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Hewlett-Packard San Francisco Reviews

Updated January 2, 2017
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  1. "contract"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Mill Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Mill Valley, CA

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

    Pros

    great corporate ethic but that was 30 yrs ago

    Cons

    was starting to calcify at the time --loosing that independent risk taking

    Advice to Management

    Ms. Whitman, in addition to being yourself pls channel Dave, Bill and John Young


  2. Helpful (1)

    "HP is no place to develop software"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a large pool of resources inside of HP, and there are some interesting future products in HP Labs, as well as many very friendly employees.

    Cons

    HP (at least the office where I worked) was a terrible place to develop software, from company proxy to odd top-down mandates ("we need to standardize on one language") I can't recommend it.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully the situation will improve as the company has split in two, allowing better focus for each company.


  3. "Acquisition strategy somewhat missing"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    large company with lots of resources and people to ask for help

    Cons

    slow to make decisions and sometime difficult to know who does what

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees


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  5. "Not great"

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    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Fremont, CA
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work, just plugging in cables and swapping out hardware for data center nodes

    Cons

    Incredibly boring. Not much direction given for the interns. No room to really grow or learn as a worker.


  6. "good company"

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    Former Employee - California in Burlingame, CA
    Former Employee - California in Burlingame, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    a very good company with friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    Some process is too tedious.


  7. "Software Engineer Review"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible location and work schedule outside of their Palo Alto location.

    Cons

    Too much red tape to getting anything done.
    Immigration processes are very very slow.
    Not as competitive salary wise as compared to other companies in the area

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for employees to try new things.


  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, lots of resources and the ability to do your work

    Cons

    in the process of re-starting growth, still very large company with many resources

    Advice to Management

    keep up the focus on growth


  9. "Acquisition by HP helped some, but still much to improve"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Laid back job environment, not much stress when things are not on fire. HP has done much to improve standardization and corporate processes since acquisition.

    Cons

    Prior to HP acquisition, very much of Autonomy's processes is ad-hoc and tied together by shoestring. Even afterwards, the lack of configuration management multiplied by tens of thousands of servers running on outdated software means endless busywork just to keep the everything up and running, never mind upgrading the system and phasing out end-of-life features.

    Advice to Management

    Automation is a MUST to grow from petabyte scale to exabyte scale


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Current Employer"

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer/Developer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - IT Engineer/Developer in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Best company to work with

    Cons

    there is nothing much to say


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great Innovation Spirit"

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    Former Employee - Global Deal Support Lead in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Global Deal Support Lead in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I joined HP to embark on a long and successful career. Learned a lot, created a global network of professionals and exceeded my limits. I spent 6 beautiful years in the Bucharest Hub.

    - Great Learning & Development Programs;
    - Great professional network;
    - Job Variety;
    - Certification and degree sponsorship;
    - Great employee package options;
    - Modern offices;
    - Great mobility;
    - Some true leaders that have been really humble and succesful;

    Cons

    - Too many reorganizations, changes of management;
    - Low year over year salary increases;
    - Got really apart from the employee centric company style;
    - In some cases, incapable, well-remunerated management lines;

    Advice to Management

    Get back to having true value delivering people developing programmes, not copy paste ones! Modernize your client approach; Modernize your interior infrastructure - it should be state of the art when it actually creates more and more headaches; Get more productive; Get competitive peer review software and management lines. Stop promoting on good eyes!



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