Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated July 6, 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. 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

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    I'd suggest looking elsewhere..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

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

    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.


  3. Partner Business Manager

    Current Employee - Partner Business Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Partner Business Manager in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good channel organization, great partners

    Cons

    Complex channel organization, difficult to manage


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  5. 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

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

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

    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


  6. Program Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work environment, leadership, technology, employee recognition, truly concerned with employee welfare as opposed to other companies.

    Cons

    Recently many lay-offs due to re-structuring and bad decisions from top management in the past that made it loose presence and clients in the market it moves. Salaries lower than other similar companies

    Advice to Management

    Stop buying overpriced companies (Palm, Compaq, Autonomy, etc) that have no future and only make the available liquid capital less


  7. good plac to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance and take care of employees

    Cons

    too much bureautic and process for a sales!

    Advice to Management

    reduce the functions and response quickly to the market.


  8. A lot of smart engineers but a lot of turnover

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant IV in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant IV in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Work with a great team of people and all very good at what they do. The people in the trenches are great to work with, knowledgeable, dedicated.

    Cons

    Lot of layoffs and uncertainty. Lack of direction from middle and upper management. So many great products that never see the light of day.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the amazing people already here through personal growth and direction. Rebuild confidence in the workforce. Supply the workforce with the tools they need to get the job done.


  9. Good company, but not so good management of some departments

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    some teams have excellent working atmosphere and great colleagues excellent knowledge base with options to get certified opportunities to go advance in career if you stay long enough gives you the option to gain experience working in a corporate structure

    Cons

    certain managers and team leads focus on their own goals lots of colleagues try to find somebody else to do their job. salaries (at least in certain departments) are around average in the industry. could be higher

    Advice to Management

    consider hiring more skilled people give more attention to the salary and benefits more options to be able to work at home


  10. Sales

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good tech and sales training

    Cons

    Large bureaucratic future downsizing announced


  11. Helpful (2)

    Buyer beware and someone moved my cheese.

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    Former Employee - Software Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Sales in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Brand name and breath of product. Compensation is good. Benefits industry standard.

    Cons

    Change and more change. Change is part of life and it the IT industry, however, HP has redefined the word. The biggest complaint is from the client base, two many reps and territory changes. Customer support and R & D is the worst in the IT industry.

    Advice to Management

    What management. Too many and too many layers of folks that do not add value. Management is interested in the next level to keep their jobs and not interested in employees or customers. HP needs continuity in the field and more reps, not more layers of management.



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