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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
9,464 Reviews
3.3
9,464 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Security Architect in Consultancy (UK)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Architect in Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Security Architect in Bracknell, England

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

    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
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    HP Enterprise Services

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    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Bracknell, England
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Bracknell, England

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

    Pros

    Some 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.

    Cons

    Some 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Andover, England
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Andover, England

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, great people

    Cons

    Constant threat of redundancy, negative atmosphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop getting rid of people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Software Support in London, England
    Former Employee - Software Support in London, England

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Incredibly 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Waste of time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    low 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop sacrificing quality in order to save money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, with good people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible working, good people. Technically interesting and challenging at times.

    Cons

    Can be a large bureaucracy and sometimes the process dominates. Technical freedom to innovate can be stifled by the large system demands/

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Used to be great, now rapidly worsening.

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    Current Employee - Account Service Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Account Service Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    - Dynamic work environment and international culture.

    Cons

    - Emphasis on lower costs over quality
    - Endless number of bottlenecks in management and administration
    - Resistant to change and innovation
    - Decreasing regard for customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on increasing quality, rather than repeatedly making cost cuts which lead to no results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales

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

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

    Pros

    Local to house. Nothing more

    Cons

    Jobs for boys. Hr recruiters little to no experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved in understanding the talent you have and use it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Right company to be in at the right time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Presales Technical Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Presales Technical Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great people, investment in training but if you want it you have to ask for it. Competitive salary, real opportunity to over-achieve. Product set is vast which can be both a strength and a weakness.

    Cons

    Car allowance a little on the low side taking tax into consideration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent when making redundancy announcements. A workforce of 300k + is bound to need some fat trimming, but when you announce it to the public, let the workforce know more detail.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Superb opportunities, for talented employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to development and grow.

    Cons

    Streamlining the business for the new style of IT.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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