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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in Houston, TX

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.  

    Just don't know if I'll stay anymore

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    Current Employee - Account Manager/Business Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager/Business Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    it's a good place to start

    Cons

    not so good if you want to grow. the bureaucracy is getting worse and worse. Moving up not as easy as it used to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your employees what your worth and send a consistent message.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Test technician

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    Current Employee - Test Technician  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Test Technician in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy job to earn money

    Cons

    Lack of supports from Engineer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus more on current employees and how they are to achieve the next level

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great!

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People, culture, salary and benefits

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on long term, not short term.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Hypocrisy and frustrating lack of continuity and consistency in strategy and execution

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    Current Employee - Business Planning Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Planning Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lot of Good people. Fair compensation when you have the right manager. Mgmt is trying to appeal to younger workers with more social media type of events

    Cons

    Constantly changing mgmt focus. Inconsistent messaging to rank and file and inability to stick with a plan. Always under threat of being laid off due to mgmt's failure to set winning strategy and execute. Mgmt answers for failed purchases of Palm, EDS and Autonomy is to fire people. HPworkforce continue to pay for bad decision making. Disconnect between the elites and average worker

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize your hypocrisy and start walking the walk. Don't pay your CIO $8 million in salary, bonuses and stock and then turn around and tell the workforce that people are paid too much and we have to lay off higher paid experienced employees. Don't constantly pat you yourselves on the back for being "green" and then turn around and punish the workforce by not allowing them a flexible WFH policy that reduces cost to the employee, lowers carbon emission and saves the employee money on tolls and gas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Satisfying and frustrating

    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Have had some good managers that really care about their teams and try hard to support them. The saying is true: "you are only one manager away from a great/lousy job". Fortunately the good ones out number the bad.

    Cons

    Complexity, ambiguity, rapid change. These are typical in large companies. But there is a lot of it here. That coupled with the constant tension between IT and the business makes success and accomplishment very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax the policy forcing all employees to only work in an office. Some of us are actually more productive (and happier) working from home. How can you state "mobility" is a strategy we support for customers but not for the employees? Why drive to an office everyday only to sit on conference calls and do email? This policy will result in good people leaving the company out of anger and frustration.

  7.  

    Mechanical CAD

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Workers work as a team based, high collaborative.

    Cons

    Tremendous cost pressures as budgets cut.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good people to work and to work for.
    Management team have less advocating for their people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    I have the opportunity to work on really cool projects.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Travelling, time flexibility, work-life balance.The company has a wide range of projects, from hardware to software, providing great opportunities.

    Cons

    Low salary. No many promotions. Benefits. Some Business Units are very different from others and do not use best-practices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    From my time here at Hewlett Packard I think that it is a great company to work for and I look forward to growing here.

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    Current Employee - Procurement Operations Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Procurement Operations Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, pretty good salary, and leadership here is pretty good.

    Cons

    It is very fast paced and can be competive at times.

  10.  

    Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Technology Consultant IV  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant IV in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment; promotes innovation

    Cons

    Very heavily process oriented; less responsive at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tremendous work in turn around in progress; great wprk!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    HP hires top talent and it shows in their workforce.

    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Team approach. Ever changing environment.

    Cons

    Stock price. Change in direction from the top leadership.

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