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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in Plano, TX

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
9,490 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Reasonable place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project/Program Manager IV in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Project/Program Manager IV in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Good work-at-home policy. HP has experts in even the most specialized areas. Good processes in place to guide work - you don't have to reinvent the wheel each time.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape. Duplication across business units, especially around cloud. Three business units provide similar cloud consulting services with minimal coordination between them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create separate business units for professional services, hardware (PCs, servers, printers, routers) and data center operations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    HR Data Analysis

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Great to work for a big company like HP

    Cons

    I couldn't really see the impact of my work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Feedback is good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good starting place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Company is definitely on it's way back up since the new CEO took over. There seem to be very positive outlooks for the company as far as growing and being back up to where they were a few years back.

    Cons

    Still trying to recover from the previous CEO so advancements and raises are slow to come for now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    IT Infrastructure Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Infrastructure Project Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - IT Infrastructure Project Manager in Plano, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Big Company with many opportunity to join

    Cons

    Big Company but no work life balance in the Global Network Services Group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote Work Life Balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A Perfect Example of What a Company Shouldn’t Be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    I would have liked to listed several pros, but unfortunately all I can say is that it's better than unemployment.

    Cons

    Salary Cuts, Massive Overtime without Compensation, The 'Open-Door' policy comes at the price of retaliation, No compensation for on-call, Retirement elimination and Workforce Reductions to a level that forces one employee to work as three. Rarely is a pay raise seen, and when it is seen, it doesn't even meet the annual increase in the cost of living, which effectively means that every year, you are making less money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since job satisfaction is impossible to achieve, the least that management can do is to support their employees by not trying to make things more difficult for them. However, the company's culture seems to be to 'crack the whip harder'. This style of management might work in the fast food industry (as it is designed to intimidate and make people feel like they are worthless and are lucky to even have the job they have), and you might even keep those with little experience, but when you are dealing with well trained professionals, eventually these professionals will wise up and find a job with a company where they are treated better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Just Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Overall a flexible work environment

    Cons

    Poor talent retention and development

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The experience at HP has been great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Strategy Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Business Strategy Manager in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    1. Has a very good work-life balance
    2. Good opprotunities for professional and personal growth
    3. Doing some great stuff in various facets of technology and shows a promise of turnign around
    4. I enjoy working at HP!

    Cons

    1. Need to focus more driving revenue through new technology introduction
    2. Be more competitve and agile in the marketplace

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    IT Oracle Technical Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Oracle Consultant in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Oracle Consultant in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    I don't have any good things to say about my short experience with HP.

    Cons

    HP purchased the company I worked at for 15 years. They cut everyones salary by 20% and vacation if it was over 5 weeks. Then in waves, laid everyone off during a 2 year period.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing Experience Thus Far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Services Information Developer I in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Services Information Developer I in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    -Great working environment
    -Given resources to improve skills
    -People are willing to help you
    -Lots of opportunity for growth in many industries

    Cons

    -Managers are on constant budget limitations
    -Company is turn around should be moving quicker

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Continue to share a consistent message
    -Continue to push for more innovations
    -Continue to improve company morale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great environment!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Been with the company for 1 month. The people are intelligent, amazingly good at their jobs and extremely helpful. They want to help you in every way to grow professionally and understand your strengths and weaknesses. Benefits are incredible and free gym.

    Cons

    At the beginning can be a bit overwhelming with tons of information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With Meg Whitman as CEO the majority of employees have turned around and have a lot of positive feedback which makes me hopeful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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