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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
9,738 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work-life balance due to flexibility of work schedule but that's about it (in 1209 reviews)

  • Being able to work from home is also great so you are never behind in work (in 684 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 211 reviews)

  • You can hear people want to fix issues but the senior management just doesn't get it (in 319 reviews)

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  1.  

    Research Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Has a lot of flexibility to explore/develop your own ideas.
    A free and relaxed environment.
    Some interesting projects

    Cons

    Need more young people.
    A lot of meetings.
    Lack of discussions

  2.  

    Great work culture!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Innovation-focused environment with huge investments in R&D

    Cons

    None that I come to my mind

  3.  

    Program Management for high-end server hardware research and development (from concept to market).

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    High degree of autonomy in managing development of high-visibility, big-budget, high-revenue products. Knowledgeable and very professional teams. Company name and reputation gets fast action from suppliers and customers alike.

    Cons

    The corporate culture has changed significantly in the last 15 to 20 years. It has lost some of what once made it a great place to work. It's huge size alone has created a mountain of red tape to be overcome in order to innovate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more of an effort to obtain input from all levels regarding product strategy and future plans.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Great company, there are many opportunities for college student/grads

    Cons

    The application process can be a bit tedious.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Automation Engineer in Southborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Automation Engineer in Southborough, MA

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

    Pros

    Good technology, process and work culture

    Cons

    Slow growth as with big companies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great team, but as a whole too much confusion.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    My team specifically was amazing. We pushed new boundaries, built great things, and brought in fresh new ideas to a legacy company. Great salary, okay benefits, opportunity to continue education. Opportunities to grow, some amazing products that have a ton of potential, smart acquisitions.

    Cons

    Too much confusion. Huge disconnect between leadership and reality. From the very top to middle management leadership is misaligned with the reality of the products and their management needs. Too many meetings about meetings.

    Giant loops of competing interests, lack of focus and follow through in interdependent teams that rely on each other to be successful. Status quo attitude. Talent loss had led to smaller teams stretched too thin to be able to accomplish anything meaningful. Half of company stuck in legacy stance the other half fighting for swift and progressive movement into the future. Progress is often stuck. Frenemies abound.

    Food court is not good, no real commuter friendly options. At least have shuttles pick up from train stations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should really take some anonymous surveys or get feedback from people on management to identify the problems. They don't want to know.

    The backend is a problem. A big problem for everyone. They need to move faster and collaborate more willingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Large company with flexible work hours and environment but at times slow decision making.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Approachable work environment, flexible hours, market rate or better pay scale. Tools esp. technology are plentiful. Employees are generally helpful and collaborative.

    Cons

    Some departments re-organize frequently, causing halts to momentum. Can be internally focused on management reviews, or internal presentations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Internal thinking can slow customer centric responsiveness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Benefits, benefits, benefits. Career growth is available through use of their mentoring program and visibility to jobs in house first.

    Cons

    Hours. Depending on your role they will keep adding onto your work load, then expecting you to continue to work overtime, weekends, etc. to complete all the additional roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company values

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    Sometimes things can move rather slowly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company values.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Take calls daily to sell wide variety of HP products

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Good benefits. Relaxed work environment. Everyone is friendy and willing to help eachother out. Good training for job. Great for someone starting out in the workforce.

    Cons

    can be repetitive. Work over some holidays. Slightly micromanaged.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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