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Hewlett-Packard Sales Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jan 13, 2014
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Interview Details – connected with a friend, who made an introduction. HP uses a resume posting system, so sometimes your resume does not get flagged to the hiring manager. Phone and 2 in person interviews

Interview Question – General questions about management style, vision and approach; experience in the industry; how you ramp a sales team and propel it to the next level; how you would connect with your peers in other business units; and your inspection process. Salesforce.com is their CRM system   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
San Diego, CA

The process took 4 months - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in November 2008.

Interview Details – To get to this service requires that I put in color place inter exterior paint and talk about something that is meaningful to the rest of the world like windows 7 and energy efficient printers that sit on my desk. So, if this is something that you find value in fine. I just want to get to the end goal here.

Interview Question – I dont have time for you. Convince me otherwise   Answer Question

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Sales Manager
Casablanca (Morocco)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in October 2010.

Interview Details – 2x interviews was done by people based in Dubai by phone
2x interviews was done locally with the MD and the HR

Interview Question – what is your value in the market?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – try to negociate the base salary and the level of management (1;2...)

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Sales Manager

I applied through other source and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

Interview Details – Interviews at multiple regional levels, hr processes are slow, decision is not fast can take months,

Interview Question – what would be the 30-60-90 days plan to start in the new role, overview of the business, make the experience relevant   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in June 2013.

Interview Details – phone interview

Interview Question – how did you find out about the job   Answer Question

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Sales Manager

The process took 2 months - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in May 2009.

Interview Details – The interview process was simple and the most easy set of interviews in my sales career. I was fortunate to meet some great recruiters in the process which resulted in me getting the job. I was not a big fan of the second phone interview only because the person who interviewed me had no sales background and it felt like she hadn't really done her homework before coming to the interview. Hey, I'm not complaining because afterall it was easier for me. :)

Interview Question – How would you propel the ________ Sales Team in the next quarter to meet targets?   Answer Question

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Sales Manager
Bracknell, England (UK)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in February 2010.

Interview Details – Communication was done initially by email, to arrange the phone interview and the assessment day afterwards. The phone interview had some standard questions, aimed at getting a general impression about the skills and the personality of the candidate. The phone interview was well organized, as was the assessment day.

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  • Why did you choose HP   View Answer
  • Tell us of an example when you did extra work just to meet the unexpected requirements of a client. Do you think he was grateful for that or it was just part of your job.   Answer Question

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Sales Manager
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in June 2010.

Interview Details – The interviewers were very professional and concentrated more on what do I currently do and how I do things. there were no silly or jargon questions. I advise all the future candidates to prepare a well understanding of their current market and to show that they have an understanding of the HP's targeted maket or product. knowledge of the market was more important that the knowledge about the products, the ability to learn and adapt and comply to corporate policies seemed the most important.

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