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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
9,494 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    working for hp

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    Current Employee - Electrical/Hardware Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical/Hardware Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    big company with a lot of job functions allows employees to grow their skills, lots of online classes, good benefits

    Cons

    multiple layoffs in a year, slow pay rise, lots of bureaucracy & politics, too many projects but too few people to handle

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

    If you attend enough meetings, you can do nothing

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    Former Employee - Electrical/Hardware Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Electrical/Hardware Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Large corporation, good resume builder, strong benefits and general support from being with a fortune 500 company.

    Cons

    Many things are dependent on your working group and business unit. work-life, promotions, compensation is inclusive in that. Personal skills do help out, but I have seen very hard working and competent people get cut.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company wide salary cuts were the nail in the coffin for me. I essentially did minimal effort until I found another job for several years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid experience so far, okay / poor work life balance, poor career development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    HP brand
    decent pay and benefits
    solid work life balance during slow season

    Cons

    The pricing role can be a bit overwhelming at times, teams don't give you much time to complete your work and you tend to juggle multiple projects at one time. We are also responsible for a lot more than what our job description states. Our job responsibilities tend to grow each week, also the tools aren't the best or easiest to learn / use.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management in my experience has been okay, some nice bosses, some meaner more strict / direct managers. The compensation is fair as a pricer, we tend to get recognized when it comes to bonuses. But my biggest complaint is the lack of leadership and career development. Turnover is high in my group and a lot of pricers get burnt out pretty quickly due to the hard work and long hours that the job requires.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    At least they give you a nice chair to sit in...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable, the bigger campuses have some nice amenities, the work is interesting if you're in the right group. Work/life balance depends very much on your direct management - some groups are more accommodating than others.

    Cons

    Vague goals; unrealistic assignments; too much time spent in 'firefighting' mode; raises and promotions are nearly non-existent. Seemingly endless re-orgs and layoffs can make it a stressful place to work.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mech CAD

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

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

    Pros

    Relax work environment. Mutual cultures experience. No dress code implement.

    Cons

    Managers don't care much about employee's status nor able to promote 'cause by budget cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much to themselves without notice loosing good employees by other firms.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Developer 3

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours but not much else

    Cons

    Very low compensation package and I had no interaction with HP senior management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    ok

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    Former Employee - Systems/Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems/Software Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    great people and colleagues
    new managements
    new directions
    opportunities

    Cons

    managements lost track of your values and contributions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay in touch with remote developers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    you can buy vacation day

    Cons

    most job require BS degree

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Hewlett-Packard Response

    Jul 23, 2014Talent Acquisition - Digital Media Manager

    Completely agree with you - being able to buy extra vacation days in the US is an awesome benefit! As a new HP employee, you do start off with 3 weeks. Thanks for sharing your feedback!

  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Management out of touch with employees

    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 3 years)

    Pros

    The employees are the best part of working here.

    Cons

    Management don't know how hard the employees work. Lay offs, never know how long you will have a job. Supervisor are clueless to what goes on. Low pay for Hewlett Packard employees. No raises. I would tell anybody to work here. No chance of moving up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be fired.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    I have had a wonderful experience working with numerous global HP partners and colleagues throughout the US.

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

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

    Pros

    I truly appreciate the flexibility in working from home or in the office setting environment that I have utilized from time to time. This company stance has allowed me to have a great work-life balance. HP consistently challenged me as a project manager where I led global teams allowing me great personal growth high consistent interactions with colleagues and partners from around the world. I love it!

    Cons

    Office culture can be a bit confusing and I was hired for a one-year contract, thus, a temporary employee which causes undue stress on the personal side as I have had to take the time to job search at HP and other companies. I feel like I am in a bit of limbo on what my future is with the company. Senior management tells me I am doing a great job, yet no one has come forth and hired me on a permanent basis yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would strongly urge HP when they hire employees on a one-year temporary contract it should be with the thought of a smooth transition from the contract to a full time permanent employee if the employee has worked out well.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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