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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
9,738 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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  1.  

    From my point of view W.F.R. (Workforce Reduction) is not the solution

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    In my opinion Hewlett Packard is great company to work. Anyone must be very proud to work at H.P. It is possible to learn a lot, very flexible about starting and finishing hours, flexible about working from home or office based, for my role excellent training, great support and the best people.

    Cons

    Every year the company dismiss a lot of people with the best knowledge. Security is not an applicable word inside the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From my point of view W.F.R. (Workforce Reduction) must not be the only solution. The best capital for a company are the people and their knowledge about the business.

  2.  

    Great collaborative environment and work relationships

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The contemporary & relaxed work space concept

    Cons

    Cubicles work areas not always very conducive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    HP direction... confused you will be.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Overall package is good. Good company to work at if you start on the graduate scheme.

    Cons

    Problems with many re-organisation projects has been leaving employees confused and unhappy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please focus on our core business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance due to flexibility of work schedule but that's about it.
    Being able to work from home is also great so you are never behind in work.

    Cons

    Personal growth, Promotion policy, Internal transfer of Employee to different country need to be improvised.Internal politics need to be reduced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Internal politics need to be reduced.This is not visible at a high level and few employees are in vain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Informative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Great work life balance, open door policy with management, vast opportunities, big name in the IT industry, product based industry

    Cons

    Personal growth, Promotion policy, Internal transfer of Employee to different country need to be improvised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    personal growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A global company with good pay & terms who give you the autonomy to grow

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    Current Employee - Test Specialist in Erskine, Scotland
    Current Employee - Test Specialist in Erskine, Scotland

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary. Good conditions. People manager excellent. Career prospects good. With a framework for career development, it's up to the individual to work on their own progression, if indeed they want to. Company values come from the top & are unarguably promoted. Made to feel part of the company & it's history HP is on the way back. Although we're in year 3 of a 5 year turn around and money is tight I believe we're on the right path with our structure and investment in innovation.

    Cons

    As with all large corporate companies, one is restricted to having to source information & contacts from other business groups who already have their own priorities but the company knows this and promotes a philosophy which endorses that cross-BU integration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your people more often, one to one, not just the monthly team meeting & emails - motivate them, let them KNOW your there for them more.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company but too many changes!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bracknell, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bracknell, England

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Loads of opportunities
    Lively culture

    Cons

    Too many changes
    No work/life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to start a career, lots of experience gained, looks great on CV

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Good company to start a career, lots of experience gained, all employees very friendly, quite laid back. Looks great on CV. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Company not growing, terrible spec laptops given to employees. Almost felt TOO laid back at times, not quite enough pressure to improve.

  10.  

    Got to love Change

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Bracknell, England

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Working for the largest IT company in the world in a sales role, means customers generally want to talk to you. Lots of clever people around who can guide you. Great technology.

    Cons

    60+hour weeks are normal. they add to the job load, and while we're using Salesforce to update and track opportunities, you find Management are still pestering for constant updates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get speaking to customers and not to each other in your ivory towers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Windows XP/Win deployment. Rollout. Desktop support. IT Support - 2nd line. Printers, scanners, MFD install

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work with different companies on the shifts

    Cons

    ad-hoc job, payment - market rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Miriyam Shah

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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