Hewlett-Packard Reviews

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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. Big company. With soul

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Storage Engineer/Technical Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Storage Engineer/Technical Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers who understand their role Competitive benefits package Loyal company to high performers

    Cons

    Lots of long time coworkers who do not want to grow, and are comfortable Large company with much disorganization Large company that likes layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Show employees you care. Please stop assuming that we know how much you love us, because we don't know until something happens that you have to tell us.


  2. Helpful (3)

    HP has changed, much like the industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Since HP is a manufacturer it offers a broader portfolio of products and services for clients Lots of opportunities for additional experiences and career upgrades

    Cons

    Cost cutting and continual shifting of strategy thrashes the workforce and clients Lack of focus on clients and a drive for quarter to quarter revenue inhibits "doing the right thing"

    Advice to Management

    Define strategy; communicate with workforce more


  3. Project Manager

    Current Employee - Advanced Business Analyst/IT Consultant/Sales & Project Manager in Bartlett, IL
    Current Employee - Advanced Business Analyst/IT Consultant/Sales & Project Manager in Bartlett, IL

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good discounts on all products

    Cons

    Has lost dedication to employees

    Advice to Management

    Employees are most valuable asset.....HP has lost site of that


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  5. Helpful (1)

    HP is an ok place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of good and smart people at HP. We are getting close too and I am looking forward to getting past all the change related to the company separation.

    Cons

    Expect to be treated like a commodity. No one past your working peers will know you because of the high employee to leadership ratio. Administrative management processes are a joke because leaders don't get to know their employees (e.g. performance feedback process, salary review process.) Back to the office policy is a joke (e.g. there is no value in traveling over an hour to the office to work when your work group is not in that office).

    Advice to Management

    Good luck with the company separation. I hope it delivers the results to the stakeholders, clients and business that is needed.


  6. Helpful (3)

    In process of being outsourced

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    I used to love my job, the people I work with are great, but HP changed that. I am being outsourced to a staffing company because HP thinks they can save money this way.

    Cons

    Based on the current culture at HP (Good ol'Boy network) I could not recommend HP for employment.

    Advice to Management

    HP used to be a company worth working for. For the most part you purchase technology, there has not been much home grown tech lately, you are just shortsidedly looking to boost stock price for the top 3%ers, despite the employees. The values are just a front to the public, you are ruining the HP Name.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Do not work for HP

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Northfield, IL
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Northfield, IL

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It is a job, not really fulfilling. You are just a cog in a wheelchair that HP thinks is replaceable. Eventually the customer will notice.

    Cons

    More interested in stock price valuation than developing employees.

    Advice to Management

    You cannot sustain a business model by plugging the lowest common denominator. Eventually you will lose business.


  8. Fair minus all of the layoffs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant II in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    My team and manager is great but they are products of being acquired by HP

    Cons

    No sense of direction by upper management. No incentive for better performance.

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying people off


  9. A nice place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant IV in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant IV in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A technology leader with many opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Large company easy to get lost in


  10. Helpful (1)

    Positive Intern Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Graphic Design Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Graphic Design Intern in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaboration with design team, Feeling of importance, Free lunch or breakfast on Fridays (at least in our office), Friendly staff, Paid internship

    Cons

    Long work days, "Thrown into" the environment

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that new staff has knowledge of onboarding. I was pretty confused when I started, so my Employee Onboarding ended up taking longer than it should have.


  11. Helpful (1)

    HP used to be a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits Fair pay Good work life balance

    Cons

    The biggest problem with HP is poor management. The trend for the past few years has been to play musical management chairs, giving the illusion of change and "new blood". Management rewards people for process improvements, but nothing is improved. Instead, people are paid to fix problems caused by management, or to fix problems they created. The current CEO will step on anyone to improve her legacy. Finally, HP has made the desktop relevant once again with the "back to the office" initiative. I think HP will be the only company buying desktops. Also, monthly management meetings are Kool-Aid and propaganda festivals; they treat people like mindless children, thinking we will believe anything they say.

    Advice to Management

    The BOD needs to clean house and get rid of the Dell management that is infecting the company, they need to stop sacrificing good employees at the alter of "collaboration", and they need to return to the HP way, which was about recognizing the importance of a companies greatest resource: people.



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