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Hewlett-Packard Sales Representative Interview Questions

Updated Feb 23, 2015
Updated Feb 23, 2015
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    It's largely based on prior experience and education
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    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
    Declined Offer
  6.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boise, ID
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boise, ID
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. It was through 3rd party contractor, the terms were non-negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Initial recruiter phone interview and panel interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rio Rancho, NM
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rio Rancho, NM
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate. They were very fair with their offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rio Rancho, NM
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rio Rancho, NM
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    At the time when i went in for the interview everyone was dressed in a professional manner. The interview lasted about an hour long while most of the questions were very straight forward and easy to answer. It was a group interview where i had to speak with 3 other managers during this time.

    Negotiation Details
    Didn't have much room to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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