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PepsiCo
Zone Operations Administrator was asked...July 12, 2013

How would you deal with an under-performing employee?

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I would approach the employee delicately, not in a way to make them feel insecure or incapable, but approach them empathetically pointing out their short comings to see where things might be going wrong and how “we” as a TEAM could try to improve on it. Having a positive conversation can always give you a sense of how that person may be feeling towards that particular task. A negative feeling feeling about the task could be the reason for the lack of enthusiasm... Less

I would coach the employee on how “we” can work together to improve their outlook and output regarding their underperforming. Most employees do not want to be under-performers, so maybe it has something to do with the task or something personal or something else altogether hindering them. I feel the best course of action initially is to talk that employee and see what help can be offered as a resolution to get them back on their game. Less

My answer was based off of my beliefs and how I believed people should be treated. Less

Pernod Ricard

What within my previous work experience made me feel like I would be a good fit for the position (in regards to working with multiple departments)?

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I am a passionate person and I am very interested in the job opportunity.

Passionate about the job market and I am very interested in the position

Alliance Trust PLC

I was asked questions about my previous experience in administration and customer service.

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Having worked in office environments and H&R, I was able to give good examples of administration related skills such as working with difference pieces of software, organisation and on-line and off-line customer service. Less

FedEx

Tell us about a time that you had to deal with a difficult person.

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Yes. However, being a previous package handler, you never had to deal with difficult people since you are mostly by yourself or quiet. I never dealt with a situation like this even during my school years. Less

Excel Parking Services

What do you know about Excel.

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With their business and when it was founded.

FedEx

Tell me a time where you had more than one task to do and you could not finish everything on time.

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In a previous position I held, it was very fast-paced and I was given multiple tasks at a time. When I first started I wasn't good at prioritizing things, but then as time progressed I created a system in which I would allot myself a certain amount of time to work on each task. This way, I am productive in each tasks, and gives me a chance to prioritize things accordingly. Less

FedEx Ground

Can you lift this fake box?

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Yes, and proceeded to lift it.

London Underground

Who do you think your customers are ?

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Told them about the stakeholders I will be directly involved with in my job and those are my customers Less

CaptionCall

Behavioral style "Tell me about a time" kind of questions. Which is very common.

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Come prepared with examples that you can talk about from other jobs.

Ethan Allen

I was asked if I could change tasks on a dime and still get work completed.

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I am an administrative professional by trade, and instant change is the nature of the job. It can be frustrating at times, but I fully expect the unexpected every day. Less

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