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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
9,490 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.  

    Fair to midland

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    Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The name is a benefit when in the sales organization. The benefits are very god.

    Cons

    The size is difficult to get things done.

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

    Meh!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Consultant II in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Technology Consultant II in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Length of project for this account

    Cons

    No growth. Mgmt talks big on culture and all about the people....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of people that actually work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    HP needs to really "Make it Matter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    There are some solid managers and leaders particularly in finance. As an entry level job, it might be a good place to start. Career longevity is not common at HP anymore.

    Cons

    Not many right now. The environment is not stable, so career longevity is uncertain. The company favors younger, cheaper workers especially at the management level. There is a continued emphasis to reduce the number of senior workers as well as jobs in the US. Layoffs in the US are not uncommon while the company will list a more junior position in another country at one the hub locations. The opportunity to work from home where there are no HP locations is no longer an option, particularly in the Tech and Operations function. The culture is supposed to be an ethical environment with annual training. Yet management does not always support ethical positions especially when the pressure to produce results creates a toxic environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meg, you have people in your organization that are just looking out for themselves rather than for the best interests of the company. The environment is toxic in some areas and employees at the VP level on down are back stabbing others for the benefit of their own careers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall good experience. Big organization, easy to get lost.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Systems Architect IV in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Information Systems Architect IV in Woodland Hills, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary and lots of resources for training and education.

    Cons

    Big organization and little guidance by management on operations and projects. Professional services management team is completely disconnected from day to day operations on various accounts. Lots of red tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Professional services management structure needs to be revisited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Confused leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    encouraging and relaxed work environment

    Cons

    like any large organization, HP-ES resists change and resists learning.
    lack of direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to folks on ground.. take feedback with open mind.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    20 year veteran

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    great company to work for and grow your career.

    HP has many career enhancing opportunities with the ever changing IT industry such as internal HP university and full access to books x 24-7 to help you grow your IT knowledge.

    there are many changes going on with the company all the time such as org changes that will give you a chance to have a mixed leadership that can be global, your team could be made up of several cultures and makes an interesting mix.

    HP medical benefits are good and other standard perk's but could be better such as the HP employee purchase plans that only give 10-15% if that on items, most of the time you can beat that by shopping at many different retailers.

    vacation time is good and is dependent on years of service after 5 years goes up to about 4 weeks, this policy has changed and still could.

    Meg the CEO trying to bring back the whole HP employee togetherness plan that will bring HP workers in office more and allow for co-worker growth, post this plan was most employees could work from home and this has now changed for all new hires will not be given this option.

    Overall depending on your ability to grow and not get too comfortable in one position is the best advice here, HP should be a consideration if your looking for a job

    Cons

    as stated there are some down falls from the work from home policy changes this has made some people to move on.

    Work environment will vary depending on where and what position you choose or hire into.

    HP has a new pay for performance and is very strict on this standard Work force reductions are every 6 months or about and switch between the UK and other regions. This WFR is tied to just not your performance but manager review and most of the time each team may be required to reduce a person and your management may not have a choice who to let go.

    Note that the EU and south america including Asia regions will be hit hard in 2014 and the US at the end of year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    HP is a great company to work for if you can thrive in environment of a few100K employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities if you know were to look and you build a network of peers. Opportunities are there to be taken

    Cons

    The company is very large, being part of large Matrix organizations you can get lost in the shuffle and the size of the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to reduce the number of emplyees to managers, they try to do the best they can with the large organizations but there are some casulties of good employees, maybe a better peer program would assist.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    PSG Acct Mgr (Sales) SLED

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PSG Acct Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - PSG Acct Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Solid people...made many life long friends
    Good relative salary
    opportunity to move around within company

    Cons

    morale all time low as a result of HP losing vision. Visionary products seem to be a thing of the past making it harder on the sales force. This has a domino effect which makes hitting numbers, making money, having fun more challenging.
    Most HP products are now commodities...commodity products have become increasingly about low price verse customer relationships.
    -new compensation plans are making it harder and harder to make monies of the past
    -no collaboration between different business units leads to many inefficiencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay the path
    stay away from micro managers- seeing more being hired which cripples moral.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    High caliber peers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Teamwork atmosphere even in the competitive world of sales

    Cons

    Confusion about the company's direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more of upper management's thinking with the team you supervise

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Company in transition to cut workforce.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server Engineer in Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Server Engineer in Simi Valley, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable Pay for performance provided.

    Cons

    Very large and cumbersome organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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