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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
10,194 Reviews

3.3
10,194 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    great place to grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Felxibility, fairness, growth, compensation makes HP a great place to work.

    Cons

    Hp can definitely work on its workplace initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior management should get more involved in communicating HP's vision & strategies to the lower management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Bloated Pile of Red Tape disguising a talented and driven workplace

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment and benefits. Friendly people with great experience. Campus is large and beautiful. Easy to shift between teams and experience a large variety of complex projects.

    Cons

    It is a large company. A company that tends to try and solve every problem by adding more layers of approvals, paperwork, and shutdowns then wonders why it can't keep up with other companies. Also loves to solve budget problems by cutting workforce then getting even more perplexed on why they are moving slower.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have an incredibly talented and powerful workforce. Give them the power to win! This means you have to take some risks but your people are very capable of minimizing these risks and exceeding expectations. Your release processes are so outdated, overprotective, and sometimes just plain absurd that none of your teams can reach their potential.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Driven

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Great Health Plans and benefits package.

    Cons

    Expectations high, management has no direction, employees not motivated to do better or care anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your numbers are very low, you need to start hiring quality people who care and have the education to back it up. No Drive in new hires.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A wandering technology company during my years, trying to find the best mix of products and services for our customers

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    Current Employee - Account Support Manager  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Account Support Manager in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Engineering foundation at the core and delighting the customer throughout.

    Cons

    Still wandering to find herself ( HP) previous management pulled out benefits, said we are aligning with what other companies are offering, and reduced headcount as restructuring moves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that employees are what makes a company what it is and the culture and benefits are what makes employees want to stay and grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Talented people

    Former Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    Great working environment - great work & life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of dynamics. The company is too big. You do your job and you are good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HP needs to keep changing. Benefits became very less competitive after Mark Hurd time.

  7.  

    Good company, can be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, good salaries, good benefits

    Cons

    Not pay much attention to employees, Not very organized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fast-paced Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Great management and friendly athmophere

    Cons

    Every six months there is a reorganization.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    big ideas bogged down by bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Cloud Services Automation  in  Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Cloud Services Automation in Roseville, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Laid back working atmosphere, nice on site facilities for employees, competitive salary

    Cons

    several meetings that felt unproductive, not much direction given by management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    define clearer goals for IT/software development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    In with the new

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    Former Employee - Senior Director  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Company is investing and adapting its strategy and aligning the organization to the trends in IT. When HP gets it all pointing in the same direction look out!

    Cons

    With changing strategies comes churn and burn. Lets hope it does not perpetuate cronyism and complacency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shifting back to the office is a good cultural strategy but it is also alienates talent. Invest in more robust tools to support remote workers. Trends show companies are moving more and more to a balanced remote worker model and HP should be ahead as the leading IT company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful Company, too many lay offs

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    Former Employee - Administrative  in  North Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in North Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, management is wonderful and the vacation time is wonderful.

    Cons

    Too many cooks a lot of the time, by that I mean that there are too many people in charge but no one makes a decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the employees have more of a say on the day to day workings of the project they are working on . There doesn't need to be 15 managers to work things through.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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