Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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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. Data Center Administrator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Data Center Administrator in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Contractor - Data Center Administrator in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Not bad place for increase your experience.

    Cons

    Nobody knows what is going on.


  2. Technical Support Consultant III

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Solutions Consultant III in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Solutions Consultant III in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Benefits package is great. For the most part the people are great. Work environment is good. Training is adequate. Monthly birthday cake.

    Cons

    No guidelines for position. Manuals are same that you may download from public website. Empowerment is being stripped from the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the Annual Voice of the Workplace. You have allowed the customers to run customer service by giving the customer anything and everything they want. If they scream loud and long enough you give them anything they want, whether they have paid for the service or not. Stop it.


  3. 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.


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  5. Sr. Oracle dba / PL/sql

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Oracle Applications Database Administrator in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Oracle Applications Database Administrator in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging. Successful projects rewarding, complex. Training

    Cons

    Hours, commute, lack of career opps. Training. Books. Map.

    Advice to Management

    Telecommuter flexibility


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    Tech Consultant V

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Consultant V in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Tech Consultant V in Duluth, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Learning experience in IT field.

    Cons

    Poor management, low salary, unnecessary layoff.

    Advice to Management

    Employee is your work force, Instead of awarding upper management with millions of bonuses award your employee.


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    Pathetic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are, for the most part, nice. It has a decent cafe. You can finally get sent to training if you beg for it. You do have to beg, however.

    Cons

    -The coloring in the building reminds me of elementary school. One area will be painted in yellow. Another area is painted orange, etc. -The building is very old and it can get really hot. The company has become so cheap that they don't even provide Styrofoam cups anymore for coffee. -They eliminated individual trash cans at your desk because they don't want to have to pay for the service. -There is zero room for working from home even if you have an emergency (unless you're a manager). If you're a manager, you're allowed to come in an hour late and leave two hours early just to make up for coming in late. -Level one managers aren't really managers. They really make no decisions. They are hand puppets for level two managers. That would be okay if level two managers actually knew anything you did. They don't. As a result of this structure, level one managers are really just overpaid baby-sitters. If you're not sitting in your seat and logged in at your start time, you'll hear about it. They have no tolerance for being late even though this is ATL. When one manager isn't there, the others baby-sit for the him/her until they arrive.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise to be a little more understanding that workers are people too. We have life events that happen just like you do. If we need to work from home, we should be able to. I find it funny that we're not allowed to until it's convenient for the company (ice storms).


  8. 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.


  9. Data Capture Clerk

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Data Entry in Tucker, GA
    Former Contractor - Data Entry in Tucker, GA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    environment, people, hours, wages, management

    Cons

    turnover, hiring the contractors, raises, bonuses for the contractors

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great job


  10. Customer service maintenance contracts rep

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The job experience, co workers, benefits

    Cons

    Not being made aware of extra additions to job responsibilities (not a bad thing extra is ok if advised.) training

    Advice to Management

    Please help with training before meeting customer with new job responsibilities


  11. Great people with lots of poor upper managment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.



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