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Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "HP has changed - tred carefully"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The health insurance and other benefits are above average, maybe even higher. You will find a diverse group of people working for HP and more than likely interact with someone globally at some point. You get paid twice a month (1st and 15th) and most salaried employees never need to complete any timesheets or timekeeping reports.

    Most people have their own work laptops, and you'll get your phone personal work number (through Skype). Generally everyone sits in their own cubicles. Most of the time there are little to no network issues (however, see Cons for computer issues). Onsite cafeteria, gym, and printing center is pretty cool. Outdoor paths to walk or take a break, very friendly people in the office (sad when you see your friends get laid off though).

    Cons

    Most employees are overworked and putting in 50-60 hour work weeks. HP has laid many of its 'core workers' off, placing the workload onto others that are already overworked. HP has been stuck in a constant state of workforce reduction, through outsourcing or outright eliminating jobs. Since HP is a global company, expect to constantly hear about some kind of layoff going on.

    Most employees seem to spend an ample amount of time in meetings throughout the day, and often times after normal working hours.

    A good chunk of work laptops tend to fail for many reasons (HDD crashes, motherboard fails, CPU overheats, battery dies, etc.) It's very sad that most of the work laptops are refurbished/new ones. Re-installing Windows (reimage) is the most common answer, although there is an onsite IT department that you can go to try some options. Most people seem to visit IT once or twice every month for some kind of issue.

    Advice to Management

    It feels like layoffs and outsourcing are scaring many core people out of work here. I've seen too many talented and valuable players get let go, resign, or come into work looking like death slapped them in the face. Be cognizant about your long term strategy, but don't be so vigilant to lay off those people who have been loyal and part of what little core is left of the Company.

    We hear the words 'we have to do xyz in order to grow the company' but no growth in people assets.


  2. "Fabric"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Fabric with lots of room for advancement

    Cons

    Can be difficult to navigate in your first 6-months

  3. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office and good people

    Cons

    decisions are a bit slow


  4. "Excellent Middle Management, Not So Much at the Top"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Seaside, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Seaside, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers are flexible with different work styles, responsive to employees, will “get their hands dirty”, and will not micro manage

    Cons

    Inflexible with time or remote work


  5. "Sales Support"

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    Former Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HPE provides services to global clients and industry leading infrastructure products

    Cons

    Being a large manufacturer makes it harder to compete with global pure-play service companies

    Advice to Management

    Focus on core strengths and continue leveraging the world class products and services


  6. "Level 2 Support (Contractor)"

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    Former Employee - Level II Support (Contractor) in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Level II Support (Contractor) in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management, team events, decent discount

    Cons

    Pay wasn't very good. No overtime.


  7. "Good place especially if you are favored by supervisors"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, 2 fifteen minutes break, 30 minute lunch, benefits.

    Cons

    Staffing agencies vary, supervisors are not trained properly on how to encourage employees.

    Advice to Management

    Review call criteria, evaluate supervisors work ethics, lots of favoritism. I saw a female co worker sit on a supervisors lap!

  8. "enginer"

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

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

    Pros

    Company has great history and reputation

    Cons

    current issues with employee layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees the way you used using the HP Way


  9. "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.


  10. "Best Job I ever had...Too bad its changed for the worst"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work practices (although that has changed and will continue to change), great people, great support.

    Cons

    You can get laid off at the drop of the hat if you do not fit whatever mold they created as a company. Both my husband and I worked for HP and then the company split. He was subsequently laid off because he worked, for the most part, remotely and there was a call to come back into the office. My team was sold off to another company where I too was laid off. There is no sense of stability with this place, things change in heartbeat and the lay offs were brutal. Expecting the other shoe to drop was no way to work.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your people, instead of lining your pockets with millions.


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