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4.8 of 5 stars

Broaden your horizons in an inclusive and well-planned HP summer internship.
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The best aspects of the internship were getting the chance to meet with influential figures within HP, being challenged in friendly competitions, and learning beyond what school can teach you.


Downers

There is absolutely nothing I disliked about my internship.


Advice to Potential Interns

HP Thin Clients GBU is the most welcoming and open minded team I have ever met. Even with little technical knowledge, the team is able to educate you and encourage you to reach your maximum potential.


Sample Interview Questions

How does your major apply to the role you are applying for?

What are your strengths/weaknesses?

Why this role?


Advice to Management

It would be nice to be able to interact with different groups within HP.


Would You Recommend

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5.0 of 5 stars

this is what i expected
Other (International) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

every day i learn somenthing new


Downers

it could be streesfull


Advice to Potential Interns

this real job , you had to do win to win stuff


Sample Interview Questions

how you expect your life in the next 5 years


Advice to Management

clear the path to the next promotions


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

HP was an incredible experience!
Vancouver | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The best part about the internship was learning about new technology and being a part of something that will be in the hands of many people in the future.


Downers

Nothing! It was such an incredible experience.


Advice to Potential Interns

HP has to be one of the best places to work. The culture here is amazing.


Sample Interview Questions

Reverse a string in C

What is Polymorphism?

What is an interrupt?

Basicaly a lot of questions on C, and C++ with a few about Java.


Advice to Management

I have not been here long enough to comment on issues of compensation, employee retention, and promotion policies, but from the time I have spent here I think management is doing great.


Would You Recommend

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5.0 of 5 stars

Great internship at HP with nice co-workers, cozy working environment, and enomous employee benefits.
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I think that the best aspect of my internship is I can work flexibly.


Downers

The least I like about this internship is that there is not a good cafeteria onsite.


Advice to Potential Interns

I think that the candidate should have some mathematical skills in order to obtain this internship.


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4.8 of 5 stars

I could do this forever.
Boise, ID | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I was able to meet some great people through networking events and office chatting. I learned a lot about what it is like to work for an industry as opposed to acedemia. These past three months further strengthened my career choice. I truly do not feel like I worked even though I accomplished quite a bit. I also learned that working slowly but consistently is much more effective.


Downers

I had difficulty getting housing as many of the options given to me were unavailable for only 3 months. I ended up coming to the internship without housing for the first few days. I also had to get 3 offer letters because the first 2 were blank.


Advice to Potential Interns

You will not regret a decision to join HP for your job. There is an element of freedom here and you are basically expected to do work. Coming a little late and working at different times is ok here. As an intern, I feel as though I learned many life skills in the past 3 months.


Sample Interview Questions

What would you do if you had data that needed to be secure and readily accessible?



Describe the basic elements of programming: Pointers, Data Types, recursion, etc.



Describe the basic ideals of programming: Coupling, Multithreading, synchronous vs asynchronous, etc



What have you done in computer science? Projects? Assignments? Classes?


Advice to Management

Since there was basically nothing that I disliked about my internship it is difficult to find things to improve. I do wish that it was made clear to me that there is a technical career path. I initially believed that to move up, you must go to management. As someone who likes doing technical things, this news was mindblowing.


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Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

A Company That Treats You Like Family and the Opportunity to do Great Things
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I love that I can walk up to anyone, literally anyone, and they'll be very willing to help me to whatever I need. I am allowed to create my own rules and not hold anything back. I am able to participate at a global level. I am trusted by my peers and my managers to do an exceptional job.


Downers

It is pretty disorganized. There aren't any clear goals, which is a pro and a con because you can make it your own but at the same time it is hard to really understand expectations.


Advice to Potential Interns

It really is what you make of it, it can be the best thing ever or a really rough ride. make it what you will, but do everything well.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

A worthwhile project that has a good impact/
Sacramento, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

A Project that matters.


Downers

The commute.


Advice to Potential Interns

Sign up! It's a great internship and you will learn a lot.


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Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

work and job, for will be the best
Other (International) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

benefice of the organization

is paid

I learn so much

i have a possibility to grow up


Downers

nothing, i like everything


Advice to Potential Interns

this organization is de best and i will continue work here


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

Ohio State Student Takes on Role of Assistant Account Executive and Learns How and Where the Hands Must Get Dirty
Columbus, OH | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The pay was fantastic, over $20 an hour. Everyone from the bosses to the people you work daily with show you the utmost respect and value your opinions. You are giving many opportunities to showcase your talents and trusted with various projects that are actually beneficial to the team.


Downers

Sometimes I would get a task that was mundane, but it was a rarity. The only real con that happened on more than one occasion was I wouldn't have much to do. It wasn't the boss' fault that it was a slow week, but it would get boring on those rare occasions.


Advice to Potential Interns

Don't think of HP as a computer company, they are so much more than that. Yes, they have jobs for people looking to develop software or hardware, but they also have a very big consulting department. Remember too that they look for all types of candidates, I am a finance major and was able to fill the role as a project analyst on a project they had.


Sample Interview Questions

Basic interview questions; ie: a time you struggled with someone and what you did about it, are you a leader or follower.


Advice to Management

It was all great.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Internship Provides Education and Resources to Budding Business Leaders
Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I was allowed to study abroad in Australia and work remotely for my U.S. manager from an HP office in Australia. It was amazing to meet other HP employees in a different group & country. I have tremendous flexibility in my working hours, whether I want to work from home or not, and my time off.


Downers

Sometimes it's pretty vague what I'm responsible for, which results in some miscommunication and a little extra work once in a while. The internship is almost like a job share in some functions which can be pretty annoying and a little counterproductive.


Advice to Potential Interns

Best business experience you could ever receive. The pay is excellent, and the management is VERY willing to work with you on any ideas you have. In the business departments, interns have very high exposure to top management.


Sample Interview Questions

What was your favorite subject in school?

What was a time you were under pressure and how did you handle that situation?

What would you like to do?


Advice to Management

There was a bit of a kerfuffle because one intern was getting paid four or five dollars an hour OVER what the other interns in the same department, on the same team were making. I would just say, pay everyone fairly. We all get paid really well, but it doesn't feel good to do a lot of great work and feel invested in the team to learn you are not as valuable as another intern of the exact same circumstances (Marketing, year in school, time at HP, etc). Not really about the money, just the principle of the thing.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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