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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
10,118 Reviews

3.3
10,118 Reviews
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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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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Management out of touch with employees

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    The employees are the best part of working here.

    Cons

    Management don't know how hard the employees work. Lay offs, never know how long you will have a job. Supervisor are clueless to what goes on. Low pay for Hewlett Packard employees. No raises. I would tell anybody to work here. No chance of moving up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be fired.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Complete waste of time and energy to get cheated and bring carrier down

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Software Engineer V  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Software Engineer V in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    You can have an OK work / life balance but at a very high cost

    Cons

    Worst managers, at the time of offer told for a senior position. Manager gave me a position way below I deserved and then work on a different environment that brought my carrier down.
    No one in HR to listen to you. No local HR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do not cheat with people. Be transparent for the people who work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Zero career mobility - old and slow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    scale of work is huge - global company in 100+ countries
    Pay is really only other draw card

    Cons

    Painful culture of bureaucracy and hierarchy
    Have to remain in role for 24 months before you can move....what decade....century are we in here
    High tolerance of inept leadership with focus on cost cutting not growth
    Considered very poorly in the marketplace - no startups will even consider your profile after HP

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have poorly performing leaders who are delivering work but not improving capabilities get rid of them
    Encourage greater internal mobility by removing all time based restrictions on career movement - gotta get the talent up and the dead wood out quickly!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Clueless at the higher levels

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some smart people who build things

    Cons

    Most business owners accounting mentality and useless

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the board

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

    Mixed results for 5 year turnaround effort

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    salary, benefits, brand recognition, history

    Cons

    Laying off 16k employees worldwide in 2014-5 after previously laying off 30k

    Halfway through 5 year turnaround with mixed results: long-term outlook for company is guarded

    Questionable ability to innovate

    Antiquated technology infrastructure, leading to reduced employee productivity

    Unimpressive Inclusion + Diversity efforts: Product demo broadcast worldwide showed tablet on stand, explaining that "this was designed for use in the kitchen when our wives are cooking our dinners and watching their soap operas."

    Little participation in employee resource groups: negligible support for women, LGBT, African Americans, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian interest groups

    Numerous examples of disrespectful communication from management to employees and to internal customers

    No support for working remotely, with significant pressure to work in the office

    Among the most telling examples: No first aid kit in the break room, no cups - bring your own, no ergonomic adjustments to the workspace leading to repetitive strain injuries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible

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    Former Employee - Office Clerk  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Office Clerk in Nashville, TN

    Pros

    It was decent pay and decent benefits while i was there

    Cons

    Ghetto environment, rude crazy people, i was harassed to quit bc i walked w a cane, i shouldve sued, Its a low class ghetto environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only hire ghetto people, most people won't like the drama that goes on there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not someplace I would reccomend

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Albany, NY
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Albany, NY

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor salary, no training or self development. No upward mobility. All they talk about is how important their people are but they do nothing to keep them happy or advance their knowledge.

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

    No Career Advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Many choices in the medical, dental and regular benefits.

    Cons

    Hiring freezes and no advancement opportunities. Preferred method of hiring is Limited Term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    A dysfunctional company with back-stabbing management

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    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    The environment appears to be employee friendly.

    Cons

    The management that is your closest ally today will turn on you the next day. "THE GAME" is played here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire incompetent people early in their career instead of enabling them to become incompetent management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    The HP Way is Gone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    HP is a big, established company with employees (i.e., non-executive) who are of high quality, intelligent, and dedicated.

    Cons

    It's all about the bottom line and lining the pockets of the CEO and executive leadership team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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