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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
8,731 Reviews
3.3
8,731 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor Employee Compenstation

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

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of discounts. Developer Performance is not part of your rating.

    Cons

    You are just a number. Benefits are not competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation. Do not base salary increase on how the whole division does.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Absolutely disgusted.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - FTO TECHNICIAN
    Former Employee - FTO TECHNICIAN

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    In NW Houston. Great location and area. The Houston Factory is conveniently located on at Luetta Rd and SH 249.

    Cons

    Truthfully I am personally disgusted with HP. I got accused of allegedly violating their security protocols and lost my job over it. A good lawyer should able to put them out of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please go bankrupt soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ready for a new challenge at a new company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    intelligent co-workers, fortune 1,000 company, diverse company, CEO trying to make things turnaround

    Cons

    salary
    future state of business
    CEO
    Upper management
    no room for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 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

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  6. 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

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

    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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Clueless at the higher levels

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    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
  8. 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

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for less than a year

    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mixed results for 5 year turnaround effort

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than a year

    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Clerk  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Office Clerk in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than a year

    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not someplace I would reccomend

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Albany, NY
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Albany, NY

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

    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

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