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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in New York, NY

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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2.7 45 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman

(21 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also decent work/life balance when compared to other companies in this industry(in 1045 reviews)

  • Flexible hours & You can work from home/remote as long as the job gets done(in 626 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night(in 176 reviews)

  • Mid to senior management each day you get more surprised with how incompetent they are(in 313 reviews)

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    Not the company it was

    Program Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood products, good service and people who care.

    ConsCompany miss-managed over the last 10-15 years. Too many CEOs and changing directions has caused the company to lose focus. Currently employees are hanging on waiting out the next work force reduction; keeping their head low. Standardization efforts has cause the company to "manage by metrics" forgetting the reason for the metrics. Process compliance is stifling creativity. Also, continual purchasing of companies versus creating within cause continuous challenges of making it all work together.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnable your employees the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. reduce reliance on the web portals and allow your managers to manage their employees. Build trust, allow your employees to learn and create.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Life at HP

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPeople focused on doing the right thing

    ConsNo salary increases. HP Total rewards program does not include them

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand what is important to the employees and get them raises. Employees are not a comodity

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Avoid at all costs

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsHP has a long legacy of products and services
    Plenty of training to be taken to help you with your Job

    ConsConstant pressure from senior management
    You will always be threatened with your Job starting as soon as 2 months
    Businesses are very siloed and the units do not work together to win business
    No one can tell you where to go for help. In most cases you have to call between 5-7 people

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe best way to sum this up is a website was created so people could submit trouble areas to the management team. It was suppose to remain open for 30 days after 5 days and 83,000 submissions the site was shut down.

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    Just don't....

    Sales Representative (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThere are a few good people there (less than 5% of the total population of the company though). There are some opportunities to learn from some long time participants in the computer/tech industry.

    ConsVery poor management (even under Meg). Poor product offerings, lack of innovation. Mediocre compensation (at best).

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay for quality people. Stop promoting political hacks. Try producing a product people want to buy and look more than 1 quarter ahead. Stop managing by spreadsheets.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    waste of time

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosstrong brand, powerful account relationships

    Consconfused; lack of strategic direction; operates in silos

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    all productilines

    Sales Representative (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Proslarge company lots to learn

    Conspeople are work units with expected production outcomes. Carreer advancement is a falacy smoke and mirrorrs. They work you from dwan to nght. there is noregard for the employees nomatter how may stellar prformanc reviewss are eceovd. when your numbe is up, it is time to go. HR is on the side of management. They are watching every single keystroke and phone call you make, they are measruring pople perforce against they liabilbility. The management team is the only one that amkes money, mega bonuses, little people get their salaries taking away!. If yo went to harvard or Yale or you are the nephew of one of those the yo ha ve a chance to get a promotion

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse sujbective invididualized collaborative lay off discussions, don't hide behind some big lo ud of decision makers. Treat pople with dignity and stop blowing smoke up their behinds. Everyone lives in fear not being productive,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mark Hurd defiles the HP Way, Bill Hewlett, and David Packard's Legacy

    Middle Level Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsA Paycheck and a good place to be from on a job interview

    ConsMark Hurd and the senior leadership are liars and pay for performance does not exist. The total focus is on cutting costs on the back of the people doing the work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEthics reform. HP has been in the news the last few years for ethics issues. Nothing has changed and the management inside HP at the top is defective.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Put the employees back in the equation.

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIt is a large well known company. Your job is relatively safe, although that has changed quite a bit recently.

    ConsHP has not provided raises in over 4 years. The leadership seems to focus on cost cutting only to the exclusion of everything else. There is no long term focus on employee growth or retaining employees.
    There are opportunities to move throughout the organization; however it is very had to determine what the available opportunities are.
    Leadership mistakes the volume of communication with the quality of communication. They do a good job sharing the overarching goals of HP, business strategies, etc. They do a very poor job sharing information which the employees (or at least this one) want to know about - the information directly relating to my job and career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that your employees are one of the most valuable assets of the company, and treat them as such.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    HPQ: Large company, but lateral movement is next to impossible.

    Business Development Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIt's a large company with many divisions and units. There's opportunity for lateral growth (but it is slow paced). Managers are attentive towards concerns and issues, if you're lucky that is.

    ConsRoom for growth takes forever. Salaries (at least in my Business Development) area are not competitive or even at par with some of the other tech companies. Work product and innovative contribution is hardly recognized, if at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the rank & file non-management staff, Get rid of useless middle management. See why employees leave in large number only after a year or two of service.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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