Hewlett-Packard
3.0 of 5 8,225 reviews
www.hp.com Palo Alto, CA 5000+ Employees

8225 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort all reviews by: Date Rating
in
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

Sad decline of corporate values

Senior Scientist (Current Employee)
Corvallis, OR

ProsPay is OK, location in Oregon is awesome.

ConsThere is no technical ladder - Most technical people stay at the grade they were hired in at for their entire career unless they go into management. In the past few years an "us-them" culture has developed, with the two sides being management and workers. It is very antagonistic. I have been with the company for 20 years and have seen about a 33% drop in "total rewards" with cuts in pension, 5% cut in salary, cuts in stock purchase matching, cuts in 401k contributions and cuts in availability of restricted stock or options. No longer are "senior engineer" level technical folks eligible for restricted stock or stock options, which for the past 15 years has been on average 15% of my annual income. Clearly, an excellent performer throughout my career, there is no technical ladder worth mentioning and the corporate culture only seems to value management, not technical expertise.

It may be a good place to work if you are a business person who simply looks on products and people as widgets to be managed. If you are a technical person who has invested years in getting a Ph.D., and understands the differences between material science, electrical engineering, and chemistry, and wish to be the top in your field and gain the respect of peers inside AND outside of your company... this is probably not a good place for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou are undervaluing your technical staff and this will, in time, result in an inability of HP to become or remain a technical "widget" leader. You seem to value widgets in as far as you make money on them - companies that better understand the technology underlying the widgets will be in a position to more successfully develop and market them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

    3 people found this helpful  

    Employees aren't as highly valued as they once were.

    Software Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard


    Pros: Many of the products are nice. If you make it high enough in the org charts, you get some pretty nice incentives.… Cons: Constantly increasing workload and reduced compensation due to recent layoffs. Benefits packages reduced year after year. Forced distributions, when coupled with weak management, can result… Advice to Senior Management: The true risks of outsourcing seem to be ignored, or too far mitigated. Competitor (Partner) companies that have been outfitted to deliver… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    Two class society

    Group Product Manager (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, WA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard


    Pros: -- Rank and file and first level or two of managers work hard, are smart, and treat… Cons: -- Senior management and corp policies don't value rank and file, only the top 10% performers in the ranks. -- Pay packages great for senior mgmt… Advice to Senior Management: Put policies in place that value the rank and file… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
There are newer reviews on Hewlett-Packard.

Worked for Hewlett-Packard? Contribute to the Community!

Hewlett-Packard – Why Work for Us?

The start-up that started it all. Six decades before high tech and dot coms existed, classmates Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard built an audio oscillator in a garage and launched a technology revolution. Today we’re… Full Overview

Provided by employer [?]

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

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Hewlett-Packard reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman. All reviews posted anonymously by Hewlett-Packard employees.