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The Coca-Cola Company Interview Questions

28 The Coca-Cola Company Interview Questions
Question 1 of 28
What are some of the challenges that the food and beverage industry face today?
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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 The Coca-Cola Company to learn about any recent events or challenging situations they are facing.

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"I am impressed by the way your company has adapted to the beverage industry over the last 130+ years including the big acquisitions like Minute Maid in 1960's and Barq's in 1995. I also just read that you launched your first alcoholic beverage in Japan. It's great to hear that you are so competitive within the industry, always taking an innovative approach and listening to the desires of your customers."
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"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."
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Question 2 of 28
The Coca-Cola Company is asking for 8 years of industry experience and you have just 5. Why do you think you are qualified for this position?
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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!

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"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."
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"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."
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Question 3 of 28
When have you had to think outside of the box to solve a problem?
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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?

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"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."
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"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."
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Question 4 of 28
How do you believe your coworkers would describe you?
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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.

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"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."
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"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."
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Question 5 of 28
How can we motivate you on the job?
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Every employer should know how each staff member is best motivated. You can discuss certain perks that come from being employed with Coca-Cola such as CCU, the Coca-Cola University. Perhaps you have a greater interest in their diversity and inclusion program or their humanitarian efforts. Talk to the interviewer about the variety of ways in which you are best motivated on the job.

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"I am best motivated through words of praise and recognition for a job well done. I do like to know that my efforts are being noticed. In my current position, we have a leaderboard, and I do like that concept because it creates a healthy bit of personal competition for me as well."
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"I am motivated by knowing something about the end customer and being able to relate to them as a person. A personal touch is always helpful for me."
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Author of The Coca-Cola Company 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: 05/30/2018
Last modified on: 08/21/2018

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About The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company is an American multinational beverage corporation and manufacturer, retailer and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola, invented in 1886 by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in Columbus, Georgia. The Coca-Cola formula and brand was bought in 1889 by Asa Griggs Candler (December 30, 1851 ? March 12, 1929), who incorporated The Coca-Cola Company in 1892. The company operates a franchised distribution system dating from 1889 where The Coca-Cola Company only produces syrup concentrate which is then sold to various bottlers throughout the world who hold an exclusive territory. The Coca-Cola Company owns its anchor bottler in North America, Coca-Cola Refreshments.