I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in September 2013.
Interview Details – After filling out initial application form I then received a call in which I was asked some basic competency based questions and a general overview of the graduate scheme. After this I was invited to St. James Park for an assessment centre, we first had to take part in a group task in which we had to organise a way to get off a deserted island within a specific time frame, whilst current HP employees watched us. After this we were then taken to private boxes within the stadium to have our one to one interviews, here we were asked simple basic competency questions and were asked if we had any questions about the scheme and what it's like to work with the company. Finally we were given 10 minutes to prepare for a 5 minute presentation on 'Why do you want to work for HP'
Interview Question – Make sure you prepare fully for the presentation topic, if possible see if people in earlier assessment centre's have posted what the question may be online. Answer Question
I applied in-person - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in April 2009.
Interview Details – Several Interviews, explained the EDS Way, told about dress code, no drinking at lunch hour, the interviewers were less experienced so the answers to most questions were accepted at face value. Interviewers seemed more interested in the company I left.
Interview Question – The statements about giving all, not clock watching, what to wear, etc. were all unexpected as most of the comments were just common sense for a management position. But the interviewers were at pains to explain that image was made EDS different. They were also interested in how many existing customers I could bring with me. Poach in other words. Wouldn't do this. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I told them what I wanted, they agreed. Should have asked for more, but as it was, I did ask for a big increase. Of course, word on the street is that you wont see an increase for many years, or a bonus, so I made sure to include these in my demands. I am only at EDS for the money, so in a year or two, if they don't deliver, I will leave.
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in July 2011.
Interview Details – initial telephone review, followed by single meeting in London with two managers
Interview Question – DEtailed technology question around Citrix capabilities Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Easy as we talked about my previous experience on other contracts
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in January 2011.
Interview Details – Hiring process consisted of submitting a CV, a local interview and a follow up involving a video conference with staff in California. The local interview included a C programming test along with tests on storage algorithms. Visiting the office also lets you see the working environment and meet others in the team.
Interview Question – Technical interview was challenging. Discussing the intricate details of cache coherency mechanisms used on x86 SMP systems was challenging but also reassuring that the staff already their knew their field in detail. Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in November 2010.
Interview Details – Initial selection via agency, with phone interview. Then face to face ( x 2)
Interview Question – Nothing unusual - but interesting response - when asked what would stop you hiring me, was told ' you may think you understand corporates and politics but this company is bigger and more complex than an other you will have experienced. How will you cope'! View Answer
Negotiation Details – A little. Package is pretty much defined
I applied through other source and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in May 2009.
Interview Details – Straight forward process, telephone interview and two face to face interviews.
Interview Question – No standout questions Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in October 2011.
Interview Details – Very straight forward online process with a swift and pragmatic face to face discussion.
Interview Question – How would I influence the current pipeline in a tangible manner ? Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.
Interview Details – I cannot comment as I came in on the graduate scheme which was based around an initial phone interview, a technical phone interview and then a one day assessment center
I applied in-person and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.
Interview Details – Three rounds including a case study.
Interview Question – Give an example of your specialism, but be relevant to HP. Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at Hewlett-Packard.
Interview Details – Went for one assessment afternoon. Did a group project first, followed by and 5 minute presentation and then a session with HR on possible responses.
Interview Question – Given 10 minutes to prepare a 5 minute presentation on myself. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Got a better offer.
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