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Hewlett-Packard Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Aug 9, 2014
Updated Aug 9, 2014
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Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

I applied through other source. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in June 2010.

Interview Details

After initial phone interview, got scheduled for onsite where I Interviewed with very senior people and drilled into various aspects of technical question including data structures and algorithms. Also discussion on some innovative data structures.

Negotiation Details
I got cheated in there as there were several managers to talk to Ok salary to start with but position given was very low and was told its pretty senior position. Beware of cheats
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Process is straight forward, and can take 2-3 weeks for contact.

    Standard phone interview about strengths weakness and may include some questions on your past abilities.

    In house interview can contain an internal HR rep and generally the manager of the team you could be assigned too, also the more technical the role expect more people in the room such as other team members could be asked to join to assist in the interview.

    Technical questions generally are not hard if you know what your doing, if you don't know the answer try not to make up something and would be better to answer it like you would seek assistance from another member of the team or such.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions would vary depending on the job, there are no set of questions that could be considered standard here. if your going for a programming position expect to be drilled on some standard questions how would you start a project and how do you write code; how well do you document your code.

      You may or may not get questions on please write a java script on pulling information from a table questions (this is an example) most of the time there we are looking for how do you come up with your answer the best practice on securing a SQL code. you wont be expected to know every little bit about everything in programming I have 21 years of experience and still don't but the more your diversified in your skill sets the better it will be.
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    Negotiation Details
    Ask what you required of your base pay, if it is in range they will counter and most of the time find something in between this since your job code will always reflect a change in pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Process seems a bit disorganized. I apply via job board site. HP recruiter sees it can calls me, telling me to apply again via HP's site. Some usually back-and-forth from there, including screen. After screen, I receive an email that the position is closed BUT current interviews in progress will continue. Then I have phone interview, which went very well, but have heard nothing since. Drawn out and a bit disorganized process.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really difficult. More a discussion of work and experience on prior projects.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a year or more - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Hard to say. Do open source work and let it show for yourself. Your work says a lot about you in those open source groups

    Negotiation Details
    My situation was unique and I was valued but I'd treated it like any other company. Go for a place that has a big salary and good work environment
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Agent or Direct screening from online application. Internal hires usually get priority

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  El Paso, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Paso, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview went smoothly and interviewer was very friendly and helpful. Felt comfortable at all times and was given opportunity to express knowledge-base.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions can be very specific and developers often need to refer to certain resources for coding questions, which in this case were not made available.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Able to negotiate higher salary then what was offered to others based on experience with company and in field.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The Interview process was very hard and interviewers were harsh

    Interview Questions
    • 1. 3 Million users are in the network. Every 5 secs latitude and longtitude updates.Find out the 5 closest users.
      2. Implement a linked list in java
      3. In tomcat how many threads can be set at a time.
      4. Public Class A{
      Private String user;
      Private String Password;
      Public Boolean equals(Obj O){
      // write code for this method
      }
      }
      5. Sequence diagram for gas pump station
        Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alpharetta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was relatively easy and relaxed. There were some technical discussions based on the experience you list in your resume. There was a phone interview follow by a face-to-face. The decision was made very quickly.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They gave me my highest requested salary so I did not need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied on their company website. Got a call from HR within a week.

    Had a phone interview with hiring manager and later called me in for on-site interview. Very well organized.

    Interview Questions
    • Step 1: Phone interview with hiring manager
      Questions related to core java & multi-threading

      Step 2: On-site interview with 4 team members
      Questions related to my previous work experience, hiberante, Http, database table design, data structures(stacks & queue), algorithms (how to find if a given single list is circular or not), questions on java reflection etc

      Step3 : phone interview with director
      Lots of behavioral questions and questions related to their products such as What do you know about the products, how can you improve them, challenges faced in previous jobs, passionate about which technologies etc.
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They asked Fibonacci sequence. Use different ways to code.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked Fibonacci sequence. Use different ways to code.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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