The Culture At HP

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We attribute our business success to the expertise, passion and commitment of our people. Our goal in HP Human Resources is to further this success by enabling a total employee experience that drives business results, inspires our workforce, and creates a competitive advantage for our company
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We are looking for visionaries who are ready to make an impact on the way the world works. At HP Inc, the future is yours to create.
Personal Systems (PS) delivers exceptional results, powered by the most innovative technology in the industry and one of the greatest portfolios. We create customer experiences that amaze - take Omen by HP in Gaming, for example.
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Courage to contribute ideas and take initiative toward shared goals.. Willing to learn something new every day.. A desire to bring creativity, curiosity, and innovative thinking to everything they do..
Our passion fuels industry-leading innovation that is a cornerstone of our world-class business. If you share our passion and thrive in an environment that will push you to deliver your absolute best work, we want you to join our team.
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HP Overview

Hewlett-Packard provides products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as well as to the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. The company's personal systems segment offers commercial and consumer PCs, workstations, tablets, retail point-of-sale systems, calculators and other related accessories, software, support, and services for the commercial and consumer markets. Its printing segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, media, and scanning devices as well as LaserJet and enterprise, inkjet and printing, and graphics solutions; and software and web services. The company's software segment offers IT management, application testing and delivery, information management, big data analytics, security intelligence, and risk management solutions for businesses and enterprises; and licensing, support, and professional services as well as SaaS-based services. Its HP financial services segment provides leasing, financing, utility programs, and asset management services as well as investment solutions to SMBs, educational institutions, and governmental entities. The company's corporate investments segment includes HP labs and cloud-related business incubation projects. Hewlett-Packard was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
The staff at HP come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The organization is 33.5% female and 45.8% ethnic minorities. Despite its diversity in other areas, HP employees are noticeably lacking in political diversity. It has an unusually high proportion of employees who are members of the Democratic Party, at 67.0%. Employees seem to enjoy working in an otherwise diverse workplace that is dominated by members of the Democratic Party. HP has great employee retention with staff members usually staying with the organization for 5.8 years. The average employee at HP makes $103,010 per year. Pay at HP is significantly lower than some of its highest paying competitors, like Google, NVIDIA, and Juniper Networks, which pay $147,426, $132,569, and $127,781, respectively.
HP is an industry leader with 53,000 employees and an annual revenue of $56.6B that is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

The Organization’s Mission

Our vision is to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere — every person, every organization, and every community around the globe.







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What Do You Like About Working There?

The customers, being able to make someone’s day.

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

The micro managing

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

Dealing with customers
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What Do You Like About Working There?

Modern industry, openness from all people, global projects

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

Slow processes

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

Home office
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Internal mobility, employee benefits, continuing education, ethical business practices.

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

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What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

working with customers
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It was a major company, was respected, merged with Compaq in which I was employed

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Threat of staff reductions

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The Team At HP

    Enrique Lores (CEO / President)

    Bill Hewlett (Founder)

    David Packard (Founder)

HP Company Rankings

HP is ranked #3 on the Best Non Profits Companies to Work For in America list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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HP Salaries

How much does HP pay?
The national average salary for an HP employee in the United States is $103,010 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $146,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $72,000 per year.
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HP Salaries By Job Title

The average employee at HP earns a yearly salary of $103,010 per year, but different jobs can earn drastically different salaries. The higher paying positions at HP include Sales Specialist, Director Of Strategy, Solutions Architect, and Account Executive. A worker with the title Sales Specialist salary at HP can earn an average yearly salary of $132,290. Other roles at HP include Cashier and Machine Operator. A Cashier at HP earns an average yearly salary of $35,344.
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Sales Specialist
Salary Range117k - 149k$132k$132,290
Director Of Strategy
Salary Range115k - 148k$131k$130,718
Solutions Architect
Salary Range108k - 146k$126k$125,859
Account Executive
Salary Range103k - 141k$121k$120,854
Engine Development Technician
Salary Range110k - 132k$121k$120,794
Software Designer
Salary Range104k - 136k$119k$119,247
Software Systems Engineer
Salary Range102k - 137k$118k$118,356
Hardware Engineer
Salary Range96k - 130k$112k$112,484
Program Manager
Salary Range91k - 127k$108k$107,700
Technical Consultant
Salary Range92k - 122k$107k$106,690

