Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    Hell on Earth for a Contractor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Services Information Developer in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Services Information Developer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    It's a job that pays.

    Cons

    You report to HP employees that are usually below middle management. They know that a single word from them can send you packing, and they are only too eager to find a scapegoat. It's probably the worst tech job I've ever had.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe not leave your regular employees in constant fear of losing their jobs///


  2. Management in the Enterprise services division

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Outstanding people at the working levels

    Cons

    Company is downsizing, and employees are a commodity at this time in the business cycle

    Advice to Management

    Take care of clients, and employees, and sales and profits will improve


  3. Customer Engineer - Bank of America Account - San Francisco

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    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

    There are no positive reasons professionally or monetarily for anyone with any skill sets to be wasting their time working for Hewlett Packard in any capacity!

    Cons

    Unstable company. Unprofessional Management. Ridiculous Salary structures, especially for California Residents! Very poor Product Line with unimaginative engineering and a lack of common sense in product manufacture. Company is living on the laurels of the past. Splitting the company is necessary just for corporate survival. HP is dysfunctional in every way possible... Stay away from HP if you have any self-respect for yourself...

    Advice to Management

    As I have stated previously... All Management needs to show some self-respect and resign their positions... Starting with Meg and working all the way down to the Danner's of the HP World...


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  5. Poor Managment from the top down

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Escalation Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Escalation Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Recognizable name in the high tech industry with a big footprint worldwide.

    Cons

    Very poor management decisions from former and current CEO on down have damaged the companies reputation and impeded it's ability to innovate. Repeated large acquisitions that were failures led to a drop in profits which caused the company to cut quality in delivering products and services. Diminishing quality of products and services caused more hits to profits and thus more cuts. Moral for many employees is bad as they see wave after wave of layoffs as the company contracts in size. CEO is hell bent on turning a profit but is doing so by slashing R&D budgets as well as laying off quality employees. HP is a good example of a company that makes decisions based on insuring shareholders get their dividends but the ship is taking on water and slowly sinking. The days of HP being at the top of the tech industry are behind them and a slow slide into mediocrity makes them a company to stay away from for employment and purchasing their products.

    Advice to Management

    Happy employees make a company successful. Repeated layoffs over several years will not result in happy employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Production Scheduler

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay, great co- workers, work from home

    Cons

    long hours, including weekends expected


  7. Helpful (1)

    HP used to be a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Fair pay
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    The biggest problem with HP is poor management. The trend for the past few years has been to play musical management chairs, giving the illusion of change and "new blood". Management rewards people for process improvements, but nothing is improved. Instead, people are paid to fix problems caused by management, or to fix problems they created. The current CEO will step on anyone to improve her legacy. Finally, HP has made the desktop relevant once again with the "back to the office" initiative. I think HP will be the only company buying desktops. Also, monthly management meetings are Kool-Aid and propaganda festivals; they treat people like mindless children, thinking we will believe anything they say.

    Advice to Management

    The BOD needs to clean house and get rid of the Dell management that is infecting the company, they need to stop sacrificing good employees at the alter of "collaboration", and they need to return to the HP way, which was about recognizing the importance of a companies greatest resource: people.


  8. Helpful (7)

    Ridiculous Reason for Getting Let Go - Being a Teleworker

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant

    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

    Used to be a great place to work. In the past, HP had a philosophy that you could perform your job anywhere..."Starbucks, office, home...", but no longer.

    Cons

    Pretty awful way to cut massive costs in a company and extremely short sighted. Most companies have a strategic vision to increase revenue, while keeping costs in check. Not HP - their answer is to simply eliminate thousands of teleworker jobs. And, why are there teleworkers anyway? Because HP decided to lessen their footprint years ago by closing offices. Truly no people care in this place - all employees are just numbers and are not valued at all.

    Advice to Management

    Get new senior management with real clear, strategic vision.


  9. Helpful (2)

    A company is just too big and too inefficient

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    a company that is big, global and deep pocketed.

    Cons

    The culture of this company is what have you done for me lately.


  10. Helpful (2)

    lvl2 technician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lvl II Technician in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Lvl II Technician in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    there is nothing redeeming about this company

    Cons

    there still is nothing redeeming about this company
    the illusion of working here is better than the reality

    Advice to Management

    quit messing with people and become more competitive on your wages


  11. Helpful (6)

    Inside Sales Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Work life balance, my old manager got to work 7 hrs a day; leave a hr early every day.
    -HP name on your resume
    -Other companies will poach you for much more, I left when other tech company who offered me much more.

    Cons

    -Pay- the Plano reps are only paid a measly 2k/month so about 1600 base after taxes; the average monthly rent in Plano/Dallas are is $920 a month. More than 50% of the reps have very high quotas and are therefore not getting any commission check; therefore most of the office work 2 jobs to make ends meet.
    -Commissions are taxed at 35% federal tax rate, you will get it back at end of year is you fall into the right tax bracket; but when most of the reps are living paycheck to paycheck this is not good.
    -Quotas are way too high, management says that you only control 10% of your quota while the channel partners and resellers controls the rest; so even with all your effort and might you will not make much of a difference.
    -Commission pay is so convoluted you never know how you will get paid. We not only never received any official training but our management even admitted its too complicated to track.
    -Management does not invest in employees, if you want to take any extra training to further your career you must take a vacation day.
    -Office environment is never comfortable, we had a ant infestation around our desk and even after a work order nothing was resolved. We had to pay for our own bug spray.
    -Employees are given promotions based on how management likes you, you can be the top performer and never get anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    -Pay competitive wages, more than half the office are going to competitors or looking so they don't have to work 2 jobs to make ends meet. Invest in your employees.



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