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Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc., United States on May 15th, 2019
"Network! It's a huge company and there are opportunities everywhere. Take risks and have honest conversations with your manager about where you want to go or skills you want to cultivate. "
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc., United States on Apr 23rd, 2019
"There is flexibility here like I haven't seen before. Of course if varies between groups/managers, but overall great time flexibility."
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Mar 13th, 2019
"Since the split from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HP Inc. has tried to actively promote causes, including diversity in the workplace. While this works at the communications level, they could do more to actively promote more women to leadership positions, foster a mentoring environment, and have a more active HR department. On the positive side, they are considered a flexible workplace for parents and have a zero tolerance policy towards harassment. "
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Mar 12th, 2019
"Managers are put in a supervisory position that know little about execution. Lack of Accountability. "
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Feb 25th, 2019
"The company has a good work life balance in most roles."
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Jan 17th, 2019
"There are a lot of women compared to military contracting companies. Casual work environment with friendly people. "
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Jan 10th, 2019
"It is a great place to start. Make sure you have a mentor that leads you to next steps in your career. Some managers don't care about your career growth."
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Oct 3rd, 2018
"I appreciate that HPI promotes integrity up and down the management structure, has a social conscience, including concern for the environment, and offers stable and challenging work. Could be better with compensation and bonuses, but I don't think that's a gender parity issue. "
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Sep 27th, 2018
"Be ready to be listened to and to have a feeling of importance. Everyone is very respectful in general. "
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Sep 17th, 2018
"The employer is very committed to gender diversity, but still needs better feedback loop to convert this commitment into action."
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Aug 29th, 2018
"Be persistent. Be heard. The flexibility here is good if you deliver on your key responsibilities"
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Aug 21st, 2018
"That HP Inc is headed in the right direction and I am grateful for the flexibility and benefits, but the stress is high and hard to manage. We do a lot of stop and start with projects due to budgets shifting. The expectation is that the work should still get done but without the money to pay for it. "
"HP believes and practices diversity whether gender, sexual orientation, veteran or any other type of special classification. There are business groups on campuses all over the world the promote the diversity in very real and actionable ways. As a straight heterosexual woman I have walked with other HP employees in the PRIDE parade for the last three years. As an ALLY to the LGBTQI community, I proudly display the ALLY flag in my work space without fear of retribution or consequence. Each business group around the world has an executive sponsor and ours is an openly gay vice president who proudly walks in the PRIDE parade. I was only 1.5 years with the company when I was nominated to take part in our Catalyst program designed to help under-represented groups, such as women in leadership positions, to gain the confidence to take risks and have their voices and presence known inside the company. HP definitely walks the talk about supporting diversity in our workforce, encouraging diversity of opinion and offering opportunities to continue to grow, whether through education or new roles inside the company."
"Very respectful environment. Fast paced. Many women in office workforce."
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Jul 25th, 2018
"Promises will be made and not followed through on if you aren't in the in crowd or a demographic they need for their d&I numbers"
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Jul 19th, 2018
"HP is a great employer for flexibility if you are in Sales. Other areas maybe not very flexible"
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Jul 16th, 2018
"Purposely reach out and connect to other women because most immediate Engineers are men. "
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Jul 11th, 2018
"I think that, like anywhere, it depends on who you are working for and who you are working with. But i have been treated wonderfully, and haven't heard many complaints from other female colleagues"
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Jul 10th, 2018
"My co-workers are 90% male. In my 7 years in this dept, all new hires have been male and management is 100% male. Overall HP encourages diversity and inclusivity, but it falls short in execution."
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Apr 17th, 2018
"Bullying is the norm and promotions are very limited unless you are in the "in" crowd. Work quality does not positively impact your advancement."
"HP is the the most women-friendly company in the industry. We have many woman in executive roles at HP. This company walks the talk!"
"This is a great place for women to work. Our leadership team is always looking to promote women into leadership roles."
