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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
8,872 Reviews
3.3
8,872 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also decent work/life balance when compared to other companies in this industry (in 1130 reviews)

  • Flexible hours & You can work from home/remote as long as the job gets done (in 650 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 195 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    It's HP - about what you expect

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Tons of resources. Good people to work with. Nice benefits.

    Cons

    It's a huge company - don't expect anything to happen fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more agile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people, flexibility, commitment, open door policy

    Cons

    complex org structure that changes frequently is a challenge,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed my work experience at HP. I worked with a great group of dedicated people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The work ethic of the people there, their friendliness, and willingness to share information with others made the job fun. I enjoyed my job and contributed to company success.

    Cons

    Layoffs hover over the place. Can become distracted by the possibility of layoff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the redundancies that drive up cost. Win the new contracts that will provide meaningful revenue on an on-going basis. Keep the business that is fundamental to success.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great People! Committed to getting the job done.

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    Current Employee - GPLM  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - GPLM in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    People are some of the best in the biz and best to work with, little back stabbing or territory marking.They have all the cards to make things happen, hardware, software, services. Company values are apparent in the work/life balance.

    Cons

    Using Deloitte and Touche to restructure the infrastructure. MBA's with no real work experience (other than consulting) make poor judgments as to the needs of the business. Cubicles are a pain, people need training in how to control their emotions whilst in phone meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rein in D&T and take ownership of the process. Create internal teams to review D&T work and implement what is needed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    HP Work experience

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    Current Employee - Account Security Officer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Account Security Officer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Challenging, growth opportunity, great team, years of cumulative experience, great work-life balance.

    Cons

    you are 1 small guppy in a 320K + ocean. It's tough to get noticed outside of your fish bowl.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, one of the top companies in the world, diversity, training and education, travel opportunities, working with the best in the field

    Cons

    Challenging but exciting. Very high pressure end of quarters. Company sometimes pushes products that are not ready for the market and you have difficult time selling them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great benefits, management not so good

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    Former Employee - Windows Administrative  in  Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Windows Administrative in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Benefits, severance package, and being left to do your job in peace are all good. I enjoyed the work and was recognized a few times after major outages.

    Cons

    Management was completely removed from operations. Whenever there was an outage they'd be all over getting in the way of established procedures, but normally they'd work from home and ignore us.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop working from home

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    IT Service Delivery Manager

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    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and grow in a variety of business functions. Great benefits and vacation allocations.

    Cons

    Over the years many of the lower performers were released from the company. When it came to pay-for-performance at that point, some very strong performers were receiving average ratings and not receiving increases. A lot of hours spent working without true appreciation from leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the workforce. Some changes were made a result of the Voice of the Workforce, but there is a long way to go. Hopefully with all the recent cuts over the past 2 years, and the upcoming 18 months, HP will get things headed in the right direction. There is some concern that young potential candidates will steer clear of HP due to the recent work force reductions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Alright environment; Lots of benefits, but you have to be informed of them.

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    I had a friendly team (including boss) and others around me were just as friendly. There are a number of benefit programs that are good (not great though), but not everyone has been well informed of. There is also an attempt to make work more fun with the addition of clubs and events that employees could engage in. If located at one of the major sites, there are probably more fun events for employees than at smaller sites.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, even though there may be fun opportunities at work, workers are hesitant to take advantage of them. Not all employees understood all of the benefit programs they were receiving so they couldn't take advantage of them. Apparently on-boarding for new hires is not that great. The company, for valid reasons, is beginning to discourage tele-working, but this will make many unhappy. Disbelief that one could be productive from home is probably a factor, but that is something that should be up to that employee's direct manager to report.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show employees' respect, make the effort to understand, and support them. Because my manager is all of these, I work with a good spirit. Who's managing matters! Leaders should be encouraging and supportive and not demanding. Oftentimes, there are complications beyond understanding and helping out fellow team members helps reduce stress in their lives --because everyone gets a lot of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice, but uncertain

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice campus, cafeteria. Nice people to work with. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    The layoffs leave a lot of uncertainty.

    Recommends

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