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"Working at HP was very stressful. I was constantly worried about job security."

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Former Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

HP offers great benefits (health, dental, vision, etc). They reduced their 401k match, but at least they do match some.

Cons

The manager was constantly threatening that my job would be sent overseas.

Advice to Management

Embrace your employees for the skills they have.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

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    "Many years of dodging the Lay-off Bullet"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, pay, flexible hours/culture (in most cases). There is a strong team spirit and my managers always had my back. Employees working from home are treated well with whatever equipment they need to do their job.

    Cons

    Since acquiring Compaq, where I started, HP has been cutting technology, jobs, employee social programs, and shrinking some of the finer benefits -- no more vacation carry-over, no more after-hours, on-call or holiday pay, no more discount on Employee stock purchase, and a severe slashing of 'spot awards', stock options, year-end bonuses and other incentives or pats on the back for a job well done.
    As with my peers, most of my years with HP were filled with the uncertainty of continued future employment. I was Always keeping an eye open for the next opportunity to make a lateral or slightly upwards move to dodge the next Lay Off Bullet.
    HP has systematically cut their US Sales, Support and Development teams down to the bone... to the detriment of quality, customer satisfaction and reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Stop outsourcing high-tech competencies to tragically unprepared entities.
    Use what tech muscle you still have in the US to dominate the world of 3D printing.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good solid company many employee perks

    Cons

    You are just a number there with so many employees


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