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Hewlett-Packard Houston Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  1. "Fortune 50 misfortune"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contracts Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Contracts Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and many good people to work with. It was close to home for me and although I had some differences on policies, HP was a place where Christians did not have to hide in foxholes.

    Cons

    Increasingly tedious and more autocratic. The year I left (early retirement), the CEO and board could not agree on how many people were on the payroll, so they decided to lay-off the "gap." This included their generous early retirement option, so it was not all bad.

    Advice to Management

    Look for people who are intelligent and do not agree with you. If you surround yourselves with those who agree with you, you will all suffer from a bad case of self importance.


  2. "Assembly worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Assembly Line Worker in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Assembly Line Worker in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great area to take a break and eat your food comfortably.

    Cons

    You never know when they run out of work.


  3. "Fast Paced, Dynamic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Logistics in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Global Logistics in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can be exciting, challenging in a very dynamic industry
    Integrity and ethics stressed in business relationships

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement could be better
    pressure to perform at quarter-end

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to spend more energy developing talent within the company


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  5. "Quality Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Individuals are good people and easy to work with. Work environment is basically pleasant but mostly cubicles. Most managers are realistic with their expectations.

    Cons

    Generally tight purse strings when it comes to performance review / salary actions. Managers from outside your group have to much influence on performance appraisals.


  6. "Not terribly exciting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Intern - Sales Compensation in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Sales Compensation in Houston, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as an intern

    Pros

    It paid quite well and the offices were in a nice area. There are a lot of resources and you will be treated well. It's a big company, so there are a lot of opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Work is very individual--you are stuck in a cubicle a lot. Systems are often outdated and communication is not great. Many times, I would need to meet with coworkers on the floor below me and we would literally use a conference call instead of seeing each other in person.

    Advice to Management

    Try to loosen things up a bit and encourage teamwork/collaboration. I think the acquisition of the compaq office contributes to the stuffy atmosphere that exists in Houston, but it could certainly be updated a bit.


  7. "placeholder"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Worker in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Worker in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work with a lot of hard-working, smart people

    Cons

    management sometimes doesn't seem to know what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    need to have much more focus


  8. "IT Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with opportunities for movement.

    Cons

    Large company with politics that are frustrating


  9. "Application Management Intern"

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    Former Intern - Global IT Services in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Global IT Services in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay. Nice people. Managers look out for their people and try to help them advance.

    Cons

    Not very organized work. You simply do whatever the manager needs you to do that day or week.

    Advice to Management

    Take away telecommuting so people actually show up to the office and can interact quickly and easily with one another.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff
    At the begining we could could work as much as OT we can.

    Cons

    A little miss organized on rebuilding servers in 3 data centers.

    Advice to Management

    Someone should be over how many servers you can start at 1 time; so the task finishes correctly.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Best days are in the past"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Benefits better than most-- though not what they used to be

    Cons

    No longer the "same" company that Bill and Dave founded. Heavy focus on cost. So long range planning (ie new ground breaking products that grow the business have not been forthcoming).
    As it downsizes, continue to expect re-orgs about once a year. Which in turn leads to a lot of politicking to save "empires", both big and small. And with the rotation of Executives, policies keep shifting. Almost like new company with each re-org.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly PC business is in secular downtrend.
    Figure out what business you want to be in, in 50 years from now, and work to that goal.
    Managing attrition is not a goal or a sustainable business model



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