"Flexibility and department and overall company that supports diversity in hiring and promotions throughout the company. "
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Mar 23rd, 2018
"Great women bosses! I have the best boss ever! HP has great parental leave benefits for moms and dads, great health benefits, and 3 weeks of vacation for new hires."
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Dec 15th, 2017
"Talk to as many women about the manager you’re interviewing with as humanly possible. There’s a strong boys network and having a female CEO for 6 yeas didn’t change anything at the individual contributor level. "
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Oct 4th, 2017
"It is at the moment very challenging and not well rewarded "
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Sep 24th, 2017
"Once again, I really think it is what department and manager you have."
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Jul 23rd, 2017
"Great technical roles and high interest in hiring / promoting women into these roles. Unclear on top leadership's ability to balance short term business results with investing for future growth. "
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Jul 22nd, 2017
"Women is usually in support role. Leadership roles are mostly men. "
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on May 19th, 2017
"The company's greatest strength is its employees - the are the brightest and best! "
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on May 5th, 2017
"HP Inc. is a great place to work and committed to having a diverse workforce!"
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Feb 15th, 2017
"Do your research and ask for more money. Becareful on offer-ambushes when you are a contractor and they want to convert you to full time at less then your salary. Know your worth."
"Culture and policies for women are good and improving. I have been promoted several times in my 24 year career while raising a family. Culture is super supportive of women and women's issues. However, the preponderance of leaders are still male."
"HP has a supportive and flexible work environment, but the total number of work hours tend to be long. I really enjoy my co-workers - it's a great team enviroment. "
"It can be flexible if you make it that way, but you can get sucked into longer hours if you are not protective of your time."
"Great place to grow your career and balance your life priorities. Great place to innovate and be your self. Great focus on diverstiy and inclusion with business in 160 countries around the world. "
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Dec 9th, 2016
"My employer gves me the possibility and freedom to work as flexible as necessary to compare work and life at best."
Anonymous shared this review of HP Inc. on Jun 11th, 2016
"Though the company is dominantly male in some departments, I've had no issues with discrimination. I work with an international team, so the early morning and late night calls can be tough for moms. But I also have the flexibility to leave early or go in late because I don't have a traditional 9-5. I wish the maternity leave was a little more progressive, but it is improving. The nursing rooms aren't so convenient, but my admin was nice enough to put a lock on one of our team rooms so I can easily get away to pump. In general, my management team is very supportive and there are lots of opportunities at HP. My only complaint is that it's hard to get big salary increases without leaving the company and coming back. Bonuses are very dependent on the company's and your team's financial performance - I've gotten as low as 5% of my salary and as much as 25%. "
"Many women work in the HR side of things. Where I work, there are a lot of women in leadership. But it is very much the status quo here. There is no flexibility to work from home. Women only get FMLA with no additional leave and the process is a pain from what I've heard. My location has a nursing mother's room, but for a building of over 2,000 I had a hard time actually using it. I ended up pumping in a focus room. It's not a family friendly company even though they try to appear more progressive like other tech companies."
"Like many jobs in the tech industry, it's male dominated. Having been pregnant twice while working here, I was the butt of many pregnancy jokes ("Not AGAIN!? You know how that happens, right?", etc) but HP does offer 2 weeks of paid parental leave (for mother OR father) as well as 6 weeks at a % of base salary. The other women I worked with were mostly smart, nice, and hard working. There seemed to be a culture of women helping women BUT it's definitely an old boy's club. Many sales roles require frequent travel which just didn't work for me as a mother of young children. I COULD leave my kids for 4 days at a time for sales conferences, meetings, etc, but I just didn't want to."
"The culture in Silicon Valley is very pro work-life balance and pretty laid back. There are a lot of resources to support the workload. Working from home also supported."
"I was fortunate to have some really good bosses who supported women and diversity. My bosses brought up opportunities to go to conferences and to travel abroad for the company. It is also unfortunate that many of the people I worked with in middle-to-upper management were dominated by male of a particular race."
