Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated July 30, 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. Great Place to Work...wait until the Split

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - WW Community Administrator in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - WW Community Administrator in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been at HP for nearly 20 years and have loved my time here. Plenty of opportunities and most of the people I work with are great.

    Cons

    Benefits are good, but stock options and rewards are few and far between- unless in high level mgmt. Compensation is pretty stagnant as well.


  2. Sales Rep

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    strong brand in tradition IT industry, process driven, strong products such as workstation

    Cons

    too process driven, little innovation and little value added by sales.


  3. good

    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Good company to work, easy going nature

    Cons

    no cons found till now.


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  5. Being a consultant at HP

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Technology Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Contractor - Technology Consultant in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They pay on time, they provide decent quality laptops/equipment, and are flexible on both schedules and dress code. There are some very smart people that work here. I have yet to come across one person I'd consider scratching my head saying "how did you get here?"

    Cons

    Lots and lots of meetings and corporate jargon. If they would lose about half their meetings and use normal English they'd probably get more accomplished. No real perks though like food or drinks.

    Advice to Management

    C Level execs seem pretty removed from the directors and managers. They are the ones who are feeling every level of the company - from the lower level employees (for lack of a better term) to pressure from the higher ups, they have a finger on the pulse.


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    Information Technology

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Operations Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - IT Operations Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    From a career development perspective, HP is a great place to learn. You can master and understand different cultures, experience international business in many different areas and functions.

    Cons

    Because of the size, strategic reaction to market pace and competitors can be slow at times but the split into two companies that will be performed in November will address most of these challenges.

    Advice to Management

    There has been significant turnover in the senior executive space, both planned and unplanned. Stability is the key going forward plus hiring from within.


  7. Senior Apps DBA

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    prof environment , great Team work

    Cons

    poor Management in Egypt Center


  8. senior software eng

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    good environment for software eng

    Cons

    not flexible or ability to telecomute


  9. Business Process Lead

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Process Lead in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Business Process Lead in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great environment, great opportunities.

    Cons

    Is very hard to find something. I do not have


  10. Support Program Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Program Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Support Program Manager in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    R&D engineering and architects were great to work with. I advocated for Support with the R&D Function and I appreciated the deep sense of partnership within the organization.

    Cons

    Working on a Mature Product Line, there are many challenges such as skills retention, maintaining product mindshare, keeping the funnel full for customers. THe challenge was not having a budget to fund programs to address all of these concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Manage products holistically rather than as a silo. For the product line to be successful in a company, all the functional partners must be in alignment and work closely as partners


  11. Good place to learn

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Global Product Marketing Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Global Product Marketing Intern in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say except maybe hire more young people and less creepy old married dudes who will hit on you.



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