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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
9,066 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work-life balance due to flexibility of work schedule but that's about it (in 1167 reviews)

  • Being able to work from home is also great so you are never behind in work (in 663 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 202 reviews)

  • Mid to senior management each day you get more surprised with how incompetent they are (in 317 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, one of the top companies in the world, diversity, training and education, travel opportunities, working with the best in the field

    Cons

    Challenging but exciting. Very high pressure end of quarters. Company sometimes pushes products that are not ready for the market and you have difficult time selling them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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

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

    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
  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

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

    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
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  5.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Global Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

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

    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!

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director

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

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

    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
  7.  

    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

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  8. 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

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

    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
  9.  

    usually an ethical company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A good company to work for

    Cons

    Not a fast moving environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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

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

    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
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

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

    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

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