Hewlett-Packard - What happened at HP | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Hewlett-Packard
There are newer employer reviews for Hewlett-Packard

See Most Recent

"What happened at HP"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plano, TX
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plano, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Company has many talented people and good products.

Cons

Management does not seem accountable for bad decisions and poor acquisitions. Only thing HP knows how to do is set fault on employees and cut workforce year after year. HP has cut so much, it is no longer functioning as a top company.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Office work in Houston"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work was good, fellow employees were helpful, immediate manager was supportive.

    Cons

    The culture of separating the regular, or full-time, HP employees from those on less secure third-party or agency contracts. They all do the same job.
    I started on contract at $19 per hour, but this was reduced to $16 in a cost-cutting measure.

    Advice to Management

    1: Use more on-the-job training and sharing of skills.
    2: Trust your employees more, including those who are not "full-time" HP employees.
    3: STOP OUTSOURCING JOBS to "low-wage" countries. It is not worth it, either in money or in quality.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "People are treated as an unnecessary evil. There talent is not considered and high salaries are the first people cut."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Project/Program Manager III in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Customer Project/Program Manager III in Pontiac, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was able to work with little restriction and therefore develop a simple theory rapid delivery organization.

    Cons

    Main emphasis appears to be to unemploy the American worker and higher less than qualified off-shore workers, even though the ratio is multiple off-shore to one US employee for productivity. Delivery to the customer does not invoke, accuracy or performance of software and services. Quality has been replaced by cheap labor.

    Advice to Management

    Realize with more professional and qualified personnel, the performance of the deliverables is more accurate and consistant. Also, when interpertation of the specifications must be done on-shore then hand fed and continually redefined for accurate delivery off-shore there is a significant loss in profit and customer satisfication. The delivery takes longer and has more deficiences.

There are newer employer reviews for Hewlett-Packard
There are newer employer reviews for Hewlett-Packard

See Most Recent

Work at Hewlett-Packard? Share Your Experiences

Hewlett-Packard
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or