Pepperidge Farm Interview Questions

Updated Jul 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    DSM Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pepperidge Farm (Jersey City, NJ).

    Interview

    very professional process. Pleased with the interviewers and their questions. Basic interview questions. After they asked me questions, they allowed me to ask questions and they spent awhile answering my questions which certainly was appreciative. Great process, hope to hear from them regarding the DSM position.

    Interview Questions

    • Not unexpected but the question, tell me about the time and how you handled an irate customer. Situation, action, and result.   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pepperidge Farm in November 2011.

    Interview

    Manager brought me back on the spot and gave me a very detailed rundown of what I could expect with the job. I appreciated the fact that they were so straightforward and not transparent in any way/shape/or form about what the job would entail.

    Interview Questions

    • With my previous job history what made me want to apply for this job?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation, was pleased to receive an offer and immediately knew this was the place I not only wanted to be but to grow.

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Pepperidge Farm in March 2009.

    Interview

    District manager sat one on one with me and described the duties of the job. He then had me service accounts with him for 2 days with no pay. Our decisions on employment were made by our experiences while working the accounts.

    Interview Questions

    • How much do you expect to get paid.   1 Answer
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    Associate Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pepperidge Farm (Stamford, CT) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Fairly standard cpg marketing interview questions. Came in for a LONG panel interview day. Met with 7 people for an hour each. Spoke with the a range of people: new products, category managers, brand managers, brand directors, and people currently at the associate level. Overall it was a positive experience, however one director was condescending regarding my choice of business school and due to the fact that I did not have "traditional" (ie kraft, p&g, etc.) cpg experience. In the end they said I was not selected because I did not have product commercialization experience and they had no interest in training me. I suppose they could have saved the $3K they spent on my travel and accommodation (not to mention our time), by simply reading my resume.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you commercialized a product.   Answer Question
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    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, NH
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Pepperidge Farm (Concord, NH) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Regional VP & HR recruited. There was an initial phone interview and than 2 different in person with my direct supervisor and HR. Than several phone interviews and question and answer opportunities. An offer was made and I accepted.

    Interview Questions

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    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at Pepperidge Farm (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    Descent interview, nothing out of the ordinary. Looking back now on the interview some red flags I missed. The management is about the management. Not a team environment. Every man for themselves. What have you done for me lately.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about experience? Asked about customer client relationship.   Answer Question
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    Category Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pepperidge Farm.

    Interview

    Initial phone screen with hiring manager discussing my background, qualifications, the role and the company. Followed the next week by in person interviews with the hiring manager and 2 additional team members in a one day, 3 hour process.

    Interview Questions

    • Pretty standard behavioral questions for the role. Most unexpected (and, in my opinion, most inappropriate) questions "What did your father do for a living?" followed by "and what about mom?"   2 Answers
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    Business Program Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norwalk, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Pepperidge Farm (Norwalk, CT) in March 2014.

    Interview

    I applied to this internship through my colleges job listings site. I was initially contacted by phone and a phone interview was set up. During the phone interview I was given an overview of the position and asked a few generic interview questions. I was then told that Pepperidge Farm would like to invite me to an on-campus interview. During the on-campus interview I was given a problem and asked to write down step-by-step the process I would go through to solve the problem. The problem was to plan a friends birthday party with a number of given constraints. I was then asked a bunch of "What would you do...." and "How would you handle..." questions. Following this interview,I was invited to a team interview at Pepperidge Farm HQ. This part of the interview was more of a formality and meet and greet to ensure that I fit in with everyone.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was unable to negotiate a wage increase. They insisted that my wage was competititve.

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    Ingredient Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norwalk, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pepperidge Farm (Norwalk, CT) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Was called by staffing agency one week. They submitted my resume and then called me to say that the hiring manager wanted a phone interview with me. Had a phone interview one week then face to face interview the next week. Was offered the position the following week.

    Interview Questions

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    Manager, Cost Acct & Finl Analysis Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Pepperidge Farm.

    Interview

    Very thorough interview process, full day session of interviewing with several plant management staff members. Phone interviews conducted for first round with plant controller and corporate finance vp, more conversational. 1:1 interviews were more formal, with managers asking suggested questions from a predetermined list. Worked with recruiter to negotiate acceptance/offer.

    Interview Questions

    • what was a project or assignment you completed that made a substantial impact for the company or your team?   Answer Question
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