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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Rio Rancho, NM Jul 2011 – Reviewed Jul 3, 2012
Interview Details – Phone interview took only an hour. Basically skill and behavioral.
Interview Question – What is RAID10, Raid 5, compare and differentiate. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Houston, TX Jan 2012 – Reviewed Apr 25, 2012
Interview Details – To be a large corporation, I found the process to be be very unorganized. I later found out that this was due to a lack of support staff. The hiring manager had to arrange most details himself. Layoff, off-shoring, and contractors had led to a severe reduction in work staff.
Reason for Declining – It did not seem like a long term opportunity. HP has no long term plan to keep engineering jobs in the USA.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Sunnyvale, CA Apr 2011 – Reviewed Nov 10, 2011
Interview Details – Phone screening then a face to face interview with 5 people on site
Negotiation Details – Look at the written offer, before saying anything. Document your response.
No Offer – Interviewed in Fort Wayne, IN Oct 2008 – Reviewed Nov 1, 2010
Interview Details –
It was full of HR questions.
Why do you want to work with HP?
Those kind of questions.
NO idea on what basis they were selecting
Interview Question – Why HP? Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Palo Alto, CA Jun 2008 – Reviewed Oct 14, 2010
Interview Details – phone screen, individual phone conversation with hiring mgr, group interview, then interview with HR. phone call with offer, and mail.
Interview Question – how did you handle a disagreement with mgr or project team View Answer
Reason for Declining – wasn't a good fit with what I was looking for
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Boise, ID Jan 2010 – Reviewed Aug 13, 2010
Interview Details – Great company who sought me out to hire.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Roseville, CA Jul 2010 – Reviewed Jul 30, 2010
Interview Details – All communication took place through recruiter, except for interviews. It seemed like the company relied heavily on the recruiter making the initial checks. They seemed eager to hire.
Interview Question – Describe your weakest point View Answer
Reason for Declining – The position did not seem to have enough management support. It looked like it would be a daily battle against co-workers, didn't see much chance for success or growth.
No Offer – Interviewed in Vancouver, WA Jul 2010 – Reviewed Jul 25, 2010
Interview Details –
I was first contacted by the hiring manager by phone, and then a formal phone interview was set up. The formal phone interview was technical, and it lasted about 1 hour. An on-site interview was scheduled about 1 week later.
The on-site interview lasted about 7 hours. Questions were technical.
I was asked if I was a US citizen, which was referred as an illegal interview question by some websites. Combining with other questions asked during the interview, I felt like there was something subtle at HP.
Interview Question – how do to deal with conflicts Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Sacramento, CA Feb 2008 – Reviewed Dec 30, 2009
Interview Details – Phone interview which was reasonably technical. Onsite interview consisted of 4 1:1 interviews including lunch and a meeting with the hiring manager. Overall very professional. They were looking for a good balance of hands on experience and general acumen to see a project through.
Reason for Declining – Got a better offer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2012 – Reviewed Mar 1, 2013
Interview Details –
1. Phone call from HR to gather basic details (education, working experience) before arranging group interview with Managers.
2. Met Managers for panel interview for 1 hours. Every questions is related to the working experience, knowledge on engineering / technical aspect, personality trait and life habit.
3. Whole process took two weeks.
Interview Question – Please draw a tree. Answer Question
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