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HP Careers

On average, employees at HP stay with the company for 5.8 years. Employees most commonly join HP after leaving Hewlett Packard Enterprise. When they leave HP, they most frequently get their next job at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

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HP Employee Demographics

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66.5 %


33.5 %



54.2 %

Hispanic or Latino

15.9 %


14.9 %

Foreign Languages Spoken


42.8 %


10.9 %


8.0 %
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HP Employees Education

Of the 53,000 employees at HP, 11.3% attended University of Houston. Employees at HP most frequently majored in Business, and most employees’ highest level of education is a Bachelors.


University of Houston

11.3 %

San Jose State University

8.5 %

Texas A&M University

7.8 %



22.0 %

Computer Science

15.9 %

Electrical Engineering

11.8 %



61.0 %


13.8 %


13.8 %

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HP Employee Political Affiliation

HP employees are most likely to be members of the Democratic Party. The largest donation made to a political party by an HP employee was by Margaret Whitman. Margaret Whitman donated $156,100 to the Republican Party.


Democratic Party

68.0 %

Republican Party

31.5 %

Libertarian Party

0.3 %

Green Party

0.1 %

Employee Political Donations

NameJob TitlePartyDonation
Margaret WhitmanChief Executive OfficerRepublican Party$156,100
Tony ProphetSenior Vice PresidentRepublican Party$81,900
Philip LawInformation Technology TechnicianRepublican Party$44,400
Barbara WeiszhaarTaxRepublican Party$27,775
Jason RodriguezVice PresidentDemocratic Party$27,600
ANN LivermoreExecutiveRepublican Party$27,500
Michael NashOperationsDemocratic Party$23,900
Maria CinoVice PresidentRepublican Party$19,450
Stone OuyangChemistRepublican Party$15,485
Shawn VasellDirector Of Federal SalesRepublican Party$12,750
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HP Financial Performance

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HP Subsidiaries

Subsidiaries to HP include Aruba Tourism Authority, Lefthand Networks, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Employees at the parent organization, HP, earn $103,010. In comparison, the salaries at Aruba Tourism Authority, Lefthand Networks, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise are $91,735, $90,788, and $78,427.
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Aruba Tourism Authority

Salary Range70k - 120k$92k$91,735

Lefthand Networks

Salary Range68k - 120k$91k$90,788
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Salary Range58k - 104k$78k$78,427


Salary Range58k - 103k$78k$78,166

Palm Management

Salary Range25k - 52k$37k$36,696

HP Competitors

Some of the competitors of HP are Google, NVIDIA, and Juniper Networks. Employees at Google earn more than most of the competition, with an average yearly salary of $147,426. The salaries at NVIDIA average $132,569 per year, and the salaries at Juniper Networks come in at $127,781 per year.
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Salary Range129k - 167k$147k$147,426
Salary Range112k - 155k$133k$132,569
Juniper Networks
Salary Range107k - 152k$128k$127,781
Salary Range104k - 149k$125k$125,140
Salary Range104k - 148k$125k$124,617
Advanced Micro Devices
Salary Range92k - 127k$109k$108,503
Seagate Technology
Salary Range84k - 130k$105k$105,167
Salary Range84k - 116k$99k$99,393
Salary Range79k - 122k$99k$98,699
Salary Range76k - 127k$99k$98,576

Frequently Asked Questions about HP

When was HP founded?

HP was founded in 1939.

How many Employees does HP have?

HP has 53,000 employees.

How much money does HP make?

HP generates $56.6B in revenue.

What industry is HP in?

HP is in the museum industry.

What is HP's mission?

HP's mission statement is "Our vision is to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere — every person, every organization, and every community around the globe."

What type of company is HP?

HP is a nonprofit company.

Who are HP's competitors?

HP competitors include IBM, Dell, Juniper Networks, NVIDIA, Advanced Micro Devices, Adobe, Seagate Technology, Broadcom, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Lexmark, Intel, ECRI Institute, OCLC, NPower, Antares Management Solutions, Global Exchange, Triangle Technologies, National Security Technologies, Law School Admission Council.

Who works at HP?

