Hewlett-Packard

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  1.  

    Upper management and general strategy seemed to be a mess for the printer department

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    Former Employee - Procurement Engineer
    Former Employee - Procurement Engineer

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment, flexible working hours, people managers were generally very pleasant to work with

    Cons

    Lack of advancement due to people staying long and lack of expansions limits mobility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    HP is great to work, but with open minded attitude.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    good career path program and excellent for out side the box thinker = "invent"

    Cons

    unstable employment due to company strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too much focus on cost saving, causing low employee retention rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great beneifts, poor employee review process

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, healthcare choices, 401k program (when they match)
    My job was teleworker, and work from home.
    Teams can be very independent and work well together.
    Individuals are allowed personal best judgement on daily decisions. (No micro-managing)
    Many internal opportunities
    Great products and service
    Easy expense reporting
    Generous vehicle program for field workers

    Cons

    Remote workers often have a remote manager, but the manager has no idea of your work life, or your team. You might only see the manager 2-3 times per year.

    Annual reviews once included personal metrics and were scored for bonuses. Now they give some metrics but even if you score highest, you might get an average review. The company is financially hurting, so they have ways to put a highly successful group with lesser groups, so the final score for the group gives little bonuses. These teams do not have an ability to cross support to raise scores.

    Metrics are often only used to compare to your team members, not similar teams across the country. If your team is all awesome and achieving high metrics, someone in your group is still rated below expectation. HP forces each manager to create a bell curve even if the entire team is producing well above other teams in the country. This affects pay and bonuses.

    Online training is the main method of training and the HP training sites are slow or the partner sites are slow.
    Training is often mandated to all employees and generic courses are often wrong topic for most employees.

    401k match is hit or miss, not dependent on your performance, but overall, so bad decisions at the top hurt the masses each year. Do not expect HP to pay matching money each year.

    HP does not have any human resource department. They outsourced it, so HP may have non-discrimination policies and equal opportunity polices, but there is no way to enforce it or monitor managers. Employees have a 800 number to talk to for all issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow performance metrics to be seen by staff and compare metrics in a broader manner. Give weight to each metric and ensure managers abide by the metrics in some measure, not just personality or friendships.

    Fix the training sites. Provide faster web sites for training and webcasts.

    Provide new laptops at least every 2 years. Employees should be displaying the best of HP.
    Provide all new personal technology to all employees prior to roll out to the public. If the product is good, the employees will be your marketing. If the product is flawed, the employees can stop a bad release.

    Have an HR person conduct exit interviews. Employees are given a lay-off without even a conversation. The exit policy is incredibly rude.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Good people, leadership roller coaster

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, smart, and collaborative. Very customer focused.

    Cons

    Constant leadership change, no strategic continuity.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    overall good experience

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    Current Employee - Business Services Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Services Analyst

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Positive group leadership, given opportunity to learn new things.

    Cons

    Layoffs not unusual. The company is too large if you are not self reliant.

    Recommends
  7.  

    The Leader of Change

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    Current Employee - IT Developer/Engineer
    Current Employee - IT Developer/Engineer

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If technology is your path, then HP is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Because of a Global presence, culture differences are at an all time high .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage everyone to keep up with moving trends of technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    HP - Global company with opportunity

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunity for seeking job change in the company.
    Wide variety of job functions and levels.
    Global company.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities in the U.S.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advantage of the talent you have in house!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Hewlett packard has been a friendly working environment.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Being able to start your work day at home. Good friendly people to work with. Not overly competative. Benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Split activities have increased work so much that full time ends up working 50 to 60 hours a week. Compensation is not great, not nearly as competative as many other large companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great opportunity for someone looking to break into the sales world

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Rio Rancho, NM
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Rio Rancho, NM

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, Challenging at times, good-pay and benefits. A lot of your professionals which makes the work environment a lot of fun. Opportunity to travel for meeting with customers and accounts.

    Cons

    Over the last 5 years there has been a TON of 'restructuring'. It seems that every fall a round of lay-offs happens which can make job security a bit unnerving at times. If you are a performer and don't ruffle the feathers too much, you are generally pretty safe though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard to stand out

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large company; tons of resources and opportunities

    Cons

    very difficult to stand out. Constant threat of WFR, moving work offshore, reductino of benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to provide tangible rewards to employees

    Neutral Outlook

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