Hewlett-Packard

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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
9,447 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

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.  

    sustaining with no growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    very reasonable leave package and vacation days

    Cons

    getting promotion is tough and impossible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compared to competitors, should be more open in corporate news and decisions

    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    HP has good benefits and opportunity for growth within its Enterprise businesses

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

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

    Pros

    Storage (Enterprise) has many connections with the Network business in HP and these interactive dependencies create opportunity for skill expansion and professional growth.

    Cons

    HP's current senior management is attempting to thin out the older staff in favor of young resources because they are cheaper to maintain. This creates a negative environment and lack of mentoring resources. While the company can definitely benefit from infusion of fresh talent this "weeding out" trend has been seen in HP before and it ended up hurting the product and service delivery quality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The most accepting LGBT company I have ever worked with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer III in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer III in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    having a world class organization be able to financially back you make this company worth working for

    Cons

    unfortunately the left hand doesn't always know what the right hand is doing and in this case that mixed with the red tape in order to get any small project accomplished makes it a difficult place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if the company would spend a little more time trying to truly understand the project before starting implementation of the projects the dollars could stretch a lot farther

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

    Awesome

    • 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

    Pros

    Employee Friendly, Lots of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Some of the Managers can be partial based on your ethnicity. Hike every 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a check on your managers. Your employees are not as happy as they seem to be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hewlett Packard provided me with great opportunities!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager
    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at HP because of the culture and team environment. My managers gave me room to get work done by removing barriers and NOT micro-managing my work. I was able to reach outside my comfort zone and try new opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is too much emphasis placed on 'this is the way we have always done things'. I found this was the biggest barrier to implementing improvements and moving forward with new ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Has been a great place to work for the last 33 years

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

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

    Pros

    Outstanding business ethics, great products and services, dedicated and smart people.

    Cons

    Company is splitting into two new publicly traded companies. Has forces all tel-workers to now come into the office which in many cases involves moving to HP hub locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some flexibility for tel-workers in jobs which make sense.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    UI Developer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - UI Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - UI Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Has work life balance
    Growth is depending on the team/job you are in.
    I have been on different teams within, there are teams that will not allow you to grow because of the job requirements.
    Project management in general sucks
    Good work environment
    WFH allowed

    Cons

    Medical insurance is average
    Stock buy program is 5% discount, which is usually break even when you sell on execution day because of the trading charges
    HP product discount sucks
    You have to work using HP machines. Fast if you get the latest one or the dev machines but beware they run hot enough to boil water.
    Pretty bad internal site for job management. Seems like it has been there for 20 yrs ago and has not been updated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Climbing up the ladder is a definite possibility or can be discussed and planned with your manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Indiscriminate Layoffs.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    It was a great place to work remotely from and a large variety of opportunities.

    Cons

    Heavy pressure to all go back to work in an office and massive layoffs drained the skilled pool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Large layoffs lead to a mediocre workforce.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Best company in the valley

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Best pay, best benefits, best management. Cutting edge technology par none.

    Cons

    Nothing, best company in valley

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

  11.  

    Great Place to Work

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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)

    Pros

    Training, Opportunities, People, Flexibility, Benefits

    Cons

    There are no Cons here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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