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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
9,699 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 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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  1.  

    Eh..

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

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

    Pros

    Global company with many opportunities (if you are in a low cost country)

    Cons

    most jobs are being "best-shored" or code for sent to the cheapest country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get to know your employees strengths and stock the "good old boy club" attitude. Having team meetings in London while laying people off is not a very good morale builder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    HP

    • 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

    Large customer base with a high degree of loyalty. High quality products

    Cons

    No leadership and even less management outside of the financial side of the business. It seems they believe leadership can be taught and they consistently confuse leadership with management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide who you want to be when you grow up. Stop assuming that if you build a better mousetrap and hire very technical mouse trap builders you will succeed...you won't. When you acquire a company bring them into the fold quickly and make that part of the terms of the acquisition instead of letting them ride the range as they see fit. In other words manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 a 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hewlett Packard ENTERPRISE Services- Financial Services- Pontiac, MI.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Nice enough building. Benefits are good enough. Some flexibility for work home life balance but that is disappearing fast. Great place to see a large corporation at work, especially if your are interested in enterprise service companies. Exposure to different cultures.

    Cons

    Expect to be underpaid compared to market. Expect little raises or bonuses. Expect no room for advancement, only lateral moves, OR the one most common, if you were promoted, new title but no raise. Expect to spend most of your day talking to other parts of the company that are off shore in other countries, and come to the realization the only reason you have a job is that the contracts you are on, require on hands by US citizens. Expect your supervisors to have little people skills or leadership skills, the only skill they generally have is kissing up to their superiors, which is what gets them promoted. Expect little feedback, constantly changing and contradictory expectations, and constant cleaning up messes because no one knows what they are doing. Expect an us against them attitude, which boils down to the former EDS employees clinging to EDS ways, and treating everyone that came in after the buyout and dismantling of EDS, as suspect or inferior. Expect upper management to say highly unprofessional statements and openly disparage various groups of people. Expect your concerns to be ignored even when those concerns are backed by laws and industry standards. Expect a constantly rotating crew of coworkers because anyone with talent is going to leave the company as soon as they can. Expect to beg for any equipment or other items you may need for your job. Expect a high school atmosphere of cliques and teacher (managers) pets. Expect new people brought in off the streets, who have less qualifications than you do, but given a higher position than you, and then you find out their mommy/ daddy knows so and so. Expect that you will not even get an interview for positions you applied for, and if you do, the position is all of a sudden downgraded so it would only be a lateral move.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the existing workforce for open positions. Actually look for people who have actual leadership skills to be put in position of leadership. Removing the work from home option for many is a huge mistake, as it was one of the things that used to be a pro. Think about the comments you are making for opening your mouth and putting your foot in it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    you are never safe

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Services Information Developer
    Former Employee - Services Information Developer

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    My co-workers were a pleasure to work with

    Cons

    no raises for over 6 years constant downsizing

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Rep III

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Conway, AR

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

    Pros

    Big Name company on your resume.

    Cons

    They change the Sales pay to make sure that Sales cannot earn too much, pay is caped. Poor management, too many managers. Unrealistic Quotas, unrefined Goals. Executives don't know what all the ISRs do to bring in business.

    No clear path for advancement.

    Who you drink with matters more to advancement than the sales you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does not listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Technical Solutions Rep

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Good company to work for depending on the helpdesk you work. A very diverse company to work but most employees are contract. Age does not appear to be a factor when hiring that is a good point to have about the company. If you do well great chance to be hired permanently.

    Cons

    If you work for a contract company and work at HP your position will not be held while you heal. Training given prior to going on a desk is no where near what you will actually be doing once you go live. Time off not so much given especially if you are contract no work no pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the training matches what the employees will be doing when being put on a desk. Make sure you know all the rules before passing on the information to your team. Become more compassionate when a member of your team needs time off due to medical reasons. You may be letting go of a great employee.

  10.  

    Enjoyed working from home

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Change Manager in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Change Manager in Pontiac, MI

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Work from home, good starting salary

    Cons

    Small bonuses, little to no raises, little career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving better raises and bonuses.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A lot of opportunity to learn, not a lot of opportunity to advance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Change Management Lead in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Regional Change Management Lead in Vancouver, WA

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

    Pros

    HP really promotes a teamwork environment, the people I've worked with over the past 7 years have truly been amazing. I've never experience conflict and have always experienced a strong level of collaboration, commitment to our common goals and support for one another. HP also offers many opportunities to continue your personal growth and learning with an extensive selection of web based training modules, in class workshops and virtual sessions for any topic.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to advance your career (salary) at HP and we are constantly going through management, leadership and organizational changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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