Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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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 (103)

    Just another mega-company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer - Servers in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer - Servers in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Good environment. Lot's of opportunity to learn and move around and try new things. There's plenty to do.

    Cons

    In such a big company it's very difficult to shine or stand out. The rewards get trimmed down more and more every year. Just when you thought they ran out of ways to cheap-out on rewarding employees, they come up with some new and insulting "rewards system" which is just a new way to give less to employees. Bonuses have reduced to a trickle over the years along with raises.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your people. Stop getting greedier and craftier in inventing ways to not reward employees. Giving me "points" and merit badges (yes, this is how they actually reward us) doesn't help me pay my bills.


  2. Overall- good startup place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Developer/Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Developer/Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of people you meet Up and down work load Very flexible Lots of interaction with people all around the world Great teamwork

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough training Team isn't all together in one location because of how large it is No training before starting your actual job You learn as you go


  3. Starting job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, vacation time, nice building and amenities.

    Cons

    Low pay, advancement opportunities, salary increases.


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  5. Great workers

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Systems Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Information Systems Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very enthusiastic employees and willing to go the extra mile

    Cons

    Management working many issues related to company divestitures

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees engaged


  6. PreSales Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The resources for an HP SE are plentiful, they account team work hard for their customers. The StorServ line has been enhanced after HP acquired 3PAR.

    Cons

    The install base for Servers does not automatically get you invited into the storage side of a customer. Many silos in HP.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of the commissions for your pre-sales engineers.


  7. Project Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Specialist in Rocklin, CA
    Current Employee - Project Specialist in Rocklin, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, work schedule is pretty flexible, great job and room to move.

    Cons

    HP is known for working you much more than 40 hours a week on a regular basis. HP runs a lean workforce and working many hours is expected.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a few more folks for your teams. Don't run so lean. It will result in happier customers and happier employees.


  8. customer service - business (data) analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard (More than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big support network, career advancement is possible, good salary, benefits etc.. Generally, very supportive culture

    Cons

    takes a lot of time to implement a change or to start a project, job politics and alliances are also formed like elsewhere, not in a position to negotiate benefits if employed by a third-party (outsourcing)

    Advice to Management

    Add more flexibility to employee self-management, empowering at every level...


  9. Global team works

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global Company. Good people. Flexiable working hours

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunities. Too many organization changes


  10. Lotus NOtes

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work nickname in the office Happy People (HP)

    Cons

    Need more non security JOBS


  11. Sales Rep

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    strong brand in tradition IT industry, process driven, strong products such as workstation

    Cons

    too process driven, little innovation and little value added by sales.



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