PepsiCo is a global food and beverage company that operates in over 200 countries around the world, with 22 billion-dollar brands to its name. The company was formed in 1965 by the merger of Pepsi-Cola Company, a carbonated beverage company, with Frito-Lay, a snack company. PepsiCo is one of the most popular and well-known snack and beverage brands in the world.
Their brands include the eponymous carbonated beverage label as well as the soda brands Mountain Dew and 7-Up Lay’s, a potato chip brand encompassing dozens of chip varieties sold around the world, among many more household brands. The company also owns many health and sport food labels, including Quaker Oats and Gatorade. They also hold the sales and distribution rights to the Starbuck’s ready-to-drink coffee line, a refrigerated coffee line sold in grocery and convenience stores.
“Performance with a Purpose” lies at the heart of the snack company’s mission statement. Having been a global snack-industry leader for over 50 years, the company now looks forward, analyzing how to sustain their leading performance into the future. On their website, the company indicates sustainability of talent and of environmental resources, among other things, as the key to future success. Corporate goals include reducing fat and sugar from several products and investing in environmental sustainability, including reworking product packaging to reduce waste and backing efforts to improve and expand water supplies.
The company’s archrival has long been considered the Coca-Cola Company, and historically Coca-Cola has come out on top in overall annual sales figures. But since the 1980s PepsiCo has widely diversified its product base to include more food, snacks, and non-carbonated beverages. As a result of this diversification, the majority of the company’s revenue no longer comes from their trademark beverage. In the early 2000s, the company managed to overtake Coca-Cola in sales revenue, though Coca-Cola maintained a lead in carbonated beverage sales.
PepsiCo INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
Has anything disappointed you on a job? What was it? Have you been let down on your job? Explain that to this employer and let them know your standards. This is not the time to be shy. This lets them know that you are serious about your job and getting the job. Also this lets them know that you hold yourself and others to a certain standard when it comes to work.
Have you resolved a conflict between two or more people? Explain. Are you good at solving problems? Think of a time where you solved a problem or an issue between others or between you and another individual. Talk about the technique that was used in handling the situation and how you stepping in made an impact on the individuals involved. Be honest and don’t exaggerate.
Have you ever had a professional let down? Explain. Express a time when something disappointed or let you down while on the job. Let the employer know what disappoints you and what you expect from others when you are at work. Don’t go into too much detail and do not dwell on this subject for too long with the employer.
Which is higher on your list: money or work? This question is heavy because the main reason for getting a job is to make money, but you should also want to enjoy the job that you have. So do not make your answer all about the money. Try to balance out your response with both money and work. But there’s sometimes a catch. If you just enjoy working regardless of pay, be careful. You also do not want to be under paid. (Just a thought)