Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. Wonderful place to work

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    Former Employee - Workstation Administration Call Support in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Workstation Administration Call Support in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    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 ManagementAdvice

    More programs for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    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)

    Pros

    Broad technology portfolio and some bright people

    Cons

    Difficult climate due to financial challenges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. Large Company, different sectors

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, time-off policies, diversity

    Cons

    Small fish in a large pond

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better HR

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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
  6. 3 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
  7. 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 a 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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