Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated August 22, 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. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Plano, TX
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as an intern

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule Amazing opportunities Great location Corporate learning Community service projects

    Cons

    Conservative corporate culture can be difficult to navigate for a young millennial You feel replaceable in such a large company Bureaucracy Aging IT company Company split slow innovation

    Advice to Management

    HP quality culture is amazing


  2. Helpful (4)

    Enterprise Services USA in declien

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    Current Employee - Practice Principal V in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Practice Principal V in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, brand name that everyone recognizes.

    Cons

    * Never ending work force reduction in the USA * Services employees are force 'migrated' to COE locations or risk losing jobs * Focus on increased offshoring puts US employees at risk * No raises for multiple years

    Advice to Management

    Never ending cost cutting is cutting in to muscle and bones of the company. To return to growth, Give employees some sense of stability, even if means taking some short term losses for few quarters. Morale is too low and all hyperbole around 'in it to win !' is not cutting it,


  3. Helpful (4)

    Glad to be out

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. That was really the only pro for me - did keep me there for a while until that was no longer needed.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy; no employee engagement; too quick to out-source to the cheapest available option, leaving the few remaining skilled employees to take up increasing amounts of work with no extra pay/incentives. I was very happy to be out of there.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing you don't already know: Actually treat your employees like they add value to organization and aren't use a cost that you have to cut as low as possible. All the mergers made you bloated, but the reaction of cutting indiscriminately made the company worse.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Leadership Challenges

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Adequate pay. Good Benefits provide added value to total compensation. Employees are empowered to make decisions. Low level leadership tries hard to get the job done.

    Cons

    Too much leadership turnover. The way they make their numbers is frequent work force reductions. Those that remain must fill the gap. Late to market with emerging technologies. Very poor pay increases and bonus compensation for top performers.

    Advice to Management

    Do as you say, not as you do. Leadership by example. Don't try to fix something that ain't broke. Listen to what is being said and eliminate all the red tape. When you are doing more with less, don't lessen the pot even more.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Enterprise Architect

    Current Employee - Service Management Executive in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Service Management Executive in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enterprise Architect and IT Strategy Solution Architect Service Delivery

    Cons

    Not enough growth opportunity and opportunities to grow up in the ladder is limited

    Advice to Management

    Make employee happy


  7. Helpful (2)

    SR. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great learning experience at overall

    Cons

    Management, project scope, managers dont know about you


  8. Helpful (3)

    Network Development

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people hired into the program. Steady paycheck.

    Cons

    The program was deception from the hiring process through my whole contract. Hired under false pretense and this seems to be a common factor among all hired. Many people leave right away and I would steer clear unless you have no aspirations for a greater career.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect. Say what you mean. Follow through with commitments.


  9. Helpful (3)

    HP Going Downhill

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with my former EDS colleagues

    Cons

    Short-sighted view toward teleworkers. Apparently this company cannot collaborate unless we are all sitting around a table

    Advice to Management

    Upper management - lose the greed; bring back manager discretion instead of HR ruling the roost


  10. Renee

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Plano, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    sharing knowledge, helping others, learning

    Cons

    I have no cons in working


  11. Helpful (6)

    horrible place to work for - under qualified/unethical workers in RDC

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    cant think of any -other than benefits of the company

    Cons

    so many -- very hostile work place

    Advice to Management

    stop encouraging under qualified arrogant employees



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