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Hewlett-Packard Interview Questions in Colorado

Updated Dec 18, 2014
Updated Dec 18, 2014
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  1.  

    Americas Business Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    4 different interviews with 3 different people. Overall process exceeded 90 days.

    Interview Questions
    • What career steps have best prepared you for this position?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No real negotiation. Offer was very fair for job requirements.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initially apply on company website, then got phone screen.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Helpdesk Support Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Software Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in August 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 Questions
    • Now that you've heard about the job and position, what would you change about the position.   View Answer
    Reasons 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.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Software Development Engineer V Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in July 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    R&D Manager Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Pretty standard

    Negotiation Details
    Push for signing bonus and higher pay, HR tries to low ball ya
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    There were two initial phone interviews. Next I had a panel interview with around six people. They each took turns asking specific questions about past experiences and how I would handle specific situitions. Next I was called to discuss my expectations for compensation. The offer came a few days later.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you didn't agree with your manager. What did you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Being honest and open can really help and speed up the negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    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

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