Hewlett-Packard Sales Representative Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2015
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rio Rancho, NM
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Rio Rancho, NM) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Brief phone 'screening' then in person interview with 5-6 person team. Very nice, personable phone interview. Everyone was very kind, not stuffy. Easy to talk to, and explain myself.

    Interview Questions

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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Salt Lake City, UT) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Phone Interview about a half hour. First received and email from a recruiting coordinator. After that we had a few conversations over the phone before a real phone interview that shortly followed. Very easy to talk to and asked good questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your sales background and why that qualifies you for this position.   Answer Question
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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

    Interview

    I applied online and recieved a call to set up an interview that day. We scheduled a phone interview for the next day that lasted about 40 minutes. The interviewer explained the postion and the daily duties of a sales rep. She then asked a series of questions. It was a low stress interivew mainly asking me to elaborate on my past experience and goals. The first phone interview allows them to get a sense of your communication skills. They want to make sure you can keep a potential customer engaged.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work in sales at HP? Tell me about an experience when you met or exceed a goal. Tell me about an experience when you didn't meet a goal.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Persued other opportunites that better matched by interests.

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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

    Interview

    they invest in your career because the better you are, the better they all are. they will encourage you to identify your training goals. Then they will help you exceed them. Your path may include on-the-job training, trainee programs or coaching from managers. over all iti was a good experience.

    Interview Questions

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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

    Interview

    I was referred to the position from current employee who was my classmate in college. The whole interview process happened in an expeditious speed, with interview on site within two weeks of submitting my resume. The hiring manager follows up upon making the decision to hire or not.

    Negotiation

    It's largely based on prior experience and education

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    Declined Offer
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    My friend who already accepted an offer to work as an inside sales rep, referred my name to a recruiter. I was contacted promptly via email a few days after this. A phone interview was setup with the recruiter. The interview lasted approximately 40 minutes. The main objective was to explain what was expected for inside sales reps.
    After this interview the recruiter arranged a panel interview with 2 mangers. During this interview they asked a few questions to test my knowledge of the field I was pursuing.
    I was asked to preform a mock sales scenario. They asked me questions about my resume and why I have interest in HP.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in January 2015.

    Interview

    I had two interviews, the first consisted on five HP employees three of which were hiring managers. Each manager worked in different areas in sales such as corporate or government. Most of the interview was determining how much I knew about the company itself and the products it has to offer, whether my personality fit well with a fast paced and challenging environment. The second interview was more informal, I met by phone of the employees that I would be working with to determine if we were a good fit.

    Interview Questions

    • There was no out of the ordinary interview question that was asked.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I was a little uncomfortable working on commission and also had received a better offer from another employer.

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boise, ID
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Boise, ID) in April 2014.

    Interview

    It was a telephone interview only. No tough questions. It was clear that they were working on volume rather than quality. I was recruited through a 3rd party contractor so I wasn't a direct "core" employee of Hewlett Packard, which made it easy for them to accept or reject candidates. Or in my case discard them.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no difficult questions presented whatsoever. After being hired during the first day of training they made it clear that the decision was based on their perception of our personality over the phone.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. It was through 3rd party contractor, the terms were non-negotiable.

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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in March 2014.

    Interview

    Decent, but lacked depth of exploring my skills...went too heavily on my resume. Culture seems broken, HP seems lost in the space I was skilled to work in. One potential co-worker actually called me names when I asked about work-life balance....that was all for me.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Poor market position in delivering Cloud services.

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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

    Interview

    Initial recruiter phone interview and panel interview.

    Interview Questions

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