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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated 28 August, 2014
Updated 28 August, 2014
10,192 Reviews

3.3
10,192 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also decent work/life balance when compared to other companies in this industry (in 1045 reviews)

  • Flexible hours & You can work from home/remote as long as the job gets done (in 626 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 176 reviews)

  • Mid to senior management each day you get more surprised with how incompetent they are (in 313 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for 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.

  2. 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 for less than a 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!

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Service Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    everybody knows who HP is, so, it opens doors. they had bonus programs for certain services, which could be lucrative. The people on my team were great to work with.

    Cons

    Just another big technology company and people are another asset to manage. No true Account Manager role, so every rep needs to fend for themselves. customer found that frustrating. They have lost a lot of good people over the years, due to cut-backs. Had the escalating quota syndrome, until it was unattainable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus, whch they are doing better, now. Invest in technology and support processes. Don't lose good people for bad reasons.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent but disconnected

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    Current Employee - Procurement Lead
    Current Employee - Procurement Lead

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

    Pros

    Big company, consistent hiring practices, reviews, benefits. Many opportunities and interesting programs within the company. Good communications within the corporation for overviews of the direction of the company.

    Cons

    Our division was bought by HP and we always felt disconnected from the corporate culture, which I understand to be fairly good. Too many middle managers and not enough attention to the experience of the people doing actual work. Repealed the telework program, 4 years of work force reductions as the CEO tries to right the ship. Many 'towers' do not work together, changes made without regard to the effects outside of their tower.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the employees that are doing the actual work. Repealing the telework program and forcing people into an office where no one they actually work with reside is knee-jerk and not well thought out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stagnant

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for 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
  7.  

    In turnaround, lack of investment in employees lacking

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Flexibility, many colleagues, excellent resources

    Cons

    Difficult to find resources, takes too long to initiate changes, salaries never match work responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase your investment in your employees now that you've cut too much off and are now losing people as a result.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    -People are nice
    -Benefit is good

    Cons

    -No work life balance
    -Management wants you to be in the office, logoff early and login when you get home
    -No career advancement since jobs are dedicated to specific hubs
    -Offshoring as much as they can to cut cost
    -Constantly reducing work force
    -Lack innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management thinks people are working by the beach when you're working from home. This is far from the truth. People are on con calls all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    HP hires at medium to low salaries and doesn't increase them even for inflation

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Teleworking
    International experience
    Generally good colleagues
    A range of work experience transitions available

    Cons

    Ongoing workforce reduction programs
    Have ranked "exceeded expectations" for years, moved from "expert" to "master" levels and taken on additional responsibilities, but no salary changes. Don't expect to move forward financially in this company. Get your experience and reference, then get out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HP doesn't live up to its promises either to its clients or its employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Security Consultant

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    Current Employee - Technology Consultant IV
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant IV

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

    Pros

    Teleworker option and flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    Pay packages are not comparable with industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider compensation packages with industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Salary Review

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  Victoria, BC
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Victoria, BC

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company. People and work was great. With multiple locations in Canada, opportunities were always available.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to transition from one job to another if there was an opportunity you were interested in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and take care of your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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