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Hewlett-Packard Program Manager Interview Questions

Updated Dec 1, 2014
Updated Dec 1, 2014
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Program Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

Primarily a behavioral based interview.

Interview Questions
  • 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.
Accepted Offer

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    5 interviews, background check, standard stuff

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
  2.  

    Program Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Come up with a schedule and an approach for a project that is due in 9months with 100 engineers and ambiguous requirements.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Program Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Program Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed 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?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Program Manager Interview

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

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed 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
    Reasons 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.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Internal job annoucement that another division was seeking a program manager. Found out who the hiring manager was and went and talked with him and set up an informational interview that lasted 30 minutes. Then went on to submitting for the job. Interviewed by four people two local face to face and two over the phone. Waited for two weeks following up with the hiring manager and was told that I was not selected for the position. Asked how I did on interviewing and was told I was in second place, and interviewed very strong.

    Interview Questions
    • As a program manager you have no authority only influence to get things done. How are you going to get things done by influence?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Most of the questions were direct and stayed with the structure of the job description.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Program Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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