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Hewlett-Packard New York Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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  1. "Major Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Major Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Major Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    brand/recognition. industry leader in HW. teams of technology experts that span products/ecosystems/offerings/industries

    work/life balance, benefits

    Cons

    often too big to be effective; lack of creativity, focus on short term
    tough to navigate internally

    Advice to Management

    find a way to be more nimble; focus on ease-of-business & core competencies


  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for New Mexico

    Cons

    Got very micro managy at the end


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Employment"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of Hewlett Packard's employment is set-up via telecommuting. Good middle management that tries to support their employees even in the face of arbitrary corporate layoffs.

    Cons

    No raises, no bonuses and the constant worry of being in the next (and there is always a "next") "work force reduction". It is unwritten, however, understood that staying employed takes the place of no raise and no bonus. Regardless, of performance and contribution.

    Advice to Management

    You cannot starve yourself into prosperity... Create a consensus corporate sales-plan and develop your sales-force.


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Great coworkers, but continued trend of treating employees poorly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unfortunately after six years, I can only say that my coworkers and immediate management are pros at HP. Each day gets harder to work for HP.

    Cons

    Pay is no where near industry standard if you have been a loyal employee longer than a year. I have started looking at new opportunities and recruiters are guessing my salary to be double what I currently make. The company is in such disarray that to get anything done takes an act of congress. The internal systems are so bad that decisions are made not on what is best for the customer or the business, but if the systems can handle it. The back to the office initiative is horrible. Those who don't live near a facility have either been told they have to move or live in constant fear of being let go. You can't be innovative because of red tape and systems that barely function.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and trust them to make good decisions. Upgrade internal systems so that the customer experience is better. Remove all the layers of red tape. Overhaul HR and pay your employees what they are worth rather than continue to give senior management more and more pay.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Over past 5+ years the CEO office has driven the company into failure."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Typical big corporate cultured company. Great place to learn and develop new skills after college.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy to get breakthrough ideas implemented. Managers do what they are told from up line. Company runs like a government agency now with no guarantee of long term employment regardless of your contribution.

    Advice to Management

    New leadership at the top is required before new innovative technology and an exciting place to work returns at the company.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Surviving the continuous swing of the HR Ax."

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    HP is not a bad place to work. There is a constant worry that you will be laid off in most groups. Don’t grow complacent and plan your exit within 5 years.

    Cons

    Promotions are slow to come even with multiple years of exceeds expectations. Constant work force reduction conversations.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Service Delivery Consultant"

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    Former Employee - ITO Service Delivery Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - ITO Service Delivery Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Middle management and flexibility to move around

    Cons

    Big org issues, off shoring jobs

    Advice to Management

    Better planning


  8. Helpful (3)

    "I'd suggest looking elsewhere.."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For a large company, a little better than average.

    Cons

    Two classes of employees: those in a line of business and those [second class citizens] in the "Horizontals" (HR, IT, Finance, Legal). Different compensation systems. Horizontals are entirely focused on cost reduction to conform to industry metrics, with the predictable result that processes are simply moved from horizontal to vertical. The horizontal function then looks good; upper mgmt thinks they are reducing costs but really the costs are just being moved around.
    Also re cost reduction, whole processes are moved to low cost locations - euphemistically (and insultingly!) called "centers of excellence". Costs DO go down, but the processes become frozen in time, being performed in exactly the same way as when they were taken over. Employees in Bangalore, Cyberjaya, etc. are not trained (nor paid sufficiently) to be qualified to modify the process as needed.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the (Mark Hurd era) carve out of the horizontal functions. They should be aligned with the businesses they support.


  9. "Partner Business Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Partner Business Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Partner Business Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good channel organization, great partners

    Cons

    Complex channel organization, difficult to manage


  10. "Cautious about new products, but focusses on quality"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality matters a lot: multiple rounds of code review, rigorous testing and sign off.

    Cons

    extremely cautious about doing new things due to recent downfalls


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