Skip over menu?
  

Hewlett Packard Enterprise:What's it like to work here?

Skip over sub-menu?
Hewlett Packard EnterpriseHewlett Packard EnterpriseHewlett Packard Enterprise
This company does not
provide content for this profile
Is this Your Company?
Claim your profile now

Review averages

  • 492 employees say

    Excellent (166)
    33.739837398374%
    Good (134)
    27.235772357724%
    Satisfactory (111)
    22.560975609756%
    Subpar (81)
    16.463414634146%
    3.29
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.40

Reviews for Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Reviews - What employees say

3.29 Employees say
4.40 Applicants say
  • 19.Nov 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

there's no culture to speak of, just a bland corporate homogeneity

Support from management

The management in this company is a joke, I had one decent manager out 7.

Teamwork

it felt like the whole company was all individual contributors, competing against each other and stabbing each other in the back to get a good ranking with their stacked ranking system

Gender Equality

there were hardly any women working there and the ones that were weren't treated the same as the majority male co-workers

Attitude towards older colleagues

older workers are pushed out through "work force reductions"

Career Development

they stopped paying for any education years ago. They might pay for specialized training for very specific things but no degree programs

Overall compensation for your work

before I got laid off I didn't have a raise for 8 years

Office / Work Environment

cubicle world, no amenities

Environmental Friendliness

they talked about it at least but only when it affected the bottom line

Work-Life Balance

I frequently worked on call, sometimes putting in 20+ hours on the weekends and was expected to work my regular 40 hours also. Since I was salaried I didn't get paid anything extra - no extra pay for being on call.

Job Security

they'll ditch you as soon as the market winds blow in the opposite direction

Challenging Work

the work was boring. They buy other companies and try to make the other companies products work with their name on it. They stopped innovating long ago.

Inclusive / Diverse

just a bunch of white guys except for the H1B visa hires from India

Suggestions for improvement

  • train the managers. hire better managers. pay people more to be on call.

What I like about the company

the pay was ok

What I dislike about the company

the whole culture of buying other companies for their intellectual property instead of developing something new and innovative

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered
  • Company
    HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Research/development

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • More open, honest communication with employees. Fewer layoffs. Okay, managment, it's time for the C-Levels to take one for the team and scale back your salaries and let the employees keep their jobs. Stop thinking that you can keep offshoring jobs and still represent yourself to be an American company -- invest in our future.

What I like about the company

Plenty of interesting, challenging work. Smart coworkers. Satisfaction of breaking new ground with technology and solving problems. Satisfaction of delivering an innovative solution or design to a client. Feels awesome to solve a problem a client couldn't handle on their own. Feels great to get a chance to learn and deploy brand new technology. Satisfaction of finding a way to make an old piece of technology do something new and save the client millions. Now, if only my employer appreciated that.

What I dislike about the company

The terrible management of the company at the C-Level, lining their own pockets while squeezing the engineers more and more. It's horrible.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 07.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Th;e company culture is changing as HPE reinvents itself. There has always been good collaboration and a laid back atmosphere, but after years of reducing the work force and constant change, the employees are getting worn down. No one is immune from WFR and the workload just increases with each reduction.

Support from management

In my groups they did the best they could to make it a great place to work.

Teamwork

In the groups I worked with everyone worked well together. Each position took responsibility for it's piece of the work and everyone was willing to help someone new figure out what they needed to do next.

Freedom to work independently

Some positions lend themselves to this more than others.

Internal Communication

Communication seems to be good for direct employees, but contractors are often forgotten in the communication chain.

Gender Equality

I had a lot more female supervisors than male. I didn't notice anyone not trusting or supporting women in the workforce at any position

Attitude towards older colleagues

Individuals did not treat older employees worse, but once you had over 20-25 years in with the company, it sure seemed like you were more likely to be cut in WFR's.

Career Development

I've seen less opportunity within the company in the last few years than in the past.

Overall compensation for your work

raises are few and far between even when you get a higher position

Office / Work Environment

the move to cubes and an open work environment doesn't foster collaboration, it makes it harder to concentrate on your work. Some peoples voices carry even when they are trying to talk low and with so many conference calls, people are on the phone a lot. Returning to a more liberal work from home policy helps a lot for those whose positions allow them to work from home.

Work-Life Balance

It is as good as you make it. Some perm employees worked a tremendous number of hours, some not so much. Sure everyone needs to pitch in at crunch time, but it shouldn't happen all the time.

Job Security

It is pretty good until you've been there too many years.

Handicapped Accessibility

At the Houston Campus, everything is so far apart. Walking from the garage to my work space took 6 minutes at a brisk pace. Handicap spots are available, but aren't much closer. If your handicap is walking distances, you have issues. They will set chairs where you can stop along the way and I believe the security desk has a wheel chair if it is needed. Other handicaps are accommodated as necessary as far as I am aware.

Suggestions for improvement

  • If you must continue to change and reduce your workforce, why not implement the changes and then phase out the people you don't need instead of cutting people, when you change and everyone is left scrambling?

What I like about the company

innovation, constantly creating new and updated products

What I dislike about the company

lack of care for long term employees. I will indicate I recommend the company but it is just for certain situations. It can be a great place to learn and the employees are truly wonderful to work with.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Other company profiles


Other visitors also viewed

Review averages

  • 492 employees say

    Excellent (166)
    33.739837398374%
    Good (134)
    27.235772357724%
    Satisfactory (111)
    22.560975609756%
    Subpar (81)
    16.463414634146%
    3.29
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.40

kununu score comparisons

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
3.29
493 reviews

Industry average (Information Technology/Software/Software Engineering)
3.75
184,827 reviews

kununu average
3.36
3,184,000 reviews