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Hewlett-Packard Interview Questions

Updated Nov 25, 2014
Updated Nov 25, 2014
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  1.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied online – interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

    Interview Details

    You will get contacted by a recruiter first. Then if you make the cut the hiring manager will want to meet with you. After at least one interview, maybe more, a decision will be made. Ask for as much $$ as you think you can get!!! If they can't pay you that, they will just offer you less. Do not sell your self short. It's very hard to get raises after you get in. So... start as high as you can.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when..... It will all be behavioral interview questions. Be prepared for that! You will be asked questions about the SDLC, your knowledge of the particular system/business you'll be working with and your ability to work as a team.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Ask for as much $$ as you think you can get!!! If they can't pay you that, they will just offer you less. Do not sell your self short. It's very hard to get raises after you get in. So... start as high as you can.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Cyber Security Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very straight forward and quick. They did not delay in coming up with the offer. The HR was very clear upfront about the work.The Job description was not really what I actually encountered after I joined. It was an over inflated JD more than half of which was not true.

    Interview Questions
    • There were none, it was to the point and as expected for the role,   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I got two skype interviews and one onsite interview. All of the interviews were very nice. They asked some basic questions on programming languages, algorithms, databases and computer systems.

    Interview Questions
    • Just some basic java knowledge, like the difference between HashMap and HashTable in Java.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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  5.  

    Customer Engagement Manager Interview

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    Typical questions asked in most interviews. It is two hiring managers that sit you down and interview you for about an hour. Make sure you dress nice, and bring a copy of your resume.

    Interview Questions
    • What about the job description do you dislike the most?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No real negotiation. Everyone started at the same pay.
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Network TestAt HP Roseville Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseville, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseville, CA
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume at job fair. Got a call about a month later for 30 minute phone interview. The interviewer was laid-back. Not a very difficult interview at all. Received an email a couple weeks later with offer. I think they are seeking "blank-slate" sorts of people so that they can train them specifically for the tasks they are doing.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly behavioral. Not very technical. They just asked if I know TCL or Python.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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    1 behavioral over the phone interview, then called onsite for four 1 hour interviews. The onsite wasn't that bad. They asked behavioral, technical and just wanted to know why I was interested in working for HP. I got accepted and it was an amazing internship! Also, make sure to be energetic during the interview because it helps.

    Interview Questions
    • declare a linked list and traverse it. how to reverse a linked list. I forgot to review linked lists but luckily I remembered it from my data structures class. They had also asked about pointers and such so brush up on that!   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Project Manager Interview

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    All interviews conducted via phone. Interview pretty easy and open. A good number of questions on HP terminology, systems and processes. Interviewed with hiring manager and technical person. Set yourself apart by demonstrating skills and results.

    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied to this position as a new graduate (BS in computer science) few months before I got a call from a recruiter. She spoke to me and got inputs about my background and experience. Then I was called in to do a 2 hour coding test onsite at the Sunnyvale campus. You are left in a conference room alone with scratch paper and pens. There were 4 questions and it was all based on C and C++. A current software engineer will be administering the test by walking in every few mins to make sure everything is okay and to see if you have any questions. I took a picture of the test and I'm sharing the questions below.

    Interview Questions
    • Merge two sorted lists. You can choose the structure in which they are represented, and briefly state in the comments. You may rely on the two lists being sorted at the start.   Answer Question
    • strncpy() is a function in the C standard library. Here is the description of it from the linux manual page:

      char * strncpy (char * destination, const char * source, size_t num);

      Copy characters from string
      Copies the first num characters of source to destination. If the end of the source C string (which is signalled by a null character) is found before num characters have been copied, destination is padded with zeroes until a total number of num characters have been written to it.

      No null-character is implicitly appended at the end of the destination if source is longer than num. Thus, in this case, destination shall not be considered a null terminated C string (reading it as such would overflow).

      destination and source shall *not* overlap (see memmove for a safer alternative when overlapping)

      Return value: strncpy() function returns a pointer to the destination string dest.

      IMPLEMENT IT.
        Answer Question
    • Write an efficient function to return the number of days since the January 1st for the current year given the month (1-12) and day (1-31) as parameters (assume non leap year to keep it simple). Here's the function prototype:

      int DaysInYear (int month, int day);

      For example, DaysInYear (1,1) should return zero. April, June, September, and November has 30 days, February has 28 and the rest have 31 days.
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    • The operating system typically allocates memory in pages such that the base address of the page are 0, 4K, 8K etc. Given two addresses (pointers), write a function to find if two pointers are on the same page. Here's the function prototype:

      int AreOnSamePage (void * a, void * b);
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Customer Program/Project Manager IV Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    HP has a very intensive hiring process. If you are selected for a 30 minute screening review and pass that there is more. A select few will be invited in to meet the hiring manager and manager peers as well as everyone reporting to the hiring manager. Then there will be intensive interviews at management level (all the 'behavioral managment interview' questions) then in-depth technical questions from the hiring managers staff.

    Interview Questions
    • Provide a detailed description of the computer architecture of the advanced computer product you are interviewing for including diagram and explanations of all relevant modules.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  11.  

    Test Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

    Interview Details

    One Phone Interview & One technical in person interview. The phone call was with three members of the team which I joined and each individual asked questions. The technical questions was focused upon asking previous experiences as well as finding feasible solutions to Operating system complications with regards to memory and speed as well as exposure to testing framework plus scripting languages

    Interview Questions
    • There were alot of testing framework and Scripting bases question   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation since it was an internship
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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