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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
9,738 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. 10 people found this helpful  

    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)

    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. 2 people found this helpful  

    A 25 year career in one company and what a ride!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The current executive team is hyper positive, super intelligent and disciplined enough to methodically plan for the future - the next 75 years of HP. Many years of friendships and great leadership.

    Cons

    the employee travel policy - non executives cannot travel business class, even if they travel from US to India/China 5-6 times per year. travel policy should be equitable for all employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    strive to be the best place to work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a good job in general

    • 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

    Flexible schedule, regular salary, decent work load.
    free tea & coffee :)

    Cons

    Very hard to grow up from your position. You are employed becuase you are cheap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don´t let your great employees leave. You can do better than that! You waist 1 year on training somebody and now you want let them go for not giving them a 5% raise so they can be happy? You have great workers and very competitive ones. Make them happy and be the best company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    HP-Employee Friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Vancouver, WA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Employee Friendly
    -Good Wages
    -Good Managers

    So far I have enjoyed working at HP.

    Cons

    -Contractor / Employee Divide
    -Budget Restrictions (understandable, but frustrating)
    -Hiring Process (Slow)

    So far I have enjoyed working at HP.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Work Environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They believe in the work life balance concept

    Cons

    You have to work in the office 5 days a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think there would be better morale if the company went back to work from home one day a week.

  7.  

    Many changes over time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    Current CEO, good benefits, room for advancement

    Cons

    Too many processes, not nimble enough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Guthy Renker Call Center - Proactiv Solution / Meaningful Beauty / Chaz Dean / Mineral Makeup

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Garden City, ID
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Garden City, ID

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

    Pros

    Easy to learn, easy to relay information, the job is overall - VERY EASY.

    Cons

    Co-workers are jerks. No one really cares about the customers, but what can you expect for ten bucks an hour?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees a chance to advance and some incentive to do their jobs well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Contract Employee

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Center Technician in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Data Center Technician in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    excellent opportunity to work in a data lab, working with the latest blade technology. Racking up the blades along with the switches and routing equipment.

    Cons

    the different equipment can be heavy and cumbersome to install

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    finding a method to install the different sizes of equipment more efficiently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to start.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Work
    Good communication
    Mentoring opportunities
    reward innovation

    Cons

    Unstable
    Inconsistent course
    tightly controlled assets
    wasteful requirements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the business right

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great for Engineers, not so great for R&D teches

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Rancho Bernardo, CA

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

    Pros

    Great community of employees and managers that care about their employees. Promotion very hard to obtain.

    Cons

    Large drop in stocks. Many benefits for full-time employees. Contractors are treated like non-employees and do not have a great experience at Hewlett Packard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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