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"Brags about benefits but the reality can be very different in some ways."

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Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Roseville, CA
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Roseville, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Big fancy job titles, sense of prestige working in a high tech co., some nice perks like onsite cafeteria, onsite gym.

Cons

Demanding administrative assistant job with lower than expected salary, glass ceiling for women due to good ol boys network in upper management. Women get hired in upper management but put under super high expectations until the pressure crushes them and they leave. Then a man gets hired in her place making it look like the fulfilled hiring to the quota. I never had work/life balance or telecommuting option. The gym is there but due to high demands people are rarely there during the day using it because they are doing their job, so gym is kind of a joke idea. Fewer job oportunities for women.

Advice to Management

Hire women and minorities without giving them EXTRA responsibilities and stresses above what you'd expect of a man. Pay women and minorities what a typical man would earn. People should understand that when a woman is hired and paid a lower salary than a man someone else out there is probably trying to underpay your wife, sister, mother, nieces, cousins, etc. making it harder for ALL families to earn a decent living. If pay were equitable, there may be fewer women living in abusive situations under the thumb of a boyfriend, or spouse because they cannot afford to leave the abuse. Also, women have less money to retire due to a shorter working history because of child birth, childhood illnesses requiring her to stay home, daycare costs, her menstruation aches and pains/PMS which sometimes causes absenteeism, and elder care responsibilities that are exhausting and usually her responsibility too. In the long run women often underexcel in rank and pay VS their male counterparts because men view women as being "unreliable" because of their absenteeism or focus on the family, when in fact women are fantastic multi-taskers and overachievers!

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "Salary below industry standard"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is a plus

    Cons

    Year after year of no bonus or raise with good review while continuing to add responsibilities can be ...demoralizing


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Safe job, decent lateral opportunities, minimal upward mobility"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very safe job. Solid benefits and decent starting salaries. Very difficult to be fired. Provide lots of opportunities to find mentors and interact with upper management.

    Cons

    High performers are not given adequate opportunity to increase responsibility, pay, or job level. Even the top level performers are told to stay in their current roles or rotate laterally. Incredibly difficult to break into management.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better opportunities for top performers. Show the inside track to management.


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