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9 days ago

Technical Solutions Consultant

Hewlett-Packard Sunnyvale, CA

· Understand and utilize Information Technology Information Library (ITIL… Hewlett-Packard

7 days ago

Programs Manager

Hewlett-Packard Sunnyvale, CA +2 locations

• Perform marketing operations activities as needed, e.g., Siebel Marketing Resource Management (MRM)/Customer Relationship Management (CRM… Hewlett-Packard

16 days ago

Software as a Service Database Administrator for Vertica on Demand

Hewlett-Packard Sunnyvale, CA

of this role would include handling physical and applicative side of database such as installation, troubleshooting, performance, tuning… Hewlett-Packard

2 days ago

Senior Executive Assistant – new

Hewlett-Packard Sunnyvale, CA

include performing various tasks in administrative support at the upper executive level. These tasks may include, but are not limited to, key records… Hewlett-Packard

7 days ago

Director, Helion Security Product Management

Hewlett-Packard Sunnyvale, CA

As a leader and a top contributor in the OpenStack community, HP brings industry-leading innovation, expertise and best practices with HP Helion… Hewlett-Packard

15 days ago

HP Vertica Technical Support Engineer

Hewlett-Packard Sunnyvale, CA

Are you driven a problem solver? Do you receive a thrill resolving customer core database level issues? Is providing service with a smile a top… Hewlett-Packard

15 days ago

Senior Web Developer

Hewlett-Packard Sunnyvale, CA

Successful candidates for this position will have 6 years of front end web application development preferably on a Java web stack and familiar with… Hewlett-Packard

18 days ago

Technical Support Engineer

Hewlett-Packard Sunnyvale, CA

HP is the world's largest provider of information technology infrastructure, software, services, and solutions to individuals and organizations of… Hewlett-Packard

3 days ago

Business Development, HP Atalla – new

Hewlett-Packard Sunnyvale, CA

We are growing and looking for a Business Development Professional to join our team and enable us to grow the overall opportunity for our… Hewlett-Packard

2 days ago

Online Business Sr. Content Marketing Manager – new

Hewlett-Packard Sunnyvale, CA

• Produce or oversee the production of top caliber content that inspires & educates, in the form of case studies, eBooks, slide shares, white papers… Hewlett-Packard

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    Layoffs and purges in search of the cheapest workforce

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
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    There are parts of HP that are still functioning well, but they are getting fewer all the time. It will all depend on your local team, the further up the management chain and the more "Global" you go the more the dysfunction will manifest. It's a good place to get a start if you are a graduate and it has an almost mythological history. Meg is a good CEO with a clear vision.


    HP has a forced ranking policy, every year managers are given quotas on what percentage is allowed to be in each of the 5 ratings you can be given in your review. HP swears it doesn't do this, it says success of the business is a factor it takes into account but it doesn't have quotas. I am a manager, I do the spreadsheets every year. I am told exactly how many of each rating I am allowed to have. If you are in a business seen as under-performing then there won't be more than 8% of the top ratings allowed, no matter what an employee achieved or how they performed. Amazingly, under-performing businesses still hand out big bonuses to the senior managers who are allegedly accountable for their businesses but the employees who do all the real work, often working long hours to compensate for the continuous layoffs, get forced ranking and no pay increases. Senior positions are nearly always filled externally, those managers then in turn hire their old buddies from wherever they came from themselves. Internal promotion is almost non-existent, the Job Searcher tool is incredibly difficult to use and hiring managers rarely reply to internal applicants. HP is trying hard to purge itself of its older workforce, who are seen as expensive and too opinionated. Hitting your 30 year anniversary in HP means you will be on the next WFR list if you won't take the hint and take phased retirement.

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    Stop the golden parachutes for executives and have them take real responsibility for the success of their businesses. The only accountable people in HP are the individual contributors who are routinely laid off after every bad business decision. The executive team suffers in from action imperative syndrome in trying to make Meg happy, if she leans towards having people back in the office rather than working from home, then her unsubtle followers make sure that 100% of the workforce will be in the office, no matter how many things that breaks. HP has some sensible ideas that are incredibly stupidly executed.

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