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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.0 8,334 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman

(3,068 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pretty flexible work schedules, reasonable work life balance for R&D environment(in 1040 reviews)

  • Flexible hours & You can work from home/remote as long as the job gets done(in 620 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night(in 173 reviews)

  • 2 - Senior management doesn't listen to employees' concern even though they say to do(in 311 reviews)

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    Best first job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou would not find a better work culture in any other company. Managers are so cool that you forget that they're actually "managers", great colleagues, No pressure what so ever if u can deliver ur best. Good management of roster especially for the North Americans. Knowledge you learn is for a lifetime.

    ConsHiring employees as contract creates a barrier in their mind sets, especially when it comes to invitations for any events - "Contract workers are welcome", lol its like inviting the poor for a major function, do understand they're nothing less to the other employees too.
    Growth scale is too slow, a faster growth cycle would be the best to keep your best employees back with your company, coz the opportunities are larger outside the window.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour motto to reach out to the employees delivers the best in them, keep going.
    No wonder Hewlett Packard is the best.

    DAVE ;)

    Hewlett-Packard Talent Acquisition - Digital Media Manager responded to this review

    Jul 23, 2014

    Love this! Thank you for sharing! We completely agree - HP Managers are awesome!
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    My two year experience with HP

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Pros1. Work environment is very good. Leadership at middle and first line level is spotty.
    2. Good training

    Cons1. Too many re-orgs.
    2. WFRs if you are in the shrinking parts of the organization.
    3. Too many generalists and not enough engaged tech savvy professionals.

    Advice to Senior Management1. Need better alignment of products and services with market problems and opportunities
    2. Need deeper and compelling solutions, content, supported by real world examples and customer successes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFocus on customer, people, and great products. The HP Way is still alive!

    ConsBureaucratic at times and less nimble to make decisions. Getting better, however, with new top leadership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBlock and tackle bureaucracy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    HP Experience

    Operational Vendor Manager (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsProfessionalism and great place for a career.

    ConsCorporate miss-management is some areas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove top down communications

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    It was great learning experience at HP's R&D labs

    Systems/Software Engineer (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsTried new and disruptive ways to do business by using latest trends in technologies

    ConsNeed to think long term and ahead of others.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should try to create new business segments. They are continuing with same business segments for last 10 years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company overall

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood company with good ideas, provide opportunities for professional growth.

    ConsUpper management seems to lay off employees too often.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    They will make it

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBest people who truly want the company to succeed

    ConsStill in need of focused vision.

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    Engineering good at HP

    Technology Consultant III (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsChallenging problems that were fun to tackle as an engieer

    ConsStill figuring out how to reinvent this company; There is a lot of change process happening.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The big prize is behind the salary

    Project Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible times, excelent work/life balance.

    ConsThe salary could be better. Other companies can pay +25-30% more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    enjoyed my life at HP

    Cloud Specialist (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Prosgood smart people doing good things

    Consfield management the weakest part of HP

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep doing what you need to do to right size the campany

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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