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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in Plano, TX

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
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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.  

    great place to work

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    telecommute -great place to work

    Cons

    training...great place to work..culture and environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was bad. I did not get the experience I was looking for.

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    Former Employee - Services Information Developer I  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Services Information Developer I in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    benefits and time off policies and training

    Cons

    nothing. no perks. promotions without pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give the projects promised to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointed in opportunities and leadership. Worked all hours.

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Exciting history. Large global reach makes for interesting projects, clients, and product offerings. Great access to software for completing your responsibilities.

    Cons

    Took multiple pay cuts. Pay is below average for the 24 hour access the company wants to you. Leadership is only interested in the leaders above them. No reward for stellar work. Tremendous amounts of internal process waste. Many opportunities for simplifying processes and reducing headcount.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify internal processes. Find away to get back to the R&D roots but apply those values to all company activities, not just new products.

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

    Employed at HP for 10 plus years

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    Former Employee - Services Information Developer  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Services Information Developer in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Overall a good company with longer term potential to grow. Better work place for experienced IT workers.

    Cons

    Company lacks strategic direction in all parts of the business, especially in IT services. Lacks significant partnerships, company's internal automation tools are outdated and expensive.

    Company spends too much wasted effort on hardware investment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aggressive in industry related acquisitions with a software focus.

    Acquisitions have been to much of big bang approach, not very well thought out by C-suite for BOD.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits, very flexible management, great facilities (Plano) with awesome cafeteria. Lots of opportunities for growth and managers are willing to support their teams in helping them get where they want to go

    Cons

    Big company=poor communication at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going! Try to find solution to poor communication though

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company but constant threat of layoffs.

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    Current Employee - Partner Business Manager  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Partner Business Manager in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    HP has great benefits and the Plano facility is very nice. Most people that work there are easy to get along with and encourage your growth.

    Cons

    HP has been experiencing too many layoffs. These have been happening every six months.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Uncertain times at the company these days

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    Former Employee - Business Planning Manager  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Business Planning Manager in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation, good work-life balance. All the perks of working in a huge organization.

    Cons

    Thread of constant lay-offs. One the one hand, HP is posting job ads and hiring people, and on the other, is laying off people left, right and center! No job security at this company, at least in the current times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A good place to work for a while. Plan on moving after a few years.

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are adequate. Medical and 401K are probably are typical for large companies. The support system is pretty good and there are many opportunities to give back to the community. Lots of opportunities to learn and improve your skills. Lots of people like me work from home so the work-life balance is good.

    Cons

    Pay increases are very minimal. Expect to move on in a few years to keep your salary in the competitive range. Also, as with most places, your experience may be different depending on your manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people. It is much easier to keep good people than find them.

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

    Vision of the company is lost

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some leaders are actually good and some work teams are good too

    Cons

    Worklife balance is not there
    Overall focus of the company is lost

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    My review

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    You have the opportunities to learn and change careers if you like to do something else.

    Cons

    The layoff compensation packages is horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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