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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in Portland, OR

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
10,135 Reviews

3.3
10,135 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Throughout my 12 years at HP, I learned a great deal about the consumer electronics business - "best in class" by far.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Vancouver, WA

    Pros

    Worked for a company that was the leader in printing technology. As well, "first to go to market" with some wonderful enhancements on the Notebook and PC business.

    Cons

    In the last few year the company worried more about the stock price than the "work life balance" of it's employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many managers and not enough "individual contributors. Managers are not trained to cover when a subordinate takes their earned vacation.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Lack of work life balance during my last job assignment, there was enough work for 2+.

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    Former Employee - Account Delivery Manager  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Account Delivery Manager in Portland, OR

    Pros

    There are so many great hard working people. There is also so much great diversity and experienced from employees of the companies like DEC, Compaq, Tandem. Have met co-workers who will be lifetime friends and colleagues. Company has so much potential to do more for their employees and therefore customers..

    Cons

    To much focus on cutting expenses and Work Force Reduction. This causes employees to not do the best they can because they get distracted because of job searches or lack of confidence in job security. Business units are disconnected and don't seem to know what the other does. Classic example is the ES & TS organization. They don't know what each other does and finger pointing happens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the use it or lose it vacations. Allow at least 1-2 weeks of rollover. I had lost vacation days because of the workload. Truly value your employees, walk the talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not that great .....

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Vancouver, WA

    Pros

    Work with smart people, and learn a lot. Still good work environment

    Cons

    Upper management cutting all benefits to save a few bucks to give their CEO ! New policies in place to displace experienced employees and replace them with employees with little experience ....(cuz it is cheaper !!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on you most valuable asset .... your employees.... not the CEO pay and benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place with friendly people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Vancouver, WA

    Pros

    flexible, no dress code, nice people

    Cons

    nothing so far, lack of seating

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Hewlett-Packard Response

    Jul 23, 2014Talent Acquisition - Digital Media Manager

    Thank you for sharing this! Great to read that you are happy at HP!

  6.  

    Loved it while it lasted

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Vancouver, WA

    Pros

    All my workmates were great people

    Cons

    Upper management did not know what to do with us, so they let us go

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more innovative

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    R&D mechanical engineer

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Vancouver, WA

    Pros

    Great people, relaxed environment and capability of trying new things

    Cons

    management team is not very ambitious and cost reduction is very critical everywhere

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Intern  in  Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Vancouver, WA

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, focus on diversity, moving up is encouraged.

    Cons

    none so far. very easy to work for. good work life balance. i havent looked at benefits yet though

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I haven't had any issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not the best internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern  in  Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Vancouver, WA

    Pros

    As an intern, there were always other on the team I was assigned to willing to help me learn the ropes and figure things out. Everyone was very helpful and easy to work with.

    Cons

    I never got to work on any meaningful projects (not surprising as an intern) and if I didn't accomplish anything it didn't matter because no one seemed to care about the pace I worked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall a good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Business Manager  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Account Business Manager in Portland, OR

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, ability to work from home, although they are tightening up rules around that now in 2014. Lots of career opportunity. There are so many opportunities avilable to you once you get here. Management does really seem to care about their people.

    Cons

    Get in at the highest salary you can. Once you get here, it's hard to get any kind of a major increase even with a promotion. They really only do small increases for promotions and even smaller (right now anyway) for end of the year/performance reviews. Don't be afraid to ask for higher than what you think they'll pay. The least they'll do is say 'we can't pay that, but we can pay.....' and then they'll tell you the highest they can go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great legacy

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Vancouver, WA

    Pros

    The HP way values still influence how employees are treated in a positive way to encourage trust and respect, innovation, quality of work and accomplishment.

    Cons

    The company is struggling with it's identity and future vision, with meaningful innovation, and with leadership team effectiveness.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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