angle-down MockQuestions MockQuestions
Sign in
Behavioral
Common
Competency
Leadership
Management
Problem Solving
Scenario Based
Teamwork
Telephone
Tough
View all Topics
Careers
Companies
Upgrade
Close

Frito Lay Interview Questions

28 Frito Lay Interview Questions
Question 1 of 28
What are some of the challenges that the food and beverage industry face today?
How to Answer
With the increase in food allergies and the increase in knowledge of things like hydrogenated oils are bad for your health, the food and beverage industry faces the pressures of keeping the public happy while staying true to their products. Do your research before the interview to make sure you are aware of some of the challenges within the industry. You may want to review press releases or news articles about Frito Lay to learn about any recent events or challenging situations they are facing.

Answer Example
"I am impressed by the way your company has adapted certain chip products for individuals with gluten intolerance. I know that the increasing awareness of these types of allergies and auto-immune diseases is taking a toll on the sales for some companies because people are becoming so health conscious. It's great to hear that you are so competitive within the industry, always taking an innovative approach to making changes to your product lines including the recent acquisition of the Bare Snacks line, a better-for-you portfolio of baked fruit and veggie snacks."
Answer Example
"I believe that the biggest challenge that the food and beverage industry faces today is the fast-changing trends in food and beverage. Everyone is working so hard to come up with the latest and greatest thing that it's very challenging to remain a trailblazer in the market."
Next Interview Question
Get More Interview Practice
Pick your topic
Ask the Interviewer
Questions you may consider asking the interviewer, about ...
Behavioral
We all have some behaviors that are typical of us and whi...
Common Interview Questions
There are some questions that employers ask at almost eve...
Leadership
If you are interviewing for any type of leadership role; ...
Telephone
Most interviews start with a telephone interview. Hiring ...
Tough
Everyone struggles with tough interview questions. Learn ...
View more topics
Question 2 of 28
Frito Lay is asking for 8 years of industry experience and you have just 5. Why do you think you are qualified for this position?
Professional Answers Preview
How to Answer
To many employers, the number of years' experience is flexible - so long as you have the results to show for the years that you do have. Talk to the interviewer about your major career successes. This question is the time to sell yourself. Make no apologies for your lack of years!

Answer Example
"Although I have five years' experience vs. eight years' experience I can do this job well. In my previous role, I was outperforming colleagues who had 12 years of experience. To me, it's all about drive and ability to be a quick study. I have all of these qualities and more."
Answer Example
"Along with my five years working in this industry, I have worked in related industries my entire career. Also, I hope that my graduate degree gives me a little boost in experience over the required undergraduate degree."
More professional answers available after the upgrade
Upgrade
Question 3 of 28
When have you had to think outside of the box to solve a problem?
Professional Answers Preview
How to Answer
Talk to the interviewer about a time that you solved a problem, creatively. Were you happy with the outcome? What were the steps that you took to ensure your success?

Answer Example
"In my current position we saw a decrease in clients due to a local economic downturn. I recommended to our head office that we begin to generate business outside of our region for the first time in many years. They agreed, and the idea turned things around for us that fiscal year."
Answer Example
"I once had to deal with a space issue in our warehouse. We arranged and re-arranged several times and could not make it work. I thought outside the box and rented some outside pod storage until we were back to normal inventory levels."
More professional answers available after the upgrade
Upgrade
Question 4 of 28
How do you believe your coworkers would describe you?
Professional Answers Preview
How to Answer
You may be carefree and fun-loving with your friends on the weekends, but at work, you are focused and professional. The interviewer is interested in your personality and how you will fit with the team. As you prepare for this question, picture a few scenarios that have occurred in your current or previous position. Maybe you are encouraging and motivating to your coworkers when they are having a bad day.

If you have proven yourself reliable, and people can depend on you to be on time, share it! Think about some of the qualities you enjoy in a coworker and share how you think you embodied some of those qualities.

