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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.0 8,353 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman

(3,077 ratings)

49% 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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    4 people found this helpful  

    Don't care for the employees, very poor pay and never will get an increase.. especially employees in ES IDS

    Svc Developer (Current Employee) Detroit, MI

    Proslaid back, good benefits, support diversity.... allow work from home from time to time...

    Conspoor pay, no increases even after promotion, do not help employee improve in their career.. for entry level they never allow employee to work in development and just keep them in same low level jobs like data entry and excel work....
    if employee dont have assignment for 3-4 weeks they laid him off.. this is the worse part about it... why would you hire employees and then put them on the hot plate asking them to look for an assignment after they leave their job, if they dont find one you laid them off!!!?

    Advice to Senior Managementtake care of your people and be equal with your employees, be fare with the IDS employees...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Focus on bottom line not employees who contribute to the bottom line

    IT Project Manager (Former Employee) Princeton, NJ

    ProsPositive experience with EDS prior to acquisition by HP. People care, career progression, compensation, flexibility

    ConsConstant reductions in staff; doing more without any recognition, employees are just a number, no value for services provided

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany is on a downward spiral, need to focus on the most important asset, people.

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

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Does not appreciate their employees

    Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsIt is hard to find a pro working for HP as they run their business based on cutting heads to meet their bottom dollar.

    ConsEntirely too many work force reductions over the years - especially the older seasoned experienced individuals. One could conclude the work force reductions are based on age, but trying to prove that legally would be difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind someone to run HP that actually cares about the employees and not how much money goes into their own personal bank accounts.

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

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    3 people found this helpful  

    It is OK, but depends on your team

    IT Developer/Engineer (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsI personally didnt have a great experience, but here are my PROs:

    -Awesome people to work with
    -Depending on your project, you can learn a lot and contribute to the cause
    -Flexible schedule although now they want you to work from the office90% of the time

    Cons-Salaries are usually not good, under the industry average
    -little to no raises
    -very little bonuses
    -no promosions
    -Managers dont usually listen to your career goals
    -Executive stuff is doing random decisions that only benefits them
    -there is never money for training, traveling, etc..although they say we need to do training and reserve days for that and tell the manager if we need to travel

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees and recognize them for their hard work (give raises better bonuses etc) , there is a high employee turn over rate because of low salaries and no promotions, no recognitions, etc. HP wont be able to keep the good employees if they dont improve these items. Also, employees need your support, which means traveling and training needs to happen and budget better allocated. My manager travels, in my opinion, too much, but when the team needed to travel to also work there wasnt any money surprisingly.

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

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    3 people found this helpful  

    STAY FAR AWAY FROM THE MIRAMAR, FL OFFICE!!!!!

    Fraud Investigator (Former Employee) Miramar, FL

    ProsFriday evening on your way home is the only pro about this place.

    ConsEVERYTHING!!! New management took over the Miramar office and this place is now a nightmare to work at. They layoff people left and right due to "budget cuts", but yet post job ads almost every day seeking new hires??They also fire people left and right and just pass the former employee's case load to investigators who are already drowning in work. If you complain, upper management will pretty much tell you to suck it u. If you are unable to keep up with the work load some investigators are placed on a work performance review. Most times those people are fired and escorted out of the building like a criminals. Don't expect any type of raise, most investigators haven't seen a dime in increase in over 4 yrs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire real managers to run the Miramar office. When the office use to have about 200 employees from 2009 to 2011 and now maybe there are only 60 people left, not a good sign at all!!!!!

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

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Don't bother

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosnone to speak of.

    ConsNo growth opportunities, no management support, management makes poor decisions and employees pay the price.

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

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    Worked too many hours, too many evenings and weekends, client loves our work, and still no raise for 5+ years.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBeing able to work from home, but that will be ending soon

    ConsHave not had a raise in over 5 years even with exceptional reviews.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe employees are the companies best asset. They need to be treated with respect and compensated fairly. I can't take it anymore to hear how much our senior management is making or that Meg got a huge bonus, when I can't even get a cost of living raise.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    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

    4 people found this helpful  

    No more respect.

    Program Manager (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsMany colleagues are engaging and collaborative, and the work can be both challenging and interesting.

    ConsNew policies mean that most employees have lost the flexible work options that used to be available. Many long-time teleworkers now need to go into the office, and some have had to move or quit, due to location strategies. The company now tracks how frequently people are in, showing a complete lack of faith in their workforce. The lack of respect for employees is clear from first line managers to the CEO- they seem to see employees as interchangeable cogs, and much more effort is spent making the bosses happy than advocating for their teams. The pay is not high enough to make up for the negative, competitive, tops-down work environment that now exists.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees as the valuable assets they are, and stop promoting managers based on the work other people have done-often, the work is done Despite the manager, not Because of him or her.. Meg - stop creating policies that are based on your own whims - each division/team has a different story, a different dynamic. Your peanut-butter policies, such as those around working in the office, not only should not apply to all groups, but they are costing you thousands of hours of what would otherwise be productive work-time. If you want your employees to trust you and to work in good faith, then you need to show that same trust and good faith in them. Shame on you and your management team for treating long-time, dedicated and proven employees like juvenile delinquents.

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    Employees are pawns, not assets.

    Enterprise Services Delivery (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsYou can work from home

    ConsThey do not promote from within. Management frequently raves about new managers brought in from outside the company, as if nobody within the company could have filled the role. Which makes sense, they do not develop personnel. Travel and training were eliminated to reduce costs. All salaries were cut 10% to make numbers which enabled Senior Management to receive over $100 million in bonuses. Cutting 50,000 jobs over 2 year period. Wrote off $8 billion in bad investments in 2 successive quarters.

    Advice to Senior Managementvalue Employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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