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Hewlett-Packard Washington Reviews

Updated January 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "National Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company trains well and teaches its employees to respect its customers. It is always making technological advancements.
    There are so many different positions available that one can master a position and then move to another role.

    Cons

    It is a large organization so one could use that as a benefit or become 'one of many. It is up to the employee to find what areas he is interested in and the approach the appropriate manager to learn about openings.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work motivating employees!


  2. "HP Enterprise"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My peers were hard working and great people

    Cons

    Management does not value your work

    Advice to Management

    The people who do the day to day interfacing with the customer, are the reason you get those fat bonuses.


  3. "Change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong product in the makretplace

    Cons

    Goals change frequently and not set properly for the marketplace

    Advice to Management

    Hire management with knowledge of the client base


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Run! Run far! Run fast!"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    IT organization mainly has it together. Beyond that, not a single good thing to say about what HP has become.

    Cons

    NO raises. Ever. Forced ranking - every group forced to put a percentage of the people in "does not meet" category, even if they're great performers. What you get is the manager's favorites staying, and everyone else leaving.

    Doing away with teleworking entirely. If you want to shlep into an office every day, in this day and age, you go right ahead. I, on the other hand, will NEVER return to that rat race.

    Forced employees over 50 OUT, and hire kids out of college for less money. They'll be older one of these days, just wait.

    Advice to Management

    All need to leave. Missed every new technology and market opportunity in the past 20 years. Don't have a single clue among them. All they do is cut costs, cut costs, cut costs. They don't know how to increase revenue. All they can do, ala Mark Hurd, is cut. Offshore everything they can possibly offshore.


  6. "OK - Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with access to resources and a project manager that listens well to its employees. Unlimited sick leave is a great plus.

    Cons

    Did not receive a raise because of budget constraints. Very low paying.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your contractors needs because we make or break your contract.


  7. "Getting Better"

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    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people with good drive. Products are getting better as they become further integrated with each other. Not sure if they do it any more, but the "personal use" company vehicle was a very nice perk!

    Cons

    New product acquisitions have made for a messy product list. A lot of good people have been let go during layoffs in order to make the bottom line appear better. Also, too much disparity between business units - legacy HP and acquired EDS teams are in direct competition in some cases.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating and integrating products. Do everything you can to retain good people. Integrate sales team better. Keep the company car perk!!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Service delivery manager"

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    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with very knowledgeable individuals in a diverse environment. Have been employed by HP for 9 years and plan on working with them until I retire.

    Cons

    Do not expect to receive salary increases or financial compensation every year unless you are a standout employee.


  9. "HP Washington DC"

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    Former Employee - Customer Program/Project Manager IV in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Customer Program/Project Manager IV in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    HP Enterprise Services - Great Company providing end to end IT services based on acquisition of EDS (Electronic Data Systems).

    Cons

    Large company and regularly culls experienced performers.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "suffocating"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    there are some very competent and quality employees

    Cons

    'But, they are way out numbered and way out guned


  11. "Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services"

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    Current Contractor - Network Operations Technician in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Network Operations Technician in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hewlett-Packard has recently gone through a split off of it's hardware and Enterprise services which going forward should allow for a more focused effort on the contract management side. HP has their hands in a lot of different pots and so they have many different spots for people to land. PTO and Vacation time were generous as most other contractors.

    Cons

    The pay for contractors is not great.A salary of $15 an hour for a Data Center Technician in DC is questionable at best. Often HP will not be the prime on the contract which leaves you and your fellow HP team members pretty much powerless. You will rarely ever see your actual HP manager/pimp and when it comes time for reviews...you basically have to write your own because they often times are unaware of what you actually do day to day on the contract. Their job is to fill seats. Lackluster educational incentives and certificate reimbursement.

    Advice to Management

    When you have workers earning their advanced degrees and spending their off hours getting certified in order to become more valuable in helping in various areas of a contract....do whatever it takes to retain those people.



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