Pepsi Bottling Interview Questions

Updated Jan 7, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    It took about a month going through the process from initial internet contact to making it to the plant for an interview. Since they needed to fill the position, the interview was quick & dirty with a position manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you able to work well without direct supervision?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    None

  2.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Very complete. Met with several individuals at a plant site and at a bottling location. Great interview experience. They were able to show what HR professionals do at both their corporate and their bottling locations and have a commitment to the education of their professionals in their business.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you bring to the company to better the HR component?   Answer Question
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    Checker/Certifier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    interviewed at Pepsi Bottling (Saint Louis, MO) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Ask your strengths and weaknesses why do you want to work for Pepsi.. What was a time when you had to deal with an irate customer how did you calm the situation..

    Interview Questions

    • What are your strengths and weakness   1 Answer
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    Warehouse Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Pepsi Bottling.

    Interview

    company does take applications and does interview frequently, there is a high turnover rate as a result of the manual labor aspect to the job. if you possess the skills meaning cdl license or ability to drive forklift it would make hiring more likely

    Interview Questions

    • are you willing to work overnight in a fast paced enviroment   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiating the pay is the pay union job so whats in the contract is what everyone gets

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    Campus Hire Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Pepsi Bottling.

    Interview

    I applied through my university website. An HR representative came to campus for the first round of interviews. Very standard, basic first round interview. We went over my resume, work experience, involvement on campus, etc. As soon as the interview was over, she invited me to the next round which took place at the Pepsi plant in Chicago.

    There I went through a series of two difference interviews - one with a sales operations manager and one with the HR director. I was required to give a 15-minute sales pitch (they provided me with an outline the night before). The whole process lasted about 3 hours.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Did not try to negotiate because the offer was very fair.

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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Pepsi Bottling (Tulsa, OK).

    Interview

    Getting hired at Pepsi is a time consuming process. It takes a few weeks, as there is a phone interview then an in person interview. It seems like people that the managers already know in the industry can get on faster than people hired "off the street". It is a hard job as it seems they hire 2 or 3 people at a time but they don't last. I had a couple get hired the same time as me and never saw them after orientation.

    Interview Questions

    • Not really anything too difficult. You take some tests during the application process but they shouldn't be to difficult for people of average intelligence.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Hourly position not negotiable

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    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Pepsi Bottling.

    Interview

    they ask all the basic interview questions there is nothing special. they might ask you to sell them so random object on their desk. this position is usually promoted from within and they will want you to use p.e.p.s.i sell skills. chances are the person interviewing you has no experience in the job and has no clue

    Interview Questions

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Pepsi Bottling in May 2014.

    Interview

    Had an intiial phone screening and a phone interview with 2 people a few days later. The people I interviewed with during the second round were my future direct supervisor and a future lateral peer.

    Interview Questions

    • Most questions were behavior i.e. "tell me about a time when you had to incluence a difficult person and how did you do it".   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Pepsi Bottling in April 2014.

    Interview

    Initial interview was 4 months before final interview, final interview included a tour of the plant, 3 different behavioral based interviews, and a resume presentation in front of the other candidates for the job and the Pepsi interviewers.

    Interview Questions

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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Pepsi Bottling (West Palm Beach, FL).

    Interview

    easy took up to 4+ weeks

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    to low pay

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