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"A good place to work if you are in the right department."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

1) Work From Home / Tele-worker privileges. If you can manage your time efficiently, being able to work at home allows for a large improvement in work-life balance. (and sleeping in)
2) Vacation Policy. I believe new hires start with 3 weeks and every 2 years of service gets an additional day. Carry over year to year is 5 days max.
3) Benefits. Although benefits were better a few years ago, having 9a large portion covered for dental, medical and other expenses is an added bonus.

Cons

1) Lower than industry pay.
2) Depending on what team you are on, the environment can be a bit toxic at times. This is generally based around pay and reoccurring issues.
3) Opportunities. What once was a thriving industry has been severely hurt in the current economic situation. The jobs that were available several years ago are out sourced and it is difficult to find new positions internally.

Advice to Management

Lower Level Employees could use more attention.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. "The ship has no heading"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good marketshare
    Great products in some areas
    Good working environment
    Great people

    Cons

    Few investiment in new products
    Want to reduce cost at all cost (compromising quality and investments)
    No focus (HW or SW or service?)
    Overload the employees

    Advice to Management

    Define what hp is! Invest in new products!


  2. "Hellhole of bureaucratic management."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full equipped.
    Competitive
    Nice healthcare plan
    Extra activities are good
    Elearning rocks.

    Cons

    Bad salaries
    Management very often doesn't let you get a better position in order to keep headcount, without even helping the salary.
    You need manager approval to take a dump. You get the point.
    Sad environment, usually looking to blame someone instead of looking for solutions.
    Sexist. Good looking women often get higher positions no matter their qualifications.
    Bureaucratic. You cant have an idea unless you are in a manager's pants. They just don't care .

    Advice to Management

    Kill yourselves, you get training to manage people, no lambs or dogs.

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