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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in Sofia

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
61 Reviews
3.6
61 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work-life balance due to flexibility of work schedule but that's about it (in 1209 reviews)

  • Being able to work from home is also great so you are never behind in work (in 684 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 211 reviews)

  • You can hear people want to fix issues but the senior management just doesn't get it (in 319 reviews)

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  1.  

    It is good but not great.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Process Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Flexible working time, not overly stressful (most of the time), good benefits (e.g. health insurance). High level of job security and integrity. Possibility to work from home (dependent on position and level) a few days per week after you make 6 months in the company. Good and positive professional culture. If you are not aspiring for exciting and rapid career growth but are just looking for a fine place to work then HP is a good choice.

    Cons

    Average pay level compared to the city for most positions. Despite being promoted as a place where you can grow the ceiling limit is set very low. Most of the positions available are entry to intermediate level. Be prepared for a slightly boring job experience - after you make 6-9 months in the company you will know pretty much all there is to know for the job so what follows is daily routine.

    Education and certification is tailored to your job position so do not expect to exceed or get trained beyond what is required by the company. Ongoing split, organisation optimization and cost cuts means you should not expect salary increase or dramatic bonuses for years to come - if you join the company make sure you are settled with the salary offered because that is what you will get for a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Currently motivation is focused on non-monetary methods and it is clear that some of the management messages are cliches from the MBA books... While this works most of the time it cannot keep in place the truly talented employees - because of that what is left behind after a few years of work are less talented ones or less ambitious ones. The company represents itself as a market leader but does not attract leading professionals anymore.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Only managed to stay during the probation period, couldn't take it to stay longer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GSD Service Agent in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - GSD Service Agent in Sofia (Bulgaria)

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Good salary, nothing else unfortunately.

    Cons

    Bad work surroundings, no proper training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Professional and career development opportunities; good on boarding; working processes and procedures.

    Cons

    Dynamic and constantly changing environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mainframe Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mainframe Engineer in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Former Employee - Mainframe Engineer in Sofia (Bulgaria)

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

    Pros

    There are not best reasons!

    Cons

    The challenges for me were to work in an international company...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be honest!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great workplace!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Sofia (Bulgaria)

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

    Pros

    This is a global company with lots of opportunities to grow ! It is an ocean of self-training courses if you have any desire to develop additional skills.

    Cons

    The company is constantly looking for cost effective locations ,so watch out they might outsource your position overseas !

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Boring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Sofia (Bulgaria)

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

    Pros

    Salary, Communication, Colleagues, Environment, Insentives

    Cons

    Boring, Bureaucracy, Status-quo, No development, no new knowledge,

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Sofia (Bulgaria)

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment and proper opportunities

    Cons

    Hard to sell yourself after you enter the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing special

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Neutral Review from a former employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)

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

    Pros

    HP follows the minimum requirenments of the Bulgarian law at its offices in Sofia, Bulgaria

    Cons

    If you are no more needed at hp you will be fired.
    Do not trust the ladies from HP HR.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place for couple of years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work time, many opportunities to grow, encouragement to develop optimisations, opportunity to prioritise your tasks and workload.

    Cons

    Manager with too many reports are not able to provide guidance, promotions do not lead to salary increases, there are no bonuses to speak of, there is some nepotism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that the global policies are followed on local level, especially job architecture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Focus is mainly on cost reduction. Customer is left on second level

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - End to End Planner (PPS) in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - End to End Planner (PPS) in Sofia (Bulgaria)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and individual growth. Being able to work from home when necessary is big plus.

    Cons

    Too many processes to be optimized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on the customer. Let the operational people do their job. No way we can give good LOA and LOF without investment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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