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    Good working environment, but a pretty stagnant company with a lot of middle management resistant to change

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    Current Employee - Software Designer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software Designer in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 8 years)

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    Very relaxed culture (for the most part) with truly flexible time. It's a great place to start at a reasonable pace if one needs that ease into a more productive routine. There are interesting projects that pop up from time to time. And generally the people are good to work with. Certain areas of responsibility are really understaffed, so there is opportunity to make an impact or just learn something new.


    HP's 2 main problem in my opinion are employee compensation and opportunities for promotion. It is clear that the company is way past its prime at this point and it has been struggling for a few years to define who it wants to be. So there is bit of this false sense of hope inside that the company is "innovative". Every new VP pays lip service to the "innovation" portion of their speech checklist, but in reality they get quickly bogged down with the reality of they existing business. The stagnant salaries and compensation packages have made a lot of very good people leave.

    Advice to Management

    This is a hard one as HP is so big at this point and may not have the chops to reinvent itself. But I guess first thing is stop acquiring large companies and hoping for some magically smooth integration. Invest those dollars into internal programs if possible. Start moving toward employee driven decision making as opposed to seemingly everything coming from the top down. Reduce the scope of the company.

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