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Hewlett-Packard Houston Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Former Software Engineer - Enterprise Group - Houston"

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

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

    Pros

    Worked with some really smart people, learned a lot. Projects I worked on were interesting.

    Cons

    Changed direction a lot. Hired then laid off over and over.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  2. "Busy opportunities, but little feedback to management is requested/allowed."

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    Former Employee - IT Deep Support Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Deep Support Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely busy from an enterprise support perspective. Always new challenges each day.

    Cons

    Cost cutting has meant Work Force Reduction. As a manager, I know that they approach entire groups and tell you to offer up some certain number of people for WFRs. No apparent consideration is given to current work loads of the team being affected and the cuts are made regardless.

    Advice to Management

    Stop shoving your best people out the door just because their salary levels may be outside what you would like to see. I do not know how many times, when supporting an application failure of one sort or another, that we learn that the folks who knew that App are no longer with the company due to WFRs months earlier.

  3. "Software QA Engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible, great campus, great people

    Cons

    Too many layers of management, not always listenting to the needs of the staff

    Advice to Management

    Allow for projects to be managed depending on their needs and create more cross over between departments


  4. "Good but not great. Depends on expectations"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    good culture, cheerful employees, decent salary

    Cons

    do not aspire for more everytime
    do not actively promote more opportunities

    Advice to Management

    promote more opportunities


  5. "HPE - long time employee"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced culture. Exposure to new and latest technology. Some parts of the company do brilliant work. Good opportunities to advance if you are in the right areas

    Cons

    Politics in some areas is horrible. Financials have been heading south. Exec layer seems clueless and detached.

    Advice to Management

    Re-examine how money is being spent. Be more careful with knee-jerk tactical decisions.


  6. Helpful (3)

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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.


  7. Helpful (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.

  8. "Server Administrator"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  10. "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


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