Hewlett-Packard
3.0 of 5 8,229 reviews
www.hp.com Palo Alto, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.0 8,229 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman

(3,012 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Value your employees because other companies do!

    Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    Madison, WI

    ProsCoworkers. Worked with alot of talented people. Was able to gain alot of valued experience in Medicaid which is highly respected in the HealthCare IT industry.

    ConsTOO many managers! They could get rid of more than half the management staff and increase employees wages to be market place competitive. I left this job after 8 1/2 years and literally doubled my salary, because they do not keep up with consistenet raises.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue the experience and knowledge of your more senior staff, other companies do and are willing to pay highly for it. Too many managers!!! Management needs to be trimmed greatly to be more efficient.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    17 years and out the door

    Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedule. Good people (at least the normal humans that you work with in the trenches--once you become a manager, they take away your humanity card).

    ConsNo loyalty to employees. No ability to move up (in the US, anyways). No tuition reimbursement. They are forcing employees to come back into the office even if your entire team is spread throughout the world. Middle and upper management consists of bean counters who have no clue about innovation and cutting edge technology. HP is getting rid of all their in-house engineers and is acquiring starts up's because they no longer know how to innovate from within. This might be a good long term strategy, but it's sad to see the company that started innovation in silicon valley simply become another behemoth bureaucratic bloated acquisition engine.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNow that you've outsourced all of your engineering to Chinese companies, good luck counting those beans!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Constant Layoffs

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people to work with, many opportunities to move lateral.

    ConsConstant Layoff every quarter drive the morale really low. Back to office 5 days a week and checking the batch records take away the flexibility.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more effort to drive up revenue than drive employee away.

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    Thanks for the memories

    Senior Technical Consultant (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsExcellent Benefits. Decent 401K. Can work remotely.

    ConsAs part of the Software Division in the Protect space, sales slowed very much. We all knew there would be some cuts. Got the call and informed I was one of them. Ten years of experience and they kept others with no experience right out of college. All managers told me that they had no input into the decision. HP's way of letting go more talent I suppose. They sell PC's and ink as that is the only thing keeping them afloat other than cutting talent and replacing them with lower paid newbies. Example. Worked with one of the newbies in their twenties. While on the phone starts saying dude while customer is on the line. The new ones may be eager but have no soft skills. The sales has dropped even further I have been told. HP is nothing but a ink and PC maker these days no matter what their press releases say. They were too late into everything else

    Advice to Senior ManagementWell there is the management level that does reviews and little else then there are the higher ups that do not know the people and base everything on numbers. Hence why the talent pool at HP has dropped.

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

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    Make this one your launchpad, not your endgame.

    Technology Consultant III (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsYou can learn outside of your skillset/job
    Self-paced training
    Intelligent Co-Workers

    Consvery few opportunities to be promoted
    false promises
    heavy politics
    play the game or be forgotten
    Low/not competitive salary

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting work, but overall company is on the wrong path.

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsSome very good managers who care deeply about their teams and the companies.
    Interesting, sometimes cutting-edge product and project opportunities.

    ConsConstant layoffs with no end in site. Lots of pressure to move jobs to offshore outsourced firms and eliminate staff in the U.S.
    The company continues to struggle for growth which impacts the overall morale and spirit of the workforce.

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

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    Constant political struggles with nobody in control

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsIf you are lucky you can stay in your corner of the company forever. Not very satisfying, though. Lots of dead wood in this company - could stand to lay off a third of the people here and not even blink.

    ConsLack of focus. Really poor advancement possibilities especially for somebody that has come into the company via acquisition (like me).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I like my job but not the management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossometimes you get really good projects that helps you grow...

    ConsStagnant wage and bad management...

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees, make them happy so they don't leave...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    You get to interview over and over!!!!

    Applications Management I (Former Employee)
    Plano, TX

    ProsIt is a good model and it is good for new college graduates.

    ConsThe problem with this model is that they are hiring recent college graduates with little to zero experience and then they can't place them anywhere. The employees are hired to work on outside accounts; however, they are not told that to get placed in any of these accounts, they will have to re-interview. Most of these accounts want people with plenty of experience which makes it hard for recent college graduates with no experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind accounts in which employees can be placed without the need to be interviewing for the jobs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tough turn around phase

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLearn new skills in tough environment

    ConsNo work life balance including sacrificed weekends, vacations, and long weekends

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

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