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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
9,305 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 1173 reviews)

  • Being able to work from home is also great so you are never behind in work (in 666 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 202 reviews)

  • Mid to senior management each day you get more surprised with how incompetent they are (in 317 reviews)

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  1.  

    HP Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Respect for Engineering staff. Company policy is to stay current with technology stacks.

    Cons

    Typical mega size company problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for non-traditional ways to expand the "core" company. Reduce the required corporate culture time for engineers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    HP has a great work environment but difficult to do training courses to pursue further advancement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Operations Associate II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Operations Associate II in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Tends to be so busy that it's difficult to do online training and courses to further your knowledge so one can grow within a company..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Love the changes!

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility.
    Changing environment for the better.
    Meg Whitman.

    Cons

    Slow moving.
    Change Management can be frustrating at times.
    Inflexible environment and sometimes people who have been there for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more
    Better office environments--bring the fun back!
    Get rid of cube farms and bring in fun elements--ping pong tables, thinking lounges--help bring the creativity back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Incredible talent within this tech giant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I would say that the Heritage of this innovative incubator and its people are the top two reasons to work at HP.

    Cons

    Engineering is at its core and ingrained in its DNA which makes it difficult to drive design innovation outside of the engineering space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage your internal design capabilities or if you need to go externally do so. The power of user centered design and its ability to not only understand and identify the customer but more importantly know their needs is a tool you should be using constantly to improve your products and services.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    best company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Obiee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Obiee in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    very good management
    Very good benfits

    Cons

    weak HR dept
    Bad basic pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give good hikes and play safe

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    customer assurance, quality engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    HP generally provides the resources to get the job done. They are on the high end of the compensation curve. HP has done a good job in ranking people so that the good people are retained and the bad people are let go.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, HP also sometimes lets good people go because they are trying to do an average reduction in force and dont help the good people find jobs within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more support for good people during restructuring to make sure you dont lose the good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    The oasis center allowed you to print anything you want.

    Cons

    Takes a while for projects to get approved because the company is so big.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great work life balance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with who are very passionate about what they do. Lots of great learning opportunities and the flexibility to move around positions that you are interested in.

    Cons

    Since HP is such a huge organization groups do not always work well with one another which can cause work to be slow at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great work life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Decent salary
    Nice people
    Work work culture
    good technological work

    Cons

    Less challenging work, not like start up. Slow growth

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Enjoyed working in a small environment with smart people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There's a lot of smart people and good benefits. Worked on a semi-independent branch of HP in small teams and an open environment.

    Cons

    Many things seemed a bit bogged down by procedure. Company was in a state of rapid change after joining HP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to foster improvements in company culture. Look to the smaller semi-autonomous organizations within the company as a guide for how to improve quality of engineering life.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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