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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Bracknell, England Nov 2010 – Reviewed May 28, 2013
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
No Offer – Interviewed in Bracknell, England Oct 2011 – Reviewed May 07, 2013
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
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Newcastle upon Tyne, England – Reviewed Apr 27, 2013
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
Declined Offer – Reviewed Apr 15, 2013
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.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in London, England Jan 2010 – Reviewed Feb 13, 2013
Interview Details Approach HP via LinkedIn. Was contact by internal recruiter and went through a 3 stage process including Presentation and Peer Review
Interview Question – Keen to know where you wanted your career to go. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Straightforward
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Bracknell, England Mar 2010 – Reviewed Nov 14, 2012
Interview Details After submitting the application online you may be invited for a telephone interview and if you are successful to an assessment centre. If you are lucky the assessment day will be well organised and everything will be smooth, although that can't be guaranteed and parts of the assessment day are organised by interns, who might not be particularly good at their job. You are interviewed by a line manager (not HR), who are generally very friendly and want to genuinely find out if you are the right person for the job.
Interview Question – Usually straigh-forward questions about your experience and interests. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in London, England Mar 2010 – Reviewed May 24, 2012
Too slow and drawn out. There was clearly no agreement internally to the remit of the role or its start date, which has repercussions on my ability to execute. The warning signs were there but overlooked by the prospect of joining another "blue chip" company.
Be warned, many roles are recruited to meet "internal goals" whilst the the ability to execute is not really there. In retrospect, I would ask for any promises / discussions on remit to be given in writing (as they seem to have disappeared over time). Restated, the role I was hired into doesn't really exist, except in name only. In reality, the role was filled to meet an internal commitment (likely a manager's personal MBO, etc.) and no improvement to the business was expected.
Interview Question – What is your experience working in a matrixed organization? How do you expect to achieve your stated goals based upon these limitations? Answer Question
Negotiation Details –
Too slow. Each phase of negotiation was sent internally to a "Total Rewards" team which meets weekly (at best). Even though they have no involvement in the recruiting process, they are given the sign-off approval of all details of each role. This team sits in the States but makes decisions globally.
The package is weak regarding stock, incentives.
There is also a culture of removing elements of any package "on the sly."
Watch out for comments such as "we have a standard contract format" (built within the States), or "that is outside of our guidelines" (it is a mis-representation - many requests are within guidelines, but require "due diligence" internally, so are not acted upon).
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Bracknell, England Mar 2012 – Reviewed May 19, 2012
HP use external as well as internal recruiters which can be confusing. I first engaged with the external headhunter and then the internal recruiter was respinsible to sort out paperwork.
Two phone interviews with hiring manager as well as country manager. for senior inside sales position.
I know they wanted to hire me when I had the face to face and the questions were quite easy all along.
The face to face interview consisted of one session with the hiring manager and one with a peer.
Reason for Declining – The timing between the last interview and receiving the actual offer in writing was over 30 days, lots of delays, caught up in a hire freeze and no clear communication about this from HP or headhunter. I first declined other opportunities while I was waiting but being messed around for over a month I secured a much better offer from a superior employer and declined HP. I secured a basic salalry that was 20% more.
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