Answer Example
"I believe that my coworkers would describe me as curious, confident, and creative! I put a lot of effort into my work and always want my clients to be happy with their end product. I conduct a great deal of research into new marketing trends to ensure that I am delivering the best, most up-to-date solutions to my client projects."
Answer Example
"I believe my coworkers would describe me as dedicated, trustworthy and kind. When you call my references, I strongly believe that they will say the same things about me. I am a proud employee and promise to be a great brand ambassador for your company."
More professional answers available after the upgrade
Upgrade
Question 5 of 28
How can we motivate you on the job?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 6 of 28
We strive to help our employees create a healthy work/life balance at Frito Lay. How do you balance life and work?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 7 of 28
How would you handle an issue with a policy or procedure?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 8 of 28
There may be times when you are asked to stay late, work weekends or overtime, due to fluctuations in the schedule and shift changes at Frito Lay. What is your availability?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 9 of 28
At Frito Lay we value individuals who take initiative. Can you give me an example of a time you did something without being asked?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 10 of 28
It's important for shift changes to go smoothly at Frito Lay to maintain productivity. How do you make sure transitions are seamless?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers

Author of Frito Lay Answers and Questions

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 05/31/2018
Last modified on: 08/21/2018

Related Career Interviews

Waiter and Waitress
Waiting staff, wait staff, or waitstaff are those who work at a restaurant or a bar attending customers and supplying them with food and drink as requested. Traditionally, a male waiting tables is called ...
Line Cook
A line cook is an entry level position in a restaurant. Line cooks work under a sous chef or head chef in most kitchen. They do most of the prepping and cooking in the kitchen under the supervision of ...
Sous Chef
A sous chef is the second-in-command in any professional kitchen. Sous chef is a French term that is translated to "under the chef". As a sous chef, you are able to work in a large variety of industries ...
Chef
A chef is a culinary expert. In professional settings such as restaurant and cafe kitchens, they are in charge of the kitchen and kitchen staff oversee the food preparation. Chefs are responsible for every ...
Pastry Chef
Pastry chefs are culinary professionals with specialist knowledge and skills in preparing all types of cakes, cookies, and pastries. Pastry chefs may work solo in small specialty bakeries or as part of ...
Food Preparation Worker
Food preparation workers perform many routine tasks under the direction of cooks, chefs, or food service managers. Food preparation workers prepare cold foods, slice meat, peel and cut vegetables, brew ...
Food Service Manager
Food service managers are responsible for the daily operation of restaurants and other establishments that prepare and serve food and beverages. They direct staff to ensure that customers are satisfied ...
View More Careers
Question 11 of 28
How do you handle situations that could cause you to be tardy or absent?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 12 of 28
How do you handle customer complaints?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 13 of 28
Do you have experience training others?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 14 of 28
Tell me about an idea you implemented in the past that made an impact.
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 15 of 28
What challenges do you anticipate in this new role with Frito Lay?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 16 of 28
Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 17 of 28
How would your co-workers describe you?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 18 of 28
What do you think you will enjoy most about working in the food and beverage industry?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 19 of 28
Why are you leaving your current job?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 20 of 28
What is your greatest professional achievement so far?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 21 of 28
Tell me about a time when your actions resulted in greater efficiencies of your team.
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 22 of 28
At Frito Lay we understand that conflict can arise when you're working closely with others on a team. Give me an example of a time when you had to deal with an issue while working with others.
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 23 of 28
The work environment at Frito Lay can be fast-paced at times. How do you handle stress?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 24 of 28
What is your greatest strength? How will it help you make a difference at Frito Lay?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 25 of 28
What is your greatest weakness?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 26 of 28
What goals would you like to accomplish while working for Frito Lay?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 27 of 28
What interests you about Frito Lay?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 28 of 28
Describe your typical work week.
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers

About Frito Lay

Frito-Lay, Inc. is the division of PepsiCo that manufactures, markets and sells corn chips, potato chips and other snack foods. The primary snack food brands produced under the Frito-Lay name include Fritos corn chips, Cheetos cheese-flavored snacks, Doritos and Tostitos tortilla chips, Lay's potato chips, Rold Gold pretzels, Ruffles potato chips and Walkers potato crisps (Europe)?each of which generated annual worldwide sales over $1 billion in 2009.

Print all Frito Lay Interview Questions