Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Pros
  • work/life balance - they are flexible in working from home & working around your appointments/arrangements (in 1209 reviews)

  • allow work from home from time to time (in 684 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance is not so great (in 211 reviews)

  • New senior management is once again being hired from outside rather than being developed from within (in 319 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (85)

    Just another mega-company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (17)

    It's alright...time is a valuable asset. And you get it working here. But in exchange of a low salary & dull co-workers

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They are open minded about working from home. Very flexible schedule. You get to do personal errands in the middle of the day or pause to go eat sushi with a friend and work later in the evening. No prob. Super laid back. They dont micromanage.

    Cons

    Forget about having a company culture or brotherhood. Forget about bonding with your peers. You barely know your peers. Very old demographic (40+ )...no young blood. Big company, so they can quick you in and out in a second...no matter how many years you have been working there...loyalty does not matter - You're a number. They are very thrifty...no budget for office things (snacks, events, etc).

    Salary is low versus competitors

    Advice to Management

    Be more people oriented and less task oriented. Grow your people...do workshops...be fun. Very dull workforce.


  3. Helpful (1)

    The best company to work in SF Bay Area!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Best work culture in my 11-year experience
    - 8-hour job... no need of overtime
    - No micro-managing
    - Telecommute was allowed (at least in my group)

    Cons

    - Not enough salary raise (yearly 1% to 2%)
    - Not good bonus package... was 2% - 5% - may be it was just me :))
    - Team building activities in the group was not enough
    - The only team gathering event was Diwali and Christmas/Halloween

    Advice to Management

    My advice to the management would be: "Giving a good bonus and continuous raise will definitely boost employee's confidence to contribute towards company's success."


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  5. Great workplace for fresh graduates

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

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

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

    Pros

    The people at the work place are very helpful to newcomers. They give trainings regularly. Time is flexible. Easy to file leaves.

    Cons

    Slow growth. If you want to have as much experience and exposure as a new hire, this may not be the job for you.


  6. Work life balance

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

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Good culture and work life balance

    Cons

    Need to adapt new technologies


  7. Not A Bad Place to Start Your Career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staffing Advisor in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Staffing Advisor in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They give you really good work life balance. Everyone is respected and there are sometimes working from home options. There are many opportunities to do

    Cons

    The pay is quite low compared to the industry standards. There are too many rules and in the staffing world we are doing administrative tasks that are not related to recruiting.

    Advice to Management

    continue to give opportunities to your team. You're doing a great job!


  8. Senior Systems Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical & Project Leader in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Technical & Project Leader in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment to learn
    Flexibility to move around

    Cons

    No clear plan or goal for the company

    Advice to Management

    Dont change goals and plans so frequently


  9. HP a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The work environment was supportive and people were helpful with issues. The pay was fair and managers generally were great.

    Cons

    The constant reorganizations and uncertainty of what to expect. Management was often just as in the dark as the employees.


  10. Technical Consultant

    Current Employee - Technical Consultant
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    Typical Big company culture
    Health Insurance isnt the best

    Hewlett-Packard Response

    Jun 30, 2015Digital media and employer brand lead

    thanks for sharing your feedback about working at HP, we are happy to hear that you have experienced lots of opportunities to learn and grown. looking forward to getting more details about your ... More


  11. Good Place to get a start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Level II Remote Desktop Technician in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Level II Remote Desktop Technician in Pontiac, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great Place to learn at, Easy job to learn

    Cons

    Fast paced, lots of new software

    Hewlett-Packard Response

    Jun 30, 2015Digital media and employer brand lead

    Hello and thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about the company and your experience at HP, please feel free to add any additional details you have about the pros and cons on working at ... More



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