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PepsiCo Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014

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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Brand Manager Interview

Senior Brand Manager
White Plains, NY

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


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

SC MANAGER ROLE Interview

SC MANAGER ROLE
Rosenberg, TX

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


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied through college or university and interviewed at PepsiCo.

Interview Details – very basic general queston

Interview Question – question after question.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Pepsi Summer Intern Interview

Pepsi Summer Intern

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


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

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).


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Summer Intern Interview

Summer Intern
Chicago, IL

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


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant
Flint, MI

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


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Raleigh, NC

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at PepsiCo in September 2013.

Interview Details – Interview was a mix of personal and technical questions.

Interview Question – Identify the three stabilizers in the product provided and why we use all three, rather than just one.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Marketing Intern Interview

Marketing Intern
Philadelphia, PA

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at PepsiCo in February 2014.

Interview Details – 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.

Interview Question – 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].
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No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Intern Interview

Sales Intern
Tempe, AZ

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at PepsiCo in February 2014.

Interview Details – Applied through college career link. Had one phone interview were they asked about my resume. Was told over the phone that I had passed and they would contact me to schedule an in person interview. The in person was more resume talk with some behavior questions thrown in. You should be able to say why you want to work there. That was the final stage and I'm currently awaiting a response.

Interview Question – What was the most satisfying part of your last job? Nothing difficult, they mostly want to know how your experience is relevant to the position. Less behavioral, more talk about experiences on your resume.   Answer Question

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