Hewlett-Packard

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

 

Hewlett Packard - Technical Analyst II

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technical Lead  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Technical Lead in Austin, TX

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

Stable job
Average pay
Work from home
Good Benefits

Cons

Limited Career Advancement
Under Paid
Decrease of Benefits
Decrease in 401k match
Limited vacation schedule times, i.e. Christmas shutdown

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow for career advancement
Keep good employees instead of hiring new employees to save on salary
Good employees who are efficient will make you more money

Disapproves of CEO

8787 Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Management says "feel lucky we have jobs"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    You'll work with smart and hard-working ICs (most of the time). Passion to produce a good product. You'll build good friendships because you'll spend more time with your coworkers than your own family.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth--or even learning. Processes and tools are so obsolete you'll wonder how a company this large and successful can manage business so innefficiently. HR is invisible and won't help you if you raise an issue even with all supporting evidence. Company and management take advantage of the bad economy so people hold on to their jobs. Leadership message is more like "Be happy you have a job. It could be worse." Employees are expected to put insane # of hours. Since many operations have moved overseas, you keep your US hours, go home, see your family for 1 hr if you're lucky, then jump on conference calls till way pass midnight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a management & leadership course. I'm yet to meet a good people manager with leadership skills at HP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 15 people found this helpful  

    Times change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Analyst  in  Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    great vacation, good benefits (declined over the years), beautiful campus

    Cons

    people aren't as nice, they're much more stressed out - most of the work is done on email or over the phone - not a lot of face to face meetings and they're trying to move who's actually left at the boise campus to work from home in order to save even more money. I think Hurd's had his time, now it's time for him to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the HP way...and boys...it's not just taking a 1 hr online course about the HP Way and watching an HR movie. It's about how to treat people, and it's not about profits/money at any cost the way it's being treated today. People are tired of being treated like what we do doesn't matter - you're not going to get a company wide raise if you didn't do something BIG enough to get recognized, even though you worked your ass off and had some smaller achievements...too bad, so sad I guess. The boys at the top will get their big bonuses, just like every other CEO and executive council. "Do more with less" - you can only save so much money by not buying pens and basic office supplies for your employees...at least, if you expect them to be able to get some work done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves 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.