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Hewlett-Packard Project Manager Interview Questions

Updated Nov 20, 2014
Updated Nov 20, 2014
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    Customer Project Program Manager V Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Falls Church, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Falls Church, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Weren't any hard questions, it was mostly about experiences   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    IT Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    There was a phone screening held by three hiring managers. The manager for the job for which I was interviewing didn't call me back, but another one of the managers did. She called me in for a face to face interview with herself and one team member. Overall it was a pretty short process and I was offered the job a few days later.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were pretty standard, covering past experience with some competency based questions. All in all it was a pretty easy interview process.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiating on salary. It was a take it or leave it offer with three days to respond.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview with...
    1. Hiring Manager
    2. Two team members
    3. College recruiter manager
    Finally, face to face meeting with Hiring manager. Received an offer in person. :)

    Interview Questions
    • none.
      very straight forward...
      Background and experience questions...
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation phase.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Project/Program Manager V Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    It was a regular interview process

    Interview Questions
    • Experience with Oracle product I did not know   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    no
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Good interviewers. However, interview process took over 45 days. Asked HP interviewer why process takes so long and he said that sometimes job reqs get canceled, or management wants to hold out for 'ideal' candiate.
    Guess HP doesn't get too many 'ideal' candidates and I had different experience with DELL-from time of first call, to final interview, was 3 weeks with job offer/benefits, etc. I accepted DELL job. DELL seems to have a sense of urgency/action when hiring folks.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you see as trends in the technology marketplace ?   View Answer
    • Why do you want to work for HP ?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Took too long for HP to decide whether to offer the position, even though I was told that I was the ideal candidate.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    IT Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Spoke to recruiter, then panel interview Minimum technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None took place
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tallahassee, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tallahassee, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Hired on-the-spot with no interview process. There was no "corporate orientation," I just started working. No on-the-job training, and they don't pay for renewal of certification (e.g., PMP) that they push you to get.

    Interview Questions
    • Like I said, there weren't any questions or interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations - I just got the going rate.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    IT Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    This was an internal interview for a position that I already had qualified for and had been identified as the probable candidate. An internal job requisition was posted, I submitted and on-line application with attached resume. I was then contacted by a recruiter. A 15 minute phone interview was done a day later. I had already been selected for the position, this interview was more of a formality. However, I was asked "How well you work with dispersed teams and get them to work together?" "What HP work ethic is most important to you and what have you done to uphold or demonstrate your support of this ethic?" This last one stumped me a little because I didn't know of any "list" of work ethics that HP had. I said that personal integrity was most important and tried to be upfront, honest and forthcoming in my dealings with colleagues and clients.

    Interview Questions
    • What HP work ethic is most important to you and how have you demonstrated this work ethic?   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. This was more of an internal, lateral transfer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Project Manager Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    I participated in a pretty standard phone interview where it was obvious they were looking for specific answers to project management skills questions. This process seems to have been used to weed out candidates that did not meet qualification requirements.
    The group interview at the 2nd level was more of a personality test. As the questions were more hypothetical "what would you do" and "how would you respond". This round seemed to be more about finding the right person to fit in with the existing team.

    Interview Questions
    • If you have a disconnect between what the client is asking for and the direction you are receiving from management to follow contract guidelines, how would you handle further communication with the client?   View Answer
    • If you have someone on your team who has "gone native" and is considering the interests of the client to the detriment of the interests of their employer, how would you handle this resource?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was not much need for negotiation, as standard benefits were acceptable.
    Don't be afraid to ask for recognition of your experience and time working at another company. Vacation seems to be a big thing that companies want you to start over at 2-3 weeks even if you have 10+ years of experience in your field. Ask for the same vacation benefits you had earned at your previous position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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