Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
10,183 Reviews

3.3
10,183 Reviews
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Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also decent work/life balance when compared to other companies in this industry (in 1045 reviews)

  • Flexible hours & You can work from home/remote as long as the job gets done (in 626 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was horrible: meetings early in the morning or late at night (in 176 reviews)

  • Mid to senior management each day you get more surprised with how incompetent they are (in 313 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    not the same company I started with 22 years ago

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Give 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).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Soul destroying

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist  in  Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Glasgow, Scotland

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor 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 ManagementAdvice

    Try 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.

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

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

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Bracknell, England
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Bracknell, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    In 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 ManagementAdvice

    Remember that the people that work for you are humans and have lives and families....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great placement year

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as an intern

    Pros

    Real responsibility in a great team

    Cons

    Difficult to get back as a graduate as schemes are limited

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of enthusiastic people, less structure and less support

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More targeted training and structure, as well as support!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for first job, no more!!

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Consultant  in  Reading, England
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Consultant in 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not for long-term career seekers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Online 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.

    Cons

    I 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    HP

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Glasgow, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Best Corporate setup i have work in so far in my career

    Cons

    Cons are not applicable for HP

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice to for HP management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical large corporation - not good with individual employees

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    Former Employee - Technical Author  in  Reading, England
    Former Employee - Technical Author in Reading, England

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    HP has a great name but it is too big - employees are not treated as important. More needs to be done to raise morale.

    Cons

    HP has a poor quality HR function from an employees' perspective. The environment is extremely cliquey. Morale is actually quite low, but the communications from 'leaders' does not acknowledge this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve quality of leadership and shift focus to morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Solution Architect  in  Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Bracknell, England

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, salary is competitive, some good people and skills.

    Cons

    Lack of direction, too much change to the point of absurdity, get every last drop of blood from employees. The company functions as a lot of separate businesses all competing against one another. Managers too focused on protecting their domains than seeing the bigger picture for the client. Makes it very difficult to add value. Political and beurocratic in the extreme with little chance of progression. Lots of EDS dead wood management in comfortable positions that need rid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the company great again. Value your employees more, change the org structure from the ground up. Rebuild your reputation by starting at home. Become more agile in responding to customers needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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