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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in New York, NY

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
18 Reviews
3.0
18 Reviews
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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.  

    Good company, but not so good management of some departments

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    some teams have excellent working atmosphere and great colleagues
    excellent knowledge base with options to get certified
    opportunities to go advance in career if you stay long enough
    gives you the option to gain experience working in a corporate structure

    Cons

    certain managers and team leads focus on their own goals
    lots of colleagues try to find somebody else to do their job.
    salaries (at least in certain departments) are around average in the industry. could be higher

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider hiring more skilled people
    give more attention to the salary and benefits
    more options to be able to work at home

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Innovative Company

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

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    just started working HP over last 2 12 months

    Cons

    tough company work for. every single day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spend time understand value and benefit employees provide.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    HP has a very personable work environment.

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

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, challenging projects, average salaries and benefits

    Cons

    Becoming very centralized from work location perspective in a virtualized world

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to do more to eliminate business group silo mentality and actions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work and learn

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

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some really top notch people here. Can learn a great deal if you seek out the right opty.

    Cons

    hp is a big ship. its not always quick to turn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay committed to the turn-around and the rich history and culture built by bill and dave!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very active, full long days.

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

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You are given tools to work with.

    Cons

    No much chance for advancement and lots of jobs have become outsourced, No work balance even working from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back jobs to US.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    No real growth opportunity

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

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    colleagues, culture, location, work environment (2004)

    Cons

    continuous cycles of downsizing, salary cuts during economic crisis completely demoralizing

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    HP Client Management

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, great brand, great products

    Cons

    Sales channel conflict and lack of client focused strategy reduces ability to grow market share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get focused on delivering business outcomes. Become less transactional and more strategically engaged.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great but waning fast

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Partner Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Partner Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable salary and good benefits. Company has good name overall. Starting to reinvest in R&D

    Cons

    Too much management and not enough workers. Culture used to be great but over the past decade it has decayed. Carly started it and Hurd finished it. Reduction of innovation has been devastating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the executive management staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    time to go...

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

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

    Pros

    Good people and working for HP get you meetings

    Cons

    Too big and behind in SW development

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    HP Sales

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

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

    Pros

    Good products, good benefits, ability to move between jobs to gain new experiences

    Cons

    Loss of culture, too many outside hires, no promotion from within, very disjointed mgmt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to go back to the HP Way for real, not just say it. Need to promote from within. Need to encourage and reward out of the box thinking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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