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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated 1 March 2015
Updated 1 March 2015
9,937 Reviews
3.3
9,937 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic company - great to work for in all ways. Shame they made me redundant because they are too inflexible

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    Former Employee - SAP Service Delivery Manager in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - SAP Service Delivery Manager in Bristol, England

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

    Pros

    great people in the company - great customers to work with. We had managers with a vision

    Cons

    too worried about short term finances... obsessed with grand recovery plans without thinking about the detail of how to make it work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the values HP ( or even EDS ) used to have- e.g. HP 'INVENT' was a good tag line people could understand.
    Ask some of your own staff who know how to do systems analysis to do proper due diligence of proposed deals and mergers.... to avoid being stiffed over...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great working environment with great career path

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    Former Employee - Technical Solutions Consultant
    Former Employee - Technical Solutions Consultant

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Multiple training programs and great tech training database

    Cons

    Needs self study at all times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more staffs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I've built a Fantastic career at HP

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, culture and importance placed on ethics, conduct and doing the right thing

    Cons

    It's huge, complex and internal processes could improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline, agility and share the shares

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for with excellent benefits package

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    Former Employee - Business Process Analyst in Bracknell, England
    Former Employee - Business Process Analyst in Bracknell, England

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Nice people, flexibility in working hours, good benefits package.

    Cons

    Long working hours, lots of internal reorganisations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    nice

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

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    good friendly people, learn something new, new, new, new

    Cons

    training, training, training, training, training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more opportunities to senior members

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    HP in the UK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements are tolerated.
    If you work hard and are talented you have many opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    I have never once met any of my managers over several years.
    Being promoted does not bring any salary or benefit increase.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Varied clients and technical challenges, scope to expand experience

    Cons

    1/4rly redundancies now a regular occurrence for the last 5 years. Salary freeze / minimal increase since 2008, happy to give you more accountability and responsibility but no salary increase. Currently paying about 1/3 less than market rate with hollow promises to address once freeze is lifted (not holding my breath..) Performance appraisals are a joke as volumes by grade are set prior to any review/line manager discussions. Most delivery teams are now predominantly contractors at managerial and technical levels. Delivery has become a huge internal resource battle with extended timelines and overcommitted non dedicated resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put some integrity and heart back into the company, stop hiding behind a managerial front and pushing the onus onto line managers to "tow the line" and propagate hollow messages that nobody believes. e.g. give a fair performance appraisal and say that you cant remunerate everybody due to funding constrictions instead of setting a limited amount of individuals to achieve the various grades before any appraisal. The staff have in previous years offered voluntary salary sacrifices to keep us going but due to your conduct this goodwill has evaporated and we are now ruled by shareholder/bean counting culture. Focus on permanent staff as its been proven that contractors are a short term resolution but brand and financially impacting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great collaborative environment and work relationships

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    Former Intern - Research Analyst in London, England
    Former Intern - 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
  11.  

    OK company apart from no career progression

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    Former Employee - ITO Service Delivery Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - ITO Service Delivery Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Left to manage yourself on a day to day basis

    Cons

    In practice, there is no career progression... unless you have contacts in the right places

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilise your human resources better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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