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Hewlett-Packard Palo Alto Reviews

Updated March 11, 2017
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  1. "Good R & D Facility"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Work culture,
    Work Ethics
    Work Life balance

    Cons

    Generally printing domain is in decline. So benifits are reducing Y on Y


  2. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment. Very friendly to employees

    Cons

    Nothing specific which os attri buted o ly to HP


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Some great people, dodgy management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The size of the company and resources

    Cons

    The size of the company and how they allocate those resources

    Advice to Management

    You're a bemouth, abhorrent beast. Pick your favorites and put all of your efforts behind them. Don't try to do everything and don't try to be a startup, it's not in your DNA.


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  5. "Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Administrator in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to home, knew the job

    Cons

    Bullying within the office and in managed by management team

    Advice to Management

    Not to hide away from situations and tackle individual complaints of said bully in which being raised


  6. "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


  7. "Roadblocks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not much positive to say about this place. It was the biggest sham of my life and in hindsight glad they canned me.

    Cons

    Ridiculous cultureless experience. They are dying a slow painful death and it's all there own fault

    Advice to Management

    Get some passion and take risks


  8. "Bad performing company"

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    Former Employee - Technical Consultant II in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant II in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly employer,Good infrastructure,Various technologies to work on.Large portfolio,good brand value

    Cons

    No hikes and top management doesn't care of the actual people who work for them.In my 10 years of HP career, I haven't had hikes for 5 years


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People help each other; mentoring

    Cons

    The company innovation is slow which couldn't compete with other hot tech company

    Advice to Management

    more team outing activists


  10. "Good company but going through spins"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee-centric management and zero micromanagement. Smart people to work with all over. Encourages continuing education and flexible time off policies.

    Cons

    Too big means too much red tape. Took forever to learn all the BUs that are eventually being spun off. Find many complacent employees waiting for retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Don't go head first into acquisitions


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of organization changes, consistency in goals is lacking.."

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for younger candidates looking to gain some good experience. A lot of changes going on which can be productive with the right opportunities.

    Cons

    Not too good for older or legacy employees a lot of new management, continuous downsizing and re organization. That results in low morale and uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Get a growth strategy and stick to it, re-invention every quarter does not work. Employees are your assets not your quartet liability to reduce. HR and Finance can't run a company long term..



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