"Ive found in my experience that women are treated the same as men, however, sometimes I feel like the pretty and flirty women get treated a lot better than the rest of us."
"Good Company overall depending on which department and who you work for. Women are measured differently in a male dominated environment and tend to work harder for recognition that is more easily given to the traditional male worker."
"I've worked here for 21 years and there are many women in upper management positions. My experience is they are fair and encourage advancement. I'm happy and proud to say I work at HP."
"Too early for me to give fair, in-depth assessment."
"i have worked here for almost 3 years. there are a lot of women that work here and they all seem to be very happy, they all have very good jobs, our CEO is a woman so i think that she does well to make sure that we are happy.i love the fact that if i need to work from home that i have that option."
"I have worked here for 18 years with many other women and the nice thing is with older women as am I. I find you have to keep on top of things and always add new skills to your abilities in order to stay in your job. Mostly I would say it is a great place to work."
"I have been here over 30 years and feel that I have been treated fairly my entire career."
"Not a place where you will be promoted from within."
"I am a long timer. Pay is not adjusted for increased responsibilities or overtime worked. Work harder, longer hours, and do all the extras yet are at a lower level than men doing and capable of much less. No yearly raises or bonuses. Women tend to get support roles and roles that won't qualify them for bonuses. Rarely do women get the development work. Non-paid maternity leave was not an option for me either pregnancy despite being a very large company. I do think women are judged harshly for taking maternity leave."
"Compensation is not consistent across roles. Not necessarily based on gender. External hires generally make more than the an individual who has been in the job."
"It is a boys club. Don't expect to see a lot of women at the VP level or above. Within some marketing groups finding a female director is challenging. Outsiders tend to think having a woman at the helm means great opportunities for women at HP, but it is not true. Meg's senior staff is predominantly male (and I'm assuming there is a woman or two that were recently added). Worse, after five years here, I've seen a lot of really smart, talented women forced out or marginalized in the constant reorganizations."
"The Enterprise Services organization is very male dominated. There is not much diversity in the leadership and it's hard to find women role models. Women often leave the company due to lack of advancement. Very few women advance beyond director roles. Also there are very few women in sales roles and they still wonder why sales are down."
"Very male-centric. you can look at org charts and see women in HR or similar roles at upper levels. Used to be much better than this. There is no mentoring or special programs to help U.S. based employees get a leg up, unless you are with the right manager, as most are two busy feathering their own nest and cracking the whip."
"It's not the company for everyone, you have to want to contribute and put yourself out there to try different things, make a difference, some folks like status quo"
"I have worked for this company for almost 30 years. Over the years the company has vastly improved in fair treatment for women."
"I have worked for this company for 16 years. In general I have had a good experience, have had great managers and like the people. Work life balance has changed and no longer part of the HP Culture. The days of being able to work at home is gone. This was a huge benefit to many employees and as long as you demonstrated self discipline, continued to meet all expectations it was a benefit that most employee's appreciated. There is still a lot of flexibility and overall it is a good place to work. It is great for young people coming out of college and offers many opportunities for career advancement."
"I've worked here for nearly 4 years and there are a lot of women working here, but predominantly in support roles. While there are women in management roles, it is difficult to move up in pay and grade. As a passionate employee I am told to not be so sensitive and its just a job, but I am going nowhere. There are a lot of lies that come down from the top. and I think truth is supreme, i can take the truth but lies are your downfall."
"I have been part of this company for over 3 years and see a fair amount of woman in mid-level management positions. Promotions are based on friendships and location, not necessarily qualifications."
"Women in this company are awesome to work with, however, I still don't see enough at the very top. A few in that group would help things tremendously."
"Sadly layoffs are normal; not fair to cut the rank and file because of very poor financial decisions made by senior leadership and BOD... also the practice of taking US jobs oversees is plain WRONG..."
