Hewlett-Packard

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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated 22 October, 2014
Updated 22 October, 2014
9,083 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 1167 reviews)

  • Being able to work from home is also great so you are never behind in work (in 663 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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Employee 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.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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    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

  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  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. 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!

  11. 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 (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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