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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in New York, NY

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
10,189 Reviews

3.3
10,189 Reviews
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Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also decent work/life balance when compared to other companies in this industry (in 1045 reviews)

  • Flexible hours & You can work from home/remote as long as the job gets done (in 626 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 176 reviews)

  • Mid to senior management each day you get more surprised with how incompetent they are (in 313 reviews)

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  1.  

    HP

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Product and services - many solutions to offer

    Cons

    No room for growth, demanding, politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get more involved with HP employees and customers. Listen and may learn something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Technology Consultant IV

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wealth of information to learn about other technologies and companies

    Cons

    Very little in paid / instructor led training.

    Salary and bonus doesn't increase much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus more on career development for their employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    HP

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.

    Cons

    .No downsides for working with this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people offerings and legacy. The company offers a wide range of technology solutions. The company also has a distinct market cache as the original "Garage" start-up.

    Cons

    The company is unstable at the moment but Meg Whitman is committed to improving the performance and perception of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    eliminate duplication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Two companies in one

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lot of new and upcoming divisions such as Vertica, Autonomy, etc to work for.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy plagues many divisions and activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Confused

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are some very hardworking, knowledgeable and dedicated people at this company and the company is truly trying to turn itself around.

    Cons

    A sense of direction has not filtered down to employees and the fact that the announced lay offs (27,000) are coming in phases of a period of years has leached the life out of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Finish the lay offs now and start the building.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Avoid at all costs

    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    HP has a long legacy of products and services
    Plenty of training to be taken to help you with your Job

    Cons

    Constant pressure from senior management
    You will always be threatened with your Job starting as soon as 2 months
    Businesses are very siloed and the units do not work together to win business
    No one can tell you where to go for help. In most cases you have to call between 5-7 people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best way to sum this up is a website was created so people could submit trouble areas to the management team. It was suppose to remain open for 30 days after 5 days and 83,000 submissions the site was shut down.

  9.  

    Very satisfied

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Big company, set processes, excellent people

    Cons

    takes too much time to make changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more importance to develop talent

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Happy at HP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Well Managed company - would like to work there until retirement

    Cons

    There is a lack of belonging to a team when you work at a customer site

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just don't....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are a few good people there (less than 5% of the total population of the company though). There are some opportunities to learn from some long time participants in the computer/tech industry.

    Cons

    Very poor management (even under Meg). Poor product offerings, lack of innovation. Mediocre compensation (at best).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for quality people. Stop promoting political hacks. Try producing a product people want to buy and look more than 1 quarter ahead. Stop managing by spreadsheets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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