Enrique Lores (CEO / President)

Bill Hewlett (Founder)

David Packard (Founder)

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Does HP drug test?

Yes, HP does drug test. However, in recent years, HP has relaxed some of its policies regarding drug testing. In some cases, HP will require a pre-employment drug test. HP uses a five-panel urine drug test done by a third-party lab. The drug test looks for cannabis, opiates, PCP, cocaine, and amphetamines.

In recent years, as with many technology companies, their views regarding cannabis use are becoming less restrictive. HP has adopted a "don't ask, don't tell" stance on cannabis use, especially in states that have legalized cannabis use. In some cases, if you test positive, they ask you to retest in 30 days.

Employees are allowed to use tobacco or vaping products outside of the building in designated smoking areas. Because COVID-19 led to more and more employees working at home, HP has created a policy against using vaping products while on webcam for work-related calls.

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Does HP hire felons?

HP may hire felons. They do not have any specific restrictions in place, so their decision to hire a candidate with a criminal record will largely depend on the nature of the crime. Felony charges that tend to be deal-breakers include cybercrimes, physical assault, or sexual assault.

HP hasn't taken the Fair Chance Business Pledge, a promise employers make to not discriminate against former felons in the hiring process. Nor is HP part of the Ban of Box movement which aims to remove questions about criminal records from job applications.

These initiatives seek to give former felons the opportunity to be considered for their work history, rather than their past mistakes. When large companies such as HP are not aligned with these groups, it may be a bad sign of their willingness to hire a felon.

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How do you answer "why are you interested in working for HP"?

You answer this question by focusing on the rich history of the company and their many products and services that have helped change the world. You can also focus on the success of the company and your own professional development.

We recommend coming up with three reasons why you want to work at HP. These reasons should reflect your own interests and passions. Remember, HP is interested in learning more about what makes you special and not just the many generic reasons that someone would want to work at HP.

Top reasons why you would want to work at HP:

  • You appreciate how HP is ranked #42 on World's Most Valuable Brands list and #17 in Global Tech Rank

  • You love that HP makes technology accessible, like how HP changed the at-home computer printer market by creating affordable printers.

  • You admire the fact that HP is all about adaptation. It started in 1939 and initially produced a line of electronic test and measurement equipment and now it is considered the birthplace of "Silicon Valley".

  • You're amazed how HP has changed the world with their products, their talented employees, and evolving business practices.

  • You appreciate that HP is one of the few tech companies to include citizenship, teamwork, excellence, and integrity as their values.

  • You like HP's commitment to promoting innovations in its products and services so that customers can get access to the very best products and services

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How do you write a cover letter for a job at HP?

You write a cover letter for HP by focusing on the long history of the company and HP's ability to continue to adapt and change over time. We also recommend incorporating your own experiences and skills to align with HP's mission to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere.

Regardless of whether you are applying for a technical role or not, you should have some understanding of the company and its history. For instance, you should know that HP was originally founded in 1939 and produced a line of electronic test and measurement equipment. This same building decades later would become known as the birthplace of silicon valley.

We recommend incorporating HP's core values when describing your own skills and accomplishments. This demonstrates that not only have you done your research, but you also have what it takes to excel in this position. HP's core values include "customer loyalty, market leadership, growth, and commitment to employees."

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How old do you have to be to work at HP?

You have to be at least 18 years old to work at HP. This includes all entry-level and internship positions. HP's median employment age is 39, one of the highest median employee ages when compared to other tech companies. The average age of an employee at Facebook, for example, is 28 years old.

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What benefits does HP offer?

HP offers comprehensive benefits that include employee perks, family planning, professional development, health and wellness programs, paid time off, and financial planning.

Employee Perks:

  • Company Social Outings

  • Unique Office Space

  • Flex / Hybrid/ Remote Work Opportunities

  • HP Employee Discounts on Auto Services, Auto Warranties, Car Buying Services, Car Insurance, Car Auto Loans, Car Parts And Accessories, Roadside Assistance, and Tire Discounter

  • HP Employees looking for fun and Discounts on entertainment, we have deals on Golf Discounts, Theme Park Discounts, Movie Ticket Discounts, and Magazine Newspapers Discounts.

