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Hewlett-Packard Reviews in Sofia

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
8,798 Reviews
3.3
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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.  

    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 for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    Perfect company for personal development

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

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

    Pros

    The company culture is on high level, the staff is motivated and friendly. You could gain valuable experience working with multinational teams.

    Cons

    As most of the global organizations, there are ongoing re-organizations and sometimes the changes have negative impact on the different teams, but I confess this a plus from business perspective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open and friendly on the interview.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to start off your IT career

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, big enough of a company to switch over across various teams and organisations, good remuneration package

    Cons

    Sometimes, it lacks flexibility and personal approach to customers due to its structure and processes. The bigger it becomes, the harder for the customer to get personal service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in people that do the work, constant outsourcing and cost savings won't help much to thrive.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    I have been with HP for more than 6 years, changed job positions 4 times and every time it feels like joining a different company. HP is huge and each business unit it’s like a different company all together. I can strongly recommend Software as the best one in Bulgaria. What I love about working at HP is the variety of options for career development within the company, the amazing professionals I am working with every day, the work-life balance and possibility to work from home.

    Cons

    It takes some time to get used to the procedures and find your way around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very large organization, change happens very slow

    • 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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues, job interesting and good for growing in the organization

    Cons

    Many administrative levels, changes happens very slow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not great... the focus is always to reduce costs, but no bother about the quality of the service offered.

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

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good processes, good facilities, high length of coverage f IT Services. HP's software products include enterprise IT management, data management, business intelligence, and carrier communications applications. The company markets to...More

    Cons

    bad support from work group the provide technical support, no validation of employee track record and accomplishments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reduce the bureaucracy, supervise closer the support provided by the work groups. keep you top talents, knowledge and experience is always a big deal. Its is easy to just replace people and reduce cost without caring about quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall neutral experience

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

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

    Pros

    - could do some home office
    - work life balance is ok for most of the positions
    - some company discounts in the city
    - online training/book centers access

    Cons

    - too bureaucratic organisation
    - too much divisions with often bad communications between
    - often requested to get more load for same salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Bulgaria site managers is one thing that should be taken care of, which is also the case for a number of middle onsite local managers.

    Neutral Outlook

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