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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in Detroit, MI

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
8,747 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also decent work/life balance when compared to other companies in this industry (in 1045 reviews)

  • Flexible hours & You can work from home/remote as long as the job gets done (in 626 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 176 reviews)

  • Mid to senior management each day you get more surprised with how incompetent they are (in 313 reviews)

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  1.  

    A Great Company To Work

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    Former Employee - IT Operations  in  Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - IT Operations in Pontiac, MI

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and good learning environment

    Cons

    Long hours and always potential layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to fit open job requests to those just WFR'ed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A lot of positives, poor compensation

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    Current Employee - Middle Management, Applications  in  Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Middle Management, Applications in Pontiac, MI

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

    Pros

    Strong employee engagement, nice focus on community involvement, good training and technical certification programs. Great people working hard to make the company strong and viable in the market. Some schedule flexibility to WFH. Decent benefits package.

    Cons

    Generally poor people care/personnel management. The only reward for good work, is more work. Very poor compensation; not market competitive. No raises in the past two years - at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't reward your people (and treat them like adults) they won't stay with the company long term. Period.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A very large company

    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Pontiac, MI

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is not in their vocabulary

    Cons

    Too many chiefs. Not enough Indians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out da way!

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  5.  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Help Desk Engineer (Tier I)  in  Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Help Desk Engineer (Tier I) in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    was great advancement my career

    Cons

    Length of Employment was too short

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good learning opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    wonderful working atmosphere and good learning opportunity

    Cons

    I'm a contractor...not sure if there's a possibility to become permanent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Hewlett-Packard Response

    Jul 23, 2014Talent Acquisition - Digital Media Manager

    We absolutely hire contractors as HP employees - IF the role is open for permanent hires. We suggest you speak with your agency and your HP Manager, to express your interest! Thank you for sharing ... More

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Employment in constant jeapordy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pontiac, MI

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice benefits, Paid Training, Good employees

    Cons

    Lay-offs are huge! If you want a job that's always in layoff mode, this is it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HP is a shadow of its former self. Stop talking about innovation and do something about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Experience is top notch; Pay isn't competitive

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Pontiac, MI

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

    Pros

    -Great work experience: this was my first job out of college
    -Job flexibility: even though work from home has been scaled back

    Cons

    -Pay

    Really, the only aspect of HP that drove me nuts was the compensation. I accepted an offer 20% under market value for my position (I needed a job out of college...). In 3 years time, I only received one raise to the equivalent of $1,000 with a couple bonuses mixed in here and there. Most others on the team didn't receive any raises during that time. I recently accepted another job that bumped me up 62% in pay.....to help me reach my market value. That is how poorly HP was paying me...

    Also, due to the recent workforce reductions, HR fights to the death any kind of promotion and/or raise attempts by managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying people what every....other....company.....pays.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Learning Experience! Low Job security

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

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

    Pros

    *Flexibility
    *WFH (i heard they cutting back on that)
    *Trainings
    *Resources

    Cons

    *Market low salary
    *No pay raise
    *Low job security Workforce Reduction threats
    *Company Declining

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication and guidance to the team

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    This company is going down the drain

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amount of vacation time is nice but that is it.

    Cons

    Leadership has no idea what goes on beneath them, pay is terrible, when you do get paid- payroll frequently messes up paychecks, technology is outdated which is horrible considering who you are working for. Managers also frequently "hide" client complaints or problems from upper management which causes loss of business and respect. I haven't seen any sign of professionalism since working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out what's going on in your organizations. Guarantee something is being hidden from you and your losing business. Most of your managers do nothing all day. Take a closer look at your Pontiac, MI site.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The cultural change was dramatic in coming from another company HP bought and seemed to provide less client delivery.

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    Former Employee - Business Consultant  in  Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Pontiac, MI

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

    Pros

    Exposure to large scale systems and clients while daunting at times, provided the potential for a solid and professional growth path in numerous areas.

    Cons

    The constant worry over the next down-sizing and difficulty in finding internal positions due to budget constraints which affects morale, work product and work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is another side to an employee's value than just the real revenue they bring in, such as in the value of cost avoidance projects and not the RIF type. Besides reducing overall corporate costs in the long run, they can increase customer satisfaction, improve the effectiveness, delivery and timeliness of internal systems, etc. which can positively affect the bottom line as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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