Hewlett-Packard Reviews

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Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman
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Pros
  • work/life balance - they are flexible in working from home & working around your appointments/arrangements (in 1209 reviews)

  • allow work from home from time to time (in 684 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance is not so great (in 211 reviews)

  • New senior management is once again being hired from outside rather than being developed from within (in 319 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good Place to get a start

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Level II Remote Desktop Technician in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Level II Remote Desktop Technician in Pontiac, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great Place to learn at, Easy job to learn

    Cons

    Fast paced, lots of new software

    Hewlett-Packard Response

    Jun 30, 2015 – Digital media and employer brand lead

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  2. Helpful (3)

    Got by until recent policy changes

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Info Svc Dev III in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Info Svc Dev III in Pontiac, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice benefits, it's a job.

    Cons

    No longer allowed to telecommute, based on the whims of a rich, out-of-touch CEO. Culture of "old boys network" alive and well.

    Advice to Management

    Stop penalizing your engineers. We are the backbone of this company, and we get treated like dirt compared to sales and account execs.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Hewlett Packard

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    No comments at this time.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Sr Financial Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Right now there are none

    Cons

    Overworked, underpaid, In general HP is letting people go and on my contract they are letting GOOD people go. There number one priority to lowering expenses because they don't know how to run an IT service company.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the IT services part of the company to someone that knows who to run that business. You bought EDS because you could run your own IT services department, then fired all the EDS management and replaced them with the idiots that couldn't run that type of business at HP! What a surprise that you ran the old EDS business into the ground.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Server Builder

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of technical experience, will pay for certifications

    Cons

    Low pay, very low even in comparison to industry average.

    Advice to Management

    Work on more effective management structures. Work smarter, not harder


  7. Applications Developer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Very well run company! Their training was top notch. The opportunities were endless. Disappointed that I did not stay with this company. My position was "bought out" by GM IT and it has not been an easy ride.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. In the short time that I worked for HP, their leadership was very encouraging of both career development and work-life balance.Leaving HP was a mistake.


  8. Hopefully on the right track

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meg Whitman is helping turn HP, as a company. Also, during my years at HP, I have had many wonderful leaders and co-workers.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, with difficult times, difficult decisions need to be made. It has been difficult seeing so many good people be let go over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Even with all of the difficult decisions that have been made, I hope that this results in a greater HP!


  9. its a call center job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Technical Solutions Representative IV in Pontiac, MI
    Current Contractor - Technical Solutions Representative IV in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Depending on the service desk, you're not hounded with calls all day, everyday. There are vending machines in the break rooms, most have the debit card scanners free ice! The contractor that I work for now, Addeco, who recently took over the contracting in HP gives you paid time off and paid holiday.

    Cons

    Depending on the service desk, you're hounded with calls all day, everyday. Low pay, new contract house took over just recently, most people got a pay cut, me included. The pay I received from Addeco was about $13.25/hr, I was making about $14.00/hr with my old contractor. The difference being about $1400 a year. Which puts me just under $20k a year now after taxes, hard work sure does pay off. You're given very little training, they give you someone to mentor with. The length of the mentor-ship depends on when they need you on the desk. If you're told you'll be getting four weeks, don't believe that. You may be starting in two weeks, they don't have to make any promises to you. The job itself gives you very little incentive. It's not like you get any sort of bonus pay or raise, ha! They only give you thirty minutes for lunch, and two breaks, which are about fifteen minutes each. Which are to be taken at a specified time everyday, but if it gets busy, and it does, then too bad no break for you until later, or if you get one at all. Do your time and find a better job, five or six people have left since I started, which was about six months ago for me.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great People, Difficult Situations, Devastating Workload

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ITO Service Delivery Consultant II in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - ITO Service Delivery Consultant II in Pontiac, MI

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The most vivid positive memories of my HP career will always be the wonderful people that I worked with.

    Cons

    Over the years, the situations at HP became increasingly difficult as more and more employees either found jobs within other organizations, or were let go from HP. The workload eventually became devastating.

    Advice to Management

    As much as possible, balance out the workload amongst employees within your group. Also, make it one of your primary missions to be the protector, guardian, and champion of your people, by shielding them from all of the inane "gotta have it now" requests from HP Corporate.


  11. Technology Consultant V

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Consultant V in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Technology Consultant V in Pontiac, MI

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    When times are good, it is a great place to work

    Cons

    management has no idea of what is going on and needs to be done.



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