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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
10,127 Reviews

3.3
10,127 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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  1.  

    A good introduction to large companies.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England

    Pros

    Nice people. Quiet atmosphere. No pressure to work long hours. They had a very nice canteen.

    Cons

    Management are overstretched and seem to be always in meetings. I worked on a big project which was constantly struggling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HP seems very fearful of using any external cloud applications - this could make HP even more isolated and behind the times. The requirement to use in-house tools or avoid competitors tools instead of using best of breed is frustrating your engineers and is counter-productive when developing software.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    HP Enterprise Services

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    Current Employee - Director Sales  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Director Sales in London, England

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with
    Family feel and environment
    Strong capability
    Can do ethos

    Cons

    Lack of strong direction
    Lack of significant investment in futures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please trust the great people to do their jobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall a great company to work for, where you will be allowed to make the most of yourself

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems/Software Engineer  in  Erskine, Scotland
    Current Employee - Systems/Software Engineer in Erskine, Scotland

    Pros

    Your job experience will largely depend on your management (guess it's a pro and a con).
    The treatment of employees is pretty good from my experience

    Cons

    Lack of transparency with yearly ratings
    You might find yourself in an environment that's too relaxed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a culture of transparency when it comes to job role progression and consequent pay increases

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good products but very inwardly focussed and commoditised

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England

    Pros

    Very good people - very good brand

    Cons

    No market changing innovation - has made a mess of all its aquisitions in s/w. No growth .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Massive culture change required - Need to kill off huge numbers of bean counters and increase sales heads.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    HR

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    career opportunities but only within the same country

    Cons

    no relocation package, lack of innovation, very process driven, lack of training

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Education

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager  in  Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager in Glasgow, Scotland

    Pros

    Gained top level training and understanding of how the I.T industry works

    Cons

    Very Very Silod, Communication is not the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A stable organization with strong values

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England

    Pros

    - Good work life balance
    - Great people and strong team culture
    - Clear strategy, and company on solid footing after turnaround.
    - CEO Meg Whitman has built stability and confidence internally and externally to the organisation

    Cons

    - Middle Management too transient
    - Complex organization with a lot of bureaucracy
    - Internal politics and process can often hinder sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the bureaucracy and red tape
    Focus middle management more on people management and leadership, less reporting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    I didn't enjoy that much!

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    Former Employee - Software Account Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Software Account Manager in London, England

    Pros

    Struggling to think of anything I liked about HP; perhaps the flexibility of office locations?

    Cons

    Software Group was a disaster area. HP has bought a couple of good software companies, but it has also had a lot of rubbish. I was employed by one of the good software companies that was acquired. The value proposition on the software we had been selling was good and there was a good market for it, HP in their wisdom then upped our targets and added in all their poor software which no one was interested in buying as it had a limited value proposition. Poor management, and poor salary, I would not want to go back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break the company up into business units with complete autonomy and their own operations, sell off, shut down the poorly performing ones and thin down the layers of management. Have a light touch holding company that lets the business unit management drive the direction of their own business, after all they probably know it best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Erskine, Scotland
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Erskine, Scotland

    Pros

    Good experience worked with some really clever people and plenty of opportunity to move internally to other roles or progress your career

    Cons

    Terrible middle managers with no authority and no desire to support personal growth. Most of the team leaders are only interested in you hitting their targets and racking up 3 hours of time on the phone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    implement a new management structure that have the ability to make dynamic decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Security Architect in Consultancy (UK)

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    Current Employee - Security Architect  in  Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Security Architect in Bracknell, England

    Pros

    When I started it had a great management team and great director. I got management support but a lot can change in a short time. Used to be a good work - family life balance.

    Cons

    New management with no backbone who cower before the loud mouthed barking senior managers. Given all the evidence of the project work being badly managed we are still blamed. Even though we have evidence. Ears are shut to that. Too much finger pointing and red tape. No pay rise and rewards. There is no work family balance and it is your problem if you have kids to take care of. Just get the work done "don't wanna hear your problems"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow some backbone be able to support your team. Sort out the re-orgs once and for all and stop giving us bad news. Start doing "Team" stuff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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