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Hewlett-Packard Houston Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "SDET"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Trying to refresh, but they are too late."

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay. Great energy from younger interns and new people that they are bringing in.

    Cons

    No job security. They are straight up replacing people who are close go retirement with young college grads, and making no effort of concealing it. Very 80's environment, no private offices, and cubes that have walls so high that it negates the idea of collaboration. Everything goes through emails, even if you are 2 feet from someone, you have to email. Many, many levels of red tape... one project may have to go through 9 approvals before being launched. The main issue: younger people aren't being moved into upper management and leadership positions where real change can occur. They claim that they they want to operate like a "start-up," but the only way they do so is in press release and email form. Operations are completely frozen in time, and that time is decades ago. By the time they finally have a great innovative idea, it will most likely have already been released by a competitor. It takes too long to innovate and "reinvent" at HP. I turned down a full time position upon graduation. It was clear that they didn't value their employees and were in a similar position as Blockbuster was before declaring bankruptcy. They still don't realize the problem is too big, and it will take massive and uncomfortable change to solve.

    Advice to Management

    Dont be so rigid. Accept new ideas and live by the slogan "reinvent." Update your offices or move... you might have the most depressing and dated technology space of all tech companies in existence.

  3. "Server Administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Windows Systems Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Senior Windows Systems Administrator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers
    Free lunches
    Unlimited overtime for contractors

    Cons

    Some managers are abusive and elitist
    Unfair promotional process

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to create true diversity in the workplace not just in your marketing adverts.


  4. "Good company with good incentives and opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Field Technical Support Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Field Technical Support Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours at work.
    Vacation time
    Support for all issues.
    Company car is provided.
    Overtime if you want
    Good work life balance.
    Company looks to move up people form within.

    Cons

    Miscommunication at times between top and bottom
    Slow times drive down productivity
    Always changing policies that can affect work time.

    Advice to Management

    Make policies more consistent or advise clients to not always change to make changes so our jobs can be easier.


  5. "Pretty good, just needs some improvements"

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    Current Employee - P&C Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - P&C Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great family culture both understanding of our families inside and outside the company

    Cons

    N/A. I will be leaving more details later

    Advice to Management

    To add more advice later


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Manager"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits of working for a large company. Looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    Lots of shuffling and shifting trying. Very low job security.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency.


  7. "Product Manager at HP"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, flexible schedule, management support

    Cons

    Not agile as a company. Decision making is too slow

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Program Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the work.

    Cons

    My direct manager micro-managed me until I quit.

    Advice to Management

    Chill out and trust your employees to do their work unless they have proven they can't.


  9. "Data Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture provided a great work-life balance. The company focuses on the skills of their employees to make the company great.

    Cons

    The downside from my experience is minimal. The building I operated from did not offer much room to stand away from the building during a fire drill. The distance between the building and the wooded-area was 20-25 feet. I put in recommendations that when we gathered outside, we continue walking to the parking lot which offered a larger area and that individuals where more than 2-25 feet away from the building.

    Advice to Management

    If you perform as though you offer white-glove service; employees would most likely mirror what they see as a reflection of what they should be.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the people are great people

    Cons

    It is a sinking ship and management knows it so the only thing they are interested in doing is throwing everyone under bus until they can get their bonus and leave.

    Advice to Management

    quit


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