Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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  1. the average call center

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    Current Contractor - Technical Solutions Representative IV in Pontiac, MI
    Current Contractor - Technical Solutions Representative IV in Pontiac, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    easy work , decent training

    Cons

    won't utilize your skills especially if you're a recent graduate

    Advice to Management

    help your people out, scout talent within your organization, refresh employee profiles, offer better positions based on skill


  2. Helpful (1)

    Big Company in Recovery Mode

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    Current Employee - Process Architect in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Process Architect in Pontiac, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice corporate attitude and values. Good benefits and above average work environment and atmosphere. Office environment is above average with many conveniences. HP's technology integration of office tools allow working from anywhere with world-wide teams. Has nice perks for employees like discounts for HP products and some of the HP partners. Under Meg we can feel the positive changes in the PPS division and the substantial improvements in their products competitiveness on the market.

    Cons

    Salaries on the low side of competitiveness. While training and research tools are available - there is no allocated time for it. Schedules are stretched to their limits to compensate for the lack of investment in resources and money... The considerations below may be one of the root causes. Unfortunately, at least for the subset of ES I was involved in the mid-level management appears to be lacking vision and in-depth understanding of the market state and opportunities for the technologies they are trying to develop. Worse, from the technical standpoint,it is the same... Most of the managers, directors and VPs I was involved with appear to be more impressed by appearances over substance, favoring syllogisms and spins over the scientific assessments and realism,.Based on the above poor i.e negative() results are easily explained how can one take calculated risks and decide where to invest in order to win on the market? Calculate risks would require understanding the technology and the market's evolution, as well as possessing sufficient creativity to devise winning strategies... Blinded by certifications over real capabilities, they often ignore top level people, promoting more of the same type in leadership positions. The military approach to management is perfect for military institutions - not for companies involved with high-technology. Critiques, bright ideas and solutions are perceived as threats appear to cause bad performance evaluations and even sometimes lead to repercussions. I met with many very bright people within HP, people that can restore HP to it former reputation and market leadership, but because of the above they are not heard - worse, many have given up!

    Advice to Management

    This advice is for the top level HP management: keep doing what you do: this is the right direction! Have a closer look at mid-level management. It is hard to lead without vision, technological understanding and clear definitions of the target market slices HP is going after and why. HP has in-house most of the components needed to not only be a leader, but be THE leader of the ES IT and Cloud markets. A position almost no other competitors have - yet the company does not appear to leverage this! Find a way to listen to your brightest people - many of them are still in HP! The say: "if you can't build it buy it" is merely a stop-gap measure... Get to the root cause of why "you can't build it"... Also why does it sometimes take months to find that one ore more groups are developing the same technologies your group is?. Some having more than a year lead... Communications, intelligence and resources pooling is still far from ideal in ES.


  3. One of my better jobs, but it has its limits.

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    Current Employee - ITO Service Delivery Consultant IV in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - ITO Service Delivery Consultant IV in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Massive company with sites worldwide, employing hundreds of thousands of employees. Plenty of potential for growth so long as you're looking for it. Generous benefits and PTO.

    Cons

    The pros are also the cons of HP. With HP being such a large corporation with an enormous amount of employees, you feel like you're lost among a sea of people performing the same job. Management has no clear-cut way to see through the waves of people that they oversee whatsoever. A lot of the positions are grossly underpaid in regards to industry averages. The company also suffers from not knowing what they want to be. HP started off as a Computer company and then a PC and peripherals company. Then they started buying company after company to try and get in to every part of corporate business that they cannot focus their concentration to any one group. Instead of innovating in an area, they just buy a company that does it and slaps their logo on it (i.e. EDS, Palm).

    Advice to Management

    Hang in there... It's gonna be a bumpy ride.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Worst Place ever!!

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    Current Employee - HP Helpdesk in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - HP Helpdesk in Pontiac, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None/ worst company ever! No pay raise in 2 years. no advancement

    Cons

    favortism, there are cliques like in highschool.

    Advice to Management

    leave the company


  6. best company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Obiee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Obiee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good management Very good benfits

    Cons

    weak HR dept Bad basic pay

    Advice to Management

    Give good hikes and play safe


  7. HP no place to make money

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    Former Employee - Software Sales in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Software Sales in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Muture Products, already in largest accounts so easy to get invited to the dance

    Cons

    Products are lacking new features.

    Advice to Management

    change the comp plan before very one leaves


  8. Helpful (1)

    HP Pontiac

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Pontiac, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility the is only pro that the company has.

    Cons

    little raises, horrible pay, bad company culture, no opportunities


  9. Helpful (1)

    Awesome locally, things are tough globally

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Pontiac, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Lots of help and training. Great career advancement opportunities

    Cons

    The company is in the middle of a financial turnaround, because of this they have a freeze on advancing pay raises and hiring. It makes the company understaffed, and causes a lot of hardship for current employees. Hopefully this will change in the future.


  10. This place is pretty cool

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    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Pontiac, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work to life ratio, relax environment, the people, the cafeteria

    Cons

    The issues that users have can be a little repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Good job.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Low innovation; Low employee engagement; Low rewards and recognition; Low career opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Pontiac, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High probability to have jobs best shored. If you are senior management stock buy back program so maybe stock option potential.

    Cons

    Low innovation; Low employee engagement; Low rewards and recognition; Low career opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Consider everything with you decision to split really set up the tools and process to have visibility to move the company forward. Get a innovative strategy and stop following the pack and copying others. Great opportunity to really drive growth in the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Service Business. If you do it right it could be a great move. Also if 2015 is the year to accelerate growth then why are we buying back shares instead of growth opportunities or investing in our tools process and rewards and recognition of employees?



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