Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated May 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Dead end company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are none at this company.

    Cons

    Replacing all employees with contractors and temps as fast as they can since they bought out Compaq..

    Advice to Management

    None. You can't fix that kind of stupid.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Bad Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. HP has no ethics.

    Cons

    Managers micro manage, spy on employees, discriminate against race, age, sex, national origin, and specifically against disabled veterans. They get away with it by saying that prospective applicants do not meet their minimum requirements or that there were other applicants more qualified. HP also defrauds the US Federal Government by claiming fees for work not accomplished and for employees (managers) salaries that do not show up for work.

    Advice to Management

    Lean how to manage people, Learn that your employees are the most important asset you have because they are the ones that are making you money and interface with the customer..Without them you would be bankrupt. Be an honest company for a change and stop fraud with the customer.

  3. Helpful (1)

    It was a great place to work for many years but was run into the ground my the execs after Bill and Dave

    Former Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People, facilities, technology, clout, balance

    Cons

    bureaucracy, incompetent management, the pursuit for easy money

    Advice to Management

    get a clue

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  5. Helpful (2)

    HP has lost it "way".

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great potential but no focus or passion. Good people that are hard working, smart and they mean well. Sadly, all that stops abbruptly just above ground level.

    Cons

    No focus or passion for products or customers. Management by intimidation is universal and fully supported by HR as is forced distribution of performance rank and pay. It's all about the margins and how much an Executive is rewarded. Margins make more sense in some markets... like PC's and Printers but not all.

    Advice to Management

    Find another company to go out and ruin you've done all you can here. Read about the HP Way, as part of your exit interview... there you'll see stuff like customers, contribution, the value of the individual, enthusiasm and a big one... listen to your people.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Great place to work if you are happy doing the same thing your entire career or until you are downsized.

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    Former Employee - Technical Consultant Specialist in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant Specialist in Pontiac, MI

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Teleworker but that is going away. if you get the right manager you can float without having to do much work.

    Cons

    Offshoring support without concern for impact to customer. No valuable training. No chance for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Cut management at the top. Who really needs so many managers? Invest the money in the workers and watch the company thrive. Invest in the managers and watch the company sink further down.

  7. Helpful (4)

    If you like feeling disposable and underpaid, and that upper management thinks you just fell off the turnip truck. Act

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a stable place to work. Because people always were leaving. Now I guess us older folks are not leaving fast enough.

    Cons

    where do I begin. No work life balance, constant leadership change. Made to feel too expensive, even though market salary is higher. Bonuses for CEOs and executives, salary cuts for worker bees. But we're all in this together right? If this is how you feel, I echo the other person's sentiment I saw on here. Send some of your executive positions overseas. Gotta be some GREAT savings there, huh?

    Advice to Management

    We aren't that expensive, and aren't that easily replaced. Stop hiring the cheapest bottom level labor you can get and pretending that the problem isn't the very top heavy leadership structure monstrosity that purchases other companies and ruins them, and the leadership is a revolving door with no one left to blame. We are not the problem here. I suggest you spin off each ACCOUNT and leave us alone. And making people drive to an office far away is just a way to make people mad and quit, we aren't stupid. We are calling your bluff though, you do not have enough space and don't want to pay for it.

  8. Helpful (3)

    Not a place for growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Training is provided for everything. Gain great experiences. Meet many people. Set hours.

    Cons

    No place to grow professionally or personally. Terrible communication. Unjust compensation. Not all, but many executives, upper management, supervisors, etc did not uphold company standards, nor provide support for their employees

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to your employees instead of listening to what other employees say about them.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Big disappointment wanting to work here as a child.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    People are nice, flex hours, good paid time off, relaxed dress code.

    Cons

    Poor management from upper all the way down to team lead. CEO gets 19 mil raise. The top employees get 2.34% (disrespectful). I have seen subcontractors being lead for 2 years with no intention of bringing them on.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your star employees or they will walk out the door. If you want to build a strong team then keep that team happy. You hold on to waste like a hoarder. I am upset because this place could have been great but it's not and it probably wont change in the next 10 years.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Managers getting away with unfair treatment

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    Former Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Big company; well recognized; In theory you can move around

    Cons

    Managers given too much power even to stop an employee from moving internally

    Advice to Management

    Become more open and people oriented; enable the em ployees not threaten, intimidate and force them to do things

  11. Helpful (2)

    looking to run away as soon as possible

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

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    HP Brand reputation, innovation and long history of client services

    Cons

    has become too big and bureaucratic. waste of career.

    Advice to Management

    improve accountability & business results

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