Coca-Cola Company Market Development Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
Updated Jul 26, 2014
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Market Development Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee  in  Vancouver, BC
Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
Application Details

I interviewed online. 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 Questions
  • 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?"
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Reasons 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.

Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Coca-Cola Company

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Market Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Brampton, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brampton, ON
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Market Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Alsip, IL (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Alsip, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted application online. Called for an in - person interview at a distribution facility. Interview started late however it still ran for an hour. Interviewed with two people, a DSM and an ASM.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were situational with one role play component. Tell me about a time sort of questions... Interviewers read from a script so there weren't any usual questions. I was given a description for the role play exercise. It's good to know something about the company's product offerings and recycling initiatives for this portion.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Declined the offer based on low salary and benefits package. Traditionally they pay low which means that it takes a while to achieve something competitive if you come with experience. They were unwilling to negotiate.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Market Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, contacted by recruiter 2 weeks later, had interview with DM 1 week later and follow-up conference call with RM 2 days later. Offered position 1 week after. Process took around 4 weeks. First interview was cancelled initially then rescheduled. Overall an average interview. Know the company and their current initiatives for the role play and be confident and always, close the sale!

    Interview Questions
    • 4 basic questions with answers in STAR format and 10 minute role play at the end. Most questions were centered around performance with people working for you or that you were not responsible for.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Recruiter asked what I was making at last job and said the range is a few thousand above and below - offer was higher than initially discussed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Market Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Fresno, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    There were 2 people in the room interviewing me asking basic questions and asked if I can answer them in the STAR format. That part lasted about 10-15 minuets, then they asked if we can do a mock sales pitch of selling Coca-Cola. They give you a paper that has all of the information that you need and then they give you 10 minutes to study and create your sales pitch. There were 40+ people interviewing for this job in Fresno, CA

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Market Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Torrance, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone screening in which I was told I would be going to the next round of face-to-face interviews with two district managers. HR from ATL or FL would be setting the appointment. Got a call a few days later and interview scheduled the following week. They email you attachments about the company and interview process. They tell you to prepare your answers using the STAR method. My email attachments included the interviewers questions, clearly a mistake by the recruiter. There were 4 questions and a role play scenario. Role Play: Make Coca-Cola the exclusive beverage provider for a high school. Establish a rapport and move into the sales pitch. Key points to hit are customer service, healthy options, overcoming price objections and be familiar with the Coke/KAB recycling program. The process hasn't changed since 2011 according to the document they sent. Just FYI I aced the interview but given my extensive sales experience and admission that this was hopefully a foot in the door in order to move up in the company probably scared them away from hiring me.

    Interview Questions
    • You are used to having conversations with high-level executives, how are you going to feel about calling on a places like a Chinese Restaurant with an owner that speaks broken English?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Market Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    three interviews: phone and 2 face to face with DSM and Regional Sales Manager. The time frame was a week, but decision, final offer for salary and start date took weeks. I interviewed in November 2013 and my start date was Jan 7, 2014. The interview was difficult if you have no sales experience, but if you do, it should be a shoe in.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    written offer that was discussed in initial phone interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Market Development Manager Interview

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

    interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Generic initial phone interview. After that I was told they wanted a face 2 face interview. It consisted of 2 managers. They asked about 5-7 questions. They were the basic-"tell us a time when" or " recall an instance where" ect, ect. They are the same textbook questions most employers ask. It was very structured. The managers didn't deviate from the interview format.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us a time you were challenged with a difficult customer. How did you handle it and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Market Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied Online. Contacted by an outside recruiter a couple weeks later. Had an initial phone screening with the recruiter followed by a face-to-face interview with two hiring managers.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was not difficult and had some pretty basic questions. After the questions you're asked to role play a specific customer/sales rep scenario.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Market Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Coca-Cola Company in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter over the phone who set up an interview for me the next week. I met with two managers on site, and the interview process lasted about half an hour. It consisted of a few questions regarding how I would handle certain situations as well as a 10 minute "sales simulation."

    Interview Questions
    • I didn't find this interview to have any unexpected questions. Very basic stuff if you have sales experience and common sense.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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