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Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated 25 January 2015
Updated 25 January 2015
9,691 Reviews
3.3
9,691 Reviews
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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  

    Executive assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Melbourne

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worked with some great people. Great culture and values.

    Cons

    Salary structure for non-revenue generating staff definitely needs to be reviewed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior management does not have a good strategy to restore profitability to Enterprise Services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    International company
    Many opportunities
    Good committed people

    Cons

    Lack of coherent strategy from senior management to increase revenue
    Emphasis on cost cutting instead of growth. Cost cutting now impacts essential functions and causes direct impacts to customer satisfaction. Seems to be on a downward spiral.
    No pay rises for a long time - salaries are no longer competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on growth strategies and then stick to the execution of the strategy. Stop changing direction every six months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    good work culture good work

    Cons

    Does not have work on trending technologies

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  5.  

    Financial analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sydney

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Work life balance and friendly staff

    Cons

    Clueless Management.
    Very painful process to post a general ledger journal. Sarbanes Oxley compliance overboard with very limited value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop focusing your finance resources on SOX compliance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lost

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Could be great again when they know what they stand for

    Cons

    Culture and Value prop disappeared in a myriad of poor management and quarterly posturing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value staff and customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work hard to get results

    Current Employee - Technical Support in Sydney
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Great people and teams to work with, some free parking based on the office that you work at.

    Cons

    Unpaid overtime is a given, online training is poor, do not assume a pay rise by taking on additional responsibilities or moving up to the next level. Be prepared to BYO stationery as the company does not have stationery cupboards which cost $$$ to stock. Lots of governance and bureaucracy. Travel is very restricted (except for big bosses).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove redundant layers of management, recognise the workers rather than non-achievers.

  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Decline in last few years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    * Largest IT company in the world. Recognised name.
    * If you are in Sales, gets you an appointment with customers easily.
    * Career progression opportunities

    Cons

    I have worked at HP for more than 10 yrs. It was a brilliant company to work for but has declined significantly over the last few years. 3 CEOs with different strategies have been tried without any success. When Meg took over, she came up with a strategy of leveraging the breath of HP's offering to win more business. 2yrs into this strategy, she has decided to split the company into 2. So very confused management and nothing they do seems to work. They have heavily invested in Sales and the entire backend is broken since all good people who used to work in operations have quit due to no pay rises or appreciation. Result is a very political organisation where its become impossible to service customers - so even the sales force now is not able to make any commissions! Last few years have been a painful experience as an employee and its getting worse every day. I would not recommend anyone to join HP atleast in the next couple of years. Many employees have been hired recently and let go during probation period not because of performance but mainly because the company decided to re-structure which they keep doing every 3 months!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please fix the backend so that Sales reps can concentrate on selling. Also, please stop restructuring! Any new idea or change takes time to bring results. Be patient and let people settle down so that they can concentrate of their work and not always worry about their jobs!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Enjoyed working here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Consultant in Sydney
    Former Employee - Training Consultant in Sydney

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Was allowed to work autonomously. Great rate of pay as a contractor.

    Cons

    Sometimes support to contractors is a bit lacking with a feeling of not really belonging to HP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better support to contract staff.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Network Administrator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Administrator
    Former Employee - Network Administrator

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

    Pros

    Great manager. Able to build relationship with team. Knows how to handle issues and problems without putting the burden to subordinates.

    Cons

    No room for promotion. Frequent re-organization and finding it hard to create new clients/jobs.

  11.  

    Challenging but very rewarding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Culture, People, Career Opportunities, Reward for effort, Training & Development, Recognition, Flexibility. A great place to work with a lot of good people. Exciting products and interesting and challenging work.

    Cons

    Always busy, Ask a lot of their employees, Can underpay in some roles but getting better, Still a few poor mid level managers around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On the right track - Keep going. Positive cultural change around restructures via removing some under-performing individuals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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