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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
9,083 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work-life balance due to flexibility of work schedule but that's about it (in 1167 reviews)

  • Being able to work from home is also great so you are never behind in work (in 663 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 202 reviews)

  • Mid to senior management each day you get more surprised with how incompetent they are (in 317 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Several opportunities in theory, not so much in the reality

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Lots of talent, opportunity to learn a lot, exposed to several top executives

    Cons

    Very few opportunities to have an international career starting in the South of Brazil. Few real opportunities and strong pressure to keep salaries low due to international labor rates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 15 people found this helpful  

    Direction - We don't need No Direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A strong customer base waiting to see some technology leadership and true business partnering.

    Cons

    HP management still, after 24 months of lay-off and false starts of renewing their culture and direction, has not figured it out and no one is emerging to take a leadership role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think you need to find a strong industry business leader who wants to dominate the market. Taking shots at silo solution and technology areas does not demonstrate the corporate culture of a true industry leader. No one has the vision and demonstrated execution experience to dominate the market over the next 2-5 years. HP seems to keep losing customer confidence evidenced by many rip and replace of HP products.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay / benefits and good work / life balance. Colleagues were great until they, too, got restructured out of a job.

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    Former Employee - IT Technical Consultant
    Former Employee - IT Technical Consultant

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and great colleagues, even if they are spread across the globe. Good work / life balance exists, but you have to be disciplined with a 24x7 service delivery organization and offshore colleagues working different time zones.

    Cons

    Lots of management reshuffling and churn at the top, which results in continuous reorganization. The enterprise services business struggles with lackluster management and thin margins, which means ongoing offshoring and little chance for making financial goals and a bonus. Billions of dollars were wasted on overpriced acquisitions, e.g. Palm, Autonomy, while 50,000 jobs are shed to cut costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think a little harder about the HP you already have before you acquire any more companies. Be as thrifty with monies spent on M&A as you are with salaries and bonuses for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Senior Manager

    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    HP is a great place to work as they provide flexible work hours and has great benefits

    Cons

    Company is not where it needs to be in regards to new product innovation and profit margins. As a result, they are continuing to reduce their workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Feeling is senior management is receiving all the benefits (salary, stocks, bonuses) at the expense of the individual contributors

  6.  

    Support Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Great local team. works well together, great customer service, Great teamwork and they care about their customers. Lots of opportunites fo learning.

    Cons

    Upper mgmt does not understand what individual contributors do.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    digital, COMPAQ, HP TRANSITIONS, FROM A FIELD SERVICE PERSPECTIVE

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    I REALLY LIKED THE PEOPLE I WORKED WITH AND THE TEAM SUPPORT MENTALITY THAT ORIGINALLY EXISTED WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION. mostly I loved the client interaction and support from other techs to resolve any client issues with hardware or software, the extensive amount of people with specialty knowledge made support and gaining knowledge from others very easy, originally

    Cons

    the management culture within the organization is forced into short sided decisions to satisfy the metrics driven culture they have created which is the very thing that will ultimately force their own elimination from the organization. the layoffs that were cited within the organization based on these metrics have removed the reactive capacity and reduced the number of quality individuals supporting the clients as always with HP profit over People.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the only true resource any organization has is the willingness of quality individuals to work together to achieve the organizations goals collectively. those goals have to include respect and acknowledgement of the individuals contributions to the success of the organization as a whole, management needs to be a participating contributor to the customer satisfaction and capable of the tasks necessary to achieve the goals not just taskmaster liaisons to upper management, so many positions in the company do nothing but change a metric on a spreadsheet the amount of people minding metrics exceed those directly helping the customers, the organization is top heavy and out of balance.
    to clean anything effectively on EARTH requires that you start cleaning from the top down not bottom up that way you don't get the bottom dirty after you just cleaned it, HP is on a 3.2 year repeating cycle of old ideas tried by new people who were not there to see the results the first time. any manager for any position should have to read all of the decisions of all predecessors to the job so as not to make the same mistakes. this goes for all organizations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    HP Technology Services Sales Rep

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    Former Employee - Technology Service Sales Representative in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Technology Service Sales Representative in Roseville, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Managing my own time, work from home on occasion, opportunity to make commission

    Cons

    on going work force reductions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    understand what is going on down in the weeds. Understand the sales processes and all that it entails.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This is a Large Global company. Lots of access to web based training and information. The pay is decent. People are great to work with. Health care is good. They allow you work at home depending on your role.

    Cons

    There is a constant focus on working on billable work/projects. It seems like there is cost cutting efforts that come every fall. HR managers some times have way too many people under them to be able to focus on you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Senior Sales Executive

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great products, great colleagues and nice working environment

    Cons

    Rates from Commercial world were to expensive to be used in government sector. Not enough competitive contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand contract base, and be less concerned about margins.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Applications Support Team (Tier II)/Junior Systems Administrator in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Support Team (Tier II)/Junior Systems Administrator in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Work environment and classroom training

    Cons

    Our company being split up into two companies and work force reductions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on the improvement of the company and given employees the opportunities to become leaders

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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