Hewlett-Packard

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So far so good

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Current Employee - IT Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - IT Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

large company with lots of opportunities

Cons

collective decision making is still the preferred process

Advice to ManagementAdvice

outsourcing is not an unmixed blessing

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    Hurds a number guy, make your numbers and you're not great, just not fired

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    Current Employee - TSG in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - TSG in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    resources, support, global, still people from the old companies of hp and dec who care about others and values

    Cons

    constant reorganization, constant threat of downsizing, constant new leaders rotating at all levels but the number one position. elimination of retirement benefits, skimpy raises even when you are the best performer and the company reached and exceeded all financial goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more of work you can do in house and on shore instead of outsourcing and offshore---your customers would appreciate it.

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    Great team culture, but leadership needs a wakeup call!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    -If you've been targeted as a high performer, managers do try and fast-track you into increasingly better roles
    -There's a lot of opportunity to take on interesting assignments inside and outside of job scope if you do your job well.
    -Good internal learning and development classes
    -Your career and what you do is very much in your hands (with some exceptions). Your drive or lack thereof is recognized and taken into account
    -You get to work with some very smart people, and everyone I've talked to has been very open to informational interviews
    -Great access to mentors
    -They don't watch the clock - they just expect you to meet your goals
    -There's a huge diversity of business units and roles; you could change jobs several times doing completely different things without ever leaving the company. They have many different locations
    -Mark Hurd is brilliant (double edged sword, though)
    -Great team camaraderie/culture. They try to foster teamwork
    -Bonuses are pretty good
    -Great place to start, but don't get stuck!

    Cons

    -The company insists on tracking to industry average on salary while insisting on best in class employees... because they really think that great employees want to be paid average
    -Like all places, there are some really bad bosses who look out for what's best for them rather than their employee. Exception rather than the rule.
    -Education benefits for higher education are the bare minimum
    -There is sometimes a lack of communication from senior management of why we do things and consequently, bad rumors tend to circulate and reduce morale
    -The HP Way is dead. While HP is still a good place to work, those things that really differentiate HP from any other tech company no longer exist.
    -There's a mandatory vacation period, but it's unpaid
    -Pay accross business units is inconsistent
    -Poor performers tend not to get let go, and consequently, drag down the performance of the entire team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Recognize that if you want best in class employees, you need to track to best in class pay and benefits. It's no longer enough to stand on the HP Way.
    -Communicate better! We, the employees, want to know why you're doing something... otherwise, we worry that any change is a sign that layoffs are coming
    -Listen to your employees (really listen, not just gather survey data and sit on it)

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