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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in Cincinnati, OH

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
29 Reviews
3.2
29 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    My experience with HP has been great. Work environment and people are super.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Compensation is about average for the industry. Good work life balance. Highly energetic and knowledgeable team.

    Cons

    Very complex organization - matrix structured so sometime decisions are slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    One of the best opportunities in IT in my city.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    The CEO is really working to make HP a true industry leader in tech innovation. My co-workers are smart, dedicated and always willing to assist each other. Career growth and personal growth are recognized as going hand-in-hand and highly encouraged.

    Cons

    This is a flat organizational structure and as a result promotions and advancement are rare. Salaries are low compared to some other local IT shops but the benefits are great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Employees are pawns, not assets.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Services Delivery in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Enterprise Services Delivery in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    You can work from home

    Cons

    They do not promote from within. Management frequently raves about new managers brought in from outside the company, as if nobody within the company could have filled the role. Which makes sense, they do not develop personnel. Travel and training were eliminated to reduce costs. All salaries were cut 10% to make numbers which enabled Senior Management to receive over $100 million in bonuses. Cutting 50,000 jobs over 2 year period. Wrote off $8 billion in bad investments in 2 successive quarters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value Employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was just OK - Not run as a true succeed sales culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Not micromanaged. Left alone to do my job.

    Cons

    Constant Re-organization.
    Always getting new accounts
    Role changing before getting the opportunity to succeed
    reactive management structure
    Stopped investing in R&D under Mark Heard and fell behind in innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow re-orgs the chance to succeed before mixing it up again every 6-9 months. Invest in R&D and innovation for the long term. Drive a true-sales culture.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to wok and learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant IV in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant IV in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn - IT, business, and management skills

    Cons

    HP is in a turnaround right now. This can be a pro or a con depending on how you work through it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Both challenging and rewarding.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ITO Service Delivery Contact IV in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - ITO Service Delivery Contact IV in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    I loved the team I worked on. We never got to meet face to face as we were a global team, however they were all knowledgeable and helpful and I really enjoyed my time at HP. I also loved the flexibility of working from home.

    Cons

    I had multiple supervisors, it was like a revolving door of who took the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More team building with supervisors and employees would be helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Delivery Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Delivery Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A great place to gain experience! Education is exemplary. Fast paced company, no none sense organization.

    Cons

    Massive Layoffs. Cutting past the "bone". Knowledge base escaped!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain contractors instead of having your knowledge base go away.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    IT Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of IT in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Director of IT in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work with some of the top technical in the industry

    Cons

    Lots of employees, easy for people to get lost in the shuffle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be the ability for larger pay increases for young, new talent as they progress in their career. Current system lumps them too closely with highly paid, experienced talent where salaries need to be frozen or lowered.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Possibly better in a different location

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Large Company, Great Resources, Good Bennifits

    Cons

    Not Many local (Cincinnati) opportunities for post entry level work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes, we are in charge of our own career path, however, there needs to be paths available to take in order to grow. You wanted strong skills and knowledge in the states and customer facing, but did not have the roles and opportunities available in order to grow the entry level to your expert level.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Review of HP from a recent retiree.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    The company is very supportive of working at home. This means one can work almost anywhere in the country and that is quite helpful.

    Cons

    The pay raises were few and far between over the course of the last seven years. This made working for HP a bit less salary competitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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