Hewlett-Packard
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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated Apr 9, 2014
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3.0 85 reviews

                             

77% Approve of the CEO

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman

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52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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I got to learn a lot from the management and other developers

IT Internship (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for less than a year

Proscool people. good pay. the work isn't all that difficult and is easy to pick up.

Consthe work isn't that challenging so multiple internships here isn't adviced if you want to learn a lot

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Large complex organization with tremendous potential

Manager (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 8 years

ProsBrand Name. Exposure to large customers and different technologies. Competitive benefits, very formal and structured operations. Different Business units is great for variety of job movement opportunities.

ConsSlow to change in many areas. Some processes are too rigid for growth. Focal Point Review Process and hierarchical ranking is not in the best interest of the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementReview pay structures and location SAPs to keep up with current times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not as bad as everyone says

Technology Consultant (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than a year

ProsSalary
Work-life balance
Coworker
Name Cache on Resume
Educate you well

ConsCorporate
Growth Opportunities Limited
Uptight
Lack of Cohesive Culture

Advice to Senior Managementsame advice I would give to all management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent team. Tough times for the company.

Senior Developer (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent motivated people in the networking division. If your a fan of big corp environments you get that in spades. Plenty of microwaves, and plenty of cubes. Efforts are made to up-skill employees.

ConsSome weaknesses in management. Some confusion in direction.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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.NET Developer (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor for less than a year

ProsBest team work. Development manager has always been very helpful and open about the way business was going on.

ConsI dont have any suggestions to the management. I have always liked to work with this company. Best team I worked with so far.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsGood benefits, decent salaries, generally good people to work with and for. Some really excellent people. The work has mostly been interesting and challenging with opportunities for training and travel.

ConsAs with all large companies, there are some of the management team who are more concerned with their own advancement than advocating for their people. Some management decisions seem short sighted rather than focus on long term objectives.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvocate and fund efforts that tackle big problems and be willing to leave teams in place long enough to solve them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I learned a lot, but I felt I could have learned much more if I had actually been supervised.

Intern (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as an intern for more than a year

ProsGood pay, good benefits, a lot of flexibility.

ConsNo room for creativity and innovation. You don't feel like you really own anything you work on.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great talented people with inovative ideas in a friendly environment

Linux Platform Developer (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor for less than a year

ProsProfessional, flexible with a great deal of communication between management and staff

Constoo slow moving, hard to get things done

Advice to Senior Managementless paper work more action

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Bill & Dave are rolling in their graves

Solutions Architect (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsNone that come to mind.

ConsOh, boy, where to begin...
The founders had great respect for their employees. No more. It is all about reducing, reducing, reducing. No raises for years. Workload from laid-off co-workers dumped in your lap, then again. Benefits and bonus cut to the bone. Long hours expected. No training budgets. "Cost effective" cubicle arrangements. They took a very motivated and committed community of employees and systematically squeezed out every ounce of drive and initiative. Very talented electrical, mechanical, and software engineers forced to become spec writers and outsource contractor coordinators. Very sad. Things are no longer "Invented" at HP, only acquired, coordinated, and managed. My main regret is that I did not leave before I witnessed the demise of this once great company.

Advice to Senior ManagementRead and embrace the book "The HP Way" by Bill Hewlett before it is too late.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Don't start a contract position at HP.

Project Coordinator (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThe money is above average.

ConsContractors/Consultants are treated like second-class citizens. There is no office space for contractors who sit at tables and HP values are only upheld for full time employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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