave you a synopsis of what this position entails (long hours, probably won't move up fast, but eventually).
Summer Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PepsiCo in March 2013.
Interview Details – The interview was on campus. It was broken up in two sections. The first section was behavioral and lasted approximately thirty minutes. The second lasted about fifteen minutes and it was a short case study question that pertained to the position I was applying for. The first section was very pleasant and included a panel of three interviewers. The second was intimidating and included a panel of three interviewers.
Interview Question – We have a store and Pepsi isn't selling well what steps would you take toward a strategy? Answer Question
Administrative Assistant Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at PepsiCo in February 2014.
Interview Details – I was interviewed by 3 current employees. The person that was suppose to do the interview had a medical emergency and relied upon these employees. This was my first interview in 20 years (I have been at my current job that long) and I clearly was not prepared as I thought I was. I research the company more than I did the facility, and it was the facility that they asked me about. Pepsico has 3 standard interview questions (with no right or wrong answers) and then their own. I can't even tell you the 3 standard questions as I walked out knowing I did not do well and my nervousness was pretty evident. Sounded like a great job but obviously I wasn't going to get an offer.
Interview Question – I can't remember the questions but there was no difficult ones if you were prepared. Answer Question
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