Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Enjoyable and great co-workers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    The people are wonderful! Extremely flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Sometimes feels unorganized with lack of direction.

  2. Former Server Admin at HP

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    Former Employee - ITO Service Delivery Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - ITO Service Delivery Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    HP is a great company to work for with the best training available. They will pay for current job certifications as new technologies are brought into the enterprise. The culture there is really great and they give morale a high rating in terms of importance.

    Cons

    There are concerns with the direction they will put you in. For example, I was hired as a server administrator, but then was moved into change management and then process improvement team. I liked that they promoted me, however your target position could be changed without your control. Much of the software in use at HP is proprietary, so you are not actually gaining any software skill that you can take elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moving people around when their career objectives are not considered is not good. You lose so much knowledge about the position when people are moved out and put elsewhere based upon the company's need. The fact that I and others within the IT org were moved around so often shows that management there is lacking in a solid plan for the future. It should be the employee expressing interest in another position that motivates the company to move them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Still Troubling Times

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great brand, good assets. Global company with a big reach and generally a good reputation in the marketplace

    Cons

    Still struggling to find it's place in the services market while still focusing on being an equipment manufacturer

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  5. HP Review after 20 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    There is a lot of knowledge still in the company even after the many rounds of layoffs. If you have a "Pre-Compaq" manager you'll get a lot of support and learn a lot, too.

    Cons

    With the many rounds of layoffs a lot of the historic HP Culture put in place by Bill and Dave has been lost or tossed aside. Disappointing how all the senior management doesn't seem to be able to get a grip on how to effectively and profitably run the company, except by use of the layoff hatchet.
    Over the past 10 years the perks have been constantly trimmed back, so that instead of leading the Silicon Valley employers, it is now middling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Remember the customer pays your salary (and everyone, too).
    2) Make things that are Great.
    3) Make things that are best in class.
    4) Quality, quality, quality.
    5) HP is a great brand with a lot of folks willing to pay more for quality, so go for the HIGHEST Quality denominator and not the LOWEST.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Good overall

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    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Good environment

    Cons

    Being a large company, it's not easy for changes to happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the layers of management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Find middle ground

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    work life balance and compensation

    Cons

    not at this time is there any cons I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Senor customer rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Many great people to work with

    Cons

    Cant make any changes, upper management tells you what to do. Your input is hardly used. Too much time is spent on filling out metrics, quotas etc.
    Constant layoffs.
    Jobs being shifted to over seas.
    Very poor support, non experience people.
    Long hold times for support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time on metrics.
    Let people spend more time with their customers.
    Let lower management make changes for their areas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Good Company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Excellent company to work with. Had opportunity to work in multiple organizations. Travel to great locations around the world.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain knowledge by retaining talent

    Recommends
  10. Sr Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Strong Company with well defined processes and procedures.

    Cons

    Lack of clear direction. Definitely missing the HP way that made great this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Good People, Low Pay, Poor Middle Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Good Worklife balance. Health Benefits, vacation are great.

    Cons

    Low Salaries, no room for growth in several business units. HP does not believe in internal promotions and personal development, so moving up within the company is challenging. Most Middle Managers have been in their positions for years and are not excited about mentoring and grooming new and younger talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the skilled workers you have instead of being intimidated by showing your value. Good talent makes management look awesome

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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