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Market Development Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in September 2013.
Interview Details Hiring managers asked stock questions and took all answers at face value.
Interview Question – They were all stock questions,
"would you steal to feed your family?"
"what was the most difficult situation you've been in and how did you get out of it?"
"what is your worst quality?"
"what is your best quality?"
"how do you deal with difficult customers?" View Answer
Reason for Declining – They were not open to negotiating and the offer made was more or less a joke.
Shocked that this is a fortune 500 company.
Market Development Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in March 2014.
Interview Details First there was a phone interview and the HR manager explained the position and asked:
- Why do you want to work here?
- Why are you leaving your current role?
- What do you do at your current job?
- What is your salary expectation?
And then she scheduled an in person interview:
He asked me to go over my resume and tell him everything
He asked about a time when I had to deal with a coworker that didn't like my idea. There was a role play where I had to sell Coke vending machines to a high school.
Interview Question – Sell me something Answer Question
Account Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in May 2013.
Interview Details Started with a phone interview with recruiter followed by interview with hiring manager(s). The interviewing Area Sales Manager and District Sales Manager were very organized, professional, and kept things loose during the entire process, made me feel right and home and even provided cold bottled water during the interview.
Interview Question – Standard hypothetical questions followed by role play by selling the interviewing managers on selling energy drinks and equipment in a convenience store. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, salary offer was very reasonable and I wanted to work for this company.
Summer Sales Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in October 2013.
Interview Details 2 rounds
Interview Question – You had to make a sales pitch on the spot Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
Warehouse Supervisor Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in February 2013.
Interview Details The hiring process took about a month. Coca-Cola asks applicants to submit a resume on-line. They do not take resumes/aplications in person. After I applied on-line, I was contacted by HR and did a phone interview. The phone interview took about 20 minutes and consisted of general interview questions. The next stage in the hiring process, was a interview with the hiring manager. This lasted close to an hour, and was fairly in-depth with situation based questions. I was then offered the job about 2 weeks later.
Interview Question – What is your greatest weakness? Answer Question
Sales Analyst Interview (Negative Experience)
I applied online and interviewed at Coca-Cola Company.
Interview Details Went through first interview over the phone with HR to talk about salary expectation and 2/3 behavioral questions. Second interview was on the phone as well with Sales Director and Sales Manager regarding past experience. In the beginning the director told me that he would asked me 6 questions.
Interview Question – The sales director was asking behavioral questions which is the big issue. If you look on the internet, all the literature regarding behavioral questions would tell you that your response to the interviewer's questions need to be specific and detailed and that the best approach is STAR approach which is explaining 1. particular Situation/Task, 2. Action, and 3. Result.
That said, I was answering the first question by explaining the situation in detail, which was complicated and indeed long but strongly related to the question, when the director cut me and want me to just tell him the result which I then explained. He then told me that he don't need to listen to the detail but, I don't know any other way to deal with behavioral questions other than what I know. Therefore, I still using the same STAR approach in answering the second question but this time I was trying to make it much more condensed than the first question however, the director was still not happy and he wrap the interview after the 3rd questions (he was planning to gave me 6 questions). The interview last for 30 minute. Answer Question
Supply Chain Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company.
Interview Details First interview was STAR based with various questions asking how I worked in groups, dealt with pressure, and skills I have learned through school. They also asked why I was better than any other candidate, why coca cola, and what I had to offer.
Interview Question – There wasn't any unexpected questions. They were all behavioural and straight forward. View Answer
Regional Sales Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in April 2011.
Interview Details Initial phone interview with recruiter to discuss qualifications and salary, 2 followup personal interviews with Sr. VP Sales and then with SR VP sales along with Marketing Director. Fairly to the point with examples of challenges I've had in the past that I have overcome, how I would succeed in this business, etc
Interview Question – Sales is a personal process and very competitive; what would you do to make yourself seen as a resource by your buyers and therefore succed in securing the business for our company? Answer Question
Sales Center Administrator Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in June 2014.
Interview Details I applied on-line and received a call a month later for an initial phone screen. The screener told me I had applied the day before, when really it was the month before. Went to the interview met with two people. Besides a first name of one of the interviewers, the other person never told me their name or role within the company, never discussed what the position involved. They really had no interest in me or asked about my qualifications, but launched into their "STAR" interview process. If you are familiar with the STAR interview process, it's tedious and the questions are extremely long and involve multiple answers. Throw in the fact that the interviewers had no interest in my answers, it was pretty uneventful. This interview was a huge waste of time for both me and the interviewers. Was not impressed with the office or staff at this location. I had higher expectations for a company like Coca-Cola. Received an email a week later stating I was not in the running, not a big surprise as I was told during my interview that they would do interviews until they found the right candidate. I had a feeling that wasn't me.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you experienced conflict, how did you resolved it, what was the outcome, what did you learn, how did other people learn, how did you feel about it? These questions go on forever and and are meaningless. Answer Question
Account Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in July 2014.
Interview Details I found the posting through LinkedIn and applied for it. I was contacted that same week and did a brief phone screening and she said that someone would be calling me if they wanted to do a face to face interview. About 2 weeks went by and I got a call saying they wanted to set up a in-person interview. I did the interview and it was very basic. A panel of 3 managers conducted the interview, and they asked 4 questions. The first one was just tell me about your work experience and then the other 3 were situation questions. After that they gave me a sheet of paper with a scenario on it to role play with one of the interviewers. My situation was a small convenience store owner was unhappy about our competitors and also pricing was a issue too. After that they asked "why me" for this job and then opened it up for questions. They told me they would make a decision that day and that the recruiter would get back to me within a week.
Interview Question – How many times do you get told no by a customer and what are your actions and plan for them? Answer Question
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