Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Pros
  • work/life balance - they are flexible in working from home & working around your appointments/arrangements (in 1209 reviews)

  • allow work from home from time to time (in 684 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance is not so great (in 211 reviews)

  • New senior management is once again being hired from outside rather than being developed from within (in 319 reviews)

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  1. Sr Performance Test Engineer from 8 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Good company to work for.
    Good Work/ Life Balance.

    Cons

    Cannot expect more hike. Lack of motivation.

    Advice to Management

    Employers should be motivated with some rewards / hike for their effort.


  2. Good work-life ballance

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Concord, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    HP did a great job and being flexible with my work schedule to allow me to participate and attend my functions with my children during the school year.

    Cons

    60 + hour weeks are not fun.

    Advice to Management

    Update internal processes to reduce unneeded steps.


  3. Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Union City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Union City, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Close to home, small campus, less "big" company culture

    Cons

    Lack of communication from management, lack of perks compare to other big company. i.e. not even a full service cafeteria.


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  5. Excellent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Business Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - IT Business Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent colleagues. Work life balance is great!
    Ability of working from home and anywhere is great!

    Cons

    Little training.
    Performance bonus needs to be competitive.
    You need to be billable all the time.

    Advice to Management

    1. Performance bonus is very little.


  6. HP

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Engineer in Vallejo, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Engineer in Vallejo, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great start, base knowledge one would expect in an entry level position. Great for getting ones foot in the door. Thank you

    Cons

    No growth, no real chance to get ahead regardless of how much work you do for them. Even when the quality of your work work exceeds their expectations.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Enormous rudderless ship

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be good about flexible schedules, remote working. Health benefits are actually pretty competitive.
    Career development: there are some good internal, no cost self-paced training resources.

    Cons

    Compensation is consistently below market rates, no raises, no bonuses, no promotions and a constant threat of lay-off. And that's coming from someone who consistently got top reviews from managers and customers alike.
    Career development: You are truly on your own when it comes to developing your career. There were no training budgets and little in the way of mentoring opportunities. Management is more concerned with what names to use to meet the next RIF quota than with who to groom for promotion - not really their fault, that's just how it comes down from the top.
    HP is a classic case study in seeing employees as human capital instead of as human beings. It wasn't until after I left HP that I realized how incredibly refreshing it is to be on the asset side of the balance sheet. After I left, HR contacted me to see if there was some other position in HP that I would be interested in, due to my consistently high reviews -- I politely declined.

    Advice to Management

    HP employees are truly your most valuable assets -- you consistently pay lip service to that fact and just as consistently treat employees as liabilities, shedding them by the thousands whenever you need to show investors that you are working to maintain profitability.

    HP has a history of acquiring businesses and then letting them starve and stagnate -- HP does the very same thing with talent. Talent is potential to be developed, not a resource to be neglected.

    It may be too late for HP to make the necessary changes to become relevant again, which is truly a shame, because HP still has so many really talented and dedicated people on the payroll, at least for now. I would never recommend a friend to go to HP unless they are desperate, and I advise my few HP acquaintances that still remain at HP to find better opportunities elsewhere.


  8. Senior Network Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior IT Network Technician in Daly City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Network Technician in Daly City, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Your input and suggestions matter and respected in the overall contribution to the team.

    Cons

    Steep learning skill, short time line and ever changing conditions


  9. Not much happening

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Decent benefits
    - Relative stability

    Cons

    - Total sclerosis in product
    - Not a lot of innovation going on


  10. Global Product Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid industry reputation with tried and tested solutions. The company name, products and solutions speak for themselves.

    Cons

    BIG company organizational challenges relational to roles and responsibilities. Sometimes marketing can put the vision ahead of the value proposition.

    Advice to Management

    Senior field resources can provide a wealth of information, feedback and potential value that can't be derived just from Corporate.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great coworkers and lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    No opportunity to move up



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