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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
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Pros
  • Decent work-life balance due to flexibility of work schedule but that's about it (in 1209 reviews)

  • Being able to work from home is also great so you are never behind in work (in 684 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 211 reviews)

  • You can hear people want to fix issues but the senior management just doesn't get it (in 319 reviews)

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  1.  

    Remote Worker

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    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company has great resources for its employees for training and support. The leadership in my organization changed as soon as I was hired and that made it difficult to navigate the customers and projects because my regional manager was new to the organization and the products. The compensation for TPM's was great for Atlanta.

    Cons

    There were not many opportunities for advancement in the specific organization I worked for within HP Software.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A decent company to work for

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    Current Employee - Technology Consultant III in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant III in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fifteen years of growth and experience

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    OK company

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Sales in HP can be good if you do not have a micromanager. The company values are very good, and you are given a lot of freedom. Salaries are good. Resources are good. Culture is stong. It has an open door policy where you can easily interact with different levels of managment. Cafeteria service are normally ok (depends on the site).
    Good recognition for the best. Easy to sell the products/solutions.

    Cons

    Old people in the sales department. No training given when you join. I keep on seeing new hired employees with no direction. There are resources the problem is finding them. You will only find your way by asking questions.
    I know of friends who have received intensive courses as soon as they join so that is why I am being critical here with the trainings. If you ask older employees they will always tell you HP is not what it used to be anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discuss career plans with the employees. Provide more trainings about resources, programs, even about the site!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    In General a good place to work depending on your management chain.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience and knowledge.

    Cons

    Management can be very bad and very incompetent, it is a hot or miss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage people and do the right things and not just tow the company line or senior management line.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - IT Developer/Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Developer/Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Multionational Company with many branches

    Cons

    Lots for work daily issues occur

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Under the "HP Way" philosophy HP was good place to work; this company has been in decline since the Compaq merger

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package.
    Good severance plan as they provide professional career counseling through an outside company.
    The HR and legal departments have their act together.

    Cons

    Under 5 CEOs during the past decade, each taking the company in their own direction, HP as a whole has "lost its way" with regards to who they are as a company. The support organization is in a constant state of reorganization, with products and job positions being offered to one team, then snatched away and given to another a few weeks later. Confusion as to whether the support teams will be global or regional causes problems with incident resolution. Office culture reflects the chaos of first and second level managers who tell their teams not to worry - their jobs are safe, while middle managers are deciding who will get the boot next week. The decision on who to terminate appears to be random, or decided by a throw of a dart at the org chart. It should be noted that all the "newbies" and "relatives" hired within the last year stayed while experienced senior backline support individuals were terminated (replacements?).
    Technical training provided by the company is mostly superficial and uncoordinated. Employees should be advised to take control of their own career development through outside training (good luck getting tuition reimbursement).
    The mixed messages and lack of direction and focus by management has resulted in a chaotic and toxic work environment. Falsified productivity numbers go unchallenged when upper management is only looking at the graphs. There are entire teams of people who's only job is to review the case logs to second guess the front line support people, and make sure the templates are filled out properly.
    Being on a manager's "pet project" team will offer you some protection from being part of the next 16,000 to be terminated during the 2014 fiscal year. Being related to a manager also seems to offer job security.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    enjoyed my life at HP

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    Current Employee - Cloud Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Cloud Specialist in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    good smart people doing good things

    Cons

    field management the weakest part of HP

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you need to do to right size the campany

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    On the right track

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Segment Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Service Segment Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Right leadership in place to make a difference, cuts hurt but they are needed, work hard and you will get rewarded, do a good job of allowing you to balance work/life.

    Cons

    Still not working as a single company, individual BUs working well just not well together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let a hardware mentality get in the way of providing great services.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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