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RSR Route Sales Representative Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo in February 2011.
Interview Details – Started by applying online. They called back after passing online personality test. Set up interview with district sales leader. After passing that, went in ride a long for full day with a representative. Final interview followed with background check and drug test.
Interview Question – None. All fairly standard. Answer Question
Frito-Lay Supply Chain Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I interviewed at PepsiCo in March 2014.
Interview Details – The hiring process was simple. You come in for a 1 hr orientation with Q&A followed by a simple interview. Once you make it to the interview process they question you about your resume and experience.
Interview Question – What is your best attribute? Answer Question
Supply Chain Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo in April 2013.
Interview Details – Hired by a third party consulting firm, interview included case and behavioral questions. There was one case related to energy efficiency and several behavioral interviews emphasizing on team work.. Once finalized I had a phone interview with my manager where he explained the scope of the project and the timeline.
Interview Question – Included case studies and behavioral questions Answer Question
RSR Route Sales Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo in June 2010.
Interview Details – Simple interview quetions, filled out job application online, recieved call from hiring manager to set up interview, he asked some preliminary questions on the phone regarding my experience, location and working preferences
Interview Question – Please tell a situation where you had conflict with a store manager View Answer
Reason for Declining – Better job opportunity
Merchandiser Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3+ months - interviewed at PepsiCo in May 2014.
Interview Details – Step 1 - I applied for this position online and two weeks later I received a phone call to set up a phone interview.
Step 2 - The phone interview was very brief, just asking if I am seriously interested and some personal information.
Step 3 - About a week and half I received an email to set up a face to face interview.
Step 4 - I went for the interview in a khaki and shirt with tie, the interview was kinda long and very detailed. They asked about skills I learned in used in my jobs and previous experiences. I thought the interview went well the interviewer was very nice and we chatted alittle about sports lol
Interview Question – Give me a time you learned a new skill in a job and how did you use it? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I didn't really negotiate
RSR Route Sales Representative Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at PepsiCo
Interview Details – first they contact you for a Interview then to arrange a work with, where you get to work with someone to see if you feel this is the job for you. then if you/they are still you begin the training program which is one week learning of the company and Procedures, and One Month training on a Route with a Trainer
Interview Question – No difficult Questions but after Work With, they will ask what you felt about the job any and I mean Any Negative View or Comment may result in them not contacting you again Answer Question
Full Time Merchandiser Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at PepsiCo.
Interview Details – Screening phone interview. Set up an appointment for a in-person interview right away. The next day I was called and asked to reschedule.
When I arrived for the in-person interview there were multiple people waiting for an interview as well. It was very unorganized. The people conducting interviews decided that it was a good idea to take a meeting right in the middle of interviews so a few of us were waiting for quite a while – about 45 minutes before we interviewed. The interview was very short – only about 5 minutes. He basically gave me a run down of what the job entails and asked if I was willing do do that, I said yes.
He then informed me that I would have to schedule a 'ride-along' sometime during the week. They do this to find out if people have what it takes to do the job. I didn't have a problem with this because I wanted the job. I have done this in previous jobs only to a smaller extent. The 'ride-along' that i scheduled I later found out was an 8-10 hour excursion with one of the employees. It was from 3AM-??? (They didn't know how long his shifts were but knew it was somewhere from 8-10 hours).
I was told from another employee that I would be expected to work along side the employee during this ride along to prove that I wanted to job and so they could see how well I worked. I decided to call back and decline the offer because after all this was for a chance at a second interview with a panel – not a job offer.
Interview Question – Have you worked in the rain? Answer Question
RSR Route Sales Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo in August 2013.
Interview Details – Basic questions about yourself and what you can do for the company nothing hard. Expect to give a lot of information about yourself including what you have done in the past and what would make you a great fit for the compnay.
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in the next year? View Answer
Negotiation Details – None either take or leave
Operations Resource Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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
Enterprise SAP Solutions Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo in January 2010.
Interview Details – applied online at their website when a major SAP implementation was underway, 7 years ago. Got a call and gave phone interview which was followed by a in person interview on their premises with three different people. The questions related to the background and explaining gaps in SAP specific employment.
Negotiation Details – negotiation was discouraged as it was stated that the company followed industry practices and made offers that left little room for negotiation
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Pros: “Compensation is excellent compared to many of the F50 corporations. Stable organization. Opportunities to move up exist below the Sr. Manager level and most hires are internal employees.” “Compensation is excellent compared to many of the F50 corporations. Stable organization. Opportunities to move up exist below the Sr. Manager level and most hires are internal employees.” – Full Review