  • Unique And Special Offers to HP employees on products like Baby Clothes And Gifts, Clothing, Flowers, School Supplies, Shoes, Watches, and Jewelry

Family Planning:

  • Parental Transition Support: New parents will be able to apply to work part-time for up to 36 months following the birth or adoption of a child

  • HP offers ten fully paid weeks off for new moms. They also offer eight weeks off for adoptive parents

  • Pet Insurance, Pet Care, and Emotional Support Animal Registration.

Professional Development:

  • Manager mentorship to guide you in the process using our Grow@HP system. You'll collaborate on ways to excel in your current role and gain the skills you need to keep growing and contributing

  • Career Reboot: This program offers job opportunities at HPE to individuals, such as stay-at-home-parents, who have been out of the workforce for an extended period of time and are ready to restart their careers.

Health Wellness:

  • Health, Dental. Vision Insurance: Decent coverage and plans

  • Life Insurance

  • Wellness Fridays: Employees will be encouraged to leave the office three hours early on a designated Friday each month to volunteer, focus on physical or emotional health, or spend time on personal or career development.

Paid Time Off:

  • PTO / Vacation Policy: 17 days vacation for new employees, plus holidays

  • Paid Holidays

  • Maternity / Paternity Leave: six Months Paid Parental Leave

  • Flex Work provides HP employees the opportunity to adjust their workday hours for the ongoing work schedule

  • Flex Work supports the time needed to accommodate commuting, family responsibilities, and/or global work responsibility

Financial Benefits

  • 401K / Retirement Plan - annual match of up to 100% on the first 4% of eligible pay that you contribute to the HP 401(k) Plan each pay period, up to the annual IRS maximum limit for pre-tax and Roth contributions

  • Performance Bonus

  • HP Inc. pays an average of $6,605 in annual employee bonuses

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What is the dress code at HP?

The dress code at HP is casual. When it comes to HP's technical talent, they value comfort and productivity above all. For those working in client-facing positions or on the leadership team, the dress is business casual.

That's not to say HP doesn't have certain dress code restrictions. According to HP, men should avoid turning up to the office in T-shirts with no collars, faded or torn jeans, shorts, baseball caps and other headwear, sportswear, sandals, and other open shoes.

Women are advised not to wear short skirts, faded or torn jeans, low-cut dresses, sandals, crazy high heels, and too much jewelry.

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What is the hiring process at HP?

The hiring process at HP can be a multifaceted and arduous endeavor, depending on the position that you're applying to. Specifically, if you are applying for a technical position at HP the company will require a series of technical assessments that are not for the faint of heart. From start to finish, the hiring process is between four to eight weeks, depending upon the position.

While they still require multiple interviews for non-technical positions, like those in HR or marketing, they do not have the additional technical assessments and technical interviews that a technical role has.

Someone applying for a non-technical role can expect three to four onsite interviews. While some applying for a technical role, such as software developer or web developer, can expect three interviews focused only on their technical skills.

To begin, you'll want to go to HP's career portal and submit an application form including a resume and cover letter. Once you submit everything for the application you will receive a confirmation email. In one to two weeks, if qualified, you will be contacted by an HP recruiter.

A candidate for a technical role such as a software developer includes an initial phone screening from a recruit, a written round of testing, up to three technical tests and interviews, and further interviews with both the prospective manager and HR.

The written round consists of three major sections: a general aptitude test, a verbal ability test, and a technical test. The general aptitude test features assessments for mathematical skills while the verbal ability test measures logical reasoning abilities.

The technical Interview rounds are tailored to the position and involve solving problems, real-world scenarios, and puzzles. Someone applying to an entry-level software developer position, for example, can expect their technical interviews to include problems and mock scenarios.

An example of HP technical interview questions include:

  • Where do you see five years down the lane?

  • Why have you applied for a role at HP?

  • Who are HP's main competitors?

  • What are HP's objectives for the coming year?

  • Do you know about the CEO of our company?

If you're applying for a management position at HP anticipate having a panel/group assessment that evaluates your problem-solving skills, and leadership cores and values.

A week after your last face-to-face interview, the recruitment team will inform you about how you performed on the assessments and interviews, and whether or not you can proceed in the hiring process to the onboarding stage.

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