"All about who you know"
"It is a great job especially if you have kids because the weekend you are off and the latest you have to work is 7 pm"
"The location is going to be a significant consideration in how women are viewed and treated. HP is a global company with a lot of locations. If you are in Idaho, much like the general culture in Idaho, you'll notice a bit of a "good ole boys club." If you're in a more progressive location, it will be different. That is not necessarily HP's fault or doing, but could be addressed better. Generally, I don't feel that I have ever been mistreated because I am a woman, but there is absolutely more men in upper management. No argument there. And I mean, we have a pretty b@dass CEO (even if I don't agree with all of her approaches/views), you can't argue that Meg Whitman gets her shiz done. You could argue that that point in and of itself proves HP is female friendly -- but I think you'll find that is not always the case, especially depending on the location. I have never personally taken maternity leave, but I know it's pretty minimal. Like 6 weeks."
"I have worked here for 19 years. There are a few women in my department but it is mostly male-dominated. Currently, all my management is male. There have been a few female managers over the years. My department has a nice work/family balance. If you have a sick child, it is acceptable to work from home or in the evening if needed."
"I've worked here for over 20 years and have definitely seen progress, but there is still much room for improvement. HP, once a leader in support of diversity, has taken a more passive stance. Unconscious bias, while not rampant, does exist and is difficult to challenge because it is subtle. That said, there are so many opportunities because of the breadth of the company, that if a role or manager is not a good fit, it is not too difficult to find a better one."
"I have worked here for 4 years and there are many sly comments and made. For example, on a day where you spoke your mind, you would be addressed the next day as, "Do you feel better today?" As though you only spoke my mind because you were hormonal. The list goes on."
"I think women should speak up or have a box to put their complaints in. Equal rights for all. If you can do the job it should not matter what color you are or where you were born as long as you are legal in this country."
"They perpetrate the notion that it is "rude" to inquire about how much money a person makes which really only serves to aid employers in hiding the fact that they discriminate against women with regard to equal pay for equal work and that this form of discrimination the default operating company policy."
"I have been here for 15 years and I feel that women are not treated equally, with the male dominate role in management, they do not care what your going through and that you work over 40 hours a week, managers do not treat all their employee equally."
"I have worked here for a number of years. Unfortunately, when HP bought EDS, everything changed. Layoffs are a daily occurrence, exceptional performance is rewarded with little or no salary increases or bonuses, and there is no longer a flexible work arrangement. We are forced drive into the office, even if the drive is 1 1/2 hours to the nearest HP office keep our jobs. And it doesn't even matter if my teammates aren't located there!! HP is actively laying off those with higher (earned) salaries and bring in less expensive resources (is that even legal???). Also once HP splits into two companies later this year, expect huge layoffs. Instead of having a solid strategic direction for this company, we cut costs by cutting people. People are actually afraid to move into a different job. Shameful and stressful place to work. Madam Sales Support - HP"
"promotion opportunities are greater for men; women advance but with more substantial strengths evident than peers."
"I worked here for 15+ years. There are women employed at all levels of the company including the executive level."
"I've been here for 3 years and they have many options for women to network. With engineering being a very male dominated field, I've found that it is much better than most companies."
"Back to the office policy makes juggling a job and family tough."
"Our CEO and several other company leaders are women and women are valued here. Flexible work schedules and emergency child care are two great benefits. You do have to make your own way though. There is not a lot of guidance, but the resources are in place to move your career forward, you just need to navigate these yourself!"
"Strong work life balance, a lot of opportunity to grow from within. Vacation time is solely for vacation. Any sick time is paid up until your short term disability kicks in. Co shuts down for Christmas holidays allowing everyone to recharge. You can buy additional vacation time and you start with 3 weeks. Co culture that encourages volunteering. You are paid for up to 4 hours a month to volunteer and co matches dollar for dollar on approved organizations you donate to. 401K is dollar for dollar matching to 4%."
