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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
9,327 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work-life balance due to flexibility of work schedule but that's about it (in 1173 reviews)

  • Being able to work from home is also great so you are never behind in work (in 666 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 202 reviews)

  • Mid to senior management each day you get more surprised with how incompetent they are (in 317 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Operations Program Manager in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Operations Program Manager in Spokane, WA

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

    Pros

    Great job, great place to work, awesome co-workers. none... this is a great company in which to work. Company takes care of their employees and offers tons of employee benefits

    Cons

    none... this is a great company in which to work. Company takes care of their employees and offers tons of employee benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company with some issues

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    People, HP way (now that it's coming back), growing company (finally), reasonable work vs life balance (except in some units), CEO Meg Whitman lets us do our job and invests (the split is irrelevant and even welcome, we were already different companies, more splits may be needed. Great company for a long career, with possibilty to explore different areas and countries

    Cons

    Avoid ES. That is not HP.
    Terrible CEOs and board (except perhaps Meg)
    Mid level meddling, micromanaging management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train the managers
    Drastically reduce number of fully dedicated managers. Trust senior employees and use systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company... Pioneer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pioneer of silicon valley...Great teams, people, work/life balance... decent compensation....

    Cons

    Lack direction. Needs to refocus on innovation. Needs exciting projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great internship experience

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. For internship a lot of activities to learn about the company and get to know other interns. Good pay and travel reimbursement.

    Cons

    There isn't much of a young feel or employees outside of interns.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lead Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity
    Good People
    Godd Technology

    Cons

    Struggling to find a direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was pleasant

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Had opportunity to work various jobs

    Cons

    I do not have any Cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Company on the Rebound and growing stronger every day

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    Current Employee - Systems Operations Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Operations Engineer in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Great employees, Great working conditions, Outstanding facilities, state of the Art computers and networks, Work from Home options, Virtual meetings, outstanding training programs and options.

    Cons

    Job promotions are far and few between.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep expanding the company as you are. Splitting the company into two separate companies with one focused on hardware and the other focused on services was a very wise decision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    School

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Very good school that you can learn.

    Cons

    Competition is to much sometimes.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big Company in Recovery Mode

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    Current Employee - Process Architect in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Process Architect in Pontiac, MI

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

    Pros

    Nice corporate attitude and values. Good benefits and above average work environment and atmosphere. Office environment is above average with many conveniences. HP's technology integration of office tools allow working from anywhere with world-wide teams. Has nice perks for employees like discounts for HP products and some of the HP partners. Under Meg we can feel the positive changes in the PPS division and the substantial improvements in their products competitiveness on the market.

    Cons

    Salaries on the low side of competitiveness. While training and research tools are available - there is no allocated time for it. Schedules are stretched to their limits to compensate for the lack of investment in resources and money... The considerations below may be one of the root causes. Unfortunately, at least for the subset of ES I was involved in the mid-level management appears to be lacking vision and in-depth understanding of the market state and opportunities for the technologies they are trying to develop. Worse, from the technical standpoint,it is the same... Most of the managers, directors and VPs I was involved with appear to be more impressed by appearances over substance, favoring syllogisms and spins over the scientific assessments and realism,.Based on the above poor i.e negative() results are easily explained how can one take calculated risks and decide where to invest in order to win on the market? Calculate risks would require understanding the technology and the market's evolution, as well as possessing sufficient creativity to devise winning strategies... Blinded by certifications over real capabilities, they often ignore top level people, promoting more of the same type in leadership positions. The military approach to management is perfect for military institutions - not for companies involved with high-technology. Critiques, bright ideas and solutions are perceived as threats appear to cause bad performance evaluations and even sometimes lead to repercussions. I met with many very bright people within HP, people that can restore HP to it former reputation and market leadership, but because of the above they are not heard - worse, many have given up!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This advice is for the top level HP management: keep doing what you do: this is the right direction! Have a closer look at mid-level management. It is hard to lead without vision, technological understanding and clear definitions of the target market slices HP is going after and why. HP has in-house most of the components needed to not only be a leader, but be THE leader of the ES IT and Cloud markets. A position almost no other competitors have - yet the company does not appear to leverage this! Find a way to listen to your brightest people - many of them are still in HP! The say: "if you can't build it buy it" is merely a stop-gap measure... Get to the root cause of why "you can't build it"... Also why does it sometimes take months to find that one ore more groups are developing the same technologies your group is?. Some having more than a year lead... Communications, intelligence and resources pooling is still far from ideal in ES.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Review

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    Current Employee - IT Developer/Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - IT Developer/Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Good mange net . Explore new things, independence

    Cons

    Less vacation. One week is forced shutdown so need to make use of vacation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more time off so employees are relaxed

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