Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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Pros
  • work/life balance - they are flexible in working from home & working around your appointments/arrangements (in 1209 reviews)

  • allow work from home from time to time (in 684 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance is not so great (in 211 reviews)

  • New senior management is once again being hired from outside rather than being developed from within (in 319 reviews)

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  1. Change is in the air

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Rio Rancho, NM
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Rio Rancho, NM

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful corporate culture which is meshed between all age and demographic of the company. Lots ahead with split.

    Cons

    Change is completely constant at this company.

    Advice to Management

    We can only be lean for so long


  2. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Manager in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Manager in Albuquerque, NM

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay, work environment and work life balance.

    Cons

    Compensation is horrible.. always have to track and fight for correct pay.

    Advice to Management

    Fix compensation!!


  3. Great Company for young professionals.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Rio Rancho, NM
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Rio Rancho, NM

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

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

    Pros

    Work atmosphere is great, co workers are very positive and uplifting as well as helpful.

    Cons

    Pay structure is horrible and unfair.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees fairly.


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  5. Great opportunity for someone looking to break into the sales world

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Rio Rancho, NM
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Rio Rancho, NM

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible, Challenging at times, good-pay and benefits. A lot of your professionals which makes the work environment a lot of fun. Opportunity to travel for meeting with customers and accounts.

    Cons

    Over the last 5 years there has been a TON of 'restructuring'. It seems that every fall a round of lay-offs happens which can make job security a bit unnerving at times. If you are a performer and don't ruffle the feathers too much, you are generally pretty safe though.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency


  6. OK and on the right course

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Rio Rancho, NM
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Rio Rancho, NM

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    They seem to be getting back to the core businessq

    Cons

    The pay could be better for the amount of revenue brought in.

    Advice to Management

    You need to try to understand the processes and simplify things.


  7. Helpful (1)

    HP Technical Account Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Rio Rancho, NM
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Rio Rancho, NM

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful location, modern facilities. Ability to telecommute on occasion when necessary.
    Regular reviews for yearly salary increase based on performance.
    Managers were friendly, organized, and helpful albeit mores w non-technical concerns.
    Training in current technologies relative to position.

    Cons

    -Pay wasn't very competitive
    -Seating and work areas for all staff (except Managers) are 'open' and do not offer any sort of barrier for noise. If someone is on the phone next to you, you are pretty much involved in the conversation as well whether you like it or not.
    -No logic to sectioned areas/groups so that you don't necessarily know what group is where in the building or who performs what functions.
    -Very little cross-team communication (except if they stand up and shout across the open work areas).
    -Found very few staff were responsive to appeals to discuss insight into methodologies and common practices at the non-managerial level.
    -Overall very cliquey, the seating attempts to nurture familiarity and cooperation but in the end in many cases simply proved annoying and bred resentment.
    -Terrible 'on-call' rotation and escalation process (there wasnt a clear escalation process).

    Advice to Management

    Foster more mentoring to newer employees and those new to HP methodologies/processes/procedures.
    Develop Knowledge Bases that are more accurate or that are kept current.
    Clearly designate areas and identify staff functionality.
    Foster interaction between departments that often deal with issues on technologies that intersect.


  8. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Rio Rancho, NM
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Rio Rancho, NM

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

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

    Pros

    Do your job and your left alone...no micro management here with this company.
    Lots of freedom and your treated with respect.

    Cons

    Many changes every 6-12 months and usually big ones...with all of the changes in the IT world now.

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Program/Project Manager IV in Rio Rancho, NM
    Former Employee - Customer Program/Project Manager IV in Rio Rancho, NM

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people were fun to work with.

    Cons

    Management did not always have your back.

    Advice to Management

    People are not just numbers. They are assets you can count on to make the company grow.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Everything changes in time.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Rio Rancho, NM
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Rio Rancho, NM

    I have been working 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

    Large global company, opportunity to try different things without leaving the company.

    Cons

    Too large for it's own good, good example of corporate greed, some managers are not manager material and shouldn't have been hired as managers, Quota is always going up regardless of previous sales success....

    Advice to Management

    Turn back the clock about 10 years when you actually took care of sales rep's, managers, and support staff.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Constant Upheaveal

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Solutions Architect in Rio Rancho, NM
    Current Employee - Inside Solutions Architect in Rio Rancho, NM

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company training and training from partners.
    Highly advanced with technical infrastructure, as it should be for a technical company.
    Good pay.

    Cons

    Horrible in team training.
    Constant changes in structure and upper management.
    3 CEOs in 3 years.
    Health care options in New Mexico were not great.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing company hierarchy so much. I normally really enjoy change but it was completely chaotic there.



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