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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

Yes


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4.4 of 5 stars

A great experience to be a part of the cutting edge of cloud software in OpenStack.
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I was allowed to develop software which will be deployed and used in a production environment in the real world.


Downers

Much of what I have learned in my college career hasn't been directly applicable to my daily tasks. The scale of software in production is many times larger than any program I've written in college so far. It seems that the ability to perform successfully relies on your knowledge of the codebase, rather than your skill in developing software, which makes learning the codebase very important.


Advice to Potential Interns

I would recommend an HP internship to any other student who is currently evaluating it, especially if it is within the HP Cloud organization.


Sample Interview Questions

Do you know what the Cloud is?


Would You Recommend

Yes


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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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4.3 of 5 stars

Learning what you will actually be doing with your computer science degree.
Boise, ID | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I got to apply what I have learned in a way that made me responsible for what I create (more so than when you are just working on a project for a grade). I've picked up two languages and a new design pattern. My project wasn't just something to entertain an intern, but is something that will actually be used. I got to be responsible for every aspect of it, and learned the process of software engineering from the infancy (project description) stage, all the way to testing.



I learned a lot in twelve weeks, and had a great time. My mentor was fantastic at knowing how to teach. When I was wide-eyed terrified he offered help and guidance; when I (thought I) knew what I was doing, he would let me go off on my own and get things done. The rest of the team was amazingly supportive and eager to help when I had a specific question in an area they were known to excel in, going as far as to take time out of a really busy day to sit and work through a problem or bug.


Downers

This is minor, but I think a little more help finding short term housing would be a good idea. I ended up having to search on Craigslist, which is a bit scary.


Advice to Potential Interns

Calm down (don't be nervous). Everyone knows that you are here to learn, and the only wrong thing to do here is to NOT ask questions. Don't understand your project description immediately? Ask questions. Your mentor and fellow team members are amazing resources of knowledge.



Get involved! Seriously. Go to lunch with the group of interns that go out once a week. Go out on the weekend trips and the crazy adventures. Spend off hours times with the people on your team, and got o lunch with them. Join a club or two (volleyball is amazing). Get to know your mentor. Go to the newbie lunch on Wednesdays to meet other employees. Seriously, this internship can be AMAZING, but only if you let it.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.4 of 5 stars

HP internship is a both an enriching and degrading experience.
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I was provided many opportunities to learn new technologies and learn professional skills.


Downers

People are degrading. While not all permanent employees display such crude nature, you are openly told that you are not important enough, ignored, and encouraged not to ask questions.


Advice to Potential Interns

Permanent employees think they are better than you from the get go.


Sample Interview Questions

What sort of projects have you worked on in the past?


Advice to Management

Stop hiring ****, degrading people.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.3 of 5 stars

A taste of the SoCal life
San Diego, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Great manager, great company culture, location, the people


Downers

Lack of intern events/gatherings


Advice to Potential Interns

I can't vouch for the whole organization, only the San Diego location, but it has been by far the absolute best place to work.


Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about your releveant classes/coursework

Tell me about previous internship expierence


Advice to Management

Help better with relocation for people from out of state


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.3 of 5 stars

Much Wanted Experience
Lansing, MI | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The best part of my internship is that I got to and get to create custom software to help everyone and increase productivity, I also enjoyed getting the chance to lead some meetings to demonstrate my software to my bosses.


Downers

I liked everything a lot with my internship but what I least liked is testing, because of the monotony, but I was warned in the interview that it would be so I can't complain to much about that.


Advice to Potential Interns

Work hard and don't be afraid to ask your bosses for more work if you really are there to gain experience.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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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

Yes


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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

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

Yes


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