Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Starter Company for your Career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Service Developer in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Information Service Developer in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Possible to Work from Home, Great Work Environment

    Cons

    Pay is below median, No room for promotion, Harsh Deadlines, Project Management is Poor

    Advice to Management

    Find a better method to have worker retention. Points to a online shop in lieu of a salary increase or bonus is not adequate.


  2. HP software

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BDM in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - BDM in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits, salary is also good. Environment is very health!

    Cons

    Software is not a HP focus. I don't feel confortable when I work on a company where you are out off focus...

    Advice to Management

    they have bought a lot of very good software companies and kill all of them... like Mercury ad others


  3. Sr. Infrastructure Engineer

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

    Pros

    Remote work all the time. Very flexible, good pay for contract type work. People are really working hard, especially for a contractor.

    Cons

    HP is moving services off-shore so the cost will be dropped down. If you are working there you may worry about job security since you are also training the guys oversea who earns 1/3 of what you earn.

    Advice to Management

    it is a trend to move service job oversea. But most of the case the important/critical works still need people who work from US.


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  5. Active Directory

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very busy , so plenty of work

    Cons

    Too busy sometimes, no extra pay for on call

    Advice to Management

    Balance resources/workload


  6. Helpful (2)

    HP Enterprises - US

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Delivery Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Delivery Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with some Really sharp professionals; Front-line management and employees are customer focused Excellent resume-building opportunities Telecommute options were nice - but are now under heavy scrutiny with executive leadershp's ad-hoc work force reduction initiative of "back to the office" mandate. (e.g. direction is either relocate at employee's expense or leave company)

    Cons

    Senior Leadership DIsconnect with US Employees & Front Line Managers/Sr Managers - blindness to "Best Shoring" without regard to account delivery/sales puts US-employees at High risk with constant WorkForce Reductions. Remaining employees tend to pull unreasonably long work weeks! Senior leadership does NOT approve new US positions and mandates a 90% best shore mix on new accounts and delivery orgs. Org is unable to fill best shore resources taking 6+ months in most cases. Only senior management (Director & Higher) are protected from best shore and work force reductions. Growth Opportunities: Pay is generally close to be aligned with market rates, butForced rating mandates keeps employee bonus pools very selective. Majority of employees have not seen any significant pay increases in past several years. Extremely difficult to promote within - most open US jobs are backfilled with best shore or position is simple lateral transfers without pay impact. Creates a rather hostile environment as bonus pools for employees are generally reserved for the few and to the executives. Extremely divisive internal organization - Constant org changes with Top-heavy management org creates a very high overhead creating a slow, cover-your-ass bureaucratic organization that simply cannot respond to client needs. When major issues hit, lower ranking file feels the brunt of pressure, long hours or blame (if employee makes a mistake, there is high chance of being let go which further enforces bureaucratic practices).

    Advice to Management

    Get Lean on Senior Management and cut the fat overhead, invest into innovative tools (think services R&D), and for God's sakes stop with the Work Force Reductions - you are killing those remaining resources!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for the majority of my career here, however, recently employees have tuned into just numbers.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Benefits good with more than fair share of company bonus with company performance. If you can land in the right department, job can be very fulfilling.

    Cons

    Work-Life balance that HP was well known for, have been minimized of late. Opportunities for advancement not as plentiful as before.

    Advice to Management

    Job knowledge and experience does not automatically make you a good leader. More management training and mentoring needed for its leaders.


  8. Different for all

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Until this year, flexible telecommute options were a heavily promoted perk to work at hp. Combined with benefits package and salary this was what really helped the culture better in light of many years of minimal or no raises, small bonuses and even years of salary cuts. Instead of standing out the company decided to fall in line and copy Yahoo's stance in going back to the office. The access to a lot of tech and global vendors is a true asset.

    Cons

    Frequent workforce reductions every few months, constant offshoring from the company's home country, not enough growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Be innovators, not followers. Stand out from all other companies and be the shining star enticing new candidates to want to be at hp.


  9. Helpful (5)

    A mixed bag. More rotten than rad.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good, helpful people. In general you will really enjoy your co-workers.

    Cons

    Management is chickens#&t and have no voice against the senior leadership. It is run as a dick-tatorship. Lower management is scared to death to say no to upper mgmt. or to tell them the truth about HR polices, portfolio, or project schedules and the ridiculous pace at which they make their workforce execute.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being a55holes. Don't put down dissenting voices.


  10. IT Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, stable company

    Cons

    work long hours and weekends, stressful environment, quarterly layoffs


  11. Great Place to work. Smart People

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

    Pros

    Smart people. Flexible hours. Work life balance is better than most other company

    Cons

    Business decision does not align with internal goal



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