Hewlett-Packard

  www.hp.com
  www.hp.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile
There are newer employer reviews for Hewlett-Packard

 

Fast-Paced work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for less than a year

Pros

You get to learn a lot of technologies within a short amount of time. I definitely enjoyed this part of the job.

Cons

Sometimes it's a little too fast paced.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spread out the tasks more evenly over time.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

8882 Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plenty of opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Architect  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Respectable pay, plenty of opportunity to find something interesting to do should you become bored or stagnant in a certain position.

    CEO is working diligently to improve HP's performance, and is not worried about pandering to the stock market in the short term. Given our previous CEOs (Mark Hurd) who focused ONLY on short-term profits and their own bank accounts, Meg Whitman is a breath of fresh air. The employees firmly and completely support Meg in her efforts.

    Cons

    Middle management (too many layers that provide no value to the company).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of about three layers of middle management. They exist ONLY to write reports about what their people have done, tell employees that they cannot spend any money, and travel around the world (at company expense) to meet with their direct reports. At the same time, I have teammates with whom I have worked for 10 years that I have never met in person.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good for employees but does not treat contractors very well

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Freedom, Flexible timing, Tele commuting option

    Cons

    terrilble middle and lower managers. Attrition of talented engineers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop getting contractors and start loosing people who at just waiting for retirement packages

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Hewlett-Packard

Worked for Hewlett-Packard? Contribute to the Community!

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