Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. HP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility and growth is considered for some employees.

    Cons

    Consideration for profit seems to come before the consideration of the company as a whole when selecting an acquisition.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Program Manager for Professional Services

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, working from home, good people.

    Cons

    Internal conflicts between BUs, big, complex, lots of changes in direction from management

    Advice to Management

    Plan farther ahead and be more Agile.

  3. Former Server Admin at HP

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    Former Employee - ITO Service Delivery Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - ITO Service Delivery Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    HP is a great company to work for with the best training available. They will pay for current job certifications as new technologies are brought into the enterprise. The culture there is really great and they give morale a high rating in terms of importance.

    Cons

    There are concerns with the direction they will put you in. For example, I was hired as a server administrator, but then was moved into change management and then process improvement team. I liked that they promoted me, however your target position could be changed without your control. Much of the software in use at HP is proprietary, so you are not actually gaining any software skill that you can take elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Moving people around when their career objectives are not considered is not good. You lose so much knowledge about the position when people are moved out and put elsewhere based upon the company's need. The fact that I and others within the IT org were moved around so often shows that management there is lacking in a solid plan for the future. It should be the employee expressing interest in another position that motivates the company to move them.

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  5. Still Troubling Times

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great brand, good assets. Global company with a big reach and generally a good reputation in the marketplace

    Cons

    Still struggling to find it's place in the services market while still focusing on being an equipment manufacturer

  6. HP Review after 20 years

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of knowledge still in the company even after the many rounds of layoffs. If you have a "Pre-Compaq" manager you'll get a lot of support and learn a lot, too.

    Cons

    With the many rounds of layoffs a lot of the historic HP Culture put in place by Bill and Dave has been lost or tossed aside. Disappointing how all the senior management doesn't seem to be able to get a grip on how to effectively and profitably run the company, except by use of the layoff hatchet.
    Over the past 10 years the perks have been constantly trimmed back, so that instead of leading the Silicon Valley employers, it is now middling.

    Advice to Management

    1) Remember the customer pays your salary (and everyone, too).
    2) Make things that are Great.
    3) Make things that are best in class.
    4) Quality, quality, quality.
    5) HP is a great brand with a lot of folks willing to pay more for quality, so go for the HIGHEST Quality denominator and not the LOWEST.

  7. Helpful (1)

    They asked me to take on much more than I was hired to do but I enjoyed it very much.

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    Former Contractor - AMS TCE & Business Escalations Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Contractor - AMS TCE & Business Escalations Manager in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a very challenging position but it was extremely rewarding to get it done. Good pay & good people!

    Cons

    I went through 6 different supervisors during my 2 year contract. One being the division head who wasn't a people person.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to evaluate people better by talking to people that know what they've done & are capable of doing.

  8. Sr Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    Strong Company with well defined processes and procedures.

    Cons

    Lack of clear direction. Definitely missing the HP way that made great this company.

  9. For the most part, the experience was good. I have learned an extreme amount.

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot about the industry and HP's product line, as well as, met a lot of good people that I will stay in touch with even though they left HP.

    Cons

    Pay is low and the communication from management is still poor.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your reps better and make sure you are all on the same page.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Technology without invention

    • Comp & Benefits
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    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
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Number of HP sponsored programs helps promote good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Innovating by buying out the competition rather than being truly creative. The sales culture skews towards making money rather than creating technology or solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Need more leaders and less managers. Set positive examples and cultivate your workers, not for your sake but for theirs.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Very, very large company.

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    The people are talented and committed.

    Cons

    Slow-moving, far too many reorganizations.

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