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On average, employees at Compaq give their company a 3.9 rating out of 5.0 - which is equal to the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Compaq employees are Technical Support Engineers submitting an average rating of 4.0 and Computer Technicians with a rating of 0.0.

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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 16 Compaq Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.6
Growth Opportunities
3.3
People You Work With
4.2
Person You Work For
4.2
Rewards You Receive
3.9
Support You Get
3.9
Way You Work
3.8
Work Setting
3.9
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Software QA Test Engineer
in Houston, TX

"I began as a contract employee to initiate automated software testing. Following successful completion of my initial automated test project I was hired as a regular employee. While there I enjoyed assignments of increasing complexity and diversity. While I enjoyed working on isolated projects, I would have enjoyed more feedback relative to the overall progress of the product."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Marketing Manager
in Littleton, MA

"Company is no longer in business as it was purchased by HP."

Person You Work For 2.3 / 5 People You Work With 2.3 / 5 Work Setting 2.3 / 5
Support You Get 2.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.3 / 5
Company Culture 2.3 / 5 Way You Work 2.3 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.9
Compaq (65)

4.7 Highest Rated in this Industry is Sigma Designs (5)
2.2 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Polara Engineering (6)
3.9 Average of All Companies in this Industry (20,177)
Program Support Specialist
in Glendora, CA

What do you like about working at Compaq?

"Complete flexibility in working hours; excellent tools and resources available to complete required job tasks"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Keep in mind that even though you probably have excellent technical skills, there is probably someone else out there who is better: stay humble."

What don't you like about working at Compaq?

"There seemed to be an uncertainty about the future of the company, which was accurate since it was taken over by Hewlett-Packard not long after my contract ended."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep doing what you're doing in terms of employee satisfaction."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Technical Support Engineer
in Fort Lauderdale, FL

What do you like about working at Compaq?

"The most I like about working at this company was my co-workers and commitment to each other"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The only tip I have for people appliying for that job is keep and open mind"

What don't you like about working at Compaq?

"Dont seem to remember any dislikes I had about this company"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Contractor
in Colorado Springs, CO

"Loved working for Compaq"

What do you like about working at Compaq?

"Everything from the training to the coaching methods. They ensured you had everything you needed."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"None. The interview process was far and very informative. They answered all my questions."

What don't you like about working at Compaq?

"Not a lot of job security, I worked as a contract employee."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"As with most companies in the US I would recommend they keep their work force in the US and not out source over seas."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Program Manager
in Houston, TX

"Technical and Program Management expertize"

What do you like about working at Compaq?

"As Compaq the culture was enjoyable and rewarding. HP took that away."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The company will offer you low wages even when you have vast experience."

What don't you like about working at Compaq?

"HP taking over and changing the culture to one of always worrying about lay offs"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"It has to be a team environment before culture and productivity can be produced"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Senior Software Engineer
in Colorado Springs, CO

"Caught in the middle of a mass merger"

What do you like about working at Compaq?

"They showed a lot of promise, and the work we were doing was very useful."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"After Compaq bought DEC they went down hill, then they got bought by HP and it slid further down hill. I would stay clear of them until they are profitable and stable like HP was in the early 90's"

What don't you like about working at Compaq?

"I was hired by Compaq as a Windows guy to help ramp up VMS people at the DEC facility after DEC was bought out. Trying to get VMS and Unix people that have worked 20 years in VMS and Unix to embrace Windows was not fun."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Don't try to get Unix people to conform to Windows, just lay them off and get new Windows people."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Alliance Program Manager
in Earth, TX

What do you like about working at Compaq?

"Very innovative and challenging; everyone was motivated to make a difference"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"As noted above, Compaq is no longer a separate entity"

What don't you like about working at Compaq?

"Can't really think of anything - this was a great place"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Compaq was purchased by HP, most of culture has now been replaced with that of HP's"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Technical Support Engineer
in Houston, TX
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2.5 / 5
Support You Get 3.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2.5 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Web Developer
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5
Marketing Program Manager
Person You Work For 4.8 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 3.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.7 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5
Desktop Support Technician
in Irving, TX
Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Test Engineer
in Houston, TX
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.1 / 5
Support You Get 4.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.8 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.1 / 5
Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.1 / 5
Director
in Bellevue, WA
Work Setting 3.4 / 5 Support You Get 2.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.1 / 5
Growth Opportunities 3.1 / 5 Company Culture 2.1 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Channel Sales Manager
in San Francisco, CA
Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.9 / 5
Company Culture 4.5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
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