Hewlett-Packard Program Manager Interview Questions

Updated May 29, 2015
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Program Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Houston, TX).

Interview

2 phone interviews and a face to face. Normal questions with not much variation. Recruiter focused on HR type questions and the recruiting manager talked more about the position and specific skills and experience required.

Interview Questions

  • How do you handle problem situations?   1 Answer

Negotiation

Relatively easy with little back and forth.

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Houston, TX) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Initial interview was phone interview. Questions were geared toward my resume and the job requirements. It was clear the questions they asked, that I was not qualified for the job. It was an overall learning experience for me and a great stepping stone for future interviews.

    Interview Questions

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Primarily a behavioral based interview.

    Interview Questions

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

    Negotiation

    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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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    5 interviews, background check, standard stuff

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    None

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Sunnyvale, CA) in December 2012.

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    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
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Cupertino, CA).

    Interview

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

    Negotiation

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

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Houston, TX) in August 2010.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer
    • How do you handle difficult people?   1 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.

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Fort Collins, CO) in October 2009.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Mountain View, CA) in April 2009.

    Interview

    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

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