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Hewlett-Packard California Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office and good people

    Cons

    decisions are a bit slow


  2. "Excellent Middle Management, Not So Much at the Top"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Seaside, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Seaside, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers are flexible with different work styles, responsive to employees, will “get their hands dirty”, and will not micro manage

    Cons

    Inflexible with time or remote work

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Bad managers"

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    Former Employee - Resident Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Resident Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good first job, you can learn how big enterprise work and get to see the big picture.

    Cons

    Typical Cooperate America , It used to be great and things just turned really bad for the last few CEOs, it was a sinking ship, managers all cared about their own job security, there was no growth and pay was below market rate.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "enginer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has great history and reputation

    Cons

    current issues with employee layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees the way you used using the HP Way


  5. "Windows Hardware Qualification Lab (WHQL) Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and great mission

    Cons

    Corporate merger ended my involvement


  6. "Customer Support"

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    Former Employee - Second Line Support Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Second Line Support Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worldwide name and large company

    Cons

    Salary is not good. Very average.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the wages.


  7. "Yes and No. Mixed emotions"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Spent 5 years. Got my green card via them. Can not complain about HP favors on me and my family.

    Cons

    Politics is just too much to handle. Spent 5 years and had to deal with a lot until I gave up.

    Advice to Management

    Please restructure and flatten the company.

  8. "Senior briefing program manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Love it, fun, exciting, creative, great team

    Cons

    Have to drive to work Mon through Friday... no working from home.

    Advice to Management

    Allow us to work from home 1 day per week.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "HP Inc Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Good Compensation
    Good Bonus and Share

    Cons

    Late Promotion
    No Onsite
    Senior Employee are not capable to Adopt New technology

    Advice to Management

    Senior Employee are not capable to Adopt New technology


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HP provides great career opportunities.

    Cons

    HP is not innovating fast enough.

    Advice to Management

    Better integrate new acquisitions.


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