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Hewlett-Packard Financial Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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Financial Analyst

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

Interview Details – Was contacted by recruiter and quick phone screen on qualifications and salary requirements. Was then set up for face to face with two managers. Questions mostly behavior and the usual tell me about you background, why hp etc. Very friendly environment.

Interview Question – Tell me how you handled customer complaint?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
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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.

Interview Question – How many power poles are there between Seattle and Portland?   View Answer


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Financial Analyst
Houston, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in February 2014.

Interview Details – Multiple phone interviews, one on site interview

Interview Question – Run through most complex excel file you created   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiated salary using other offers


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Financial Analyst

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

Interview Details – campus recruiting... had a phone interview, in person on college campus, then "super day" at the job site with 4 interviews

Interview Question – specific financials   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate


No Offer

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Financial Analyst

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

Interview Details – Basic behavior questions with HR. Why choose your MBA program? Tell me a time when you have to do multi tasks.


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Financial Analyst
Atlanta, GA

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in June 2012.

Interview Details – HP Managers are no longer trained on how to interview, so you can get a mixed bag. Generally they do behavioral interviews and ask for examples. Many managers have their staff interview you as well (your potential co-workers) They usually have no training in interviewing at all. They are looking to see if you'll fit in with their team.

Interview Question – I was once asked "if you were a tree, what kind would you be?"   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Unless you are upper management or sales, HP is not likely to negotiate. HP has been known to withdraw offers if a candidate asked for a salary outside the range the manager had in mind. I managed at HP, and we were allowed to offer up to 80% of the midpoint of the salary range.


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Financial Analyst

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

Interview Details – On campus interview (OCI). Interview and employees were very professional and the process was fairly straightforward. After OCI, the company made a decision within a week.

Interview Question – Combination of behavioral and technical. Technical pretty straightforward - CF/NPV Analysis and basic Income Statement questions.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Accepted offer from another company.


Accepted Offer

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Financial Analyst
Cupertino, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in November 2011.

Interview Details – Got my first contact through some alumni and had very good conversations to learn about the company. Recruiters are very open and genuinely interested. Received invitation to interview shortly after. Interviews are very comprehensive. The second round was at the company site. There was a reception the night before where many employees volunteer to be there to help talk to candidates. They were very friendly and helpful in answering questions about the company. Interviews day was well organized with not only interviews but also presentations, tours and lunch with more employees. It felt not only the company was assessing the candidates but they also provided plenty of opportunities for candidates to get to know the company.

Interview Question – How many telephone poles are there between here and San Francisco?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Open and fair.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

Interview Details – I went through on-campus recruiting. The first round interview was incredibly generic and almost entirely behavioral. There were a handful of simple accounting questions but no in-depth requests or difficult logic problems to solve. The second round interview occurs on site. Each candidate sits at a designated table. You are interviewed by 3 different managers individually. They rotate and move to your table (like speed dating). 95% behavioral. A handful of simple accounting questions.

Interview Question – nothing difficult   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – did not attempt negotiation


Accepted Offer

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Financial Analyst
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in November 2011.

Interview Details – Interviewed by management and SME's, had a series of calls with several stakeholders to assess my skills

Interview Question – Database knowledgeq   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Hard to negotiate a fair salary

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