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Hewlett-Packard Inside Sales Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2014
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Inside Sales Representative
Conway, AR

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in April 2013.

Interview Details – Phone Screening, Phone Interview, than onsite or or second phone interview if you are located outside the hiring area. Be ready with your resume at all times, and be ready to "go" - answer phone professionally if from 281 or 501 area code

Interview Question – Why do you want to be in sales?   View Answer

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Inside Sales Interview

Inside Sales

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in October 2011.

Interview Details – asked about previous sales exp. asked what i would do with angry customers and how can I effectively sale over the phone.

Interview Question – What is your best sales exp and tell me how you overcame objection?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – base plus commission and non negotiable unless you have a Master's Degree

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Inside Sales Representative Interview

Inside Sales Representative

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

Interview Details – Initial recruiter phone interview and panel interview.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work in technology sales.   Answer Question

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Inside Sales Representative Interview

Inside Sales Representative
Rio Rancho, NM

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in July 2013.

Interview Details – The interview was very laid back. It seemed that they were more concrened they got to know me as a person more than my experience.

Interview Question – What do you do to unwind in your free time?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Didn't negotiate. They were very fair with their offer.

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Inside Sales Representative Interview

Inside Sales Representative
Conway, AR

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in August 2012.

Interview Details – Very easy interview. Basic sales questions. Mock sell. Makes it sound like you will make $50,000...doubtful unless your territory is great.

Interview Question – Mock sell.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – no negotiation. What they offer is all you get.

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Inside Sales Interview

Inside Sales
Conway, AR

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in February 2010.

Interview Details – I applied on HP.com and several weeks later got a call from a recruiter. After 3 weeks and 2 interviews I had already started.

Interview Question – lack of information.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiating. They had a take it or leave it offer.

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Inside Sales Interview

Inside Sales

Interviewed at Hewlett-Packard

Interview Details – Phone interviews. They take forever to get back to you as any large company, lots of red tape.

Interview Question – The role play was definitely most difficult   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – They took too long to get back to me.

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Inside Sales Interview

Inside Sales
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in January 2013.

Interview Details – Usually 3 rounds with a telephone, 1-on-1, then group interview.

Interview Question – Why do you deserve the job?   Answer Question

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Inside Sales Representative Interview

Inside Sales Representative
Ann Arbor, MI

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in October 2012.

Interview Details – The interview took place on site at my University and was done in two parts. First, I was interviewed by an HP senior manager followed by a regional director with over 500 people working under her. The interview was fairly straightforward. They tested my knowledge on HP Enterprises services, history and asked me to relate my experience to sales situations they provided.

Interview Question – Didn't experience any overly difficult questions.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I asked them to extend my acceptance date and they obliged. Just be straightforward with the recruiters and keep an open line of communication.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

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TS Inside Sales
Conway, AR

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in October 2009.

Interview Details – Submitted Application online.
Had phone interview.
Had 2nd interview at a job fair.
Was asked typical interview questions: strengths, weaknesses, team player, salary, etc.
Hired a week later. Benefits started within 90 days. Training took 6 weeks.

Interview Question – Explain why sales isn't just luck.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Offer & Accept.

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