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Hewlett-Packard Interview Questions

Updated 22 Apr 2015
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    IT Placement Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Erskine, Scotland
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Erskine, Scotland) in April 2015.

    Interview

    It was a telephone interview that lasted about 20 minutes and they asked simple competency based questions.
    After the interview they said I've passed it and will transfer my information to the hiring manager and they will review to see if I fit the role.
    Also that within the next 2 weeks I should hear from them.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your biggest strength?
      What is your biggest weakness?
      What does HP do?
      Why do you want to work for HP?
       
      Answer Question
  2. Helpful (1)  

    Business Roles Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bracknell, England
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Bracknell, England) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was very relaxed and calming. There was no pressure from the person on the other side. FIrst we talked about my past and how that can potentially help me in my career. Then hte questions were competency based and there was a question to describe you excel skills. It was about 15minutes.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Strategic Procurement Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bracknell, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Bracknell, England) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Two telephone interviews, assessment centre and if successful final interview next day.
    Not good experience, not a meaning at all.
    The job offer went to candidates who made a placement with them.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic Interview Questions plus some technical and more in depth ones.
      About yourself, why this role etc
       
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard.

    Interview

    Phone Interview, Phone Interview then assessment day. Assessment day was in Bracknell, furthermore, once you had passed the Human Resources exam you were more likely to receive a position after as you were put forward for others.

    Interview Questions

    • Other than electrical equipment, what else do we do?   1 Answer
  6. Helpful (2)  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Erskine, Scotland
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Erskine, Scotland).

    Interview

    Most new sales reps are supplied by an agency and given an onsite interview. If you pass this you may be asked to deliver a presentation to a panel of interviewers who will also ask some difficult questions.

    Interview Questions

    • You will be provided several competency based questions and role plays including trying to get past a PA to speak with a decision maker even though you would not be expected to do this in the role you are applying for.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not much room to negotiate on basic salary.

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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Erskine, Scotland
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Erskine, Scotland) in July 2014.

    Interview

    I applied for a Graduate position at HP in Erskine, Scotland. The telephone interview was basic competency questions - really to check your not an idiot. The assessment center was very casual and laid back - a ten-minute presentation was expected of me on a chosen statement out of 5 sent in an email. I went for 'Cloud computing is the future of IT'. After I did my presentation on the day in the morning, we had a small break then I done my 'hot-swap' interviews amongst 3 members of staff for 10 minutes at a time. The questions posed were not very difficult at all, and the wole day lasted just under 3.5 hours. Very, very casual.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Phone call saying your offer will be dependent on passing security checks (a formality really) then the straight up offer of 25k + 3k signing on bonus which was nice

  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Bristol, England) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Ok. No HR people involved. Only interns and a software developer.
    1 hour competency interview
    1 hours technical interview
    1 hours group assesment

    Interview Questions

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Graduate Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Newcastle upon Tyne, England) in September 2013.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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
  10.  

    Pre-Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Newcastle upon Tyne, England) in May 2013.

    Interview

    CV
    Telephone Interview
    Assessment Centre
    - Two group exercises - Reviewed on criteria from 1-4 based on team work. Recommend being talkative, but bringing other people into the conversation, by name, consider their opinions and check what the rest of the group think.
    - Interview
    - Presentation

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    N/A - Graduate Scheme

  11.  

    Business Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Hewlett-Packard (Newcastle upon Tyne, England).

    Interview

    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

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