Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Pros
  • Decent work-life balance due to flexibility of work schedule but that's about it (in 1209 reviews)

  • Being able to work from home is also great so you are never behind in work (in 684 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 211 reviews)

  • You can hear people want to fix issues but the senior management just doesn't get it (in 319 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (38)

    Just another mega-company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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. Helpful (7)

    Excellent Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant to Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant to Director in Atlanta, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Three week vacation, about 10 personal days, 10-11 holidays, 2 floating holidays, great health plans to choose from, 401K match to 4%.

    Cons

    Right now, during the split of Hewlett-Packard to Hewlett Packard Co & HP, Inc., it is an unstable place to be. HP as it is today will not exist as of Nov. 1, 2015. There is no way to predict what changes there may be yet to com.

    It never feels like home.

    Advice to Management

    Stick up for your support staff, sales reps, regional reps and extended staff. With all the changes going on, now is a good time for assurances.

  3. Virtualization / Infrastructure Architect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Virtualization/Infrastructure Architect in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Virtualization/Infrastructure Architect in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/left balance, great co-workers

    Cons

    Too many management changes, layoffs are constantly happening along with restructures.

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  5. Wonderful in the beginning ... '80s

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Program Manager
    Former Employee - IT Program Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people/peers are wonderful to work with; all over the globe

    Cons

    Management doesn't "manage" ... they "administer" as the ratio of employee's to managers is too high; raises are non-existent

    Advice to Management

    You shouldn't have let go of your senior people; given time, you will know why

  6. Inside Account Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    My current position allows a lot flexability and I get a lot of vacation time. Lot's of positions when you get bored or want to move into something different.

    Cons

    There seems to be to many layers to management. This does seem to be getting better with the split of the comany however. The unknown aspect of the split however is a little stressful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Simplyify processes and make it easier to dour job and we will find our way again. Focus on the people designing and selling the product.

  7. Services Info developer II

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities to work with great people and learn new things

    Cons

    Disconnect between management and worker bees

  8. Great work environment

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

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work life balance and huge potential to grow

    Cons

    need to be more aggressive and innovative

    Advice to Management

    reduce margin to beat the competitors

  9. Data Center Consulting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technology Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Technology Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Worked with a great team of people.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for professional growth.

  10. Customer Service

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company car. Fair pay. The customer is very important to HP. Fix the customer first. Co workers are a team and work close with each other

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime. There is to many service calls to complete in one day. Some days i would put in over ten hours

    Advice to Management

    Management seems to let the worker make their own decisions. I di not have any problems with my direct manager.

  11. Sr. Project Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Good Company to work for. Things are chaotic now due to the split. Looking for good things afterwards

    Cons

    Large company and like any corporation a person can get lost.

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