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a pleasant working enviornment

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Former Employee - Systems/Software Engineer  in  Houston, TX
Former Employee - Systems/Software Engineer in Houston, TX

I worked at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

Above average salary in the industry, good insurance benefits. Mostly self-manage working enviorment. Exposure experiences to latest computer software/hardware technologies.

Cons

Limited promotion opportunites, few salary increase, travel required, long working hours, required routine overtime work in communcating with manufacturers in Asia.

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    Local management has been able to make positive changes in work environment & employee appreciation over the last year.

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Vancouver, WA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    The people are smart, fun to work with and collaborate well. Projects are interesting.
    Local management does what it can to offset the negative aspects of senior management's short sightedness regarding the work environment and foolish cost cutting measures.

    Cons

    Senior management has a long way to go to recover from the last few CEO policies that have valued company acquisitions, cost reductions and importing of external management well above investment in organic growth of businesses or employee talent. This is leading to poor long term business prospects for a company that needs to innovate and makes employee talent retention and development, problematic. Furthermore, it is not clear if the latest leadership has the resolve to reverse their recent predecessor's decisions in the face of short-term business problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For senior management (not that they will be reading this, of course)... Don't assume only external companies have value or that they can be easily integrated with the current businesses. Foster an environment where internal business units are encouraged and rewarded for innovating and even let them propose completely new business plans, as necessary. Especially if the only alternative is to disband them entirely as they will be extremely motivated and bring the benefit of an integrated team with knowledge of existing company processes.

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    Total lack of respect for employees and little integrity among some key executives

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    If all you care about is short term pay, they're competitive

    Cons

    No respect for employees
    Very political
    Very bureacratic
    Executive leaders with no integrity
    Executives with NO interpersonal leadership skills
    They tout great career opportunities due to their size, but do little to really provide that chance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take actions to restore the culture Dave and Bill created, I.e. high performing company THATvalues it's employees. Dave and Bill believed that both employees and customers drive HPs success. Currently employees are treated like dispensable assets.

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