Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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  1. For the most part, the experience was good. I have learned an extreme amount.

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Learned a lot about the industry and HP's product line, as well as, met a lot of good people that I will stay in touch with even though they left HP.

    Cons

    Pay is low and the communication from management is still poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your reps better and make sure you are all on the same page.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    HP acquired the former EDS because they needed a Services company and they dismantled any common sense so far.

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    Former Employee - ITO Service Delivery Consultant IV in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - ITO Service Delivery Consultant IV in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    You had to be ready for a change every 3 years.

    Cons

    Lack of "real" promotion opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should check the records of their management overseas. Seriously.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Great for a starter job, but not for experience developers

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Good co-workers and it's a very diverse place

    Cons

    They use to allow you to work from home, but not anymore. Also you will hardly receive a raise and when you do it's really small since it is base off of the account you are working on success rate, meaning if the people who does the negotiation with the client does not do a great job it will affect how much you get on your raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow Project managers to decide if the employee should recieve a raise or bonus since they are the ones that works directly with the developers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Technical Consultant

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    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Meg Whitman skillfully restored confidence and executed proper timing for division of company.

    Cons

    Lost job when we lost contract. It seemed to me mgmt lost the services contract because they feared losing it, rather than skillfully confronting and selling a difficult client on better processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mandatory exit interviews. Human resources is too remote and scripted to be a fair advocate of both employee and management when disputes arise. Aggressively weed-out old managers who motivate with fear and integrate punitive action into processes that serves to impair the process.

    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Poor Management

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    Former Employee - Customer Program/Project Manager IV in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Program/Project Manager IV in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Work from Home or customer site

    Cons

    Pay and retention
    Raises and Bonuses are few and far between
    Management is older and most were acquired by purchase of new company
    set in their ways and only care about their selves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect and not just a worker be to get the job done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    If you can survive, it is a good company

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    Former Employee - Manager, Project Management Office in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Manager, Project Management Office in Plano, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Has a lot of resources and supports employees switching positions while growing in their career.

    Cons

    Too many managers who should not be managers and who are the ones who decide who says and who goes during WFRs. There is a lot of "good o'l boy" mentality among the managers (both men and women), within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have reassessed who should be in what position at the lower levels, but you need to do that within all the management layers also.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Inside sales

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    great team, good training, good hours

    Cons

    hard to move up, sometimes training is not useful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work-life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Project/Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Customer Program/Project Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Program/Project Manager in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Work from Home, benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    Most of your time spent on the road with customer installations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging and making up excuses why you are not performing. Long time management that has no clue about their roles as managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Empty Minds and Empty Hearts

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Work from home sometimes.

    Cons

    Director/VP/SVP level all in-sourced from India. Senior Leadership gossips constantly. Everyone is on pins and needles waiting for the next round of lay-offs. The raises are low or no, and the bonuses are weak too. Overall a nightmare of an experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to relate to human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Concrete ceiling

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Company seems to be improving on it's product line albeit slowly.

    Cons

    Way to many people in leadership position's - why does a company need 1,200 Vice Presidents? The compensation structure is such that a lot of people in more senior positions get a 'cut' of new deals. So between the sales commissions paid out, the opportunity to earn (OTE) programs of senior leaders and annual bonuses, positions don't readily become available - especially when the company isn't growing therefore there aren't many opportunities to move up at this time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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