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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
9,451 Reviews
3.3
9,451 Reviews
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    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 an 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Awesome.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Generally, well structured. Good pay scale.

    Cons

    Nothing really. Yeah you do get the occasional politically-oriented individuals, but just avoid them. Go do what you were employed to do, try and have fun while you are at it and then go home!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

  8.  

    Good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Bracknell, England
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Bracknell, England

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    HP is a very customer focused company and has some great products. HP always tries to do the right thing and act ethically. The pay and benefits are good. The work - life balance is good and it is a very family friendly company.

    Cons

    HP faces major challenges due to the weak PC - printer - outsourcing markets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to experience something new every couple of years

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The brand is fantastic but has had it's drop in popularity recently - still a Silicon Valley icon! Work/life balance is good and it doesn't have to be all hours if you don't want it to be. Personal growth has been great for me.

    Cons

    Salary has been a little lower than I'd like but relatively OK. Strategy in several areas are a little suspicious.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great working expereince and would recommend others to join too

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

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

    Pros

    best reason to work here is that the people are friendly. Other than that I would say lot of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    none that I can see

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Sales Graduate

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

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Contrary to my previous review, circumstances have drastically changed. Pros are probably the pay

    Cons

    Where to begin?

    -Not practicing company values
    -No focus on personal growth/career path
    -Ever changing priorities, nonsensical Marketing campaigns
    -Leadership (in my division anyway) are way too bureaucratic, waaaaaaay too much nepotism
    - Diabolically poor training
    - Managers who play favourites
    - Poor behaviour/ lateral micromanagement, questionable treatment of staff members who are not family or close friends of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Allowing blatant nepotism to occur in certain divisions should really NOT happen at such a large company. Instead of playing favourites/hiring your friends and family, actually evaluate employees objectively.
    -Stop allowing beneficiaries of nepotism to victimise those who are not
    - Try working with more talented employees/recognise the work of people who give their all day in, day out as opposed to making them redundant or disillusioned

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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