"This does not include management. They are part of the problem. Women mostly. There are some good and some bad. The bad treat their employees poorly. They zone in on the weak until they either fire them or they quit. It's sad. Hourly people are not paid fairly for the jobs they must perform. Processing Medicare B Claims is not easy. The training is confusing since everyone trains differently and if it exists at all. Hourly employees are being lied to about healthcare insurance being told they can opt out and then once pay begins they are forced to take it even if they already have insurance. This company use to be fairly good but there has been drastic changes recently and I wouldn't advise Woman or Men alike to apply here."
"Very much a boys club, shockingly few women in higher level positions. I brought this up several times with no response. More women than men purchase computers yet the division is run by all men. This does not seem like a place for young women who want to make a difference."
"I've worked here for 1/2 my life - really. There are a lot of fabulous women, and men, here. However, once you advance into the management ranks, the men out-number the women and seem to be unable to accept a woman in a management position. They play hard ball politics and make it very uncomfortable for anyone, man or woman, who is not willing to spend most of their time schmoozing."
"Meg Whitman has moved it back to the 1980s when it comes to flex work arrangements. Sales Operations is a go o'boys club with buddies hiring buddies, most high level management positions are being hired from outside, and are going to men. Very little upward mobility, very little opportunity for women."
"My biggest mistake working here thus far, has been that I didn't fight harder for advancement and salary increases. I am a SOLID, reliable, technically competent & "nice" person to work with. I thought that would be recognized and rewarded - wrong! I just changed positions (w/promotion and raise) and I have a new fighting attitude."
"Networking is key."
"I worked at HP for 4 years. I made some lifelong friends, learned a great deal about how to be successful a massive company, and met many talented and brilliant people. Unfortunately, being part of a 300K+ employee firm has its downsides, including the bureaucracy and its tolerance of mediocrity. This once proud tech giant lost its way by shifting its focus away from innovation, and is now paying the price of trying to remain relevant. With that said, you will have a few weeks to get your sea legs and learn the hierarchy and business units. If possible, on your first day be sure to ask for an onboarding partner who can help you navigate how to get set up, attend the right meetings, and introduce you to your future teammates, peers, and cross-functional partners -- newcomers are often left to their own imagination and devices to learn and understand the intranet (home of all HR information, maps, conference call instructions, etc.). Focus on building the right relationships with generosity and genuine collaboration, and you'll do well at HP."
"I've worked at HP for nearly 20 years in various roles. I work in a predominantly make organization but still feel that I have been treated fairly and have been able to be promoted and had my performance fairly recognized."
"Do not expect large companies to have succinct or reliable on boarding. Be prepared to find your own resources beyond the websites HR directs you to for support. There are no humans in HR, just websites. Whether it's questions about benefits, maternity leave or accessing/updating data. Be prepared for driving your own destiny, be focused, and know the path you want to pursue before jumping in."
"Don't go to work here. It's a boys club. If you want to succeed keep focused, stay out of politics, avoid going to team functions, and don't get invested. Your goal is to move on at the top of your game. This company invented the word corporate."
"I've worked here for 13 years. I wish that I had been better about keeping relationships after I switched positions. Grow your network and take advantage of any opportunity to meet senior leaders."
"Align yourself with a someone in your department or group who is more senior to see how they navigate the department you work in- watch them and ask them why they are doing things the way they do. Listen to how the men in your group speak about the other women in their lives it's a big indicator of how they feel about women in general and avoid the ones who view the women in their lives in a way you don't wish to be viewed, i.e, does the guy in the cube next to you speak about his wife as the smartest woman he knows and view her as his his equal, or does he find her confusing, silly and a trophy? Find a mentor in the company (even outside of your group) who helps you by listening and is willing to be a sounding board for things. The other woman in the company are generally very aware."
"Play it for what it is..... a white boys club."
"Don't get comfortable, and don't take things personally. It changes all the time and never makes a whole lot of sense."
"I would have negotiated for a higher starting salary. I was just happy to get the job and took the first offer."
"Just be yourself, and do a great job. There are more opportunities here than anyone realizes. This is one of the few companies with a female CEO there isn't a glass ceiling."
"Don't be afraid to ask for what you need and want."