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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
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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.  

    I interned at hp on the analysis/design team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Very friendly people with a fun work environment.

    Cons

    I wish there were more activities made to help me other employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mix bag

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Decent work life balance in certain organizations. Good innovative technical work at least in growing businesses.

    Cons

    Cost cuttings edicts from the top that are not in consultation with businesses.

    Unfair distribution of employee strength across businesses leading to empire building.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Laid-back culture, roller coaster ride of workload, unsettling at times

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Performance Metrics & Reporting Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Performance Metrics & Reporting Analyst in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -laid-back work culture
    -casual dress
    -fair compensation
    -big company perks

    Cons

    -up and down workload (very volatile)
    -lack of transparency from leadership
    -wide variety of people (more bad than good)
    -many low-intelligence/under-qualified employees
    -messages from leadership are very "fluffy" (don't mean much)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -try to get back to being an innovative company again that can grow
    -provide more transparency
    -make more meaningful appearances at company sites
    -send more honest, meaningful messages to employees (stop being so fake)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The most accepting LGBT company I have ever worked with

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer III in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer III in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    having a world class organization be able to financially back you make this company worth working for

    Cons

    unfortunately the left hand doesn't always know what the right hand is doing and in this case that mixed with the red tape in order to get any small project accomplished makes it a difficult place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if the company would spend a little more time trying to truly understand the project before starting implementation of the projects the dollars could stretch a lot farther

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    IT Contractor

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment and friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Heavy on contracting jobs. Job security is frequently a concern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    too big even after the split

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great array of careers, from healthcare, travel and transportation, hardware, software as a service to storage and Cloud. HP encourages employees to move around

    Cons

    Slow growth. The top management changes on a regular basis, not clear direction of plans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Help employees that have the capability to innovate to innovate.
    -Invest in your employees (web based training is welcome but having live instructors will do wonders for your workforce)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    HP Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Respect for Engineering staff. Company policy is to stay current with technology stacks.

    Cons

    Typical mega size company problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for non-traditional ways to expand the "core" company. Reduce the required corporate culture time for engineers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It has been a pleasant experience so far in my career with HP.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    competitive salary
    flexible work environment
    lateral moves for other career opportunities

    Cons

    Process overhead
    bureaucracy
    rigid location strategy for hiring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reinstate work from home flexibilities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Developer/Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT Developer/Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    -Flexible work-environment (although there is a recent initiative to come to the office everyday--its a good thing for team collaboration, but they track you like you're a child)
    -Lots of challenging work
    -Good benefits
    -Potential for advancement if you are Jr. level
    -A lot of great products/projects to work on (if you're lucky)

    Cons

    --Work/Life balance can be hard to achieve sometimes, projects may be behind, fires are burning, you'll be required to work until it's done
    --Too many initiatives and Projects going on. Sometimes seems there is a lack of direction, or direction is only known to the executives. People on the ground and just working on the assignments given. Company vision is somewhat clear, but gets lost when you zoom into the people on the ground
    --Old technologies, Process and too much red tape or politics for meaningful innovation (Internal applications/process)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    --Support your employees, follow process, communicate standards for a clear direction forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Stable jobs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middleware Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Middleware Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Life balance without a doubt, ease to telework full time.

    Cons

    No career path or pointed training.
    It's all about people you know within the company -- heavy networking.
    Middle management is mediocre at best.
    Always a menace to offshore competencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be the HR managers that you are suposed to do instead of powerless middlemen. Make it real! Strategize around HP Portfolio and

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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