Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated March 31, 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. 31 people found this helpful

    Just another mega-company

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    I enjoyed working at HP knowing it was temporary

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    Former Contractor - Program Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Program Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    If you love what you do, and want to remain in the same position for the rest of your career, this is the place for you. Most employees (engineers, designers, developers) were very happy working for HP.

    Cons

    I did meet several disgruntled employees (analysts, finance, operations) who were unhappy about being stagnant in their careers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful

    Great place to work, not so good rewards

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    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Great work environment, we have private cubes!
    Interesting innovative jobs, but only around current product lines

    Cons

    Salaries are frozen
    Promotions are stagnating
    Management lacks vision of the future and no engineering experience.
    No opportunity to innovate on other areas, only in current product lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow engineers to guide the technology innovations and infrastructure needed to take hp to the place it used to be.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    a mixed bag, but my co-workers are great

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    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    great colleagues; good work-life balance; opportunities to learn new skills

    Cons

    benefits are mediocre; raises are non-existent; constant layoffs; senior management doesn't provide the resources to allow employees to follow through on plans

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually listen to the people "in the trenches" because they know more than what you allow them to share with you. Stop with the incessant layoffs (WFRs); all it does is lower morale -- especially for the people who are left.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great software and cloud career.

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    Current Employee - Systems/Software Engineer V
    Current Employee - Systems/Software Engineer V

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    HP has awesome company culture, inventive engineering collaboration, sincere focus on healthy work-live balance. Diverse projects, new-business projects, and opportunities to shift roles to get engaged in new kinds of work.

    Cons

    Company strategy constantly under revision, big "HP Split" is a big distraction in 2015, and the future of both sides of the split company is uncertain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sr. HP management would do best to be bold and invest in new technology patterns, especially software. HP IT exists in an old-world (10yrs-ago+) of patterns and non-agile tooling. Must be thrown out to free business units to adapt and thrive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. It's a nice place to work with.

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst

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

    Pros

    The company promotes work and life balance.

    Cons

    Give more extra bonus to hard working employees and better benefits especially for health insurance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great people to work with.

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Telecommute. Flexible work hours. Great people.

    Cons

    Management direction unclear for long term

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    good employer

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    Former Employee - Technical Solutions Consultant III in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Solutions Consultant III in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good employer crosses all t's and dots all I's. benefits great, although copays for blood work, some limitations on drugs. Excellent training although scheduling was a little lacking.

    Cons

    just a little bait and switch during recruitment. I was hired to do one platform and saw very little work on it but they had tons of work on platforms I was not familiar with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    why bother you will never listen or act on anything. This is a giant machine lumbering along and the inertia is hard to move.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. DSE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    good benefits and good environment

    Cons

    salary can be better but is ok

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Challenging

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Global Opportunity and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Large company still trying to find their direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-structuring should not be large strokes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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