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Hewlett-Packard Project Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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Mid Level Project Manager Interview

Mid Level Project Manager

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

Interview Details – Contacted by a recruiter
Arranged a panel interview

Interview Question – The questions were routine. What was unexpected was that a 5 panel interview panel would attempt to speak all at the same time.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

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Project Manager Interview

Project Manager

Interviewed at Hewlett-Packard

Interview Details – Most of the questions will be around the project management phases, try to be very detail with the phases, however avoid sounding like you are like reading it. Also they will be asking for examples where you have to delegate, create reports from data, etc.

Interview Question – There isnt any difucult question, it just a matter to relax. They dont like people to feel anxious or nervous. It will mean that you can't hold your nerves and you have a hard time to talk in public.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Avoid asking for money right away, if they feel that you are just for the money they will not make an offer. HP is fair, and will try to get you into the average


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in September 2012.

Interview Details – The interview is in 3 or 4 stages depending on if there is a recruiter.
1.Recruiter
2.Project Team Lead
3. Manager
4. Level 2 manager

Interviews were straight to the point. They wanted to know about direct projects and duties covered in previous positions.

Be prepared to answer questions about your preferred type of leadership, your leadership style, Strengths, Weaknesses, and potential growth.

They will ask about times of adversity in the workplace and how you handled.
They will ask about timelines/ deadlines and how you work with people not meeting them.
They will ask about self discipline and time management.

Be prepared to to tell stories of previous encounters, projects and success stories.
Emphasize working well with others, being a leader, and time management.

Interview Question – How do you define which is most important within a project?
What is your greatest weakness outside of being persistence and detailed oriented?
What is the next step after this job?
  Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It took 6 weeks to negotiate salary and job level. This was partly due to end of year numbers.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Houston, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in November 2008.

Interview Details – Multiple single person interviews. Hiring manager took me out to lunch. Very informal and this allowed me to interview them as well. I enjoyed the process very much. Within 2 days I had a job offer.

Interview Question – How do you deal with embarrassing personal situations between employees? For instance, what if you have a fellow employee who refuses to bathe?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I asked for a particular salary and they agreed right away. Which meant I didn't ask for enough.


Accepted Offer

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Average Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Tallahassee, FL

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in April 2011.

Interview Details – I was originally hired by EDS years ago. I submitted my resume on line over a weekend and was contacted the Monday after that for an interview and was hired. For HP, when I was promoted to Project Manager, the account actually called me into the office and asked me to take the position. The only interview I did was with the recruiter who basically determines if you meet the basic requirements for the position. Normally, if you pass that interview, the account will then conduct it's own interview and determine if they want to hire you. It's pretty straight forward.

Interview Question – There wasn't one.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Boise, ID

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

Interview Details – Panel interview. Lots of detail requested. Almost every question was "tell me about a time when you X". example replace X with: A. had an issue with another employee and how did you handle it. B. Had to two projects with similar deadlines, how did you prioritise?

Interview Question – Actual question: "If you took could take a band of steel and put if around the earth at the equator, and then added one foot to it, could you get under it?"   View Answer

Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Columbus, OH

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in September 2011.

Interview Details – The interview was internal and so less number of interviews.

Interview Questions

Negotiation Details – no negotiation since it was internal.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Project/Program Manager V Interview

Project/Program Manager V
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in January 2011.

Interview Details – It was a regular interview process

Interview Question – Experience with Oracle product I did not know   View Answer

Negotiation Details – no


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Plano, TX

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in February 2011.

Interview Details – Internal interview with boss who I expressed an interest in creating the job position for the group. She listened to what I said then asked several peers of higher job level if I was capable. However, it took her 2 - 3 months to come back to me with the proposal.

Negotiation Details – Tried to negotiate a job movement up. Instead, I got a lateral movement. No, salary increase either. I suggest that it is discussed at the first time to set the expectations.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Customer Project Program Manager V Interview

Customer Project Program Manager V
Falls Church, VA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in April 2011.

Interview Details – The process wasn't difficult, but was very frustrating. HP would call and say they were interested, then it could be weeks before I would hear from them again. Phone calls were rarely returned. The interview was straightforward, very skills and experienced based. Very little information on job duties, customer or company expectations was given. I couldn't get an answer if the position was currently vacant; it appeared they were getting resumes to put on a bid instead of filling a position. There were very few answers to my questions, weather it was about benefits or program organization. Afterward HR told me they were interested. As time went on communications got further apart. I wrote them off.

Interview Question – Weren't any hard questions, it was mostly about experiences   View Answer

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