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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
8,882 Reviews
3.3
8,882 Reviews
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Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also decent work/life balance when compared to other companies in this industry (in 1130 reviews)

  • Flexible hours & You can work from home/remote as long as the job gets done (in 650 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 195 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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  1.  

    Good experience so far.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Nice working environment. Management is also supportive.

    Cons

    Not enough chances to grow in the company.

  2.  

    A great IT Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Carrier opportunities
    Global companies
    Broad portfolio offering
    Clear strategy

    Cons

    Frequent organizational changes
    Work life balance sometimes difficult to maintain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company because of the people

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    Current Employee - Technology Consultant II  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant II in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Very engaged to the people and trying to recovery from a tough situation.

    Cons

    A layoff can happen at any moment!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More people less numbers!!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer  in  El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer in El Paso, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, you can work remotely. Secure Job. Good benefits!

    Cons

    Salary is a little low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intense, relatively organized, can get products to market

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Large organization that CAN exceute on a plan and deliver products in a timely and quality fashion. GREAT people who are completely committed and real team players.

    Cons

    Too many layers between Meg and the IC's who want to excute on her plan. Too many reorgs. Looooooong workjing hours, especially if you are in a World-wide/GBU role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop reinventing the company every few months...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems/Software Engineer  in  Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Systems/Software Engineer in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    1. Very flexible work condition as long as the job is done
    2. Nice coworkers and manger
    3. Lots of h/w resources to work with (e.g. top notch laptop, servers)

    Cons

    1. Company-wise shutdown at the end of the calendar year. You need to save vacation time. Otherwise, you will have end of year non paid time off

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Order, good people, pay on time

    Cons

    no advancement opportunities and bad prospects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good resume builder, lots of technologies

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Work on large enterprise level software projects

    Cons

    Frequency of layoffs decrease morale

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Though a long time employee, this review reflects my last six years with the company (2007 to 2013).

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    Former Employee - Software Designer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Designer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    I was very fortunate to work with a very capable, technical, and friendly group of people. The group I worked with made all the difference, and made it working for HP both fun and engaging. It also helped that we had a great product. Too bad upper management do not see it.

    Cons

    Even if one is positively evaluated during the performance review process, that doesn't mean you get a promotion. After a few years I came to realize that there is always an excuse not to promote you - either the company did not do too well and we cannot afford it, or there is someone else that either needs or deserves that promotion more than you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn about and nourish the gems you have, instead of shooting yourselves in the foot again.

    Understand that most employees are adults with lots of experience and who want HP to succeed as much as you do. In my last years, we had a senior manager who took attendance at his all-hands meetings... we felt like we were in elementary school. This kind of "management" makes good cocktail-party fodder, but is just uncalled for in a company that claims to have any "respect for the employee".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    very Good Work life balance

    Cons

    Lot of commute and less pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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