There are newer employer reviews for Hewlett-Packard
There are newer employer reviews for Hewlett-Packard

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

A big company trying to restructure itself: a few exciting opportunities rising amidst heavy politics and processes.

  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Fairly stable environment (safe the occasional massive 30k layoffs) Good health benefits Possibility to stand out through quality work, and take ownership of projects.

Cons

Very process oriented - too many cases of processes taking precedence over common sense. This creates a fertile ground for office politics - much more than usual based on my experience. No kitchen/office perks - absolutely nothing - water and coffee are the only guaranteed goodies you can expect, safe the occasional fruit basket and biz lunch left overs. Probably qualifies as the worst place ever when it comes to perks - almost comically tragique when compared to any other company of the bay area.

Advice to Management

Forget the processes and politics for a moment, pay attention to insider suggestions and innovations. Get real about kitchen perks.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (1)

    Once great titan struggling to recover and reinvent itself.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company's current struggles - and turnover - have brought an infusion of new blood and new thinking. Got a great idea? This is the best time to work for HP as it is no longer focused on protecting successful franchises like printing and personal computing, but on breakthrough ideas and new opportunities.

    Cons

    This is not your father's HP. The change to the HP culture wrought by the Fiorina and Hurd regimes is irreversible. There are artifacts of the "old religion" like "open door policy", but the rewards system has shifted to one that encourages individual achievement - often at the expense of collaboration, and discourages risk-taking, and this is an inhibitor of the innovation that the company claims to seek.

    Advice to Management

    You've been dealt a terrible hand, and are playing it as best you can. Good luck!


  2. Talented Workforce, Undervalued

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Operations Analyst in Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Business Operations Analyst in Corvallis, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Resume Building Opportunities Fantastic coworkers and middle management

    Cons

    Poor Pay Company Too Big to Succeed Inept Board Middle Management hands tied

    Advice to Management

    Loosen the restraints on rewarding people for a job well done. Value the people who actually do the work and not just the presenters. Layoffs should be considered executive management failure and not company policy.


There are newer employer reviews for Hewlett-Packard
There are newer employer reviews for Hewlett-Packard

See Most Recent

Work at Hewlett-Packard? Share Your Experiences

Hewlett-Packard

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.