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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated 17 December, 2014
Updated 17 December, 2014
9,440 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.  

    Dev

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Nice place to work, always fun each day.

    Cons

    I don't see any cons!

  2.  

    HP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    access to new Technology and training material

    Cons

    not much flexibility in terms of advancement in job position once hired full time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    intern

    Current Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    HP is a good place to grow your skills, and to network yourself. Those are the two, of the three (pay), main advantages to working at HP.

    Cons

    Most of the work is done through remote, not much to learn. Not much challenge in the job. The work is monotonous.

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  5.  

    It only gets better!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Leadership is good and strategy is clearly communicated on a regular basis. The upcoming 2015 split will be an exciting time in HP history.

    Cons

    Very BIG organization that has too many internally focused processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to share the vision and plan with all staff. Gather input and feedback on tactical actions required to implement the plan. Innovate, innovate and lead the market with some growth M&A activities that will truly drive value.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 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
  7.  

    Best thing is the work-life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Planning Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Business Planning Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Nice work-life balance. Flexibility on working hours. Good benefits. Incentives for training.

    Cons

    Because it is constantly changing and moving around (for the past 10 years), there is no safe place to be. No job security; impossible to plan a career path. Performance review rules change almost every year, quite often at the end of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Customer service

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Great manager beautiful building and amenities

    Cons

    Low pay lack of internal opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Na....................................

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Used to be a great company to work for & has potential to be so again

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - challenging work environment
    - due to being short staffed, you learn a lot and get your hands into a lot of diverse projects
    - the talent of the people with whom you work is incredible

    Cons

    - going through major restructuring at the moment and they have lost sight of how important their talent is - how it's important to hire new grads and mix them with the "old timers"
    - this isn't a company you would want to work for right now but in 2 or 3 years, when they are done their major turn around, HP has the potential to be one of the great companies again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your people who are on the front lines - understand their frustrations and do what you can to keep them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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