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Hewlett-Packard Cupertino Reviews

Updated November 6, 2016
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  1. "Wonderful Company that leads in Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    I worked for HP for a very long time and I can tell you they are light years ahead of other companies in many ways. The review I would to talk about is in human relations. This is a company were the employees are not focused on politics or destroying other colleagues careers so that they can better succeed themselves. This is a company that knows about teamwork. Additionally they have strong marketing expertise, are world leaders, and know technology better than most.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons about the company - they were very good to me and I would do anything to help them succeed. I don't feel that way about any other company I have worked for. You have to work hard at this company - but heck that is why you would work for an HP, IBM, Apple or any other type company that is a cut above the rest.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Company review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Process oriented, friendly environment, diverse culture

    Cons

    less freedom to make decisions (too much top-down), very limited growth opportunity


  3. "IT engineer"

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, collabrative, good work environment

    Cons

    cumbersome processes to get thing done, too many meetings (some unnecessary)

    Advice to Management

    remove unproductive processes


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  5. "Area Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    They believe in the work life balance concept

    Being able to work from home was fantastic

    Cons

    Communication with senior management not clear

    Advice to Management

    Need attention in personal career growth


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company but lacks direction"

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    Former Contractor - QA Lead in Cupertino, CA
    Former Contractor - QA Lead in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, good work life balance, but it lacked direction and leadership in the day to day business.

    Cons

    Lays off often, contractors as well as full time

    Advice to Management

    Have some good leaders that could give right direction to the company. Your hire and fire rules will not let you have good resources around. every employee wants stability.


  7. Helpful (10)

    "Bad Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Not much. Used to be a great place to work until Carly and every CEO after.

    Cons

    Too many to list. You will get higher pay, more career opportunities, and treated with more respect at google, facebook, apple so why work at HP on boring dumb products. The culture of respect and focus on employee welfare is long gone.

    Advice to Management

    Get a real CEO that understands people and has a vision. Stop laying off. Simple. Fire the board.


  8. "Client Manager"

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    Current Employee - Client Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, some of the smartest around.

    Cons

    Wish I was back there,


  9. "Contract Recruiter"

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    Former Contractor - Recruiter/Sourcer in Cupertino, CA
    Former Contractor - Recruiter/Sourcer in Cupertino, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, good work environment and always interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Less work sites, closed the big Cupertino campus.


  10. "Support Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Support Program Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Support Program Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    R&D engineering and architects were great to work with. I advocated for Support with the R&D Function and I appreciated the deep sense of partnership within the organization.

    Cons

    Working on a Mature Product Line, there are many challenges such as skills retention, maintaining product mindshare, keeping the funnel full for customers. THe challenge was not having a budget to fund programs to address all of these concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Manage products holistically rather than as a silo. For the product line to be successful in a company, all the functional partners must be in alignment and work closely as partners


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Climbing out of the hole"

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    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Following three successive CEO's who never learned the lesson "when your in a hole, first thing to do is stop digging", the company may finally have a chance. Lots of smart people in the company, and some reasonably strong product lines.

    Cons

    Still multiple silos within the company (likely to get worse after the next split ... if the previous split and mergers are any indication).

    Advice to Management

    Make some bets to break out of the enterprise IT rut. The bets do not have to be multi-billion dollar markets on day one ... better to create some new spaces and define them for yourself.



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