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Hewlett-Packard Interview Questions & Reviews in Palo Alto, CA

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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Global Product Marketing Intern Interview

Global Product Marketing Intern
Palo Alto, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in June 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through the HP website, got a call 2-3 weeks after (phone interview), set up an in-person interview at the end of the week. Got offered the job in a couple of days.

Interview Question – Some questions:
- Describe what product marketing is
- How would you go about creating a marketing campaign for HP
- How would you market this product (xxxx, depending on what is in the room)
- What are you greatest strengths
- Describe your resume
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Supervisor Interview

Supervisor
Palo Alto, CA

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in June 2009.

Interview Details – My interview process was simple. I met with the manager of the department doing the hiring once and he offered me the position. This is probably because I had been recommended to him by a friend of his. This is not the usual scenario for hiring. Usually they do a fairly extensive phone interview. Then there is a panel interview. Then there is a final interview.

Interview Question – What is your worst attribute?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation phase.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Research Intern Interview

Research Intern
Palo Alto, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in March 2011.

Interview Details – Gave an interview for research intern position, it went fine. But then didn't get selected.

But interviewer referred me to his colleague and I again got a call. Interview went fine and I got an offer right away on the phone.

Negotiation Details – No negotiation for internship position.


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Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Business Recovery Specialist Interview

Business Recovery Specialist
Palo Alto, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

Interview Details – Expect you to know everything about the job without giving the opportunity to learn.

Interview Question – Why is a manhole cover round?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Solutions Architect Interview

Solutions Architect
Palo Alto, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

Interview Details – This took a lot longer than it should have or needed to. The process consisted of phone screens and in-person interviews over six or seven weeks.

Interview Question – You're at a customer meeting with a sales rep. The sales rep is telling the customer wrong information regarding the products you are selling, what do you do?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant
Palo Alto, CA

I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in April 2010.

Interview Details – Hiring Managers will work with internal recruiter who ususally outsources recruting to 3rd-party agency companies. Hiring managers' assistant will set up onsite interviews after resume reviews. Hiring managers will conduct about 30 min (or 1 hour) in-person interview with candidates and select the one who did the best interview job.

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Manager Interview

Manager
Palo Alto, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in January 2010.

Interview Details – - 2 phone screens
- 3 in person interviews

Reasonably structured process, interviewed with team; offer decision was made within a week and communicated. Interviews were typical with some behavioral and personal questions. Seemed to depend quite a bit on how much you got along with the interviewer. Offer letter received within another week with 2 weeks to make decision.

Interview Question – What should HP do to improve its profitability?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiated on pay (moderate increase on base pay; lot more flexibility on starting bonus)


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Corporate Marketing Interview

Corporate Marketing
Palo Alto, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in January 2009.

Interview Details – Screening into the process was the most difficult part, but that was likely based on the recruiter. It was a panel to begin with, consisting of a wide range of "tell me about a project..." questions. Very rapid-fire, trying to test through generic answers and into something more substantive.

Interview Question – How have you pursuaded global team members with different goals and objectives to align to your objectives?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was definitely room to negotiate. There are many facets of the offer that won't be able to be negotiated due to the byzantine processes left in wake of previous bad management, but in today's world that's mostly changed.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Summer Internship In Environmental Engineering Department Interview

Summer Internship In Environmental Engineering Department
Palo Alto, CA

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in July 2010.

Interview Details – The process consisted of 2 phone interviews. The first was with my direct PM, who asked me about major, studies, interests on position and subject topic, as well as thought process - all behavioral. The second was with my PM's boss and head of dept. and was basically another behavioral interview on studies, logical thought process, simulation on a specific time, and background.

Interview Questions

  • When given a problem, what is your thought process? How would you solve it, in general?   Answer Question
  • How have your studies potentially given you the skills to succeed in this job?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No, I did not try to negotiate given the salary level for an internship was already very generous.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Counsel Interview

Counsel
Palo Alto, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in April 2011.

Interview Details – My interviewers were great, personable, asked solid questions, no "tough" questions. Interestingly, had minimal contact with HR, which probably added to the amount of time the entire process took.

Interview Question – Why are you interested in working at HP?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Salary.

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