Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman
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Pros
  • work/life balance - they are flexible in working from home & working around your appointments/arrangements (in 1209 reviews)

  • allow work from home from time to time (in 684 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance is not so great (in 211 reviews)

  • New senior management is once again being hired from outside rather than being developed from within (in 319 reviews)

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  1. Systems Admin

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    A very solid company with high values.

    Cons

    It is transitioning and dividing into two new companies.


  2. Account Support Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Support Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Support Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I used to be proud of HP and the products they produced. Sometimes you get to work with the latest and greatest products.

    Cons

    Imagine working for the IRS, most everybody resents you but they have to deal with you. That's the way I feel at HP sometimes. People hate having to deal with their products they support or manage, but it's a business decision by their management to purchase HP products. I come across unhappy customers all the time that want to complain about the way HP manages their software, revision changes, prices, etc... After working for 20+ years in customer service, it get's tiring after a while.


  3. Global SAP Business Development Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A huge variety of business positions to have a career with.

    Cons

    Too much overlap within Business Units.

    Advice to Management

    Too much overlap within Business Units hurts efficiency and business execution.


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  5. Great people with lots of poor upper managment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, Good work life balance. Average benefits, great people, highly organized, good project management and mature processes.

    Cons

    Unlike some companies that plan for pay increases and bonuses as part of their yearly budget. HP seems to look at the final number yearly projections before setting these allocations. This means that the many deserving people that should receive salary increases often go years before they get one, and it will most likely not be enough to keep up with the pay rates of other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Shareholders are not who you owe your loyalty too. You have many great employees and the knowledge capitol they hold is what holds the future of you company. Your employees are not the problem with your business, Stop making them your enemy. If you struggle ask that they share in your struggle. Work together, stop leaving money on the table with your clients due to not having the resources to do the work. Be more flexible with your processes (when smart to do so ) in order to lower your cost to your clients. Make your clients see the value that you bring and not just the high cost of a solution.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Shadow of a once great company, I hope they can rebound

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Product Management in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Vice President Product Management in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Broad technology portfolio and some bright people

    Cons

    Difficult climate due to financial challenges

    Advice to Management

    Need to look at how IBM grooms their executive and technical talent and just copy


  7. Large Company, different sectors

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, time-off policies, diversity

    Cons

    Small fish in a large pond

    Advice to Management

    Better HR


  8. Wonderful place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Workstation Administration Call Support in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Workstation Administration Call Support in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    A very cohesive environment where everybody helps and supports one another. Working there is like working with family.

    Cons

    The tendency to become complacent can stunt your growth. Its an environment where the very ambitious stick out like a sore thumb. In that regard, people become comfortable working the same position for 20+ years or more.

    Advice to Management

    More programs for growth.


  9. A decent company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant III in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant III in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home, a good salary, good benefits

    Cons

    Having to worry if you have a job whenever the contract you are working goes away. I work for HP, but they put us to work in other corporations under a contract. The contract can last for years at a time, but when the contract runs out and the client doesn't resign, you and the entire staff are left to fend for yourself to find another job internally at HP.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Watch out for metrics overload, Global presence makes understanding customers tough.

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    Former Employee - Technology Consultant II in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Technology Consultant II in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Educational benefits were great at first but fizzled. Great team to collaborate with. Good lifestyle while with them except pay was not very good and got worse as Hurd left and Whitman took over. Hurd, you are not welcome for the golden parachute, you thief.

    Cons

    Metrics from hell. More to life and work than metrics. Levels of engineering held their knowledge close to the vest as I expect they were afraid of someone being better than them taking their jobs... and yes, I would have if given the chance. No movement in responsibility or pay; in fact my pay scale went backwards while working for them due to Hurd's 15% company wide cut and then more after that.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your front-line customer-facing people better and ease up on the metrics. Hire American workers in America even if they cost a tiny bit more.


  11. Fifteen years of growth and experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Team Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Network Team Lead in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The most notable feature of HP has always been it's people. They are dedicated, hardworking and terrific.

    Cons

    .HP's recently proposed company split will go far in helping them more operationally effective.

    Advice to Management

    Proceed with splitting the proposed split into two diverse companies. Pay close attention to middle management's interpretation of corporate decisions.



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