Hewlett-Packard Project Manager Interview Questions

Updated Aug 17, 2015
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Columbus, OH) in September 2011.

    Interview

    The interview was internal and so less number of interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • What's the biggest size of team you managed ?   2 Answers
    • Describe some difficult situation you managed.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    no negotiation since it was internal.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Nashville, TN) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Questions were straight forward. Do your research and be honest. Practice your skills and what you can bring to the table. Know your technical background. Explain tough projects and how you resolved problems.

    Interview Questions

    • No surprises. They ask about employment history and why you are a good fit.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negatives

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tallahassee, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Tallahassee, FL) in April 2011.

    Interview

    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.

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    Customer Project Program Manager V Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Falls Church, VA) in April 2011.

    Interview

    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   1 Answer
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    IT Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Austin, TX) in March 2011.

    Interview

    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

    There was no negotiating on salary. It was a take it or leave it offer with three days to respond.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Houston, TX) in February 2011.

    Interview

    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

    no negotiation phase.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Plano, TX) in February 2011.

    Interview

    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

    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.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Dallas, TX) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Was not interviewed by HP. I was an employee of one of the many companies they acquired, so I was absorbed into the work force. I'm not sure how the interview process works for new hires. The process for contractors is easy from what I've heard.

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    Project/Program Manager V Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard (New York, NY) in January 2011.

    Interview

    It was a regular interview process

    Interview Questions

    • Experience with Oracle product I did not know   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    no

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Colorado Springs, CO) in January 2011.

    Interview

    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 ?   1 Answer
    • Why do you want to work for HP ?   1 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.

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