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Pros
  • Decent work-life balance due to flexibility of work schedule but that's about it (in 1209 reviews)

  • Being able to work from home is also great so you are never behind in work (in 684 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 211 reviews)

  • You can hear people want to fix issues but the senior management just doesn't get it (in 319 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not the company it was

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good products, good service and people who care.

    Cons

    Company 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 ManagementAdvice

    Enable 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Life at HP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People focused on doing the right thing

    Cons

    No salary increases. HP Total rewards program does not include them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Avoid at all costs

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Constant 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just don't....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    waste of time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    strong brand, powerful account relationships

    Cons

    confused; lack of strategic direction; operates in silos

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    all productilines

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    large company lots to learn

    Cons

    people 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 ManagementAdvice

    Use 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,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middle Level Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Middle Level Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Mark 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 ManagementAdvice

    Ethics 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Put the employees back in the equation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

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

    Cons

    HP 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 ManagementAdvice

    Realize that your employees are one of the most valuable assets of the company, and treat them as such.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    It'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.

    Cons

    Room 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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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