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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in Plano, TX

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
9,451 Reviews
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Pros
  • Decent work-life balance due to flexibility of work schedule but that's about it (in 1209 reviews)

  • Being able to work from home is also great so you are never behind in work (in 684 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 211 reviews)

  • You can hear people want to fix issues but the senior management just doesn't get it (in 319 reviews)

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  1.  

    Company on the Rebound and growing stronger every day

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Operations Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Operations Engineer in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Great employees, Great working conditions, Outstanding facilities, state of the Art computers and networks, Work from Home options, Virtual meetings, outstanding training programs and options.

    Cons

    Job promotions are far and few between.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep expanding the company as you are. Splitting the company into two separate companies with one focused on hardware and the other focused on services was a very wise decision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It is ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good team member, great project, decent vacation

    Cons

    personal growth, salary not so good

  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Good people, work-life balance, time-off if needed, interesting projects

    Cons

    Disorganized, silos, no teamwork, not strategic, bureaucratic, too many layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look farther down in the organization for leaders to promote. Look at the Business Services side of the business for strength. Improve benefits for employees in order to keep the best. Reduce the number of layoffs. Can't get good people if they are afraid of losing their job during another round of cost cutting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Constent change to meet stock holders expectation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Systems Re-engineering in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Systems Re-engineering in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Worked with some of the Best and Brightest people in the industry. You have the ability to change jobs/carreer within the different areas of the company. Great place for an entry level employee.

    Cons

    Constantly changing and reorganizing within the company and divisions. The last year I was with the company, I maintained the same job but was moved to three different managers. Do not seem to value the experienced employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Believe in your experienced employees, cheaper does not mean better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Support Team (Tier II)/Junior Systems Administrator in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Support Team (Tier II)/Junior Systems Administrator in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Work environment and classroom training

    Cons

    Our company being split up into two companies and work force reductions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on the improvement of the company and given employees the opportunities to become leaders

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Really a wonderland for budding MBA leaders

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great projects as a HP Intern. You can really learn a lot about applying your academics here.
    Be proactive and you will flourish. Superb mentors and supportive bosses especially HP Lifers who know the company inside -out.

    Cons

    A big machine. Hopefully the HP split will resolve the bureaucracy and the processes to move into a more agile organization .
    Your parent ' Google or Facebook' firm. Needs to revitalize its product lines and move from the commodity status

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance employee expectations with strategic vision. It appears as if every CEO is looking at HP as a testing ground and launching pad for future careers.
    Solidity at top is the need of the hour.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    It's a job. Looks good on resume. Good place to start and end career

    Cons

    Where do I begin. Low pay. Cooperation among business units is weak. Hp should not be in it outsourcing industry. Constant threat of layoffs and over seas outsourcing. Hp is a dying company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of it outsourcing business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    My experience at HP was very positive. I was part of a team that was in charge of rolling out HP Networking Ent. product

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    HP was a very well paying company and gave an individual freedom to do within their current job or seek other job alternatives within the company. As far as HP Networking, HP was very creative in customizing the network hardware to meet the client requirements

    Cons

    In the four years, most of the people were waiting for their pink slips. Because of servers making up a significant amount of sales, I felt HP was hesitant in entering new ventures. The HP Network purchase was one of their true exceptions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adding personnel to focus on many more clients. Have an active sales and consulting force that can work with client on understanding their business. Understanding those needs will help HP secure more business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    My experience wasn't great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Developer/Engineer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - IT Developer/Engineer in Plano, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits like insurance, discounts, Nice things like in-house cafeteria, credit union, urgent care, pharmacy, gym, and parking garage.

    Cons

    The flexibility to work from home was taken away. Some people have flexible managers. Not having one makes life hard when you have to work in teams that span worldwide time zones. Most of my issues at HP were probably a result of my manager's poor style and micromanaging, so I won't detail that here. I knew people who enjoyed their managers/teams.

    Management is constantly changing strategic and employee goals, which is distracting. Long-term goals don't seem to be well-thought. They've had many cycles of hiring followed by layoffs. Pay isn't handled fairly, and HP plays hardball when negotiating new hires salary. Be prepared to walk unless you're desperate. There are seasoned people that make less than college hires or early career employees.

    They push you to spend additional time doing activities that have nothing to do with your job. This ends up having a negative impact on work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scale back the cultural initiatives and allow employees to focus on doing their jobs well. Stop encouraging cliques and reward employees based on performance. Truly encourage diversity by embracing differences and using them to your group's benefit. The older generations need to be more accepting of the Gen X & Y. They are the future, so why not find harmony?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Far too many off shoring activities that fail and the remaining on-shore personnell have to pick up the slack.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Strategist in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Software Strategist in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Ability to work from home, benefits package is good, some amazingly talented people work there!

    Cons

    Work life balance is non-existent. Work from home for many equates to 70 hour work week. Manager's change with the wind many of which are micro-managers. Products are just ok, need to breath new life into them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a biannual manager's trainging series. Just because someone has years of experience in their field doesn't qualify them to lead others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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