Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated August 27, 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. Helpful (4)

    The HP Way

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    “When you come right down to it, the HP Way is really about trusting the integrity of the individual” but see below for more…

    Cons

    That’s why we drug test contractors. While at the same time brewing vats of coffee (contains the drug caffeine) for everyone twice a day!

    Advice to Management

    Make more printers. Sell the ink. This is the free razor, pay for the blades, model. Also, forget about making your own CPUs.


  2. Client Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, some of the smartest around.

    Cons

    Wish I was back there,


  3. Contract Recruiter

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Recruiter/Sourcer in Cupertino, CA
    Former Contractor - Recruiter/Sourcer in Cupertino, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, good work environment and always interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Less work sites, closed the big Cupertino campus.


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  5. HP Cloud Awesome place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Marketing Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Marketing Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of people, very talented.

    Cons

    Don't really have any that I can think of.


  6. The original garage startup is back

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent visionaries and architects all around. Great technologies, and very competitive teams and projects. I have been in HP for about an year, and have enjoyed every day of work.

    Cons

    Huge company with diverse technology group. Split will help in right direction

    Advice to Management

    Senior employees/architects are invaluable to a company. Focus on building world class teams. Recruit best of breed.


  7. Great work life balance, needs to attract millenials

    Current Employee - Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great work life balance - Lots of room for growth - Good pay out of undergrad

    Cons

    - Boring, "uncool" - Everyone who works there is old as hell - No perks

    Advice to Management

    Hire younger people, appeal to millenials, offer some perks


  8. Career development

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company offers many career development options

    Cons

    Size of the company make it hard to implement fast improvements


  9. Helpful (1)

    Software Developer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard (More than a year)

    Pros

    a step by step learning process.since it big company.

    Cons

    less thing to learn in a quick time


  10. One of the best comapny to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP-ABAP Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - SAP-ABAP Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I joined HP as a fresher so I got nice oppurtunity to build my career , and the best part about HP is awesome work life banalnce, every month some or the oher fun acviity will be organised so we get an oppurtunity to meet new people. Joining HP was one of the best decision I ever made

    Cons

    there is no big cons.


  11. Helpful (7)

    IT Senior Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    History of a great company. Still a few good managers.

    Cons

    No longer a unique IT company. The HP way has gone by the wayside, though management tries to give it lip-service. The split will further erode the culture at both companies.



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