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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
9,291 Reviews
3.3
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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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Employee Reviews

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    HP Technology Services Sales Rep

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    Former Employee - Technology Service Sales Representative in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Technology Service Sales Representative in Roseville, CA

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

    Pros

    Managing my own time, work from home on occasion, opportunity to make commission

    Cons

    on going work force reductions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    understand what is going on down in the weeds. Understand the sales processes and all that it entails.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Support Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Great local team. works well together, great customer service, Great teamwork and they care about their customers. Lots of opportunites fo learning.

    Cons

    Upper mgmt does not understand what individual contributors do.

    Approves of CEO
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    digital, COMPAQ, HP TRANSITIONS, FROM A FIELD SERVICE PERSPECTIVE

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    I REALLY LIKED THE PEOPLE I WORKED WITH AND THE TEAM SUPPORT MENTALITY THAT ORIGINALLY EXISTED WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION. mostly I loved the client interaction and support from other techs to resolve any client issues with hardware or software, the extensive amount of people with specialty knowledge made support and gaining knowledge from others very easy, originally

    Cons

    the management culture within the organization is forced into short sided decisions to satisfy the metrics driven culture they have created which is the very thing that will ultimately force their own elimination from the organization. the layoffs that were cited within the organization based on these metrics have removed the reactive capacity and reduced the number of quality individuals supporting the clients as always with HP profit over People.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the only true resource any organization has is the willingness of quality individuals to work together to achieve the organizations goals collectively. those goals have to include respect and acknowledgement of the individuals contributions to the success of the organization as a whole, management needs to be a participating contributor to the customer satisfaction and capable of the tasks necessary to achieve the goals not just taskmaster liaisons to upper management, so many positions in the company do nothing but change a metric on a spreadsheet the amount of people minding metrics exceed those directly helping the customers, the organization is top heavy and out of balance.
    to clean anything effectively on EARTH requires that you start cleaning from the top down not bottom up that way you don't get the bottom dirty after you just cleaned it, HP is on a 3.2 year repeating cycle of old ideas tried by new people who were not there to see the results the first time. any manager for any position should have to read all of the decisions of all predecessors to the job so as not to make the same mistakes. this goes for all organizations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Lots of opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This is a Large Global company. Lots of access to web based training and information. The pay is decent. People are great to work with. Health care is good. They allow you work at home depending on your role.

    Cons

    There is a constant focus on working on billable work/projects. It seems like there is cost cutting efforts that come every fall. HR managers some times have way too many people under them to be able to focus on you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Senior Sales Executive

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Chantilly, VA

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

    Pros

    Great products, great colleagues and nice working environment

    Cons

    Rates from Commercial world were to expensive to be used in government sector. Not enough competitive contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand contract base, and be less concerned about margins.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    It was a great place to work. Now it's just another place to work.

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Englewood, CO

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

    Pros

    The people are still marvelous to work with, and the work is challenging. I think the work being done on memristor and "The Machine" is absolutely right on.

    Cons

    Management is into cut-cut-cut. We lost some really great people. There is no more loyalty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are not broken. What is broken is the lack of loyalty within management to the people. People will work their hinny's off -- provide an environment where it feels safe to do that.

    I also disagree with ranking members of a team against one against another. This causes a splitting within the team; protection within the ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    QA Manager at HP

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    Current Employee - QA Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    The People and lower Management is great. There is flexibility in hours and ability to work from home. You can still get a work life balance

    Cons

    Low Salary and upper management strategy is constantly changing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of off shoring lets look at how to get Sales and other tesams to perform

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized

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    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Good people, work-life balance, time-off if needed, interesting projects

    Cons

    Disorganized, silos, no teamwork, not strategic, bureaucratic, too many layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look farther down in the organization for leaders to promote. Look at the Business Services side of the business for strength. Improve benefits for employees in order to keep the best. Reduce the number of layoffs. Can't get good people if they are afraid of losing their job during another round of cost cutting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    NA

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    Current Employee - Systems/Software Engineer in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Systems/Software Engineer in Roseville, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, Great people

    Cons

    NA, Some of the benefits were slahed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA at this point of time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Hope it gets better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Once you are in the company, there is a lot of opportunity to move around. Also, there are a lot of very smart people working for HP.

    Cons

    You can hear people want to fix issues but the senior management just doesn't get it. And, they don't want to hear it. If you do complain, in Voice of the Workplace, the senior management blasts middle management, which is not where the problems lie.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please fix the issues with product quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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