Hewlett-Packard
3.0 of 5 7,562 reviews
www.hp.com Palo Alto, CA 5000+ Employees

Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.0 7,562 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman

(2,620 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work / Life balance, though employees have been asked to report to offices now"
    in 934 reviews
  • "Flexibility is excellent and you can work from home/remote as long as the job gets done"
    in 580 reviews
Cons:
  • "This allowed for a reasonable work/life balance (to which much lip-service HP pays)"
    in 146 reviews
  • "Could not get a straight answer out of any senior management of the future of the division"
    in 293 reviews
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HP is very good to it's employees but still has challenges with management and direction.

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Mississauga, ON

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

ProsThey try very hard to keep the employees happy and spoil them (compared to many other companies).

ConsDirection seems a little unclear and everyone is a manager but none will make a decision. Staff is expected to work out any issues and always keep the client happy. Quick to blame staff for every incident without a trial. It was hard to find a happy employee that enjoyed their job and few were planning on staying long. Some stayed for over 20 years and others left after a few months.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop ignoring the advice and suggestions from employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Technical Solution Consultant (Current Employee)
Mississauga, ON

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

ProsGreat opportunities for self learning and cross team moving.
Relocation opportunities.
The company is doing a lot to keep employee safe.

ConsThere is no "golden rains" here. The company is a very big ship, so there in no sharp turns and market adjustments.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Getting Better

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLatest CEO, Meg Whitman seems to be turning things around, with focus on hardware.

ConsLack of focus on non strategic organizations.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf not committed to a particular business unit, should consider selling off that part.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good

Technical Consultant (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsLearning many new technologies, good team members, relax work environment and managers to work with

ConsHigh press work and deadlines for project, bad upper management, less engineers and more work, no overtime or composite when you work extra hours for job work.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advise as they will do what they fill good for them or Company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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HP Software is worth considering

Senior Product Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsThings are settling down, analyst sentiment is improving.
Benefits are good...overall compensation is good.
Some very good people in Engineering, SMEs, and sales.
Senior leadership seems to be making the right decisions and moving past the Autonomy days

ConsResource tightening, distractions diverting resources off critical innovations
Small cog (software) in the big HP wheel
Integration across products still needs work

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing
Reinvest in support, dev and overall innovation and you can dominate the market

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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No one cares you

Software Designer (Former Employee)

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe only pro is that hp is a bigger name. It makes your resume looks good. The office was good and in the nice place. Convenient Location too.

ConsNo one cares about employees. CEO cares nothing but cut. Cut salary, cut benefits, cut facilities, reduce cubicles. On one hand, they wish you provide best performance in the industry and on the other hand, they said they gave industry average compensation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Experience has been welcoming.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

ProsGood benefits. Flexible work schedule.

ConsDifficult to move up. Salary not competitive.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood support system. Keep your talent by helping them move up in the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good experience overall...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Pros- got to work with some very talented people
- reasonably good benefits
- lots of opportunity for training

Cons- definitely some downsides to Compaq merger
- compensation not always tied to value provided by employee
- too many cuts to R&D

Advice to Senior Managementstay the course (at least the odd time), too many decisions made out of desperation, which led to other questionable decisions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Its been getting better over the last 10 years, slow changes most of the change between 2012-2013,

HP Networking Specialist (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

Prosfree gas/ company car/ great benefits

Conspoor stock, lots of red tape in sales process, low investments, tactical management , canadian organization

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people in Calgary but sadly the HP Autonomy office has been imploded.

Manager (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB

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

ProsVery talented people in the Calgary office.

ConsThe company has absolutely no vision, common sense or management skills in the R&D upper management. They have the same old Autonomy attitude.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your business not dismantle it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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