Hewlett-Packard
3.0 of 5 7,546 reviews
www.hp.com Palo Alto, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.0 7,546 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman

(2,610 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work / Life balance, though employees have been asked to report to offices now"
    in 934 reviews
  • "Flexibility is excellent and you can work from home/remote as long as the job gets done"
    in 580 reviews
Cons:
  • "This allowed for a reasonable work/life balance (to which much lip-service HP pays)"
    in 146 reviews
  • "Could not get a straight answer out of any senior management of the future of the division"
    in 293 reviews
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Lions led by....

Business Consultant V (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPeople are great - knowledgeable, helpful - genuine desire to do a good job for the customer
Fantastic variety of clients and situations
Great capabilities - tools, products, people
Freedom to perform - free to use your common sense (often) and work as a contributor where appropriate

ConsCould moan about pay rises (none!) BUT actually that is a bigger problem than just at HP. The real issue is that management appears to be populated solely by spread sheet monkeys. Leadership is about inspiring and providing direction, not box ticking. I worked at a number of other Blue Chips and all invested in me as a leader over 25 years... I see none of that at HP.... if it is taking place, then it isn't working.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop managing spread sheets and start leading people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Some where to retire...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hewlett-Packard

ProsDecent pay, with awesome work life balance

Consno career progression, you will not be missed if you are gone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Soul destroying

Infrastructure Specialist (Current Employee)
Glasgow, Scotland

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

ProsMost people I work with are great and much of the work is interesting and challenging.

ConsPoor prospects, continuing erosion of pay and benefits while more and more is expected of you for less. Management don't want UK employees they want offshore, cheap resources. Everything is based on short term planning. Training is off the menu.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to learn who your employees are and treat them with respect - actions, not words. Provide clear and detailed pictures of where you expect the company to be in 3-5 years, especially employee numbers per team. If we're not in your plans tell us so we can make career choices in our own timescales.

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

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Fantastic Organization with extremely talented People all around.

Network Consultant (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI experienced only growth,rich experience and some fantastic people to work around with.

ConsI do not have any negative experience to share here for HP.

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing they are all doing great job..

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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not the same company I started with 22 years ago

Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

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

Prosstill financially solid, good reputation, good low level people (tecnical etc.).

ConsNo chance to get decent pay increase unless you come from outside. Workload. Management is crazy, beside maybe the lowest level who do real practical things, obove them they keep reorganizing and changing names to teams, too worried about their bonuses only. Processes out of control, completely crazy (to order a 1K$ sw we spent 45 days trying about 10 different internal processes and teams)

Advice to Senior ManagementGive few clear, simple, alligned goals and metrics at L2 and these must be the same for all the people under them. Now each 3-5 people team has a different goal competing with the next 5 people team next to them. Metrics have ruined HP. We work for the good of HP, not of the little guy above us (who changes anyway every 8 months).

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

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9 years of decline in what became a truly horrendous organisation.

Account Manager (Former Employee)
Bracknell, England

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

ProsSalary were good, products were innovative (10 years ago)

ConsIn 2011 there were some truly terrible mid and senior level managers within the PC business. They were (and probably still are) only interested in making themselves look important and successful in front of their line managers. There is very little consideration given to employees in terms of work/life balance, nor are redundancies handled particulaly well.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that the people that work for you are humans and have lives and families....

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

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Good for first job, no more!!

Inside Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
Reading, England

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

Pros-Excellent workforce, highly qualified, professionalism and respectful.
-Different business units with different products and services, capable to build any kind of solutions

Cons-Unqualified managers
-Aggressive sales quota, unreach or really difficult
-Important limitations in learning and development career
-Too much bureaucracy
-Complexity to change of department or country
-Low salaries

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great placement year

Business Analyst (Former Employee)

I worked at Hewlett-Packard as an intern

ProsReal responsibility in a great team

ConsDifficult to get back as a graduate as schemes are limited

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lots of enthusiastic people, less structure and less support

Business Consultant (Former Employee)
Bracknell, England

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

ProsAccess to documentation, intranet training sites, online library, various source of information

ConsNo chance of getting a salary raise, no support, very little structure

Advice to Senior ManagementMore targeted training and structure, as well as support!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not for long-term career seekers

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

ProsOnline training is one of the best I have ever seen and experienced. They have also Books24x7 for employees. Even though, I think, Safari Online is much better offer.

ConsI am afraid this Company is not interested in the long-term career for its employees. Like any other public companies, the EPS seems to be the indicator that Senior Management likes to see, going up and up.

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

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