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Hewlett-Packard Interview Questions & Reviews in Boise, ID

Updated Jun 5, 2014
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Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst
Boise, ID

I applied online - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in November 2013.

Interview Details – I was contacted via telephone by the division manager for an interview. From submitting the application to getting the phone call was about 5-6 weeks. The interview was structured so that I saw two managers in the morning, had lunch with two team members, and saw two more managers in the afternoon. The interviews were all one-on-one and pretty typical.

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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Boise, ID

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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.

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Intern Interview

Intern
Boise, ID

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in February 2014.

Interview Details – Had a technical phone interview with three interviewers on the line who asked questions about problem solving/troubleshooting skills, very little small talk or get to know you: 30 minutes. Phone interview was on a Friday and received an email the following Monday to schedule an in person interview, 40 min

Interview Question – None of them were difficult: Very basic questions about viruses, power source, Linux, Windows Server, syncing email accounts etc   Answer Question

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Mechanical Engineer Interview

Mechanical Engineer
Boise, ID

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in February 2010.

Interview Details – Organized, tough!

Interview Question – Get ready for a long day - mine lasted 8 hours with about 9 different people and a group lunch. I was toast when it was over.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – negotiated a small signing bonus

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IT Engineer Interview

IT Engineer
Boise, ID

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in March 2009.

Interview Details – Fairly straight forward, asked and answered technical questions about programming, datacenter operations, etc.

Interview Question – I don't recall a difficult or unexpected question.   Answer Question

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Business Development (Contract) Interview

Business Development (Contract)
Boise, ID

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

Interview Details – Straightforward - phone interviews, drug screening, training, and then on the job.

Interview Question – "Describe, as specifically as you can, a time you helped a customer or client understand a difficult concept."   Answer Question

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Hardware Engineer Interview

Hardware Engineer
Boise, ID

I applied online and interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

Interview Details – 4-5 people interview. Basic level to advance topics in the field. Try to show that you can solve by working in team environment. Some folks have subject matter from fundamental level.

Interview Question – Social Questions. Working in team environment.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Long time back with there was not much job around.

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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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Senior Product Manager Interview

Senior Product Manager
Boise, ID

The process took 2 days - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in March 2011.

Interview Details – I had worked for HP for two years and was coming back so I was a known entity. The interview process was brief but consisted of 1:1 interviews that focused on personality and fit in the organization and on experience and accomplishments.

Interview Question – What is your top accomplishment in your career and why?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Yes, there was a negotiation and I would encourage everyone to have a goal of what they want to make and try their best to get to that. Raises don't usually get you much so do your best now to get what you want.

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IT Developer/Engineer Interview

IT Developer/Engineer
Boise, ID

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in February 2011.

Interview Details – Initially received an email from a manager. Spoke with him about my job experience. Setup 2nd interview with members of the team. Spoke with them about my experience and answered a couple simple OOP questions. Flew out and met with a bunch of different people. Mostly spoke over my experience and what I'm looking for. A few questions about databases and how hashtables work.

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