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Hewlett-Packard Developer Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (10)

    "HP has changed - tred carefully"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The health insurance and other benefits are above average, maybe even higher. You will find a diverse group of people working for HP and more than likely interact with someone globally at some point. You get paid twice a month (1st and 15th) and most salaried employees never need to complete any timesheets or timekeeping reports.

    Most people have their own work laptops, and you'll get your phone personal work number (through Skype). Generally everyone sits in their own cubicles. Most of the time there are little to no network issues (however, see Cons for computer issues). Onsite cafeteria, gym, and printing center is pretty cool. Outdoor paths to walk or take a break, very friendly people in the office (sad when you see your friends get laid off though).

    Cons

    Most employees are overworked and putting in 50-60 hour work weeks. HP has laid many of its 'core workers' off, placing the workload onto others that are already overworked. HP has been stuck in a constant state of workforce reduction, through outsourcing or outright eliminating jobs. Since HP is a global company, expect to constantly hear about some kind of layoff going on.

    Most employees seem to spend an ample amount of time in meetings throughout the day, and often times after normal working hours.

    A good chunk of work laptops tend to fail for many reasons (HDD crashes, motherboard fails, CPU overheats, battery dies, etc.) It's very sad that most of the work laptops are refurbished/new ones. Re-installing Windows (reimage) is the most common answer, although there is an onsite IT department that you can go to try some options. Most people seem to visit IT once or twice every month for some kind of issue.

    Advice to Management

    It feels like layoffs and outsourcing are scaring many core people out of work here. I've seen too many talented and valuable players get let go, resign, or come into work looking like death slapped them in the face. Be cognizant about your long term strategy, but don't be so vigilant to lay off those people who have been loyal and part of what little core is left of the Company.

    We hear the words 'we have to do xyz in order to grow the company' but no growth in people assets.


  2. "Developer"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Developer in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were really friendly. Plenty of work

    Cons

    work uncertainty during the Hp split process

    Advice to Management

    Manager might become individual contributors.

  3. "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


  4. 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


  5. Helpful (3)

    "SDET"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work Culture, Great amount of time off and can be very flexible with scheduling needs

    Cons

    Depending on direct manager, micro managing can be an issue.


  6. "The best is likely ahead."

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    Current Employee - IT Developer/Engineer
    Current Employee - IT Developer/Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on the group, the management chain is very engaged and open to hearing your opinions and take action on your input. Pay is decent and there is room for growth if you plan on staying at the company a lengthy amount of time. Since the company is done splitting I see HP Inc. in a much better position that HPE & DXC. If you get a chance to grow here take it.

    Cons

    If you're a developer, this is a bad place to be. Too much paperwork, not enough coding. Most groups do not give good mentors to the new hires and expect you to hit the ground running (including navigating through processes on processes that make work life unenjoyable). If you're in IT expect to be in Houston or Austin for the most part unless you're outside the US.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees more, both in training & compensation. Employees should not feel at risk because their skills do not match the rest of the market.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "IT Developer/Engineer"

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    Former Employee - IT Developer/Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - IT Developer/Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Very friendly and encouraging.

    Cons

    Was hired during the middle of their split into HPI and HPE.

  8. "A flexible work environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Healthy and balanced work life

    Cons

    No specific cons found till now


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Worked with HPES on DoD Applications (Contractor)"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Telecommuting was available for employees.

    Cons

    There was lack of room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Great place to intern"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - learned lots of new technologies school didn't teach
    - gained understanding of source control via SVN
    - fun place to work with ability to just walk around if tired of sitting
    - great workstation to work on

    Cons

    - hard to get a perm position due to lack of requisitions being made available
    - on-site food court is not good