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4.4 of 5 stars

political
San Diego, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Flexible, engaging, nice people


Downers

Stressful, politilcal, old atmosphere


Advice to Potential Interns

Definitely a great place to have a first internship, with just the brand name of the company itself. Full-time is up to each person's individual preference.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.4 of 5 stars

The best co-op job I've ever had
Other (International) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Being given responsibility for projects. Being challenged. Having flexibility with projects and working hours. Being able to work from home on occasion. Networking.


Downers

Day-to-day work that could better be done by a permanent employee.


Advice to Potential Interns

HP will open doors for you. You can make as much of your internship as you like.


Would You Recommend

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4.4 of 5 stars

Amazing opportunity to learn in a real world setting!
San Diego, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The project you work on matters to HP and is applicable to their everyday business. The people and the environment were very welcoming and relaxed.


Downers

I would have appreciated a little more guidance from my manager in the beginning of my internship.


Advice to Potential Interns

From my experience, HP would be a wonderful company to work for. The people are great, from top-line managers to fellow employees. HP makes sure that every employee knows they matter.


Would You Recommend

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4.4 of 5 stars

Well guided Learning Experience
Seattle, WA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Opportunity to work and explore an independent project


Downers

The onboarding process


Advice to Potential Interns

I would happily encourage any one to take up the internship with HP. Expect to work on individual projects. Be confident on your skills


Sample Interview Questions

1. Explain about the observer pattern. ( the question asked was not straight. He provided me with a scenario which basically deals with subscriptions)


Advice to Management

Please make the onboarding and background check procedures fast.


Would You Recommend

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4.4 of 5 stars

The Internship That Puts YOU Ahead of Your Peers
Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

There was a variety of projects with different requirements. I was able to work with many teams and learn from different people. My focus was on program specific work instead of busy work.


Downers

There is a high pressure to perform. There are few women in the division


Advice to Potential Interns

Fort Collins is a great site for interns. They do a lot to enhance the internship experience.


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4.4 of 5 stars

HP is a great company to intern for and they do their best to help you succeed.
Sacramento, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Being able to take a project as my own and design/implement it as I saw best fit.


Downers

It can be difficult to find others who know about what you are working on.


Advice to Potential Interns

Communicate with your manager your desires instantly after being hired. If you want to work through the school year: tell them. If you want to work after your graduate: MAKE SURE THEY KNOW.


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4.3 of 5 stars

Not what you thought Release Engineering was.
Worcester, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Working directly with engineers as just another (albeit, entry-level) engineer.


Downers

Projects sometimes were initially broadly given such that it was difficult to get started.


Advice to Potential Interns

HP honestly doesn't really pay well compared to other companies of similar size and prestige. The reason to work there is the environment.


Sample Interview Questions

HP doesn't grill its interns. They simply ask you for your education, experience, and skillset. They take you at your word for internships mostly.


Advice to Management

More compensation, other big companies pay more than $10 more per hr.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.4 of 5 stars

Taking the role of a customer and providing demonstrations of my experience
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Everyone here is extremely glad to help out. There is a large team feeling here


Downers

Some of the work was extremely easy and brainless, but when I asked for a more complex project it seemed overwhelming


Advice to Potential Interns

Asa first internship I had no idea what to expect. But this work environment is something I can get used to


Sample Interview Questions

(I was the head lead of a team creating an autonomous robot for my school's competition)

-What do you do as the head lead?

-How are you planning to test your robot

-Next time what would you do better?


Advice to Management

More mentoring for the interns


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.3 of 5 stars

Part of the HP Team
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Working directly on a real software project with experienced engineers. Intern and employee events. Flexible hours. Good pay. Was able to take time off when needed. A positive culture and very friendly people.


Downers

I was not assigned a specific mentor, although most HP interns are. Some disorganization within my team about what I should be doing and who should be helping me.


Advice to Potential Interns

I would recommend this company to anyone. I enjoyed my time here and it seems like a great place to begin a career in technology.


Sample Interview Questions

Have you ever worked on a team project and what was your experience (if positive, why was it positive? If negative, why and what did you do about it?)?


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4.4 of 5 stars

Good Work, for a Great Company, in an Amazing Location
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Given top of the line work equipment (laptops, monitors, phones, etc.)

Worked at a great location in Fort Collins that is easy to get to

Paid well

Very flexible with work hours and vacation time

Easy to work from home if needed

Lots of fellow interns on the HP campus and they have a good intern involvement program

On Campus fitness center


Downers

Only team member that is located in Colorado, so it can be difficult to meet with coworkers if I have questions

Work can sometimes be slow when waiting for feedback or things to be sent to me


Advice to Potential Interns

Apply through HP's website and apply for several jobs within the company. I got my internship because my info got passed on to another hiring manager in California.


Would You Recommend

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