Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. Benefits are great!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and many tools available to improve skills via online learning tools. Great place if you have an IT background, in terms of available internal job openings. Flexible work environment.

    Cons

    The pay isn't the best and you have to perform the work of 5 people to see any pay increases. Work force reductions are always looming. You feel unappreciated! If you're non-IT, you aren't going far, meaning no computer science background.

  2. Was great, but now just your average MNC

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

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

    Pros

    Individual respect and work hour flexibility

    Cons

    Leadership and inconsistency in strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some groups/functions working 30 hour weeks while others 80. Watch for wave of burnout.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Lots of great people, chaotic business model

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    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people still working for HP. I had the honor of working with some of the best technical minds in the business. If you can find a stable place within one of the two companies HP is splitting into, the caliber of people HP employs will make it worth sticking it out through all the uncertainty the company is currently in the midst of.

    Good pay, good benefits and flexible work arrangements are other positives.

    Cons

    Lack of stability. Right now, life inside HP is a bit chaotic and uncertain. Splitting into two companies, lots of off-shoring of jobs that were US-based, constantly evolving go-to-market strategies and relatively poor sales/marketing management are all concerns. Hopefully, this will settle down in the not-too-distant future. For now, however, HP is pretty unstable from a employee perspective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Decent life balance, but a very turbulent and isolating environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Coworkers are good people, generally friendly people in the office. Pretty good work life balance, sometimes very busy others there is nothing to do.

    Cons

    A lot of changes going on currently with the company split. Minimal yearly bonuses. An expectation to regularly work weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with employees. Also try to co-locate people working on the same projects, intercommunicating slows down development significantly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Business Consultant - Application and Business Services

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    Current Employee - Business Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Values and Ethics

    Cons

    Project Variety and Consulting challenges missing
    No training and professional development
    Growth is very slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Any Services company need to have a very strong job rotation policy so that people are multi skilled which provide them with challenges , new energy and thus prepares them for leadership roles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Hard work in fun areas

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    Former Employee - Software Designer V
    Former Employee - Software Designer V

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401k match was good. Fun technologies to work on, neat projects. Team really cared about the product that they were producing

    Cons

    Office culture was not fun. Long work hours, unreasonable project demands led to burn out across our entire team and organization top to bottom plus forced layoffs did not help things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix forced layoffs, stop trying to make everything about the shareholders and quit running off great talent with forced policies and unwillingness to be flexible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Disappointed

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer
    Current Employee - Applications Developer

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

    Pros

    Flex-time and good life/work balance

    Cons

    No raises. Constant re-organization which typically resulted in workforce reduction or more than one manager each year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more stability

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Former long-term employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    HP was a good employer for many years. They offer a wide variety of positions, which allowed for much personal and career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Biggest con has been post-HP/Compaq merger. The corporation changed from being employee oriented to more short-term profit motivated, dropping many of the employee friendly tactics and benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees need to have in-person manager and team meetings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Focused mostly on cost reduction rather than product innovation. Career opportunities limited with limited growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Work / Life
    Breadth of products / opportunities

    Cons

    Non competitive benefits
    Product strategy, vision
    Products in silos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in tech talent, visionaries, R&D. Be more competitive with comps.
    Leverage the technical assets across the product portfolio for more bolder move, strategy and inspire workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Good company, but not so good management of some departments

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    some teams have excellent working atmosphere and great colleagues
    excellent knowledge base with options to get certified
    opportunities to go advance in career if you stay long enough
    gives you the option to gain experience working in a corporate structure

    Cons

    certain managers and team leads focus on their own goals
    lots of colleagues try to find somebody else to do their job.
    salaries (at least in certain departments) are around average in the industry. could be higher

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider hiring more skilled people
    give more attention to the salary and benefits
    more options to be able to work at home

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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