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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
9,691 Reviews
3.3
9,691 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Just OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Taguig (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Taguig (Philippines)

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    The people are very young and friendly. There are enough vacation leaves to use and we dont have to work during the christmas holidays.

    Cons

    Mediocre pay
    Benefits were taken away
    No increase for several years
    Long work hours
    Weekend work
    Shifting schedule
    On call work
    Not very good for married people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to take care of your people by setting a concrete career plan for them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A good company with great values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Banga (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Banga (India)

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Work life balance is good in most of the business units(except ES).
    Promotions are not bad
    Training sessions are very good.

    Cons

    Benefits - Not much benefits except your salary.
    Enterprise Services - Very bad business unit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I was working as a student employee and my experience was mixed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Intern in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    1. Friendly enthusiastic folk
    2. Efficient in THEIR line of work

    Cons

    1. Moderate salary range
    2. hierarchical approach to problem solving
    3. Poor inter team communication
    4. Average at best benefits
    5. Lacks vision
    6. Poor mixing of different racial groups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the hierarchical approach to management and work policies.

    Hire students with innovative applications.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

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

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Great benefits in the company

    Cons

    Long hours but worth the money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I interned at hp on the analysis/design team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Very friendly people with a fun work environment.

    Cons

    I wish there were more activities made to help me other employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Administrator
    Former Employee - Database Administrator

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

    Pros

    Independence in work approach is appreciated.

    Cons

    Needs to maintain its employee satisfaction well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Same as above.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    A diverse work place that allowed for many challenging opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Services Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - IT Services Consultant in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Ability to telecommute, encouragement of professional development and ability to work as an individual performer in a supportive team were the more positive aspects of working with HP.

    Cons

    Inconsistent growth as a division with in a large corporation was difficult to manage. Constant reorganization and lack of proper job definition was hard to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time identifying how to encourage and motivate your employees. This will better ensure they are able to deal with change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Heavy Reliance on Contractors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Steady work, good managers, work from home opportunities.

    Cons

    Too many of the people I work with, including myself, are contractors. Our rates were just cut as well, increasing the risks on our projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much focus on cost cutting can lead to the loss of customers.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a big company continuing to experience challenges on all fronts.

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The remnant of old HP way is still the best thing about the company. It can be employee friendly.

    Cons

    There is no consistency of vision, execution or culture. You may experience an entirely different company as you move from one team to another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HP must invest in new systems and processes to reduce inefficiencies and bureaucratic bloat.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Technical Experience!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

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

    Pros

    Great for Fresh Graduates
    Work Life Balance
    People are approachable

    Cons

    No Overtime Pay
    Appraisal System Needs Improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the "HP Way"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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