Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated July 28, 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 (103)

    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 (2)

    Changes at HP

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Strategy Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Business Strategy Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

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

    Pros

    Stable environment, good people and a desire to make things better.

    Cons

    Going through company split (splitting into two fortune 50 companies), so fairly stressful times till everything is situated after Nov 1, 2015.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on employee's well being and ensure competitive benefits and positive work environment.


  3. Great CEO

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President & General Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President & General Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Vision is solid and execution is going through evolution

    Cons

    It's a big company. Some divisions and groups are more effective and faster pace than others

    Advice to Management

    Look at the smaller more nibble groups. They have DNA that can help the broader HP evolve.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Program Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Penn Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Penn Valley, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Working with some of the best people there are. Creative, friendly, mentoring atmosphere.

    Cons

    HP is a huge company that can sometimes take time to switch gears in order to lead innovation and take risks. These days HPseems to aquire innovation rather than create it.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the people, not just the numbers presented to shareholders. Employees are the ambassadors to the public and happy employees sell product.


  6. IT/Developer

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Always opportunities to further your career. Great people and great environment

    Cons

    Some sites have more dedicated site activities as well as an inviting environment to work in however the company is moving a but slow ti upgrade other sites.


  7. Great career opportunities for those that go after them

    • 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 full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The people are the greatest asset to this company. Great teams and great direct managers, very supportive environment. There are many opportunities for advancement and learning new things (never bored here!). Great work life balance. Good benefits including two weeks of new parent leave (for dads too!)

    Cons

    Very process heavy, tons of red tape to get anything accomplished. Senior management is out of touch with worker bees day to day. Pay and bonus/rewards could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Time to cut through the red tape and make it easier to get things done!


  8. Helpful (1)

    Information Technology

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

    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

    From a career development perspective, HP is a great place to learn. You can master and understand different cultures, experience international business in many different areas and functions.

    Cons

    Because of the size, strategic reaction to market pace and competitors can be slow at times but the split into two companies that will be performed in November will address most of these challenges.

    Advice to Management

    There has been significant turnover in the senior executive space, both planned and unplanned. Stability is the key going forward plus hiring from within.


  9. Good company

    • 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

    Secure ,safe and gurranted salary

    Cons

    Overtime ,less salary, work pressure and less technical scope


  10. Good company to work for

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    Good brand Great benefits really had good time working there. Had good work environment. Good managers Good good good good

    Cons

    sometimes stressed work during project deadline reaches. Time to time restructuring might cause few nervousness Houston is not so good place to live

    Advice to Management

    sometimes stressed work during project deadline reaches. Time to time restructuring might cause few nervousness Houston is not so good place to live Can improve on it


  11. Helpful (4)

    Hewlett Packard Splits Soon

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Hewlett Packard is going to split into two news companies in Nov 2015; Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP INC, I will be in HP INC focus on manufacturing. HP is a flexi working environment but i felt the tremendous change in recent year; cost cutting, travel freeze and compensation being squeezed!

    Cons

    For manufacturing site, compensations are not attractive; salary and bonus are low and almost flat.

    Advice to Management

    Senior managements are too focus on number to be met and please the Wall Street.



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