Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not what I hoped for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great group of people if you're working in the office.

    Cons

    Once your project is up, it's up to you to find your next position within the organization, instead of being given your next opportunity.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Sucks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer Team Lead in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer Team Lead in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company, well known name. A lot of bright people work here.

    Cons

    The company is in a death-spiral. No training, no opportunities for career advancement. HP is desperate to find something that works and makes money, but doesn't make any good decisions to allow that. The products are low-quality and inferior to the competition. Sales are mostly through loyal, existing customers. Don't expect rewards for good performance. Lack of direction, planning, and good decisions. Poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Reward good performance, follow sensible technology decisions, listen to what your customers say, give them what they want. Invest in leading technological change, rather than trying to make a quick buck on current trends. Give your staff opportunities and reward good performance.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Senior Sales Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people, very hardworking and positive outlook.

    Cons

    A number of bad acquisitions and bad management decisions have impacted the ability for the company to stay competitive and relevant causing large layoff of good people.

    Advice to Management

    Layoff people to increase the stock value is not sustainable.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Customer Project/Program Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and working with talented people.

    Cons

    Constant cheap nature of the company and flow of layoffs. In the last year I've watched 3-6 people that are 100% billable laid off to "WFR" for no reason. Dumping the work on those that are left to pickup the mess. Overall decreasing revenue at the same time everyone is asked to help generate more business. WHY?

    Advice to Management

    Hurry up and split the company so you can sell off the Enterprise Side that has been downsized to almost nothing. Seems like the only logical reason to cut working people generating income to create bigger bonus checks for management.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversified into multiple businesses and gives an opportunity to move from one to another

    Cons

    Lacks an overall strategy. Splitting the company. One company would operate in a declining market with a poor potential of growth . Needs an overall vision and direction for the company. What market it needs to play in and what is the long term strategy. The other company is extremely poor on performance. Lacks innovation and is struggling to find leadership areas in true terms. Frequent changes in management. Seem to be experimenting with people Low opportunities for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Top management needs to define strategy, get right talent and inspire employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    Strategic Account Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Castle Rock, CO
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Castle Rock, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting Cyber Security space to be learning about

    Cons

    Dysfunctional organization. They have aquired too many companies and do not know how to blend the products together to deliver a seamless product to the client.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone and start over.


  8. Helpful (6)

    HPQ needs to value results over costs

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Developer/Engineer in North Andover, MA
    Former Employee - IT Developer/Engineer in North Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers, interesting work, new technology, new paradigms

    Cons

    Management clueless, constant excuses as to why no pay raise, a few do the work of many and still receive no credit

    Advice to Management

    Come to the realization that while the cost of replacing the one experienced person with a dozen cheaper offshore or entry-level is still a bad investment when the work doesn't get done


  9. TSM engineer/ Senior Infratrucutre Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    it is a GREAT company

    Cons

    unable to find any downsides. HP is a great company.


  10. Feel great to work with them

    Current Contractor - Server Technician
    Current Contractor - Server Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Open Schedule, and free from internal politics.

    Cons

    Don't get enough hours to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  11. Helpful (3)

    HP Current Enviroment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing at this time. Poor environment.

    Cons

    Too many job cuts. Depending to much on offshore resources. Lack of respect for the American workers.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the American workers not as a hindrance to the company, but as a asset. There is a better long term solution. They should be ashamed of themselves!



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