Technical Solutions Rep IV (Former Employee) – Conway, AR – April 21, 2017
HP was the best corporate learning experience I ever had. Work was fast-paced with opportunities to be meaningfully involved in the process. I was able to work in several lateral positions to meet business needs building my skill sets and network. At times, work life balance was challenging, but achievable. When I moved to the next level in my career the team was global an I was able to work with different cultures and ideas.
Achievable work/life balance, career, not job, terrific culture
Mission Critical Custom Storage/SAN Support (Former Employee) – Roseville, CA – April 20, 2017
I was hired at HP right out of college, and got to move to California! HP was still a very highly respected company at the time, and it was an absolute honor to work for Bill and Dave, even though they had passed on a few years earlier. It still felt like THEIR company they started in the garage in Palo Alto so many years earlier. In fact, the FIRST thing they did was enroll me in an "HP Way" indoctrination class, where they taught us the HP Way, taught us about the old garage, and about how we were expected to remember these things and be proud of working for Bill and Dave. Then Carly Fiorina came in and ran it into the ground. First she presided over a HIGHLY unpopular and VERY ill-advised merger with Compaq, against the huge backlash from the employees who knew this was a terrible idea and would destroy the company. This along with extreme micro-management alienated her from the employee base to such an extent that when she was finally let go, there were literally people dancing in the aisles between cubicles singing "ding dong the witch is dead!" Unfortunately it only got worse with the next few CEO's. I and my whole team was told directly by upper management that there would be no layoff's for a one year period at the very least. So, I took a week vacation, and when I came back, found that I'd been laid off! Somehow, a re-structuring had occurred in the interim and our team was placed under a different group, and that group WAS having layoff's, and so we fell under that umbrella. Somehow I managed to be re-hired, and only lasted two more years before that teammore... was sent to a small town in New Mexico, which only lasted a few years before it shut down too, and everyone who moved there from California lost everything and are stuck out there with nothing. Thankfully I refused to go, and was laid off again a second time.less
SALES MANAGER (Former Employee) – Granite Bay, CA – April 19, 2017
HP provided a great amount of experience on being in a company that allowed you to be involved with many facets of the sales and marketing team. My managers allowed me the autonomy to make decisions that let to the success of the team. The management was clear as to what was expecting in regards to responsibilities and results.
Data Analyst (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – April 18, 2017
Hewlett Packard (HP) is a name many businesses and households have heard and they live up to their desire to grow, engineer and promote healthy workers (mind and body) by offering work life balance. The enjoyable part of the job was consistently learning new avenues to apply skills acquired through peer to peer training. The hardest part of the job was being apart of the department that was downsized.
Managing District Engineer (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – April 17, 2017
Con Calls and meetings. I leaned to manage my time as I am the supervisor for seven states. the Work place culture is constantly changing. the hardest part of the job is the new management. The new management doesn't lead. The most enjoyable part of the job is the team.
UNIX Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – Philippines – April 14, 2017
work life balance are implemented @ HP. they making sure that every employee deserve a work, life with their friends and family. They give their people opportunity to grow - free certification, like ITIL, HP UX, LINUX, which i got mine. I m migrated here in US and i still want to go back to HP, which for me the Best Company i ever had.
GlaxoSmithKline Lead Computer Operator (Former Employee) – RTP, NC – April 12, 2017
Most of the time, my department was under the threat of outsourcing, which caused some coworkers stress/anxiety, as evidenced by being by HP, ACS, and GSK while working in the same space. Management was located in Pennsylvania, so daily contact was below average. Communication with management was sketchy.
Research & Development Laboratory (Former Employee) – Boulder, CO – April 12, 2017
You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth. For to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons, and to step out of life's procession, that marches in majesty and proud submission towards the infinite.
When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, When all else sings together in unison?
Always you have been told that work is a curse and labor a misfortune. But I say to you that when you work you fulfil a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when the dream was born, And in keeping yourself with labor you are in truth loving life, And to love life's labor is to be intimate with life's innermost secret.