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Hewlett-Packard Solutions Architect Interview Questions

Updated Oct 15, 2014
Updated Oct 15, 2014
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Solutions Architect Interview

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

I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in September 2014.

Interview Details

I went to my university's (Georgia Tech) career fair looking for a job in computer networking (I'm a senior BSEE student). Talked to HP and the recruiters there asked if I was interested in a pre-sales engineer. I said why not? They gave me an interview on the spot saying they liked the way I presented myself, etc. The next week I sat down one-on-one with one of the recruiters at the fair. The interview lasted an hour and was mostly background questions and explanations of what the position entailed, etc. Nothing too difficult. I was told I would be contacted soon if the interview ended up being successful. I was contacted the same day (later that evening) for a second level onsite interview at their office up in Alpharetta. Upon showing up that day (it was quite rainy!), I met up with the same recruiter who did the first interview. He showed me around the office and then we sat down in a conference room with two other people (the hiring manager and the overall manager for the program I was applying for). They basically grilled me with questions for 45 minutes to an hour. After that I met with a college graduate who was actually in the program. We talked for another 15 or 20 minutes and then I left. I was contacted a few days later by the hiring manager and he asked me a few more questions and then I was offered the job.

Interview Questions
  • Nothing really that hard, to be honest. There were a lot of open-ended questions probably asked to test your ethics. Nothing too technical.   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Solutions Architect Interview

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

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I met a recruiter at my university career fair and he interviewed me later that night. It was fairly laid back with a few technical questions. He e-mailed me and told me he wanted to bring me in for another interview but after I responded, he never contacted me again.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Solution Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

    Interview Details

    Referred to by colleague

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Solutions Architect Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Single interview process to gauge both short and long-term goals. Very comfortable conversation that still went by a rubric. Be sure to elaborate when possible.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe in detail an experience in which you overcame adversity.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Solutions Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

    Interview Details

    This took a lot longer than it should have or needed to. The process consisted of phone screens and in-person interviews over six or seven weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • You're at a customer meeting with a sales rep. The sales rep is telling the customer wrong information regarding the products you are selling, what do you do?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solutions Architect Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

    Interview Details

    Whole process took about 4 months. Interview with hiring manager and another manager then did a demo fo a panel that included the hiring manager,plus another manager and the director and a final interview with the Manager of the Sales team I'd be working with. This occurred before all the acquisitions. Organization was pretty flat and still had to old HP culture, so I have no idea what the process would be like today, but it was pretty lenghtly when I joined some 7 years ago.

    Negotiation Details
    I came from a competitor so the offer was very good. I received a bump on my salary and I was happy with the additional perks to would be getting, so I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Solutions Architect Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with three people. Spoke to the hiring manager first and had most get to know each other type interview. There was not much technical detail involved in this round of interviews Manager was new to role so another interview was setup with a manager of closely related group for technical interview. Interview was conversational type with technical questions sprinkled throughout. All in all pretty laid back. Spoke with the Director of the team next and was mostly about expectations of the role, etc

    Interview Questions
    • What is your experience with proposing solutions to complex customer issues. How many years of sales experience do you have?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Solutions Architect Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Group Interview, white board presentation

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    went well
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Solutions Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was based on a mock sales presentation and a review of my skill sets and experience. I felt it was a fair interview. I made it down to the last two candidates, but didn't get the job. A younger, less experienced ( and I'm assuming less expensive) candidate got the job.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Solutions Architect Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    A quick 45 minute phone call to discuss technology solutions and how my current area of technology focus meshed with their current Solutions Architect position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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