Hewlett-Packard

  www.hp.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 8,339 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman

(3,070 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pretty flexible work schedules, reasonable work life balance for R&D environment(in 1040 reviews)

  • Flexible hours & You can work from home/remote as long as the job gets done(in 620 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night(in 173 reviews)

  • 2 - Senior management doesn't listen to employees' concern even though they say to do(in 311 reviews)

8,339 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    HR

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proscareer opportunities but only within the same country

    Consno relocation package, lack of innovation, very process driven, lack of training

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Education

    Enterprise Account Manager (Current Employee) Glasgow, Scotland

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

    ConsVery Very Silod, Communication is not the best

    Advice to Senior ManagementTalk more

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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    A stable organization with strong values

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) 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 Senior ManagementRemove the bureaucracy and red tape
    Focus middle management more on people management and leadership, less reporting

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

  1. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating

    Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) Erskine, Scotland

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

    ConsTerrible 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 Senior Managementimplement a new management structure that have the ability to make dynamic decisions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Security Architect in Consultancy (UK)

    Security Architect (Current Employee) Bracknell, England

    ProsWhen 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.

    ConsNew 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 Senior ManagementGrow 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.

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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    OK company

    Senior Network Engineer (Current Employee) Andover, England

    ProsRelaxed work environment, great people

    ConsConstant threat of redundancy, negative atmosphere

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop getting rid of people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    HP Enterprise Services

    Senior Solutions Architect (Former Employee) Bracknell, England

    ProsSome really great cooperative peers and managers.
    Remnants of the EDS culture of getting the job done, no matter what.
    Some true friends made out of HP / EDS staff.

    ConsSome colleagues having heart attacks due to pressure and stress.
    Constant attrition to the head count, loss of highly skilled workers (me aside).
    Constant demoralisation from snr management dictates of X 1000's to be cut in next Q, year on year.
    Powerless lower management to preserve their effective workforce, to the extent they move on due to being forced into conflicting ethical situations.
    Longevity of career is not really an option you can manage at HP.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop playing the locale and grade cost numbers game regardless of the outcomes.
    I had 6 months + client booked work before being selected for redundancy, this caused major issues for the client team and the obviously the client.
    Do you seriously realise how embarrassing it is to explain to a client you are being made redundant when they just bought into a new initiative you sold them for extensions of services?

    I decided for all the above reasons not to look for another position within HP whilst being canned.

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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    Big behemoth where making a difference is impossible. Good people to work with, opportunities galore

    Software Support (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsVery flexible, allowing to work remotely, good training opportunities (though most of them virtual only), great people to work with

    ConsIncredibly frustrating red tape EVERYWHERE. From booking a trip with a broken online system, through trying to get a laptop replaced or fixed to working with outdated and badly implemented in-house software, nothing of importance ever gets done. Within teams and lower rank managers everything is fine but going above that it's all about money, shareholders and more money.
    If you are looking to get some satisfaction out of your job or be recognized in a way that matters, HP is not the place for you. It's hard to make a difference in such a big company, especially if you don't know how to 'work the system' or don't care to do so and just want to do your job.
    A ridiculous amount of time and money invested in making it look like HP cares but the salaries, recognition and rewards systems tell the real story.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople matter. Especially those employees that face your customers on a daily basis. A bit more respect and appreciation from 'above' wouldn't go amiss.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

    4 people found this helpful  

    Waste of time

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork/life balance - they are flexible in working from home & working around your appointments/arrangements

    Conslow morale, high redundancy & attrition rate, possible redundancy candidates are expected to find a new role themselves with no suggestions from management, it is extremely difficult to find the right person to talk to if you need help with something, processes for everything are complicated, lack of structure, they want low cost people to make up 80% of the wage budget

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop sacrificing quality in order to save money

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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Sales

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Bracknell, England

    ProsLocal to house. Nothing more

    ConsJobs for boys. Hr recruiters little to no experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet involved in understanding the talent you have and use it

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

Worked for Hewlett-Packard? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.