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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.0 8,361 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman

(3,082 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

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    Service Sales

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    Proseverybody 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.

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

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent but disconnected

    Procurement Lead (Current Employee)

    ProsBig 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.

    ConsOur 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 Senior Managementlisten 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.

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

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    Stagnant

    Information Systems Architect IV (Former Employee) Mississauga, ON

    ProsWorking 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)

    ConsNo 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Program Manager (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

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

    ConsOngoing 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 Senior ManagementHP doesn't live up to its promises either to its clients or its employees

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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 Senior ManagementManagement 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.

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

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    Security Consultant

    Technology Consultant IV (Current Employee)

    ProsTeleworker option and flexible work arrangements

    ConsPay packages are not comparable with industry

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider compensation packages with industry

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

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    Financial woes impact those doing the work

    IT Project Manager (Former Employee) Calgary, AB

    ProsWorking with a fantatic group of talented colleagues; work from home

    ConsFinancial instability, job insecurity -- jobs are being offshored outside North America to save money; Significant loss of cultural values where employees come last and customers suffer due to so much turmoil and turnover; claiming overtime is difficult while working overtime is necessary to keep your job

    Advice to Senior ManagementSlow to nonexistent

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

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    offers opportunities to join different business groups

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsHP has various business groups and it offers opportunities for its employees to join the various groups.
    Benefits and salaries are competitive.

    ConsBecause of its size, it has some tendency to be slow in the marketplace.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess layers of management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Professional Services for Enterprise Clients Nightmares.

    Technology Consultant IV (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    Pros- Work from home.
    - Growing fast.

    Cons- Lack of insight in properly keeping up with the competitive environment.
    - Management provides very little to no support for there own staff in areas of new product training, support and meeting/keep proper industry standards. This type of management style is in support to there new "Take the Hill" moto which provides a short term / duct tape solution (requiring multiple re-visits) in an already over taxed work environment.
    - Leadership from management is based on common short comings (everyone in the same boat so work harder).
    - Same goals, different departments no clea
    - Time off Policies are in place but are reversed due to shortages of talent and mismanagement of staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProper base structures for training, support and standards must be kept up to date in response to new technology and this is for all departments.

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

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