What It Does: It delivers an innovative portfolio of technological items to a global audience.
Mission: HP’s mission is to be the centre of customer loyalty and support due to the awesome technology they provide making life amazing for everyone.
Size and Presence: Around 51,000 employees in 17 locations in the United States.
Best Known For: HP is best known for their large plethora of game-changing computer and print technology that promises simple, friendly, and efficient use. It is credited as the symbolic founder of silicon valley.
The good bits: Due to a vast and dynamic portfolio, HP has established an impressive market strength and conveniently serves a large multicultural audience.
The not-so-good bits: Wears a competitive nature on its sleeve as is typical of big tech businesses.
HP, short for the Hewlett-Packard company, was founded in a car garage in 1939 by Bill Hewlett and David Packard. The Hewlett-Packard name was a product of a unanimous coin toss between the two.
Its proprietary product was an audio oscillator used in “Fantasia” an animated production from Walt Disney.
HP has been credited as the symbolic founder of silicon valley thanks in part to its development of semiconductor devices for internal use. A unique part of the influence HP had on revolutionary technology is its manner of operation termed the “HP Way”. This unique culture respects every individual and is community-based with everyone supporting each other.
For more than 8 decades, HP remains among the top technological companies while maintaining its culture of respect, community, and innovation. They are currently operational in about 170 countries and are the 2nd largest personal computer vendor worldwide.
The “HP Way” as it is commonly known by many is the traditional way HP conducts its business, interacts with customers, and supports employees. These firm principles have seen HP survive every technological change for more than 8 decades and not just survive, but also thrive.
The HP way prioritizes decentralized self-sufficient growth, highly differentiated products, respect for employees, and good corporate citizenship. These principles are core to their strategies and policies making them stand firm and successful for so long.
The vibe at HP is fast-paced and competitive which may seem challenging for starters but is later found to proffer the most holistic tech experience. The experience HP claims to provide for every employee amazes them, excites them to be efficient, and inspires them to innovate.
HP is as principled as they come seeking the most talented graduate and interns with the right mindset to join their innovative team. HP believes employees should do more than follow orders but willingly innovate and thoroughly enjoy the work process.
The Recruitment Process at HP is divided into five rounds namely; a written round, three technical rounds, and an HR round. Vacant roles are displayed in the career section of the HP website.
The written round comprises general aptitude, verbal ability, and technical tests all of which aim to evaluate the general ability of graduates or interns to cope with various components at once.
Candidates who successfully scale through the written round could then proceed to the technical rounds where they are tested on the technical knowledge specific to their roles. Recruiters look out for candidates' confidence in solving problems to ascertain how flexible they are should they need to handle different tasks at once.
The final round is the HR round where graduate or intern candidates are allowed to express themselves and showcase their personalities.
Successful candidates are then contacted with employment offers to join an elite organization and enjoy elite work practices.
HP hires employees from all around the world and they are versatile in hiring individuals with different skill sets. They select candidates purely based on merit and incorporate these candidates into the work system making everyone feel like part of a team.
Hp claims to offer interns and fresh graduates three indispensable opportunities; a chance to make a difference, make impactful connections, and grow at their own pace.
The company brings diversification to the company by hiring individuals of different age groups, gender, and skills from all over the globe. The selection of employees and opportunities given to them is on a merit-based system. They also provide internships under different programs.
HP pays an average of $94,365 annually to graduate employees while interns earn around $51,294 per year.
HP extends its culture of catering for its community beyond the walls of its organization but extends it outwardly. The company collaborates with its employees to deploy their skills to elevate the living experience in their neighbourhood. Over 80,000 hours were invested by 5,600 employees for community-based voluntary efforts.
In 2020 with the advent of the Coronavirus pandemic, they also introduced relief strategies through their relief rental programme to make equipment available for rentals via contracts. This was a huge step in helping people mitigate the cash flow challenges at the time.
Probably one of the more recent HP scandals, the tech giant was charged with disclosure violations and control failures.
The Securities and Exchange Commission 2020 alleged that HP misled investors by hiding how practices necessary for meeting quarterly sales targets were hidden by the company. HP agreed to pay $6 million to resolve the charges