Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman
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. Helpful (1)

    Consultant

    Current Employee - Account Chief Technologist in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
    Current Employee - Account Chief Technologist in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for working in different areas/customers. Process are in place to help with career planning. Pay is fair for the market and is adjusted by region.

    Cons

    always fear of job cuts, bonuses and salary increases next to none.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good Place to get a start

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Level II Remote Desktop Technician in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Level II Remote Desktop Technician in Pontiac, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great Place to learn at, Easy job to learn

    Cons

    Fast paced, lots of new software

    Hewlett-Packard Response

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  3. Helpful (1)

    Hewlett Packard

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    No comments at this time.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Server Builder

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Pontiac, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of technical experience, will pay for certifications

    Cons

    Low pay, very low even in comparison to industry average.

    Advice to Management

    Work on more effective management structures. Work smarter, not harder


  6. FAM - Finace Account Manager

    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Plymouth, MI

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

    Pros

    Great company products and service

    Cons

    split is taking dollars and acquisitions have not been managed well


  7. HP Retiree

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Program/Project Manager V in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Customer Program/Project Manager V in Detroit, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work especially with the continual movement between accounts. The Enterprise Service side of the house still identifies itself with EDS--HP legacy beware.

    Cons

    Long hours with little recognition. No career progression. Project managers are often treated as secretaries by the technical staff on customer accounts.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your project managers. The reason work is completed is because of attention to details. A project manager should be compensated commensurate with technical staff. Senior management is out of touch.


  8. Helpful (1)

    uncertainty in company split

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Navigation into employee websites needed to do your job are very helpful. Pay is questionable to some.

    Cons

    Not sure what is going to happen with the accounts and contracts due to the split into 2 companies. Unsettling.

    Advice to Management

    More honest communication


  9. Applications Developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Very well run company! Their training was top notch. The opportunities were endless. Disappointed that I did not stay with this company. My position was "bought out" by GM IT and it has not been an easy ride.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. In the short time that I worked for HP, their leadership was very encouraging of both career development and work-life balance.Leaving HP was a mistake.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Leadership making it worse by the day.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Consultant in Pontiac, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Decent challenges are there but you sometimes need to seek them out. Don't depend on your manager to do that for you.

    Cons

    It is the land of the walking dead here. Meg has killed telecommuting and even the VPs think she did it to get folks to quit so they don't have to pay severance. HP even has people conducting roll call at the offices to make sure people show up.

    Talented folks are leaving. I'll be gone soon myself. Reports are that Meg gets a $90Million golden parachute if the company gets bought after the split. These cuts make me think she is setting the company up for just such a takeover.

    Advice to Management

    HPES leadership is more interested in processes than making money. Your people are your product, stop treating them like crap.


  11. Hopefully on the right track

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Meg Whitman is helping turn HP, as a company. Also, during my years at HP, I have had many wonderful leaders and co-workers.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, with difficult times, difficult decisions need to be made. It has been difficult seeing so many good people be let go over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Even with all of the difficult decisions that have been made, I hope that this results in a greater HP!



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