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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
10,135 Reviews

3.3
10,135 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also decent work/life balance when compared to other companies in this industry (in 1045 reviews)

  • Flexible hours & You can work from home/remote as long as the job gets done (in 626 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 176 reviews)

  • Mid to senior management each day you get more surprised with how incompetent they are (in 313 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company to build fundamentals in product management and marketing.

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    Former Employee - Director Product Marketing  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director Product Marketing in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Run with good ideas. Big company with focused, small teams to work hard but have fun. Opportunities to work in US and overseas with smart people and culture of professionalism. Plenty of training and diverse areas of technology to develop breadth. Good benefits

    Cons

    Leadership is good in pockets, but things change as good execs get moved around. Can be a bit bureaucratic and slower moving than competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk with individuals to keep in touch with the pulse of the business and see brooder perspectives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work at.... very ethical and very progressive.

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

    Pros

    Strongly Ethical Leadership at all levels.
    Progressive Management that 'reads' the writing on the wall well.
    Collaborative work culture.
    Strong Leadership support for the right talent.

    Cons

    Cost pressures are tremendous. Salary hikes are challenged for an extended period.
    Needs to balance investment vs cost control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on Transformation undertaken in 2012. It's working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Global Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Autonomy of schedule, good support for Account Executives. good benefits.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement (too big); products always just miss good release date for early adoption.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks with products and be first!

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director

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

    Pros

    Great people, ability to work remotely, opportunities for skill and experience diversification. This being a large company, there are always options and new paths to consider. If wanted, one can find new areas for growth and learning.

    Cons

    Average comp, OK benefits. Continuous environment of cost cutting, so always need to do more with shrinking resources, which impacts work life balance. Hard to get face to face meetings with colleagues if working in remote teams in various locations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    HP Storage is a great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Fremont, CA

    Pros

    Culture, respect, growth opportunities and smart people

    Cons

    Big organization feeling where its nice to have the small company feel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to grow and expand

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    Current Employee - ITO Service Delivery Consultant III  in  Concord, CA
    Current Employee - ITO Service Delivery Consultant III in Concord, CA

    Pros

    I worked at HP for a total of 11 years, including my years that were bridged from EDS. The mentality between EDS and HP were definitely different, especially when it came to work environment and the open door policy. In HP, we were able to voice our concerns and receive feedback. At HP, there was possibility to grow and move to other positions within the company.

    Cons

    Compensation or bonuses could be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more monetary incentives and compensation for those who deserve it. My manager was given a set amount and was obligated to divide it to a select few who excelled instead of being able to provide to all the team-members who deserved compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    usually an ethical company

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    Former Employee - Director  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    A good company to work for

    Cons

    Not a fast moving environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    On balance, definitely "OK" but not great

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    Current Employee - Automation Engineer  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in Fremont, CA

    Pros

    Good culture, reasonable boss, decent benefits

    Cons

    Not a high-flyer and you're not going to get rich overnight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the culture employee-friendly and I'll stay forever.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very good company and friendly place to work, good job rotation but career growth is slow

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

    Pros

    Very friendly company, nice people very open. nice place to work
    Management is quite good. Nice place to do experiences

    Cons

    Static, Career growth is slow. Not focus on go to market. Too different and not coordinated kind of businesses (HW, SW, services, SaaS, Cloud). Not clear strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reinforce the strategy directions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very negative and Career damaging experience working at HP!

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    Former Employee - Customer Engineer (Bank of America Account)  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Engineer (Bank of America Account) in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Basically HP is a good Technical School. As a serious employer there is very little substance and fulfillment there. HP is not just a shadow of itself, but has fallen down hard and will never get back up. It is just a matter of time before the organization gets broken up just to survive.

    Cons

    No Promotions for Stellar Work Performance. No Salary increase. For a California based company the Salary Structure does not pay a living wage for California Residents. HP is managed by a bunch of Buffoons!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should all have some self-respect and resign!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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