Hewlett-Packard
3.0 of 5 7,540 reviews
www.hp.com Palo Alto, CA 5000+ Employees

Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.0 7,540 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman

(2,604 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work / Life balance, though employees have been asked to report to offices now"
    in 885 reviews
  • "Company offers flexible work hours and work from home options to those who need it"
    in 553 reviews
Cons:
  • "Big Company but no work life balance in the Global Network Services Group"
    in 136 reviews
  • "Too much restructuring in the company senior management changes happening too frequently"
    in 284 reviews
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Challenging....

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsThis is a technology company and the opportunities to work with the next generation of tech and how it is applied is good

ConsThis company is more concerned/focused about Wall Street vs client and staff perceptions and then letting Wall Street judge their accomplishments.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement at HP is more politically motivated as to what's in the best interest of the Manager then what is in the best interest of the company.

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Loving the way it looks but not seeing the vision

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 5 years

Prospeople environment work life balance global highlight diversity

Consno direction not paying worth not educating employees same old management just different projects

Advice to Senior ManagementPay people more look toward expansion your services into the consumer market

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lions led by....

Business Consultant V (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsPeople are great - knowledgeable, helpful - genuine desire to do a good job for the customer
Fantastic variety of clients and situations
Great capabilities - tools, products, people
Freedom to perform - free to use your common sense (often) and work as a contributor where appropriate

ConsCould moan about pay rises (none!) BUT actually that is a bigger problem than just at HP. The real issue is that management appears to be populated solely by spread sheet monkeys. Leadership is about inspiring and providing direction, not box ticking. I worked at a number of other Blue Chips and all invested in me as a leader over 25 years... I see none of that at HP.... if it is taking place, then it isn't working.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop managing spread sheets and start leading people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Satisfactory

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hewlett-Packard

ProsGood environment to work and reasonable work life balance

ConsDiversified teams and too much leadership changes

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Team leader at HP

Team Lead (Current Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

ProsGreat experience in terms of Managements, possibility of Development but no career opportunity

ConsSalary , flexibility, HR, no work life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company closed

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome experience..

Business Planning Manager (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than a year

ProsFreedom, flexible timings, opportunities for career development, HP Way approach

ConsCompensation could be better, Unexpected organization changes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Happy People

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than a year

ProsEmployee Caring, Work flexibility, No hike.

ConsEmployee need to be very flexible and open to work in any technology.

Advice to Senior ManagementPutt right people at right place as per their interest on work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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so and so

Customer Account Administrator (Current Employee)
Bucharest (Romania)

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than a year

Prosworking from home, work environment

Conssalary, work life balance, management decisions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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politcs

Expert Engineer (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 3 years

Prosno too much job to do.

Conspayless, bad management. color matter!

Advice to Senior Managementtake care your employee. otherwise...

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It's had it's day

Senior Director, Product Marketing (Former Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood Salary
Work-life balance
Nice laptop (So they should)

ConsBenefits (Particularly Medical) are better at other large companies and smaller companies
Many employees are there to get a pay check and do not much else
"Can Do" attitude doesn't exist and if you have it, you feel like you continually have to bash your head against a wall
Terrible, expensive food options

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep clearing out and laying off "expired" employees
Make the company attractive to work at and then re-employ top talent

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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