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Hewlett-Packard Product Marketing Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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Product Marketing Manager
Fort Collins, CO

I applied in-person and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in June 2010.

Interview Details – I was called by a recruiter about a contract position. During the first --and only-- interview day, I met with three people: the hiring manager, a person at that team, the director of a stakeholder team. That evening, I received a call from the recruiter with a job offer. I accepted. After five months in that role, I applied for a job as a regular HP employee. That hiring process took approximately four weeks. The hiring manager set up interviews with several people inside and outside our team. These interviews were complete within a week. Then I waited for three weeks and was told that the hiring process is slow. Eventually, I was hired full time. Although I took a cut in base salary, I received health care, 401(k) matching, free access to the fitness center and opportunities for salary increases, annual performance bonuses and stock.

Interview Question – Give me a search optimization plan for telecommunications service.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. I was told what the annual salary would be. Knowing that it was going to be a short-term pay cut, my manager also provided a signing bonus and told me, sincerely, that this is the best he could do as a start. He said, if I continued to perform as I had, he'd see to a salary increase.


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Product Marketing Manager Interview

Product Marketing Manager
Sunnyvale, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in September 2013.

Interview Details – Flew me in for a third round interview. The interview consisted of 8 back to back interviews with various employees within the department. The schedule of who I interviewed with was a little mixed up and different from the initial schedule. Everyone for the most part was nice to talk to but a few seemed uninterested. Pretty straight forward with mostly behavioral questions and a few on the job hypothetical questions.

Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary   Answer Question


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Product Marketing Manager Interview

Product Marketing Manager
Fort Collins, CO

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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


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Product Marketing Manager Interview

Product Marketing Manager
San Diego, CA

I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in December 2010.

Interview Details – Very intensive, consisted of 9 back-to-back interviews with team members from multiple disciplines including R&D, Design, and Marketing. Initial conversations via phone and over coffee were very casual. On-site interviews were friend, but exhaustive. They knew what they were getting if they hired me, before the made the offer.

HP is very collaborative, they are seeking out people with conviction and leadership skills. They wanted someone who could hit the ground running. Probed on relevant experiences and approach to job.

Interview Question – Why not apply at other tech firms?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Complex, but very fair in evaluating a fair compensation.


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Product Marketing Manager Interview

Product Marketing Manager
Cupertino, CA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in March 2011.

Interview Details – Had to call in for a morning phone conference interview with two women. The interview was pretty straightforward.

Interview Question – "if Germans were the tallest people in the world how would you prove it"   View Answers (43)


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Product Marketing Manager Interview

Product Marketing Manager

The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in June 2010.

Interview Details – Multiple telephonic rounds, One face to face round
Interview purpose to identify the past experience, your real involvement in your claims, and finding the fit between your passion, experience with the job on offer.
Perception of the interviewers differed in aspects such as Open, Knowledge level, Scrutiny vs. Intent, and so on. At times, the job role definition was skewed, and realized that especially once I joined.

Interview Questions

  • How would you bring a change to HP if you are selected for the role?   View Answer
  • Explain how your past work experiences helped the respective companies gain more market share, or enhance the top line?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Negotiation was on the tougher side considering the lack of information shared about the band/grade and so on.


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Product Marketing Manager Interview

Product Marketing Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in July 2009.

Interview Details – The interview process took very long. Weeks between hearing from people, but everyone was friendly.

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Not much negotiation.

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