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Program Manager

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Interview Details – Primarily a behavioral based interview.

Interview Question – Outline exactly how the supply chain works for xxx device from beginning to end.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was already an HP employee. HP only negotiates if you have another offer and you plan to leave for it. They don't voluntarily give anyone much of a raise internally ever.

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Interview Details – 5 interviews, background check, standard stuff

Interview Question – Credit history   View Answer

Negotiation Details – None

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Program Manager
Mountain View, CA

I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in April 2009.

Interview Details – Went through 5 separate interviews with 7 interviewers. All of the interviewers were very respectful of my time and giving me the opportunity to interview at HP. The hiring process was very straight forward with no problems. Most of the interviewers I ended up working with directly and was a very rewarding experience.

Interview Question – Most of the questions were direct and stayed with the structure of the job description.   Answer Question

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Program Manager
Plano, TX

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

Interview Details – The employee hiring and interview process was thorough and professional. They had an initial phone screening interview with a department manager and later the assistant manager to the hiring manager did a full face-to-face interview. This of course might vary depending on the circumstances and the process of each department.

Interview Question – They asked comprehensive questions that were correctly 'behavior oriented.' They asked me to take them through the processes of how I handled various business situations and asked in depth questions to determine my depth of knowledge of the position. None were difficult to me as I was very seasoned in the role for over 10 years.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – At the time, I decided to take the initial offer and not negotiate. I was pretty sure that I was in the top of their window with my experience and did not want to push things.

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Program Manager
Sunnyvale, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in December 2012.

Interview Details – 30 min phone interview was excellent. I was invited for an onsite interview for 1hr 45mins! I met two interviewers. First one was 45mins and we centered around a birthday party for his daughter. Second one was 1hr interview with the hiring manager.

Interview Question – Come up with a schedule and an approach for a project that is due in 9months with 100 engineers and ambiguous requirements.   View Answer

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Program Manager
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

Interview Details – Initially contacted by HP recruiter for a phone interview. Then called in for a face-to-face interview at the Houston location. Had 4 interview all back to back and thought each one went very well. The people were extremely kind and the environment was amazing. Thought i would get the job offer but unfortunately there were stronger candidates.

Interview Question – Give us a time when you had to deal with a difficult team member.. what was your reaction and how did you deal with the individual.   Answer Question

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Program Manager
Cupertino, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

Interview Details – Interviewed with hirign manager and a few other maangers, along with the peers.

Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?

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Program Manager
Palo Alto, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in March 2008.

Interview Details – I met with the hiring manager and other team members for my interview process.

Interview Question – I was asked a number of situational questions during my interview.   View Answers (2)

Negotiation Details – NA

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Program Manager
Houston, TX

The process took 3 days - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in August 2010.

Interview Details – I never had any interaction with Human Resources. I was contacted for a phone interview by the individual that I would be replacing. The initial phone interview lasted 30 minutes and it went well. The caller was professional and spoke well about the position and the requirements. I was then contacted by the hiring manager to meet at the HP campus. That interview lasted an hour and the hiring manager asked some challenging behavioral questions but kept the tone comfortable and professional. The manager also provided good information about the job and working environment at HP. Then I met with an employee who would be a peer, who asked some questions about my experience and offered some insight on projects in the group. That lasted half an hour. Then I met with the group director for about 10 minutes. The director was still angry from a prior meeting, controlled the conversation and was generally difficult to communicate with, and maintained an intimidating persona throughout the interview. The director left abruptly and I was shown out the building. The hiring manager contacted me the next day and asked to schedule two more interviews with project managers.

Interview Questions

  • How would you rate your listening skills, and name an example where your listening skills changed the course of the user requirements and provided a better client experience?   View Answer
  • How do you handle difficult people?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – The group director told me that I appeared to be coming in from a senior position, but it was the director's opinion that recent college graduates with a few years experience could perform just as well, and my value to the director was 2 pay grades below my asking price (that would be about half the salary of my previous Program Manager job). I am over 50 and the director's remark made me feel uncomfortable. I discussed the situation with my family and withdrew my application.

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Program Manager
Vancouver, WA

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in May 2008.

Interview Details – This was back in 2006. HP called me after finding my resume. They needed someone to start fast, and the interviewing process happened quickly. I should also mention that after moving me to the Vancouver area, they laid me off about a year later. And practically shut down the Vancouver office in subsequent lay offs. Hopefully with Hurd's departure, the company will turn around.

Interview Question – Explain a time you had to manage a troubled project thru a matrixed approval process. How did you do it and what was the outcome.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Easy. They gave me a generous number and I accepted.

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