Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at PepsiCo
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at PepsiCo.
Had 2 back-to-back 30 minute interviews with 2 current employees on campus. The interviews were mainly conversational with some behavioral questions and a mini case question at the end. They use a worksheet to jot down your responses, so definitely practice the STAR method.
- Tell me about a time when you demonstrated leadership. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at PepsiCo (West Lafayette, IN).
Informal 30 minute interview prior to job application. I had emailed a cover letter and resume to the campus recruiter. An informal interview was set up. Standard interview questions were asked, and some questions were focused at my resume. The interviewer was very helpful in describing the position and his experiences.
- Describe a time when you worked on a team and had to utilize the abilities of a team member. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at PepsiCo.
Went through the interview process through the college. Submitted resume and was contacted to set up an on campus interview. Did the interview and found out a few weeks later.
- Name a time you had to be innovative Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at PepsiCo.
Interviews started with HR screen, then I came in a few weeks later and had 2 one hour interviews back to back with some senior leaders on the team. There were a few positions open, but they had about 15 candidates alone for that day. The first guy only sat with me for 30 minutes and just had me waiting around. I didn't have CPG experience, but I had a strong finance and leadership background. I don't think he was interested at all in me and clearly showed that. The next interviewer was very nice and down to earth and we chatted back and forth the whole hour
Helpful (15)No OfferNegative Experience
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at PepsiCo (Baton Rouge, LA) in July 2015.
I applied online last week and had a phone interview on 7/2/2015. I did well and she scheduled me a face to face for this morning. Man I tell you they were kind of unprofessional. I sat in the lobby and the guy asked me what I was here for with a puzzled look. I said I have a 10:00am interview. Minutes later another comes and brings me in a room to watch a video that lasted 12 mins. Then he asked me some interview questions. It went fast and then came the physical exercise. But they didn't have it in a pallet...it was on a roll cart. I was kinda of worried cause I prepared to use the pallet Jack. But I roles the cart near the shelf that had 4 shelves. I was given a planogram sheet that showed 2 rows of Pepsi, 1 row of Dier Pepsi, 1 row of Sierra Mist and 1 row of Mt Dew. It didn't even have enough product to fully complete the exercise. They were to lazy to have a pallet Jack and enough bottles. They half did everything that was required to do my exercise correctly. I'm a biracial female around 5'2 130lbs...I think they wants taking it seriously cause they don't think I'm capable of performing the job. And I'm 23. But have worked overnight stocking and freight for 2 years at Target. I'm more than capable and I work out lift weights and all about 5-6 days a week. I just hope I get back from them. If I don't I know it's discrimination--sexist a least.
- What knowledge level of technology do you have and how have you used it? 1 Answer
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at PepsiCo (Boston, MA) in August 2015.
Applied online contacted a day later by HR Manager. Scheduled a phone interview with HR Manager which consisted of a brief description of the job, and about my skills. The entire interview was 15 minutes, after the recruiter she had me take an assessment (2nd) step. If you pass the assessment you move along, if you fail you don’t. After passing the assessment I was scheduled or an in person interview (3rd) at my hiring DC. I interviewed with my future boss Zone sales leader, and a business manager. The entire interview was about 45 minutes, both asked standard questions about 10 total. Make sure to have different answers for each questions. Also ask questions at least five question to show you are interested. After the interview I was told I’ll be contacted about the next step. 1 week later I was scheduled to have an interview (4th) with the V.P of Sales. This was a phone interview about two days later, I had my interview. Really easy interview about 10 minute. She enjoyed me, and scheduled me for a route sales ride (5th) two days later. I had my sales ride started at 4:14AM and ended around 12:15PM. Ask questions during ride along, during mines we had 10 stop for small formats. I helps stocked each store during my ride along. After my Ride along we came back to the DC and I had another interview (6th) with a current DSL about 30 minutes. This was really laid back, and the DSL explained their current schedule, and ask if I had any questions. A day after my ride along and last interview I was offered the job. The entire process had six step and took about 4 weeks to complete. I accepted the offer.
- Why Pepsico? Why Sales? Tell me about a time when you had to change a process? Tell me about a time you coached an employee 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at PepsiCo (Memphis, TN) in August 2015.
Applied online-Got an email to set up a phone interview. Phone interview- basic work related questions, took maybe 15 mins Face to Face interview-watched a video, did some work related exercise and then did an interview. The work exercise was a complete joke, wanted me to put pepsi bottles on a shelf for 15 mins. They give you a paper that has directions but the paper clearly states that you have more than 15 mins to complete the work. I completed the work and they said I did great. The face to face interview was 3 questions and took no more than 5 mins. I'm pretty sure they must have already hired someone and were just getting me done has quickly has possible.
- Are you comfortable with an Iphone. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at PepsiCo (Nashville, TN) in August 2015.
Online application and assessment. Phone interview. On site physical assessment and face to face interview. Was told the next step is handled by a third party and would hear something in acouple of weeks. My advice.... if your not good with behavioral interviews, practice practice practice! Everyone I have dealt with was super
- Describe a time you were given a task with little or no direction, and how did you handle it? (SAR format) Answer Question
- What&amp;#039;s the most difficult customer service problem you&amp;#039;ve had and how did you handle it (Requested answer be in SAR format) Answer Question
- Describe a time you noticed a process being handled poorly and what action did you take? Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at PepsiCo (Farmington, MO) in August 2015.
very quick process, basic questions about previous work history and what skills can you bring to Pespico. The process seemed a bit rushed but it was on a Friday afternoon.
- do you work well with groups or do you work best by yourself 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
I had a better offer closer to home
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at PepsiCo in August 2015.
Got an email 2days after I submitted my application. My resume had been screened by a computer. The next day a talent agent called and asked questions about my resume and experience. I think it was to verify everything or for better words, to screen it with a human. The next day the hiring manager called me. We talked for about 45 minutes. At the end of the phone conversation, he asked me to come in for a face to face a week from that day. I did my in person interview today. It went really well and even took me to lunch after the interview was over. I was told by the hiring Manger that he had to interview two more people within the company and I would have an answer within the next two days. Fingers crossed.
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