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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
9,752 Reviews
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Pros
  • Decent work-life balance due to flexibility of work schedule but that's about it (in 1209 reviews)

  • Being able to work from home is also great so you are never behind in work (in 684 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 211 reviews)

  • You can hear people want to fix issues but the senior management just doesn't get it (in 319 reviews)

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  1. 11 people found this helpful  

    Just another mega-company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A 25 year career in one company and what a ride!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The current executive team is hyper positive, super intelligent and disciplined enough to methodically plan for the future - the next 75 years of HP. Many years of friendships and great leadership.

    Cons

    the employee travel policy - non executives cannot travel business class, even if they travel from US to India/China 5-6 times per year. travel policy should be equitable for all employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    strive to be the best place to work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Web Application Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Applications Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Web Applications Intern in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    HP is a place where someone who likes coding, not loves just likes, can work in contentedness. In my experience, there was never a time where one was pushing the boundaries of coding. No need for incredible algorithms or clever solutions. Rather, one would just employ fundamental know-how to provide the results needed. In this workplace, there was never a sense of stress or dissonance. But, rather, mild cheerfulness and contentedness. Pay was good, at least for an intern it was.

    Cons

    I was placed in a team that was, when I started, about 3 months behind schedule. As such,my existence was more or less ignored for most of my stay. Yes, there was the occasional check-in by my boss. Yet, for the most part, I was a one man team working on small things while everyone around me moved about. When I needed help, I did not get it. When I needed guidance, I did not get it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    HP Intern Review for PC assc. dept

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Procurement Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Strategic Procurement Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as an intern

    Pros

    Flexible with school
    Managers are very helpful
    Numerous networking opportunities
    Growth opportunities
    Can move in different departments

    Cons

    Should pay more
    Structure training better for interns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, leadership lacking loyalty

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Developer/Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Developer/Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Salary is competitive, plenty opportunity to work on global teams, great place to start a career for recent college graduates

    Cons

    Currently huge organizational changes that have lowered employee moral, waves of layoffs occurring more frequently, poor knowledge transfer process when someone leaves the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a technology innovation orientated company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Software Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Software Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good benefit

    Cons

    No career growth, constant re-organization, lay-off and outsource.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Delivery Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Account Delivery Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, able to work from home and great people

    Cons

    Work life balance is not always good. Working in ES must be available nights, weekends, holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commit to a strategy and stay the course.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It wasn't the worst but certainly not the best experience

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Campus was close to my house.

    Cons

    Layoffs are too frequent. It's not what you know but who you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit hiring your buddy or someone you know you can control. Hire people that care and not sheep.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unstable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer VI in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer VI in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Nice campus with many amenities (Gym, pharmacy, clinic, cafeteria/coffee and outdoor recreational area). Fairly flexible when it comes to work hours and taking off. Benefits are competitive, but not exceptional. Technical career path available instead of being a people manager. Meg seems to be a competent CEO and things have been improving under her leadership.

    Cons

    Fairly constant layoffs, even when things seem to be going well. Have been through many awful CEOs/VPs that are largely responsible for the company's position behind the technology curve by squandering many opportunities. Raises that don't really exceed inflation rates and broken ratings system. Mysterious unpredictable bonus instead of an actual raise. Many internal opportunities, but you can't get there without involving your current management. Company splitting soon and not sure what that will mean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit laying people off to please investors, and invest in your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience for young professional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Operations Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Operations Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    opportunity to take on additional responsibilities and show skills. Elite hard works do see reward.

    Cons

    if you are not a top performer there is little reward.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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