PepsiCo Interview Questions

14 total interview insight submissions
Interview Experience (95%)

The Interview Experience is a score from 1 star (very negative) to 5 stars (very positive) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the donut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire dataset.

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Interview Difficulty (84%)

The Interview Difficulty is a score ranging from very difficult (red) to very easy (green) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. The higher the number, the more difficult the interviews on average. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more insights, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire data set.

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% Interns - FT Offers (88%)

The % of Interns Getting a Full Time Offer chart is meant to provide a realistic estimate of the hiring practices of the company based on the reviews at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few reviews). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to the simple company average and away from the average of the entire data set.

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Interviews at PepsiCo

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Student / Prospective Monkey
Year 2022
Job Title Student / Prospective Monkey
Group/Division N/A
Location New York
Experience
Very Positive
Difficulty
Average
Intern
Year 2020
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Corporate Finance
Location Harrison
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Average
N/A
Year 2020
Job Title N/A
Group/Division N/A
Location Purchase
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Very Easy
Intern
Year 2019
Job Title Intern
Group/Division N/A
Location Chicago
Experience
Neutral
Difficulty
Average
Accountant
Year 2020
Job Title Accountant
Group/Division Accounting
Location White Plains
Experience
Neutral
Difficulty
Easy
Intern
Year 2018
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Corporate Finance
Location Chicago
Experience
Very Positive
Difficulty
Average
Intern
Year 2019
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Generalist
Location San Francisco
Experience
Positive
Difficulty
Difficult
Intern
Year 2018
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Consumer - Retail
Location Austin
Experience
Very Positive
Difficulty
Average
Intern
Year 2016
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Engineering
Location Austin
Experience
Negative
Difficulty
Difficult
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Year 2017
Job Title N/A
Group/Division Sales
Location Purchase
Experience
Neutral
Difficulty
Easy

Interview Questions & Answers - PepsiCo Examples

strategic finance analyst Interview

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: May 2022
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
College / University / On Campus Recruiting
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
It was definitely a welcoming interview, two 30-minute Zoom session with firm's director of finance and another manger. They were both friendly and questions were case-based. For example, "if we are you create a new product, what are the factors you would consider." The interview scheduling def took a while, around 3-weeks of complete silence in the HR end.
Interview Questions
Please run through a 5-year plan for PepsiCo business

Accounting Intern Interview - Corporate Finance

Anonymous employee in Harrison
Interviewed: October 2020
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Drug Test
Background Check
Interview
Very straigtforward. Both rounds consisted of behavioral questions, looking to gauge my interest in the role and company.
Interview Questions
Nothing out of the ordinary.

Accounting Associate Interview

Anonymous interview candidate in Purchase
Interviewed: March 2020
Outcome
Declined Offer
Interview Source
Recruiter
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Group Interview
Interview
Standard interview - went on zoom with 3/4 other members. It was mostly behavioral questions, and really nothing of substance. I have a finance background, so they asked why I want to shift into accounting.
Interview Questions
Nothing was really difficult - the most standard questions.

Supply chain Intern Interview

Anonymous employee in Chicago
Interviewed: September 2019
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
College / University / On Campus Recruiting
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Background Check
Interview
The interview process was good, it was through my school and there were many people who applied/interviewed. They asked behavioral questions but when asked about experience and why interested in the position, you were expected to know abut supply chain/logistics and why Pepsi in particular.
Interview Questions
-Why do you wanna work with PepsiCo if there are so many CPG companies?
-How would you deal with someone on your team that was being dishonest?

Accounting Associate Interview - Accounting

Anonymous interview candidate in White Plains
Interviewed: June 2020
Outcome
Declined Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Group Interview
Interview
I applied for a finance position there since my undergraduate is finance related, but I received an email asking me to interview for an accounting associate position. Felt it was weird since that is not my degree, but thought I would interview nonetheless.

