Hewlett-Packard
3.0 of 5 7,573 reviews
www.hp.com Palo Alto, CA 5000+ Employees

Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 7,573 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman

(2,623 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
7,573 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in

Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work / Life balance, though employees have been asked to report to offices now"
    in 934 reviews
  • "Flexibility is excellent and you can work from home/remote as long as the job gets done"
    in 580 reviews
Cons:
  • "This allowed for a reasonable work/life balance (to which much lip-service HP pays)"
    in 146 reviews
  • "Could not get a straight answer out of any senior management of the future of the division"
    in 293 reviews
  • Show more review highlights

Reviews

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Pros and Cons

Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Rio Rancho, NM

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

ProsBetter Paying Job in the Albuquerque area with a lot of upside. People are great to work with. Large company, so there is opportunity to move up if you are willing to move.

ConsBecoming more and more micromanaged. It seems like there is always some new "thing" tied to your pay that holds you back.

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Great people but a struggling company

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Roseville, CA

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

ProsPeople are smart, friendly, reasonable, and want to do the best they can for their product.

ConsCompany unsure what it is, many years of severe cost-cutting and poor acquisitions really hammered employee excitement and pride, future is very uncertain.

Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out what HP is supposed to be, get the employees behind that future and vision, and the company will do well.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Good experience to begin your career out of college

Customer Program/Project Manager (Current Employee)
Raleigh, NC

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

ProsGreat small-team culture. Flexibility with work-from-home helps with work life balance. Great middle managers.

ConsLow compensation that does not increase year to year, despite good performance reviews. A lot of bureaucracy at higher levels. Too much focus on cost cutting.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest some resources in employee development to retain talent and reduce turnover

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

HP

Data Center (Former Employee)
Colorado Springs, CO

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 5 years

ProsOverall great place to work

ConsFirst world problems like no Starbucks onsite.

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

An experience that has enabled me to learn and master new skills in the IT, Networking, and Computer Sciece fields.

Test Technician (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsAlways willing to train and offer opportunities for andvancement within the company. Family oriented, one feels their worth while working for HP.

ConsLayoffs becoming more frequent, At times andvancement becomes more of who you know rather than what you know and kept quietly behind closed doors.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

A big company with many opportunities that make a long term career interesting.

Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsA diverse company with many opportunities. The current strategy that emphasizes quality and customers makes me proud of this company.

ConsThe last 10 years of executive and strategy changes have been frustrating.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep us focused on our customers.

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Not what you'd expect

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Proslocation, coworkers are awesome, direct management is awesome

Conscompensation is not necessarily commensurate but what they "can afford" given the circumstances, seems a very top-heavy corporation

Advice to Senior Managementtop-heavy corporation with room to improve upon dissemination of information between all affected groups, especially including "the little guys"

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

More Exploer in HP

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

ProsMore Technology to explore.Good company for long term employee.

ConsMore policy to follow.If you need to develop your skill for new carrer path,please selet other company.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more invest for employee.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Field Service Representative

Field Service Representative (Current Employee)

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

ProsFlexible work schedule, training and co-workers.

ConsNo advancement and low pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementConcentrate more on your customer needs and less on metrics.

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Great first job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

ProsGreat stepping stone to further opportunities within the company.

ConsMicromanaging
Not a long term position

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Hewlett-Packard? Contribute to the Community!

Hewlett-Packard Videos

Loading...

Hewlett-Packard – Why Work for Us?

The start-up that started it all. Six decades before high tech and dot coms existed, classmates Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard built an audio oscillator in a garage and launched a technology revolution. Today we’re… Full Overview

Provided by employer [?]

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Hewlett-Packard reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman. All 7,573 reviews posted anonymously by Hewlett-Packard employees.