Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated May 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (41)

    Just another mega-company

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    • Senior Management
    • 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)

    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. IT Test Technician

    Former Employee - IT Test Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Test Technician in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great and big company every thing is organized . I like the work over there

    Cons

    The job is not stable .It is depend on the number of orders .Some time to mush work some time go home

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good people to work with, management has a definite deaf ear to imputs that could benefit the the group they manage.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

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

    Pros

    Work from home at times when need be. Somewhat sensitive to individuals when time off is needed due to a family emergency. Work enviroment overall is good as well as the people you work with.

    Cons

    Since the merger with HP the company has gone downhill. Mass lay offs are overly common place and you don't know one day to the next if your going to have a job. CEO's change all to often, company direction seems to be hard to keep constant with each CEO. Raises are few and far between, I have gone over two years while I was there without a raise. HP even went to the point at one time and told everyone they would be taking a pay cut of 5% just to keep from laying thousands of people off. We use to get awarded with a bonus if you went above and beyond in your work. Management makes decisions without allowing any possible feedback from those affected by these decisions. This is a deal with it or find another job concept.

    Advice to Management

    Stop, look and listen.

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  5. Global product engineer enterprise servers and network cards

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent place to start your career. Some cutting edge technology, lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    They are moving jobs overseas--i.e.,they value cheap labor more than experienced professionals. They do not support training like they used to.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting your company be run 100% by "bean counters". Surly a few billions of dollars in profits is enough in today's crushing low margins environment....

  6. Helpful (4)

    I enjoyed working at HP knowing it was temporary

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Program Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Program Manager in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    If you love what you do, and want to remain in the same position for the rest of your career, this is the place for you. Most employees (engineers, designers, developers) were very happy working for HP.

    Cons

    I did meet several disgruntled employees (analysts, finance, operations) who were unhappy about being stagnant in their careers.

  7. Helpful (1)

    The company has excellent benefits and a generous vacation package

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are extremely good at this company.

    Cons

    You don't always get a yearly raise

    Advice to Management

    All employees should at least get a 1% raise every year or at least a cost of living adjustment.

  8. The culture is amazing and the company really shows it cares for the employees.

    Current Intern - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Good corporate culture.
    Good pay.
    Relaxed atmosphere.
    Good learning experience.

    Cons

    Little exposure to upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Give more impactful projects to interns.

  9. Helpful (2)

    NO Work Life Balance!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Developer/Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Developer/Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    Great people of all ages. Great work place environment. Great Training programs and benefits.

    Cons

    Management changes constantly. No work life balance for salaried employees. You are expected to work 60+ hours. You are chastised for missing weekend work. You will be called off vacation for issues that should be handled by management. You are forced to use your vacation days for the Christmas shutdown period and then they call you up to WORK! Unrealistic goals.

    Advice to Management

    Six Sigma LEAN was not the answer!

  10. Hewlett-Packard IT department developer/engineer lead

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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

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

    Pros

    Great organization to work for. Low stress compared to most companies. Lots of training available and inter company advancement is encouraged. Worked with hundreds of people and encountered very very few jerks.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape making progress slow, so not very Agile.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to letting employees work remotely, now that the lazy people have been let go.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Systems Administrator III /Build Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Systems Administrator III/Build Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Systems Administrator III/Build Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Work in a very productive and challenging environment. Intense learning curve. Rewarding

    Cons

    Tight schedule sometimes no time off. No job security.

    Advice to Management

    I wonder what Mr Packard would have said about the state of affairs of this Company

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