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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.0 8,369 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman

(3,088 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Excellent and helpful.

    Applications Packaging (Current Employee) Chennai (India)

    ProsHP being the Global leader have every type of advantage. It take care of all facilities of employee. Work pressure is very justified. Work culture is very good. Chain management system is wonderful. Company work flow process is really very good. This is my dream company. Resource is very good. I love to work here. Management is very good.

    ConsManagement is not concerned about carrier growth for employers. Salary hike is very low in such a big MNC. Salary is only the main concern. Onsite opportunities are very low. Number of branches in India should increase so more opportunities should come.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more care of employee.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Big company, good and bad can be found anywhere

    Systems/Software Engineer (Current Employee) Roseville, CA

    ProsThere are always opportunities to work on cutting-edge projects and develop new skills. Being such a big company you can obtain a rather broad set of experiences to help grow your career. The key is you will have to own your career and be opportunistic, nothing will be handed to you.

    ConsWhen you find yourself in a great part of HP it can be awesome. However, when you find yourself working in a failing business unit or under a bad manager(s), it can be really bad. Below the executive level, people don't move up or around too often so the onus is on you to get yourself out of a bad situation. The company moves very slowly except when it comes to workforce reductions. Only patient people should apply. Raises are hard to come by and you have to negotiate hard when you come into the company or take a promotion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on competitive salaries. Too many talented people walk out the door with their only complaint being compensation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Business Analyst within Supply Chain Operations

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsPretty laid back. Direct Managers are fair to their employees. Good benefits.

    ConsSome verbal employee recognition on jobs well done, but very little financial recognition. The Working from Home benefit has been revoked by Upper Management and this has blown up in their face.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet your employees be more productive by Working from Home. Saves time and money for employee and is quite motivating in a very faced paced industry.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work

    Storage Architect (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsThe company is working on doing great things in technology. There is so much happening here.

    ConsMoving around internally is a matter of who you know. It's pointless to apply for a position if you don't know the hiring manager. They would rather go external.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to your internal applicants. When they apply for a job they deserve your attention.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHike, remote working, leaves, raise

    Consdo not process green card, in eb1 category, having remote working not allowed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture and processes. Good Management , staff . Good Projects

    ConsCan get lost in the crowd as company is huge

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more young crowd

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people and management to work with. Excellent work environment

    ConsDont like working 2nd Shift

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great with good work/life balance

    Network/Storage (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsLife/work balance is good. My manager is really nice and rewards his employees with dinners for their hard work. There are health plans available. Holidays are paid time off.

    ConsIt takes a while to transition into HP. I was not able to login into HP corporate network until a week after I was hired. That was my only negative experience.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Project/Program Manager

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery diverse in opportunities that are available. Clients are always demanding and HP steps up to the task of meeting and exceeding their expectations. Most individuals are very hard working and do a great job.

    ConsVery large and can be bureaucratic. Too many manager in the chain of command that are disconnected with the work. Individuals can get lost in the shuffle between opportunities if not well networked because span of control at the lowest levels of management can be very high.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust and empower your mid level leaders to do the right thing and make the right decisions. Stop second guessing their judgments and opinions. This process causes too much rework and expense.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people to work with

    IT Engineer (Former Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    ProsI enjoyed my time at HP due to the people I worked with, very positive and helpful. No one will leave you hanging.

    ConsManagement constantly sends mixed messages. "Our people are very important... sorry we are laying you off." "We are hitting our numbers and on the right track... due to budget cuts we won't pay for equipment that you need at home to do your job." And so on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe business climate is tough, everyone understand that, but when we aren't firing on all cylinders don't take it out on those doing what they are told to do. Look at your management that is making these decisions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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