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Hewlett-Packard Portland Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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  • Company manages for efficiency so workload can upset work life balance at times (in 336 reviews)

  • Senior Management seems to not know if they are coming or going sometimes (in 384 reviews)

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  1. "Depends on locality"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - WW Business Planning Manager in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - WW Business Planning Manager in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, benefits, salary, growth opportunity

    Cons

    lack of growth opportunities, expected to work at all hours of the day and night

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees regarding feedback of their manaer


  2. "Not leading edge development"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Embedded Software Engineer in Vancouver, WA
    Former Contractor - Senior Embedded Software Engineer in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to contribute to world leading ink jet printer series development; lots to learn about the technology

    Cons

    Ancient and enormous code base (30+ million lines of C) based on a convoluted messaging model. The "HP Way" is not to document much of anything but as needed track down engineers who used to work on a module and spend face-to-face time learning what should be in the header comments of each module.
    There are about a dozen layers of communication between "product owner" (who interfaces to sales) and engineering: It is very hard to efficiently implement anything not knowing the approximate technical needs.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in re-architecting software for the 21st century


  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Channel Marketing Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Channel Marketing Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    good people, flexible work style, management by walking around

    Cons

    constant layoffs, move to work in the office is bad

    Advice to Management

    promote from within, value loyalty and knowledge of employees


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    "HP Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Vancouver, WA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Spending the summer with HP as an intern was an excellent experience. They had an extremely well organized program for interns that was managed by two recent interns who were hired as fulltime employees after graduation. One of the best things about the internship was the project fair at the end of the summer where we got to display our projects to full time employees and managers.

    Cons

    As an intern there were few cons. Something that someone may consider a con was that I was not able to choose my project for the summer, but instead was assigne one. I didn't mind this, but others may.

    Advice to Management

    I think management did a great job welcoming interns and should continue to do what they currently do. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience.


  6. "Great company in search for a strategy"

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    Current Employee - Director in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, strong technology, great culture

    Cons

    markets evaporating, printing irrelevant and PCs are commodity

    Advice to Management

    pls think 10 years and then work towards making it happen today


  7. Helpful (1)

    "3D Printing is Pretty Cool"

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    Current Employee - High School Intern in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - High School Intern in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work environment. Plenty of internship inclusion programs.

    Cons

    So far I have not been given enough to keep me busy throughout the day. For now stuck doing repetitive tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Outline what your intern should expect to be doing throughout the course of the internship.


  8. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, WA

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, Benefits, great co-workers.

    Cons

    Workforce reductions, very few raises.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, uncertain future"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible work hours, onsite fitness center, reasonable work-life balance

    Cons

    Below average compensation, all bonus & stock go to very top performers, no clear vision for future innovations beyond printers & PC's


  10. "Sales Support Analyst (Contract"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA

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

    Pros

    Work with smart people who are willing to help

    Cons

    There is a disconnect between contract employees, and HP employees


  11. Helpful (1)

    "HP Inc - a good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Service Program Manager in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Account Service Program Manager in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    open door policy, excellent middle management, smart colleagues, team work - excellent collaboration, engineers build sturdy products

    Cons

    insurance options are not good, promotion based on longevity rather than performance, go-to market is poor.

    Advice to Management

    promote based on performance, improve go-to market so we can show the world how amazing our products are


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