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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
9,129 Reviews
3.3
9,129 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work-life balance due to flexibility of work schedule but that's about it (in 1173 reviews)

  • Being able to work from home is also great so you are never behind in work (in 666 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 202 reviews)

  • Mid to senior management each day you get more surprised with how incompetent they are (in 317 reviews)

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  1.  

    great 12 years of my career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    many opportunities to grow your career. HP allows you to work your way into creating new business units which can be fully funded. an innovator and entrepreneur in me found this quality in HP most rewarding.

    opportunity to work overseas.

    consult and work with largest and greatest fortune 500 companies.

    ability to work on monumental projects and transform industries with HP's services capability.

    Cons

    its a very big company. lots of process. projects sometimes move slower than you desire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more control to top performing middle managers

    too much paperwork at HP's cost can be reduced. example - hiring process is just terrible...internal hr recruitment does not have competitive incentives and doing more process then qualifying candidates.

    many accounts have too many projects which are not qualified and are not important to account or corporate objective....since HP loves tools, use one and make it mandatory.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Career Advancing Environment

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to move across and up within the organization. Environments that feed and motivate your creative or strategic chops.

    Cons

    Not EVER a 9-5 environment. A lot of long hours. Pay is not bad, but not competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go figure...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    20 wonderful years with HP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Category Management in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Director, Category Management in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    Great company, great history, great products and great people. I am proud to have worked there.

    Cons

    Challenging competitive environment creating a persistent concern over where the company was going, and the likely impact on the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Senior Manager

    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    HP is a great place to work as they provide flexible work hours and has great benefits

    Cons

    Company is not where it needs to be in regards to new product innovation and profit margins. As a result, they are continuing to reduce their workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Feeling is senior management is receiving all the benefits (salary, stocks, bonuses) at the expense of the individual contributors

  6.  

    Large corporation, significant amount of meetings and bureaucracy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some 8 to 5 job positions
    Corporate discounts

    Cons

    Lots of meetings and processes
    Not everyone is equally motivated and excited
    Lots of management overhead

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

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Services Manager in Whispering Pines, NC
    Current Employee - IT Services Manager in Whispering Pines, NC

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

    Pros

    The leadership and management I have had the opportunity to work with at Hewlett-Packard have been second to none. They are eager to empower their employees and are truly seeking their customers benefits equally along side the success of the company.

    Cons

    The workforce is very dispersed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what you are doing to take care of and empower your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Opportunities to Learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Consultant in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Consultant in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Several things to do within the company; very flexible work/home life structure; excellent benefit options; great history with the company, and several employees to learn from.

    Cons

    Company is too large with too many business units; innovation is stagnant outside of Hardware; software vision competes within business units and company strategy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Supply Chain Program Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Supply Chain Program Manager in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Global Supply Chain Program Manager in Roseville, CA

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

    Pros

    The people at HP have always been very positive with good attitudes. It is a large company and there have always been opportunities to move at least laterally, and because it is a technology company there is a lot of change which results in new opportunities. The company has always been flexible with its employees and allowed them to try and maintain a work-life balance.

    Cons

    It is a global company so you need to work with people in different time zones, and it is a complicated organization with a matrix structure so it is sometimes difficult to make quick progress. The company is also in businesses with declining margins so there is a negative impact on labor which is one of its largest costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop some innovative products and grow revenue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This is a Large Global company. Lots of access to web based training and information. The pay is decent. People are great to work with. Health care is good. They allow you work at home depending on your role.

    Cons

    There is a constant focus on working on billable work/projects. It seems like there is cost cutting efforts that come every fall. HR managers some times have way too many people under them to be able to focus on you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    safe work environment, friendly colleagues, thorough on-the-job training, diligent quality assurance unit.

    Cons

    Breaks are too short, staff, especially the contact staff, need more incentives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please create platform for us to integrate

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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