PepsiCo Operations Resource Interview Questions

Updated 11 Sep 2014
Updated 11 Sep 2014
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Operations Resource Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at PepsiCo.

Interview Details

2:1 interview. Met with one half of the plant leadership for an half hour and then met with the other half. Behavioral based interview questions. That was the only interview process that I had to go through. I was called a few days later with an offer. Offer was a bit less than what I hoped for but they were willing to negotiate on salary and other benefits.

Interview Questions
  • Tell me about a time when you had to supervise a continuous operation and how did you manage your team?   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations Resource Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Perry, GA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perry, GA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    -Phone interview
    -Two day interview with various section managers alongside 14 other job contestants. Consisted of plant tour, dinner, bowling, breakfast, three interviews, lunch, depart.

    Interview Questions
    • All the questions were common team building examples. Name a time when as a team you overcame an obstacle...... Strong emphasis on leadership
      -Name a time you witnessed an unethical act... How did you respond?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations Resource Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Met at college career fair and talked with a representative for 15 minutes. Next morning I got a call setting up an interview and plant tour for the next week. Got to the plant with 16 other candidates. Had a presentation about the company and then broke off into 2 groups: one group doing interviews while the other took a tour. Spoke with 2 different managers who were going through questions in a packet and taking notes. Questions were mostly behavioral based with some questions about previous experience listed on resume.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to work with a difficult person.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Resource Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    1 phone interview, 1 in person formal interview, 1 informal interview w/ tour

    Interview Questions
    • Have to respond to interviews in this way: situation, action, result.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate since it was my first job out of college and the pay was very good.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operation Resource Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Antonio, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    Interview began with tour of facility by an Operations Manager, followed by three sets of interviews with various business unit leaders, senior directors and other operations managers depending on staff availibility. Each interview consisted of two interviewers for approximately 30 minutes. If selected to move on, you're invited to job shadow for an entire shift to see if you truly like the position and for them to get a better impression of you.

    Interview Questions
    • What major setback have you had and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    HR manager did a thorough evaluation of the current market, my experience, and education to determine a salary. I had a good expectation of range from using GlassDoor, and the offer came in above my expectation, so there wasn't a need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Operations Resource Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    Hired via college recruiting. Had an onsite interview at the college. Afterwards, I had panel interviews on location at the hiring plant. I had a final interview with the Area Director (this position no longer exists).

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were your standard behavioral based type, "Tell me a time when, blah, blah, blah".   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate a lot. For college hires, Frito-Lay tends to pay what your major is typically paid.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Resource Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at PepsiCo.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, followed up behavior based questions in the formal interview. Nothing you wouldn't expect.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you be willing to work nights and weekends to the total of 50+hours a week.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Operations Resource Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at PepsiCo in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed for about 4 hours. They brought us all in as a group and gave us an Interview Schedule. I was interviewed by five members of the LT and BUL Group. So, essentially five independent interviews. The questions were the exact same in every interview. I was then interviewed by the DM by phone after it was announced that I was head to head with another candidate.

    I was given the offer and asked for 3 days to think about the acceptance, which they were very hesitant to allow.

    Negotiation Details
    There was little negotiation. I told them what my current offer was and that I was flexible. They told me later what they decided in the
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Resource Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 5 days - interviewed at PepsiCo in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    The process is rather straight forward. I looked at Pepsico's listed online jobs and found the one I was looking for. After applying for the position I received a phone call within 4 days and was scheduled for a phone interview the following day. After a day they called back and invited me back for a plant tour.

    Interview Questions
    • what was the most difficult project you have had to deal with yourself and what obstacles did you have to overcome to achieve the desired results. Regarding an organizational problem. Where did you seek help from and why?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Operations Resource Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Modesto, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Modesto, CA (US)
    Application Details

    The process took 1 week - interviewed at PepsiCo in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview was done in the career center at my university. The interview consisted of a handful of behavioral questions (i.e. describe a time when....you used your technical skills to solve a problem... something didn't go the way you had planned...) just answer these questions honestly and in the Action Response Result format.
    Second interview is an on-site interview where you get a tour of the plant. Then you interview with three people from the 'leadership team' and a less formal interview with HR. The interviews are again very behavioral and are a bunch of questions that they have prepared. Formatted behavioral interview I guess you could say. This whole process went on for about 5 hours with time for lunch.

    Interview process was very god practice - everyone that I met was extremely friendly.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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