I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in August 2013.
Interview Details – Initially apply on company website, then got phone screen.
Interview Question – The I-V characteristic and five regions of MOS operation. View Answers (3)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in August 2013.
Interview Details – Adequate relative to length, inspection.
Negotiation Details – Inaccurate as to representing earning potential and actual realized income.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in July 2013.
Interview Details – Pretty standard
Negotiation Details – Push for signing bonus and higher pay, HR tries to low ball ya
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.
Interview Details – Was forwarded an email from a co-worker at a previous position in setpemt 2005, sent in my resume, had a telephone interview, and got an offer letter in my email that day from the contracting company to work under contract-to hire. I started my training two and a half weeks later with very knowledgable trainers. After two years of working as a vendor contractor, I was offered a limited term employment (two one year contracts) leading to full-time employment.
Interview Question – No difficult or unexpected questions - all technical or telephone etiquette Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was offered a substantail raise over what I was making (from $10/hr to $15/hr) so did not negogiate
I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in March 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process was fairly straightforward. You had a phone interview and then were flown out to meet with a variety of managers in different related departments. For the most part, the interviewers seemed very supportive and upbeat about the company. HR was very professional and well organized.
Interview Question – What was the most challenging experience you have faced and how did you deal with it. Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.
Interview Details – Recruiting team (from HR) makes the initial contact. Sometimes the candidate's information is given directly to the hiring manager. The hiring manager or a member of the technical recruiting team might do a phone screen to see if the candidate qualifies for an on-site interview. Normally the phone screen lasts about 1 hour, and will ask the candidate to solve problems pertaining to the job (physical design, verification, validation, etc.) also, some basic electrical engineering concepts will be asked at this point. If the phone screen person perceives the candidate has performed well during the phone screen, the candidate will be invited to an on-site interview with a team. This interview normally takes the whole day with 5 or 6 1-hour interviews. Each interview will address 2 to 6 technical questions in the areas of Basic Electrical Engineering concepts, physical design/functional design/verification, Computer Engineering, Design for Test, Validation. Lunch hour with the interview team will be part of the day and if the interview process has gone well, the candidate might also interview with or meet someone from upper management, at which point management looks for leadership, drive, self-motivation, etc. qualities in a candidate. The team then reviews their impressions and either recommend or not the candidate for a job offer.
Interview Question – Some of the Basic Electrical Engineering questions are the most difficult during the process because they tend to have a "trick", something that will make you think past just knowing Ohms Law or the circuit in question. Often there is a variable that makes the problem different that it appears at first look. They want to know how observant you are about these details, and how you can drive to a solution. Even if your answer is wrong (it often is) they are testing for your thought process. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in October 2012.
Interview Details – Hiring process was cumbersome. There's an onerous background-check, no face-to-face interaction with HR. You have to negotiate very aggressively as the the company is very mercenary in its negotiations. HP will not attract top talent in its current state.
Interview Question – None. Be sure to ask which projects you're being hired for and read up on them. Understand the relevant technologies. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Cutthroat
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in October 2012.
Interview Details – I was initially contacted by a hiring manager via eMail. The next step was a 30 minute technical screening. I was then contacted by another hiring manager to set up a 4 hour technical interview. The Technical interview was divided into four 1-hour sections each on different technical aspects.
Interview Question – Now that you've heard about the job and position, what would you change about the position. View Answer
Reason for Declining – I accepted another position with a company that is a much better fit. This division of HP seemed very task oriented and rigid.
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.
Interview Details –
Applied for specific opening through central HR system. HP uses Taleo's horrible web hosting for that. See jobs.hp.com.
Interested manager called for phone screen. There may have been 2 calls, cannot remember for sure. Invited me to on-site interview. Note: in prior years, I had also worked for HP and been involved in interviewing. Back then, it was often left to an experienced engineer to take on the job of all phone screenings, and then a hiring manager might pick from the pool of those who passed that stage, in order to invite someone in for an interview.
My interview this time was not nearly as challenging or difficult as the interviews I had given when I had worked for HP previously. Similar format, though. Several different people within a broader team would each take a turn at a sub-interview asking questions intended to discern whether I could do the job with respect to some general aspect of skills, such as understanding or being able to reason about deployment issues at an architectural level, having basic problem-solving skills toward algorithm generation, and so on. A different team member hosted me for lunch at the local cafeteria in order to allow me to ask questions without any concerns about how it might affect the outcome (this person would not be involved in the final decision). Frankly, I was a bit disappointed that the interview was not more rigorous, though at the same time, I was relieved. Perhaps it was the strength of my background/resume, my former employment in an equivalent position with the company, or something like that; or maybe this particular team so rarely had the opportunity to hire anyone that they were just out of practice at interviewing candidates.
Interview Question – Work out an algorithm for printing out the individual characters to show the decimal representation of an arbitrary integer. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I didn't attempt any negotiation. The offered salary was more than I expected.
The process took 3 days - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in June 2012.
Interview Details –
I secured the interview through online submission of my resume to the company website. A series of three telephone interviews followed by an offer. The initial interview was with the hiring manager and the subsequent interviews were with eventual colleagues. The interviews were cordial with thorough questions and very few personality type questions. I hit it off with both the manager and the team.
Advice is to be yourself and be personable. Cultural fit is very important once your technical qualifications are established.
Contribution and innovation are valued and rewarded. Very much a community environment.
Interview Question – Why did you leave your last position? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiations were pretty straight forward. Hiring manager has ability to grant additional benefits such as extra vacation days, etc..
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