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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in Plano, TX

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
8,800 Reviews
3.3
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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.  

    Trying to get better

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

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

    Pros

    HP does provide lots of vacation time and is great about illness. Many peple work from home. The company seems to be stable.

    Cons

    Managers are islands of their own rules. Shifts can be changed with no notice or care of impact to personal lives and families. Every team/group gets handled by a very small set of people and they decide all the rules for that particular team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your players. Dont let your team leads hide what is really going on from you. Talk to your people so you know how they feel. NEVER let a team lead do a yearly review.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Program Director

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

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

    Pros

    Visibility to upper management, setting directions, strategy, goals. Leading the team(s) with with a vision as well as taking advantage of the growth opportunity that are out there in the marketplace. Learning more about the emerging markets to be able to better lead the team(s).

    Cons

    Too frequent changes in the leadership team causing to lose momentum and focus. Not a great employee appreciation system in place to keep the employee motivated. A simple/small decision making process could take longer that a complicated/big one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have a better employee appreciation process in place where the reward system should be utilized every quarter or so. Need to have better stable leaders in the upper management. Better growth opportunity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Loved the Job, the People, the Clients, but Disliked Quarterly Numbers Game

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    Former Employee - Training Specialist  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Training Specialist in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Great leaders with wonderful people-care skills; talented workforce and great work with top clients.

    Cons

    Quarterly numbers game required losing terrific talent and stressing the remaining employees' workloads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think beyond the quarterly numbers game - leaders, especially executive leaders earn far too much to just rely on layoffs. Surely they can think of more creative ways to lead. If not, then their heads should be on the chopping block.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Pretty Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, relatively casual environment, decent base salary. Company stance is they are open to lateral job rotations. Meg Whitman has been able to rally internal support behind her.

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in a sea of so many employees. Lateral moves are good, but career advancement/opportunities for promotion seem less emphasized. Even a clear message from the top can sometimes get muddled by the time it reaches the lower ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful not to repeat past acquisition mistakes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year

    Pros

    - Technology learning curve is high with a fast pace
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Low salary increase in 2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep around the experience people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work and learn for beginners and professionals right out of college.

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    Current Employee - Telecom Graduate Program  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Telecom Graduate Program in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Great place for experience and training. Will open many doors and constant networking with this job. Great mentors and excellent workplace.Get a degree and apply within the same year or before graduation. Don't worry they don't expect you to know everything. Be prompt and professional.

    Cons

    Hard work and tough schedule but the pay makes up for everything. Come ready to learn and work. Ask questions and be detail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand training, stress-less, and keep up the great turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sales at Hewlett Packard

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunity to grow and move up within the company. The pay is decent. Fortune 500 company.

    Cons

    Leadership Team changes their strategy to often which normally leads to WFR's (layoffs). This has been consistent year after year for every year I've been employed, sometimes these changes last less than six months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership Team needs to change. Make a plan and stick with it, follow it through and make it work. If it was good enough at the time it was enforced/implemented, why did it change less than six months later? Market trends and Organization realignment are weak answers and are not always correct.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Business Analyst

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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

    Having the flexibility to work at home.

    Cons

    Long hours, poor pay, and constant leadership change. No clear direction on the future either.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Self driven

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

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

    Pros

    People are great.. take the first step

    Cons

    Not big risk takers in this company

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extremely rewarding with a twist of uncertainty

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Career opportunities are abundant; caliber of talent is generally high; very entrepreneurial culture that can be empowering. It is a very good place to work, build relationships, and deliver some of the most complex and valuable technology to the world.

    Cons

    History of major strategic blunders; rotating leadership; bureaucratic; declining revenues. The pace of change is intimidating: i have had countless supervisors and organizational adjustments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on succession planning/grooming for future leadership roles; agility without a vision is a recipe for chaos.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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