Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman
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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. PPS Sales

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Leader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Leader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Proactive work environment Field Based (work from home) Colleagues

    Cons

    Corporate cannibalism mid-level mgmt. - paper-pushers lack of real coordination between silos

    Advice to Management

    commitment


  2. Helpful (1)

    Turmoil run rampant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Pine Beach, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Pine Beach, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HP has some great technology and is focused to succeed. In most instances there is a HP technology to meet the customer's needs.

    Cons

    So much turmoil causes much FUD for employees. Never ending lay offs are disruptive to doing business and is a concern to customers who see a new HP face every year.

    Advice to Management

    You need to focus on your employees and rather than laying off, strategically redeploy employees. In the current tech business environment, employee satisfaction is important.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Service Delivery Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ITO Service Delivery Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - ITO Service Delivery Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Middle management and flexibility to move around

    Cons

    Big org issues, off shoring jobs

    Advice to Management

    Better planning


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  5. Sr Consultant Nationwide

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant/Project Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant/Project Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well respected Consultant for ATT, CGA, CGS, CSC and others

    Cons

    Great organization to work for until C. Fiorina took over!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    I am well respected in the field. Looking to get back on the bandwagon and back to work!!!!! Well respected in the industry foe many years.


  6. Excellent Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Developer/Analyst II in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Developer/Analyst II in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Lot of avenues to Learn, Great Team, Keeps employees up to date on technology

    Cons

    Bonus, Salary, Promotions are hard to come by.


  7. Helpful (3)

    I'd suggest looking elsewhere..

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For a large company, a little better than average.

    Cons

    Two classes of employees: those in a line of business and those [second class citizens] in the "Horizontals" (HR, IT, Finance, Legal). Different compensation systems. Horizontals are entirely focused on cost reduction to conform to industry metrics, with the predictable result that processes are simply moved from horizontal to vertical. The horizontal function then looks good; upper mgmt thinks they are reducing costs but really the costs are just being moved around. Also re cost reduction, whole processes are moved to low cost locations - euphemistically (and insultingly!) called "centers of excellence". Costs DO go down, but the processes become frozen in time, being performed in exactly the same way as when they were taken over. Employees in Bangalore, Cyberjaya, etc. are not trained (nor paid sufficiently) to be qualified to modify the process as needed.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the (Mark Hurd era) carve out of the horizontal functions. They should be aligned with the businesses they support.


  8. Partner Business Manager

    Current Employee - Partner Business Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Partner Business Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good channel organization, great partners

    Cons

    Complex channel organization, difficult to manage


  9. Cautious about new products, but focusses on quality

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality matters a lot: multiple rounds of code review, rigorous testing and sign off.

    Cons

    extremely cautious about doing new things due to recent downfalls


  10. Good Company, but it is in transition mode now

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    established workflow for anything employee needs

    Cons

    To complicated to grow and hard to move from one group to another if you are not happy.


  11. Helpful (1)

    SAP BASIS ADMINISTRATOR

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior SAP Basis Administrator in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior SAP Basis Administrator in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    you have JOB as long as it has

    Cons

    TOO much pressure no career options

    Advice to Management

    management need to focus on employee growth and wellness



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