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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated 29 January, 2015
Updated 29 January, 2015
9,729 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work-life balance due to flexibility of work schedule but that's about it (in 1209 reviews)

  • Being able to work from home is also great so you are never behind in work (in 684 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 211 reviews)

  • You can hear people want to fix issues but the senior management just doesn't get it (in 319 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    great company, great solutions, great people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    - great people
    - big brand
    - customer respected
    - great benefits

    Cons

    -large company
    - all major decisions out of U.S ( Product managers) are back in time and always lagging competition ( not the brightest nor the best ( find feet on the street architects ) smarter than the Head office guys
    - always use RED TAPE as internal excuse to do what is right

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -learn to hire pro's where it counts
    - pay employees who are performing market value ( even if they have been with the company for 15 years -20 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    It's good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales Executive in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales Executive in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Work home life balance is great

    Cons

    Slow to make changes at the top with regards to direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Software Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Edmonton, AB

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Good pay, good office, It's all good so far.

    Cons

    none whatsoever at this point

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Been with HP for 20 years

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Good company globally. Well seated. Many innovations still in the portfolio.

    Cons

    Going away from human values that made HP a good place to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    My years at HP.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Had a great Work-life balance initially for 1st, 5-6 years. Flexible working hours , work from home etc.(however ,over the years this has reduced).
    Brand image of HP .

    Cons

    Mergers and acquisitions decisions made by HP weren't all profitable, leading to its downturn(resulting in lay-offs).
    HP Canada has far fewer accounts than HP US ,so getting into a billable position was a challenge.
    Over the past 4 years HP's compensation/work-life balance has deteriorated. There have been salary freezes for 3 consecutive years in most departments..
    Career development and Training almost non-existent due to recent cost cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think about employees not just shareholders(concentrate on improving top line strategies along with bottom line)
    The staffing design for most accounts in HP tends to be top heavy - this ultimately leads to HP losing out to competition. HP need to step up on LEAN MANAGEMENT.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Management doesn't communicate properly with employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    The wage was pretty good, and the benefits aren't bad. Getting to work from home at times, was a bonus.

    Cons

    Hard to know what was expected half the time, as things kept changing, and I felt out of the loop. Feedback was almost impossible to get.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Can do attitudes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Employees with make it happen and can do attitude make it easier to work in an industry where a lot of things can go wrong

    Cons

    Too many micromanage obsessed with metrics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use realtime metrics that apply to business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    career path quite limited

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    HP has lots of resources and many product areas, offering a range of horizontal movement.

    Cons

    upward career growth is quite limited, as the management ranks have been cut to the bone. Hence the survivors are the political animals and somewhat psychopathic. Career advancement is not based upon skills but friendships and sucking up. Compensation is poor, where the targets are set such that 90% wont make OTE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Not good for employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer

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

    Pros

    Big company but a sinking ship, good training materials. Process oriented.

    Cons

    No Raise, no growth opportunities, keep working until one day you are cut or get frustrated and leave. Management care for themselves. Kiss their A all's good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up, Bill & Dave are must be sitting in their coffins helpless watching the show.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sales Operations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    A massive company, with beautiful real estates (depending on your location). Good company to have on your resume.

    Cons

    A company long past it's heydays. it's all about cutting back now. Way too many layoffs, company is losing a lot of good talents. Poor environment to be in as employees have constant fear of losing their job with the uncertainty of the company. Don't expect much in terms of pay increase, it's minimal. Year end bonus is acceptable, it depends on your department as well. There will be opportunity for you to move around in the organization, but you will more than likely be making lateral movements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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