Had a zoom meeting with 3 people - two of the three seemed completely uninterested, but enjoyed the conversation with the one who was interested. No real technical questions, just behavioral.
Interview Questions
There was no real difficult part the interview. The must unexpected question was probably just generic equity questions about my current position. I currently work as an equity analyst, but the position had nothing to do with equity research.

Strategic Finance Intern Interview - Corporate Finance

Anonymous employee in Chicago
Interviewed: September 2018
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
College / University / On Campus Recruiting
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Other
Interview
I applied online and received an email from HR two weeks later asking to set up a time for a video interview. I was interviewed by 2 non-HR employees (MD and a Senior Associate) who worked within the finance functions. A week after the interview, the senior associate called me and told me I had received an offer.
Interview Questions
The case was a surprise but relatively easy. It required just explaining a certain valuation method (DCF & NPV) and why a company might want to do an acquisition even if the NPV was negative or zero. Beyond that, a majority of the questions were behavioral and specific, such as: tell me about a time you had to deal with a difficult team member, What was a time when you had to make a difficult decision, What kind of role do you often play in a group, How would your colleagues/boss describe you?

Intern Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in San Francisco
Interviewed: December 2019
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
College / University / On Campus Recruiting
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
submitted my resume at the job fair. Got contacted through HR and had a series of phone interviews and a superday at the office. Everyone was great and professional.
Interview Questions
Some technical questions, mainly just want to get to know you and culture fit.
Tell me about yourself.
What did you do over your last two breaks?
How did you hear about us?
Why are you interested in this position?
Can you explain to me this particular experience on your resume.
How well do you work with others

At the end they have some "ask me any question" time. I suggest thinking of a memorable question that shows your insight of the firm and also illustrates a passion for the job. Don't ask too many questions, though.

MBA financial analyst Intern Interview - Consumer - Retail

Anonymous employee in Austin
Interviewed: January 2018
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
College / University / On Campus Recruiting
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
Submit resume and cover letter on-campus recruiting site; received interview invitation; went to happy hour the day before the interview; two 45 minutes back to back interview, each with 2 interviewers, 1 behavioral with mini case questions and 1 case interview.
Interview Questions
I did researches before I went in so nothing really surprising. Ask about pricing strategies and new product launch strategies. Typical behavior questions with why Pepsi questions. Work with ambiguous information, lead a team or lead a project. For the case interview, How would you evaluate a new product launch strategies. Showed me short financial statement exhibits and asked me to calculate some numbers. They have a question lists and metrics to record your responses so it is not just based on your first or second impression.

intern Interview - Engineering

Anonymous interview candidate in Austin
Interviewed: September 2016
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
College / University / On Campus Recruiting
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
The process was on-campus and they asked questions from a sheet and graded you based on your answer.
Interview Questions
They asked general behavioral questions, such as:
1. Describe a time when you had to think on your feet or demonstrated quick thinking abilities.
2. In this position you will be managing people who are older than you, have more experience, and have been with PepsiCo longer, how will you handle that if selected for this position?
3.Tell me about a time you had a conflict with a co-worker. How did you resolve the issue?
4. How do you deal with conflicting deadlines? Walk me through your thought process and organizational process. What do you do when something unexpected occurs among these conflicting deadlines.

Sales Interview - Sales

Anonymous interview candidate in Purchase
Interviewed: October 2017
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
College / University / On Campus Recruiting
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
Met with Pepsico at a career fair and got offers for both Pepsi and Frito-Lays sales division. All questions were behavioral and referring to past experiences. Both interviews had two interviewers.
Interview Questions
They asked for a time that I had a misunderstanding / conflict with my boss. This was followed up with what the conflict was, how it was resolved, and how my boss ultimately reacted. They also started off the interview asking to simply run through your resume. Other questions included touching upon sales experience, but was not asked to pitch anything. They also asked a ton of questions about group / team work. For instance, "tell me about a time you had to make an unpopular decision and how did everyone respond?"