Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman
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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. good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    As an intern from Switzerland I'm really glad they hired me. It's a great opportunity for me to gain some international experience.

    Cons

    As in every big company you have to look out that you don't drown in the mass.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Decent Big Name Company -

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Services in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Enterprise Services in Plano, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Worked here for about 4 years now. Overall a well meaning company with a good flexible policy. Huge name recognition which is valuable for your resume. Just about everyone on my level (individual - not director or manager) willing to help you with a smile and a good attitude. Good salary for entry level grads and those that need to start but this is a typical stepping stone company.

    Cons

    Quite a few problems unfortunately:
    Bad leadership: managers are frozen, only care about numbers, and have very little actual authority to say yes, only no.

    People: layed off so many people that whoever is left is basically drowning on the work that was left behind. Tons of new initiatives that are being floated, but without the people to actually commit to doing these things, they're talked about for months then eventually just die

    Culture: Really sad overall morale. Again, so many layoffs everyone is feeling like they are next so what's the point of working hard or trying? No fun stuff planned for employees like most other places. Our company holiday party was at a bar across the street and about 40 people attended. FYI the site has about 5K employees total. Nobody shows up to work, (work from home) being younger I need a strong office culture to keep me motivated.

    Salary: starting off is competitive but then come the 1.5% annual raises and insulting year end bonuses. No bueno.

    You're on your own: everything you do is self serve, without any structure, and completely independant. there are literally 20 different ways to do everything. I once started a very sizable project, worked on it for a year, and then realized that there was the exact same thing being done in a separate HP group, and both sides committed endless amounts of time and money to it. In the end the project got cancelled. So yeah, nice little example of the type of day to day life HP offers.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions and stick to them. When you make a decision and reverse course less than a year later, it shows y'all have no true direction

    Stop with all the re-orgs, ridiculous how many different bosses i've had in four years with the company (around seven)


  3. The giant tech beast of HP

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Global, nice office, good development options, strong senior HR leadership

    Cons

    Slow, too big, approval heavy, messy matrix, frustrating policies


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  5. Program Project Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Large company, many roles, many countries

    Cons

    We are not allowed to share any opinions


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    HP

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Plano, TX

    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

    Some work from home, great team, friendly people. You can normally find a different position doing something else if you want.

    Cons

    HP does not care about their people or customers. They are getting rid of most onshore network positions and back filling with India or Costa Rica.

    Don't look for a promotion because only friends of mgt get promoted.

    HP stands for half pay.

    Meetings can start at 6:30am and the last one might not be until 8:00pm. Many of days with no lunch breaks due to meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Meg


  7. Helpful (1)

    Used To Be Great

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Leadership recognizes and rewards great performance

    Cons

    Banning teleworking and mandating employees to return to the office has set us back to the 1960s and has affected morale

    Advice to Management

    We are a global company who sells mobility services to clients with a mobile workforce. Requiring employees to be back in the office, is an old-school mentality that shows we are backward, not forward thinking. True collaboration happens only with teams that have like functions, like software engineers, not employees who work autonomously with people in other parts of the world. What value is there to rent office space for someone who spends 90% of his time on the phone with people across the globe?


  8. Principal Consultant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good 401K; work remotely; competitive salary

    Cons

    sometimes not well organized in their selling approaches


  9. EDS was a great place to work... then things changed

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    Former Employee - Vice President Business Development in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President Business Development in Plano, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good base salary and benefits

    Cons

    Variable compensation changed -- not for the better


  10. Senior Business Anayst

    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Diversity and all the opportunity you can swallow

    Cons

    Currently the environment appears to be stagnet with no real long-term future plan which seems to be a detriment with the competition forging ahead.


  11. Helpful (1)

    ITO Service Delivery Consultant IV

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Consultant in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Consultant in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours with the option to work from home about 50% of the time.

    Cons

    Uneven work load. Either extremely busy, or bored to tears. Few learning opportunities either through training or on the job.



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