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PepsiCo Operations Resource Interview Questions

Updated Oct 14, 2014
Updated Oct 14, 2014
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Operations Resource Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PepsiCo in July 2014.

Interview Details

3 stage process--stage 1 is a phone interview--one person on the phone asking behavioral questions--stage 2 is video interview--3 people sit in the interview and all ask you behavioral questions and stage 3 is final interview--3 interviews--all one on one interview before offering the job. I got an offer from Frito-Lay in Perry, GA. I think the interview process in simple. They will ask about the company. Do your homework on the company. Also make sure you are prepared for behavioral questions. 90% of the questions are behavioral and rest is just general.

Interview Questions
  • Describe a decision you made that wasn't popular and how you handled implementing it?   View Answer
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Operations Resource Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    2:1 interview. Met with one half of the plant leadership for an half hour and then met with the other half. Behavioral based interview questions. That was the only interview process that I had to go through. I was called a few days later with an offer. Offer was a bit less than what I hoped for but they were willing to negotiate on salary and other benefits.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to supervise a continuous operation and how did you manage your team?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operation Resource Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    Interview began with tour of facility by an Operations Manager, followed by three sets of interviews with various business unit leaders, senior directors and other operations managers depending on staff availibility. Each interview consisted of two interviewers for approximately 30 minutes. If selected to move on, you're invited to job shadow for an entire shift to see if you truly like the position and for them to get a better impression of you.

    Interview Questions
    • What major setback have you had and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    HR manager did a thorough evaluation of the current market, my experience, and education to determine a salary. I had a good expectation of range from using GlassDoor, and the offer came in above my expectation, so there wasn't a need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Operations Resource Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at PepsiCo in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed for about 4 hours. They brought us all in as a group and gave us an Interview Schedule. I was interviewed by five members of the LT and BUL Group. So, essentially five independent interviews. The questions were the exact same in every interview. I was then interviewed by the DM by phone after it was announced that I was head to head with another candidate.

    I was given the offer and asked for 3 days to think about the acceptance, which they were very hesitant to allow.

    Negotiation Details
    There was little negotiation. I told them what my current offer was and that I was flexible. They told me later what they decided in the
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Resource Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Structured interviews at the production facility with the Executive Team at the plant. We were provided a tour, then went through five separate one-on-one interviews. We were also given an opportunity to have lunch with other frontline managers currently performing the job that we were interviewing for.

    Interview Questions
    • No one question was particularly difficult, however one of the interviews was simple awkward as the interviewee simply stared at you following your answer which created an extremely uncomfortable feeling.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The organization made an offer the day after my interview. I was told that the company did not negotiate compensation, bonus or vacation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Resource Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Valley City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Valley City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewing process will include a first phone interview (mostly for screening purposes) and a second in-person interview. The key with everyone in West Valley is to mention teamwork/teams first and foremost,

    Interview Questions
    • They, of course, asked the standard interview questions. So be prepared for those. Most people are least prepared for the question, "What are your weaknesses?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They gave a salary and made it clear it was not negotiable. I'm not sure if that's actually true though. Personally I believe that everything is negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Resource Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Valley City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Valley City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Campus recruiting, followed by on campus interviews the next day. After those I was asked to visit the plant where I met with about 10 more people that paired up for an interview with me. After that, they contacted me back to give me an offer and ask for all the needed paperwork.

    Interview Questions
    • I dont recall any unexpected questions. Some of them asked for examples on how to effectively lead a team and experience on a Supply Chain environment.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    n/a
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Resource Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was hired straight out of college... It's important to stress examples of leadership, a strong care for product quality (delighting the consumer), and an eye for safety. The interview process was with a few members of the factory's leadership team. Expect to go on a plant tour and learn how the chips are made. Frito loves to hire engineers, but please be aware that the Operations Resource position is all about being a supervisor --- not an engineer. The interviewers will likely ask if you're willing to work long hours (11+ per day), weekends, and off-shifts. If you decline, you won't be getting the job. But if you say yes, be ready to deal with a very hardworking, fast-pasted environment where you *will* be working an off-shift, weekends, and holidays.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever been in a situation where someone derailed your meeting? What did you do in that situation?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Resource Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    1 phone interview, 1 in person formal interview, 1 informal interview w/ tour

    Interview Questions
    • Have to respond to interviews in this way: situation, action, result.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate since it was my first job out of college and the pay was very good.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Resource Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    Hired via college recruiting. Had an onsite interview at the college. Afterwards, I had panel interviews on location at the hiring plant. I had a final interview with the Area Director (this position no longer exists).

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were your standard behavioral based type, "Tell me a time when, blah, blah, blah".   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate a lot. For college hires, Frito-Lay tends to pay what your major is typically paid.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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