Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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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 (103)

    Just another mega-company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer - Servers in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer - Servers in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great people. Good environment. Lot's of opportunity to learn and move around and try new things. There's plenty to do.

    Cons

    In such a big company it's very difficult to shine or stand out. The rewards get trimmed down more and more every year. Just when you thought they ran out of ways to cheap-out on rewarding employees, they come up with some new and insulting "rewards system" which is just a new way to give less to employees. Bonuses have reduced to a trickle over the years along with raises.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your people. Stop getting greedier and craftier in inventing ways to not reward employees. Giving me "points" and merit badges (yes, this is how they actually reward us) doesn't help me pay my bills.


  2. Good company to work for

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good brand Great benefits really had good time working there. Had good work environment. Good managers Good good good good

    Cons

    sometimes stressed work during project deadline reaches. Time to time restructuring might cause few nervousness Houston is not so good place to live

    Advice to Management

    sometimes stressed work during project deadline reaches. Time to time restructuring might cause few nervousness Houston is not so good place to live Can improve on it


  3. Executive Assistant II

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible time, good people

    Cons

    Difficult to receive pay increase, too many fingers in each fire,


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great employer with great benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Developer/Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Developer/Engineer II in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    15 days PTO starting 401k matches Medical/Dental/Life insurance is affordable

    Cons

    Too much work Not enough pay Red tape causes set backs

    Advice to Management

    (Upper management) Pay your employees better or continue to lose them to other companies.


  6. embedded programmer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior, Embedded Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior, Embedded Software Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good environment, and agood cafeteria

    Cons

    too liberal, tshirts and shorts


  7. Helpful (1)

    IT Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Good Product discounts, Large company lots of opportunity. Three weeks of vacation

    Cons

    401k is not great. Raises and employee rewards have slowed down, last few years. Employee point reward system is a joke. Company is undergoing transition change

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees


  8. Business Strategy Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Business Strategy Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Business Strategy Intern in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company to work for, truly invested in early career development,

    Cons

    I do not have any significant cons for the company.


  9. Former Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    I worked with some really smart people when I was at HP. It was a fun place to work. Some of the product lines were and few still are market leaders.

    Cons

    HP has come on hard times. It was once a high technology company, now it is a commodity company. How can selling ink for printers be considered cutting edge technology? This transition was, perhaps, inevitable when HP got so big. Many commentators say the problem is the greed of management. I would say management is doing the best they know how, but they have no vision. As a commodity product company they are subject to the general situation in the economy which has been lousy for six years. They stop hiring Silicon Valley executives and look at Proctor and Gamble types who understand how to sell commodity products.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending to be a technology leader and learn how to sell commodity products in a down market.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Could do a lot better as a company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst/Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst/Manager in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Networking, ability to learn from others.

    Cons

    Low pay, high cost to get a lot done,

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, reward employees, provide a safe place for employees to voice concerns without fear of negative conseques


  11. Electrical Engineer Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The people where great. They made feel like I was part of the time. There is definitely a lot of experience to be gained.

    Cons

    They didn't have a project for me when I first arrived. It seems that there is a disconnect between HR and the team that I was a part of because my supervisor thought that I started 1 week later. The hiring process is not so great. Their application on the careers website is awful.

    Advice to Management

    Please improve the hiring process to where the applicants actually feel that they're being reviewed by people and not a poorly programmed system. Also Taleo is awful for the applicants and constricts so many things.



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