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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in Plano, TX

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
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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.  

    Manufacturing company transitioning into Service Provider.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Security Analyst in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - IT Security Analyst in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Global affect. I like the fact that HP is active in many other countries outside the US. Through workplace social media we have a connection to most of the world.

    Cons

    Communication barriers. We have many holes in our methods of communication amongst our immediate organization. There is frequent organizational change making it difficult to establish a solid working relationship with coworkers on whom the success of my position depends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize the resources at your disposal, at maximum capacity.

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

    Overall for 10+ years HP has been a good place to work; however, the current leadership is making big mistakes.

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

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

    Pros

    Respected brand and still one of the top technology companies in the world.

    Cons

    Work-life balance used to be a major selling point for working at HP. Not anymore as the CEO got the bright idea that HP's turnaround is dependent upon people working at HP sites for "increased collaboration" and "sharing of ideas" even when employees don't necessarily work closely - or at all - with others who are at the same physical work location. As a result, employees are now being required to commute to HP offices as far as 1 hour away (and even pressured by their management to make longer commutes than 1 hour) to be less productive than they would be working from home. Ironically, many HP offices are currently at full capacity and don't have available space for soon-to-be former teleworkers due to the fact that HP decided to sell much of its real estate a few years ago because management at that time recognized that with improved technologies (including products that HP makes itself) it was no longer necessary to have so many employees working from HP offices when they could work from home and be more productive, happier and leave a much smaller carbon footprint.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to allow employees to work from home on a regular basis or you will lose your best people who value job flexibility and work-life balance more than pay and other financial rewards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Ok place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Good people to work with. Immediate management cares. Make sure you are in the correct organization for your goals and can be a good place to work.

    Cons

    Many reorganizations, expect changes all the time. Reorganization can create lack of direction. Telecommute opportunities vary. Travel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    HP Enterprise Services, Plano TX (formerly EDS) is disorganized, ineffective and disrespectful of employees' time.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Plano, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Salaries are good, people are nice, resources are plentiful and Meg Whitman is brilliant.

    Cons

    HP's purchase of EDS seems to have had little effect on the company. They are still nursing 40-year-old products and seem to have no ability to develop modern software in my opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop or buy a small portfolio of modern off-the-shelf software you can slowly build out and market using up-to-date techniques as old, customized products die off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Making a come back!

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of energy to turn HP around and be a force once again in IT and in Silicon Valley

    Cons

    Sheer size and magnitude of impacting change is such a diverse corporate machine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Meg Whitman at the helm!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Reasonable place to work

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    • 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
  8.  

    HR Data Analysis

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  9.  

    Good starting place

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    • 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
  10.  

    IT Infrastructure Project Manager

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    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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