PepsiCo Route Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jan 9, 2015
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Route Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online – interviewed at PepsiCo.

Interview

Apply online, if selected will get interview call, if passed in interview, job begins immediately, training is provided. They need more people with selling skills, good communication, good driving records and no drug use. Interview is very friendly and open environment, no pressure. No prior experience in sales or route sales required. Training is promised and is given for weeks, or until trained to spec.

Interview Questions

Negotiation

Pre-negotiated offer, the job posting explained it all.

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    Route Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in State College, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo (State College, PA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Applied via my university and received an e-mail to complete an hour long assessment. Afterwards, was brought in for an interview. Pretty standard, behavioral questions. Be prepared to know why you want to work for Pepsi and what experience and skills you have that will relate well to a sales role. Also why you want to work in sales. Then contacted for a sales route time to shadow a current sales associate.

    Interview Questions

    • A time when you set a goal and failed.
      Five part ending question - A time when you needed to reach a goal, how did you do it, what challenges did you face, etc.
       
      Answer Question
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    Route Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PepsiCo (Nashville, TN) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Started an application for Frito lay about a couple months ago and received a call about a month later to set up an interview. Had to fill out some paperwork and had the first of two interviews. Interview was very smooth and comfortable, nothing out of the ordinary. About a week later was emailed to receive second interview with larger and smaller district managers. Again interview was very smooth and comfortable. Set up ride along a week later with a very seasoned guy and he gave me all the ins and outs. Returned to the DC and was given an offer and took my drug test that day. Their drug test isn't the usual urine test. They use hair samples because it is more accurate and can go back about 6 months or so. Start in two weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Frito?
      What would you do/how did you handle?
       
      1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiations. Base pay at a guaranteed $695 a week.

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    Route Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo (Columbus, OH) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Two phase interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • What's your long-term goal?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No nego.

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    Route Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Potsdam, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo (Potsdam, NY).

    Interview

    The hiring process took 4 weeks because of a hiring freeze. The interview wasn't very long, questions just pertained to previous work history.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There wasn't any. Set amount of pay for Route Sales associates. Nothing was negotiable.

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    Route Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lorton, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo (Lorton, VA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    You will meet up in a group information session and they will try to weed out people by mentioning about people with drug or traffic violation history several times. They will talk about all the great benefits. Then you will be set up for a ride along with an experienced RSR. You will then take a drug test, not the typical urine test but a hair sample right off of your body. Finally you will have an interview with a recruiter, business development manager, and the district manager.

    Interview Questions

    • If you look out of shape, look too old, you will won't make it. The questions are very generic and very easy if you ever been to an interview. Just relate the answers from previous experiences at a job.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, they will tell you that you will start at $45k, but that is including the benefits they pay most of. You will actually make $39k not including over time which is actually 0.5/hr not 1.5/hr which is the standard rate.

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    Route Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo (Fort Lauderdale, FL) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Once you are through the application process, you are contacted by a human resources employee for an interview. It took about 20 minutes and it was just your basic interview questions about past experiences, but also a short role play where you are to sell a product to the interviewer.
    I heard back about two weeks later and was scheduled for an interview with the two District Managers that I would be working directly for. Also, very easy and laid back, just standard questions about past challenges and what not. It lasted about an hour. Called back a week later to offer job and to go take a physical and a drug test.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing stands out, but be prepared to sell a product in a role playing scenario.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    You take it or leave it

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