PepsiCo Route Sales Representative Interview Questions

Updated Feb 2, 2015
Updated Feb 2, 2015
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Route Sales Representative Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toledo, OH
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toledo, OH
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo in January 2008.

Interview Details

long 3 step process. will take months to hear back

Negotiation Details
none
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Situational questions.... Name a time when you dealt with an unhappy customer. How did you handle the situation?..... A time when you disagreed with your superior.....etc. (Google situational interview questions... This will prepare you)

    Interview Questions
    • What is your biggest weakness? This is a trap question. Have an answer prepared that doesn't diminish your qualities   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. You will be paid the set rate by the company. All reps are paid the same regardless of seniority. The only benefit to seniority is the ability to choose a more desirable route based on either money, hours, or days off.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process begin by taking a lengthy online assessment. Questions ranged from what type of employee would you be if hired, to integrity type questions as what you would do in unethical situations. Also you have to take a math test with fractions, basic math questions and figures. I was then contacted by a Driver manager. It was stressed that the hours would be long and tedious and there would be holiday work to which i indicated was no issue. i was then told i would have to do a voluntary route ride, to see if i wanted to still pursue. i did the route ride on a saturday got there at 5am and done at after 3 pm, Temperatures inside the truck, which was in horrible condition reached 104 degrees, no wiper blades,and a hole in exhaust pipe made it a very loud and uncomfortable ride but the driver was very helpful and answered all my questions. i still decided to pursue because the beginning and potential salary was very enticing. he showed me his commission statement in which he had made 1300 the previous week. i was still interested and called in for an interview that tuesday. met with 6 regional hiring managers who again asked questions about my current job and ethics questions. i felt i had a good interview but received a letter in the mail 3 days later saying they wanted someone with more route sales experience

    Interview Questions
    • How I handled a situation that put me in an awkward or conflicting position   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    I attended an on-campus presentation and gave them my resume. They then asked me to apply and complete their online assessment test. After I passed that, I had an interview on my campus. The questions were general frequently asked interview questions. Then I had my ride along and now have my final interview tomorrow.

    Interview Questions
    • It wasn't the questions that were difficult or unexpected it was that my interviewer pulled out a 2 page packet of questions that was so unexpected.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    Disappointing interview process. After 2 interviews, one with hiring manager and regional director, I was verbally offered positions. One week later offer was retracted because HR did not approve of decision by hiring manager. It was a tough pill to sallow considering it happened before the holidays. Hoping to latch on in the future.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Verbal offer but was later retracted by HR
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received email to set up prescreen phone interview. Not an interview at all just asked about 4-5 questions to make sure that you can accept the pay, hours, duties of the job. Set up panel interview about a week later. Seemed to be two sales reps not sure either were managers. Lasted about 15mins and they sort of acted like it should of gone quicker than even that. Asked me to tell them about my job exp and they didnt ask any follow ups to that just 2 situational based questions that were kind of vague. Not sure how I would recommend prepping for interview other than make sure your know STAR format but in the end I got the idea that they really didnt care and werent all that interested in getting to know me. Pretty much was like talking to a wall and I assume they had been doing this all day long. But I guess they dont have to search to hard for talent. Got general turn down email next day.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to get buy in from a customer for a sale   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Not personable at all. Reads off a sheet of paper and stares at you. Questions were straight forward and mostly behavioral. Allowed you to ask questions at the end.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Took nearly three week to get a confirmation e mail that I made it though the on line process that a lot of big companies use. Calls to HR were not returned. Small group of canidates. Company rep repeated how many hours the job required more than once. Brief mention of company benefits. No pension is offered. Took an hour and a half to process five people though a brief interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Use previous job experience to describe how plan and organize/   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at PepsiCo in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Got call a month later for an interview with HR that took a half hour involving a small sales role play. Did a ride along with another RSR a week later. Another week later had an interview with two District Sales Leaders which was laid back. Hired a month later.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were standard questions. Nothing out of the ordinary. Just get ready to do a sales role play where you are selling a product to a manager.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. I knew what I would be getting.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at PepsiCo in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied on website, took a week to get a response. Scheduled interview, came in, no problem. Did a ride along at some point prior to the next interview to make sure I understood the job. Had 2nd interview at Va Beach corp. office. Computer test, company history, sizing for shirts and shorts, scheduled drug test. Took another 2 week,s Then sent to Maryland for training for 1 week.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most important skill you have that will help you with this position?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    It is what it is . No negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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