Hewlett-Packard
3.0 of 5 7,537 reviews
www.hp.com Palo Alto, CA 5000+ Employees

Hewlett-Packard Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.0 7,537 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman

(2,603 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work / Life balance, though employees have been asked to report to offices now"
    in 885 reviews
  • "Company offers flexible work hours and work from home options to those who need it"
    in 553 reviews
Cons:
  • "Big Company but no work life balance in the Global Network Services Group"
    in 136 reviews
  • "Too much restructuring in the company senior management changes happening too frequently"
    in 284 reviews
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Treated well great place to work

Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Adelaide

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor for more than a year

ProsTraining, support and a good leave policy. HP is at the forefront of the IT space. Whether it is h/w, s/w or shared services they are a great company to work for. I would recommended having complementarity and certifications prior to starting to ensure a better remuneration.

ConsLarge teams, can be harder to be noticed. This does depend on what area you are working in though.

Advice to Senior ManagementOverall a positive experience.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hewlett-Packard

ProsGreat company and team work

ConsHuge organisation and need to coordinate with different departments

Advice to Senior Managementproduct improvement and market insights

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Big Beige

Sales Director (Former Employee)
Sydney

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

ProsWork life balance was OK

ConsSoul-less, bureaucratic, confused strategy with the parts at war with the sum, substituted financial cost savings for business leadership (thanks Mr Hurd)....faux admiration for the glory days in Bill and Dave's garage but new and imaginative ideas were hunted down and killed with Stalinist efficiency.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou tried to 'ape' Big Blue...both you and they are deep in the do-do...time to rethink the game and give customers what they want.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great expirience

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Sydney

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

ProsFree time,Flexibility and Dependability and work from home option,Good company and work/life balance

ConsPoor senior management & executive leadership during my time at EDS,Not my immediate boss, he was actually very approachable, but upper management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great technology

Account Executive (Current Employee)
Melbourne

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

ProsGreat smart people, trusted brand, quality products

ConsNo local authority in the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow more local decision making

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great to work at HP

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

ProsFlexible, employee friendly and good pay

ConsLess growth in some of the regions and service areas

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the bureaucracy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Current contractor at HP

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

ProsThere is a contract end date

ConsBureaucratic, poor training, low support, changed job description within first 2 months to include more responsibility and no added benefit, attempting to change culture but no attempt by lower management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Commercial contracts manager

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

ProsLess hierarchy than other firms I've worked in. Tech leader. Trying to re-establish employee engagement through development programs. Smart people.

ConsNot had a pay rise in 5 years. If considering a job at HP hard ball them at interview as you'll not get anything by way of incremental pay increase unless you change role/position. Difficult for HP to retain good people.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your people what they are worth otherwise they will continue to leave. Work force reductions are a short term improvement to margin - without
meaningful process re-engineering cutting head count shifts the work to those remaining, pisses off customers and lowers morale. Have the balls to walk away from unprofitable work.

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It is a great company.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

ProsInteresting, challenging, motivating environment in a leading IT company.

ConsAs life, everything is changing - but into the good direction.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep going.

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Some really great people who are trying to do the right thing for the business.

Enterprise Services BU (Former Employee)
Melbourne

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

ProsLarge corporate. Many helpful and friendly faces. Great learning and development tools.

ConsSelf serve HR system, old school mentality of some people - reluctant to change. Current focus on reducing cost.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe focus on customers and employees need to be balanced. Need to engage more frequently with the pan HP customers and also start looking at developing and appropriately rewarding the most valuable asset, the people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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