Hewlett-Packard

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HP is the place to be

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

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

HP has become a meritocracy - strong performers who achieve results are rewarded comensurate with their contributions.

Cons

There is still a groundswell of tenured employees who "don't get it". They fail to understand that cost cutting measures enable us to invest in sales resources & R&D to drive innovation, become more competitive and take market share. You will read many posts about how "upper management makes decisions" - I have never worked for a company that is as crystal clear about articulating strategy & decisions and how they impact both the employee base and the company overall. It's embarrassing to read posts about ppl griping about meaningless takeaways - they fail to understand the economic implications of better deployed capital - despite the exec team's thoughtful explanations. Alas...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work. Leadership is not a popularity contest - I applaud the difficult decisions you make that benefit the longevity and health of the company.

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    HP lost its "Way" yet performing well for short term results!

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Program Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Program Manager in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    The people I work with are the best.

    Cons

    The HP Way is gone and the company's values are violated regularly by executive and higher management. Lost trust and respect for all employees. Innovation and long term strategy are missing. Cutting research will hurt the business in the long run. Mark Hurd has more responsibility running the largest IT company in the world. And he needs to responsibly act on it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your people and morale. Cost reduction for short term Wall Street gains is not enough. The cuts are too deep and people / culture are not attended to. M&A is not the only way to grow. Organic growth is important. Looking at data and past performance is not enough. Cultures need to be understand too. Losing ground as competitive player with talent and innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Innovation is still rewarded at HP

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Awesome work life balance, never a question about taking time off for personal needs. Can schedule meetings around workouts.
    Great team work and collaboration across geographies.
    Opportunities to branch out and learn new technologies and to contribute in many areas
    No micro-management.
    Easy to get the training and equipment necessary to do the job
    Co-workers are competent, easy to create a highly successful team.
    The spirit of innovation still lives... founding principles of Dave & Bill are still there, the garage still exists.

    Cons

    Lots of reorganizations at upper levels, reporting structure changes often which can be quite unsettling. Layoffs and cutbacks come at random, so loyalty to HP has been reduced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent about the vision, provide more stability.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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