Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated July 2, 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 (19)

    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. Helpful (1)

    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

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    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


  6. Great Place To Work

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

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Place to start career. Have a decent enough pay scheme and facilities.

    Cons

    Cannot remember any that much.


  7. Regional Head of Service Delivery, Enterprise Services

    Former Employee - Regional Head of Service Delivery, Enterprise Services in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Head of Service Delivery, Enterprise Services in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great company to work with. A lot of leaning opportunities.

    Cons

    The changes happen every day.


  8. Desktop Engineer

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

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    On the job and hands on experience get to learn new things

    Cons

    sometimes assets are not in good condition


  9. Company in Transition

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, excellent benefits and several opportunities across businesses to hone your skills

    Cons

    Lots of change in management, employee churn and lacks talent management discipline

    Advice to Management

    Drive some rigor and discipline on talent management; Elevate the mindset of middle management to promote from within


  10. Good work-life ballance

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

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

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

    Pros

    HP did a great job and being flexible with my work schedule to allow me to participate and attend my functions with my children during the school year.

    Cons

    60 + hour weeks are not fun.

    Advice to Management

    Update internal processes to reduce unneeded steps.


  11. Account Manager

    • 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

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

    Pros

    HP is a global company with vast reach in a multitude of different areas from servers, storage, print and pc's. If you are looking to relocate you have the ability to do so. The company focus's on promoting within to foster the talent within the company.

    Cons

    HP is going through a separation so systems and procedures to rapidly changing.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent with employees in order to keep employees informed and loyal to the company.



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