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Hewlett-Packard Project Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jul 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Most of the questions will be around the project management phases, try to be very detail with the phases, however avoid sounding like you are like reading it. Also they will be asking for examples where you have to delegate, create reports from data, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • There isnt any difucult question, it just a matter to relax. They dont like people to feel anxious or nervous. It will mean that you can't hold your nerves and you have a hard time to talk in public.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Avoid asking for money right away, if they feel that you are just for the money they will not make an offer. HP is fair, and will try to get you into the average


  2. Helpful (1)  

    IT Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Palo Alto, CA) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Hiring Process is always slow in this company so stay patient. Interviews and feedback are somewhat slow as well. Some will ask more technical skill based questions and others will be based more on the soft skills. Come prepared for both and know your content.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no specific questions just more information about yourself and your previous experience.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Yes, negotiate they have the flexibility.


  3.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in May 2013.

    Interview

    Very simple I transferred from a different aspect of HP

    Negotiation

    none


  4.  

    IT Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in March 2013.

    Interview

    The Hiring process involved going thru' the client's preferred vendor. The vendor arranged the telephonic interview with the hiring manager. The interview was about an hour long with questions related to my background and to IT project management. Overall the hiring process was quick.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle projects with newer, upcoming technologies?   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (3)  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard in September 2012.

    Interview

    The interview is in 3 or 4 stages depending on if there is a recruiter.
    1.Recruiter
    2.Project Team Lead
    3. Manager
    4. Level 2 manager

    Interviews were straight to the point. They wanted to know about direct projects and duties covered in previous positions.

    Be prepared to answer questions about your preferred type of leadership, your leadership style, Strengths, Weaknesses, and potential growth.

    They will ask about times of adversity in the workplace and how you handled.
    They will ask about timelines/ deadlines and how you work with people not meeting them.
    They will ask about self discipline and time management.

    Be prepared to to tell stories of previous encounters, projects and success stories.
    Emphasize working well with others, being a leader, and time management.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you define which is most important within a project?
      What is your greatest weakness outside of being persistence and detailed oriented?
      What is the next step after this job?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It took 6 weeks to negotiate salary and job level. This was partly due to end of year numbers.


  6.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Boise, ID).

    Interview

    Panel interview. Lots of detail requested. Almost every question was "tell me about a time when you X". example replace X with: A. had an issue with another employee and how did you handle it. B. Had to two projects with similar deadlines, how did you prioritise?

    Interview Questions

    • Actual question: "If you took could take a band of steel and put if around the earth at the equator, and then added one foot to it, could you get under it?"   1 Answer

    Negotiation

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


  7.  

    Customer Program/Project Manager III Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Boston, MA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    I submitted an application online. The hiring manager called within a week for a phone screen. I had an in person interview 2 days later. He hired me on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • Would I be making a mistake if I offered you the job?   1 Answer

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    Trading Floor Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard (New York, NY) in November 2011.

    Interview

    I was contacted by recruiter in first week of November about this position. In two weeks I had the first interview with direct supervisor. I moved to next round. I waited till the end of January for second interview just to be informed that position was changed and HP requested from my recruiter another candidates.

    Interview Questions


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Columbus, OH) in September 2011.

    Interview

    The interview was internal and so less number of interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • What's the biggest size of team you managed ?   2 Answers
    • Describe some difficult situation you managed.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    no negotiation since it was internal.


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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2011.

    Interview

    HP Recruiter sent email regarding phone interview time and details of position. Hiring manager and team members conducted 2 rounds of phone interview. Offer was extended after the phone interviews were done.

    Interview Questions

    • About challenging projects technology and business process   Answer Question

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Pros: “The best asset of HP is its high caliber employees: highly professional, dedicated, and talented. It's in HP's DNA to treat people fairly and with respect! Anyone would be...”“The best asset of HP is its high caliber employees: highly professional, dedicated, and talented. It's in HP's DNA to treat people fairly and with respect! Anyone would be inspired in such a highly professional environment. Another benefit working for HP is its flexible schedule. Exempt employees can chose to work from home, especially for teams that are scattered around the world.” – Full Review

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