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    Associate Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pepperidge Farm (Stamford, CT) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Fairly standard cpg marketing interview questions. Came in for a LONG panel interview day. Met with 7 people for an hour each. Spoke with the a range of people: new products, category managers, brand managers, brand directors, and people currently at the associate level. Overall it was a positive experience, however one director was condescending regarding my choice of business school and due to the fact that I did not have "traditional" (ie kraft, p&g, etc.) cpg experience. In the end they said I was not selected because I did not have product commercialization experience and they had no interest in training me. I suppose they could have saved the $3K they spent on my travel and accommodation (not to mention our time), by simply reading my resume.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you commercialized a product.   Answer Question

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    Zone Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Pepperidge Farm (Chicago, IL) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online and received a phone interview with hiring manager. Was asked to come in for in person interview with 2 folks. Pretty standard interview questions. Final interview with region Vice President. The overall process was condensed and simplified which is a plus. They were open with communication and how the process would go.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard interview questions pertaining to your experiences   Answer Question
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    Senior Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norwalk, CT
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pepperidge Farm (Norwalk, CT) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Two phone screens followed by an in-person super day where I met with 8 people. Very professionally-run interview process. There were a combination of behavioral, background, and technical questions asked.

    Interview Questions


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    Safety Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Willard, OH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pepperidge Farm (Willard, OH) in April 2016.

    Interview

    No phone interview. Just had an on site interview. Arrived 10 minutes before my scheduled interview time but was made to wait in the lobby for another 30 minutes. Wasn't handed paperwork to fill out at the beginning. The whole interview process was a mess. Everyone had a schedule of who I was to meet and interview with, except for me. Disorganized and HR picked my resume apart...if you didn't think I was qualified then don't waste my time by bringing me in for an interview.

    Interview Questions

    • So when did you graduate from high school? (HR tried very hard to figure out how old I am.)   Answer Question

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Champaign, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Pepperidge Farm (Champaign, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Interview was on campus with a regional sales manager. The questions were basic and what you would expect. This was a very competitive spot. I enjoyed the interview process, but knew it would be tough because so many people were vying for one spot.

    Interview Questions


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    Distributor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Pepperidge Farm in April 2010.

    Interview

    Purchase the business franchise. You meet with the district manager to show your stuff. You go over the accounts in the territory, speak about volume, price, all the ins and outs of the business. He will explain the terms of the deal once you close on the franchise, he will spend a couple of weeks training you.

    Interview Questions

    • Not many questions other than having money, experience, and look presentable   1 Answer

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    DSM Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pepperidge Farm (Jersey City, NJ).

    Interview

    very professional process. Pleased with the interviewers and their questions. Basic interview questions. After they asked me questions, they allowed me to ask questions and they spent awhile answering my questions which certainly was appreciative. Great process, hope to hear from them regarding the DSM position.

    Interview Questions

    • Not unexpected but the question, tell me about the time and how you handled an irate customer. Situation, action, and result.   Answer Question
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    Senior Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norwalk, CT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Pepperidge Farm (Norwalk, CT) in August 2015.

    Interview

    The whole process took about 2 months. I applied online and was contacted within 3 weeks. The initial call from the recruiter was brief and not friendly but cordial. The recruiter made it clear it was a "screening" call. I heard back pretty much within the time promised. The next round was a conference call with the hiring managers which was very pleasant and easygoing. It took a little too long to hear back afterwards, almost 1 month (although they advised the delay was due to it being the end of their fiscal year, which is understandable). The 3rd round on-site interviews were pleasant and they have a very nice facility in a scenic neighborhood. It was all together 4.5 hours with four different people. They offered to pay for lunch. 3 out of the 4 interviewers were friendly and informative and the attitude was laid back and casual. The senior manager was more businesslike and asked the classic HR questions like "Describe your most difficult challenge and how you overcame it", etc. Overall it was a pleasant experience, however I will note that several of the phone interviews, and the on-site interview had to be re-scheduled at least once, which delayed the whole process and made me question their continued interest in hiring me. I feel that is unprofessional. Also, they offered to pay for my travel and food expenses and I submitted an expense report, but 2 months later they still haven't sent me a check.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your most difficult challenge and how you overcame it.   Answer Question

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    Sda Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Pepperidge Farm (Winston-Salem, NC) in September 2012.

    Interview

    The interview was vague but the background check was very detailed and almost insulting for a businessman who is purchasing a business to in the long run to only be run off by people who don't have a clue how to grow a business and frankly will just belittle you to your face

    Interview Questions

    • No real questions it's all in your background and job experience   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It was was with another SDA


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    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at Pepperidge Farm (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    Descent interview, nothing out of the ordinary. Looking back now on the interview some red flags I missed. The management is about the management. Not a team environment. Every man for themselves. What have you done for me lately.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about experience? Asked about customer client relationship.   Answer Question

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