Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated August 29, 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. Helpful (1)

    good so far

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility of hours, lots of opportunities within the company

    Cons

    Separation and revenue and margin pressure


  2. Helpful (4)

    The HP Way

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    “When you come right down to it, the HP Way is really about trusting the integrity of the individual” but see below for more…

    Cons

    That’s why we drug test contractors. While at the same time brewing vats of coffee (contains the drug caffeine) for everyone twice a day!

    Advice to Management

    Make more printers. Sell the ink. This is the free razor, pay for the blades, model. Also, forget about making your own CPUs.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good company, lots of turmoil

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager/Team Lead in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager/Team Lead in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall, I like HP, even with the split. They generally treat employees well, have good benefits, etc. I work in one of the global IT groups, supporting internal customers all over the world as a project manager. The work is good, with a mix of old and new.

    Cons

    Lots of turmoil. The current CEO had thing settled down after two or three not so good CEOs, but the company split has added chaos. At least in my group, we do not have a good plan for the future, and do not know what we will be working on now that the system splits have occurred. Rumors of layoffs after 1 Nov and the official splt abound.


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  5. The original garage startup is back

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent visionaries and architects all around. Great technologies, and very competitive teams and projects. I have been in HP for about an year, and have enjoyed every day of work.

    Cons

    Huge company with diverse technology group. Split will help in right direction

    Advice to Management

    Senior employees/architects are invaluable to a company. Focus on building world class teams. Recruit best of breed.


  6. Career development

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    The company offers many career development options

    Cons

    Size of the company make it hard to implement fast improvements


  7. Great work life balance, needs to attract millenials

    Current Employee - Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work life balance - Lots of room for growth - Good pay out of undergrad

    Cons

    - Boring, "uncool" - Everyone who works there is old as hell - No perks

    Advice to Management

    Hire younger people, appeal to millenials, offer some perks


  8. Helpful (1)

    Software Developer

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    a step by step learning process.since it big company.

    Cons

    less thing to learn in a quick time


  9. Helpful (7)

    IT Senior Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    History of a great company. Still a few good managers.

    Cons

    No longer a unique IT company. The HP way has gone by the wayside, though management tries to give it lip-service. The split will further erode the culture at both companies.


  10. One of the best comapny to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP-ABAP Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - SAP-ABAP Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I joined HP as a fresher so I got nice oppurtunity to build my career , and the best part about HP is awesome work life banalnce, every month some or the oher fun acviity will be organised so we get an oppurtunity to meet new people. Joining HP was one of the best decision I ever made

    Cons

    there is no big cons.


  11. Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, company ethics, great minds

    Cons

    bureaucracy, management, salaries, not much fun stuff



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