Hewlett-Packard

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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated 31 October, 2014
Updated 31 October, 2014
9,141 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 1173 reviews)

  • Being able to work from home is also great so you are never behind in work (in 666 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 202 reviews)

  • Mid to senior management each day you get more surprised with how incompetent they are (in 317 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Partner Service Delivery Manager

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    Former Employee - Partner Business Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Partner Business Manager in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Hard pressed to think of any pros at this time. Benefits are OK, self directed RSP plan, stock matching purchase plan up to 6%, diversity

    Cons

    pay increases non-existant, low paying, no focus to increase revenue except by decreasing head count, #1 ranked company for decreasing headcount/WFRing employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a plan, focus and implement. R&D is behind, HP used to be an IT leader and now HP is a follower. Consistently missing opportunities. Treat your partners better afterall they are your revenue source and without them HP is nothing. Create a plan and stick to it stop changing the plan mid game.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company but unlikely to ever be great again

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    Current Employee - Mid-management
    Current Employee - Mid-management

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - If you perform, lots of autonomy given
    - No shortage of challenges
    - Good compensation

    Cons

    - Not a fun workplace. Everyone stressed due to multiple rounds of layoffs
    - Extremely political. Easy to get caught in the middle because of the always changing guard
    - Challenges never addressed at their root because that would take too much investment. So band-aid approach mostly. Thus, after 3 years, it will feel like the same challenges over/over again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Pick 1-2 things to solve and truly solve them. There are SO MANY things broken that it's hard to pick just 1-2 but you won't get anywhere with bandaid approaches
    - HP will never be great if it is consistently doing round after round of layoffs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Too bad so sad

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    Current Employee - Field Marketing Manager Software in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Manager Software in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The employees are amazing. Company is larger than life but everyone wants to genuinely do their best

    Cons

    Too much redundancy. Company needs to become leaner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constantly trying to put a spin on things is not the way to get people to go the extra mile

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Winnipeg, MB
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Winnipeg, MB

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

    Pros

    Good financial stability, established market and good products

    Cons

    Spreadsheet sales management, poor senior leadership, destructive CEOs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The employees closest to the customer are what keep the relationship with the company, not the other way around. Lose the employees, expect to lose the customer relationship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    great place to work at

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    smart people and team lead. professional and academic environment. no political games at play

    Cons

    people don't really care what you do at work

  7.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    IT company, Remote work, good environment

    Cons

    None . None None None None

  8.  

    Senior Project Manader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Excellent training and leadership from people care managers.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and process oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce internal processes and overhead for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Logic Design in R&D

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Management is flexible with working hours.
    Most people are supportive, willing to pitch in and accomplish goals
    Reasonable healthcare and benefit
    Opportunities for lateral growth

    Cons

    I cannot think of any bad thing about HP. Great colleagues and environment, professional management motivating employees, and a very open atmosphere.

  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Stagnant

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    Former Employee - Information Systems Architect IV in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Information Systems Architect IV in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Working from home (but they are moving away from this)
    Interesting work
    Great people
    A lot of free training available if you have time to take advantage of it (that's a big IF)

    Cons

    No salary growth for years
    Reward for performance is a joke (bonuses below 1%)
    There is a lot of talk about opportunities from higher level management but they are not really there
    They claim to care about people but no action to show it
    Mandatory vacation at Xmas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible experience at a contractor

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Pros: Working from home, friendly team environment.

    Cons

    Cons: Lower hourly pay than other companies
    Although I was permitted to work overtime and I did overtime work, they didnt accept it and made me reduce it to 40 hours/week!
    The contract was terminated way before end date without any explanation/reason. That was the first time I see such a thing even for termination.
    I will not accept any job offer/contract from HP anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees/contractors have become wise enough not to accept your low pay and poor management, just because its HP!

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