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The HP way is long forgotten and employees are now a commodity that can be discarded to shore up profit.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

I can wear shorts to work! Honestly the casual work environment is a big plus. I feel that the immediate managers are part of the team and not just supervising. HP does support education and work life balance which is a big plus.

Cons

Crappy IT support, the IT infrastructure has taken a big dive in quality since Hurds arrival. It is nearly impossible to buy a simple software application and the complete lack of support for Linux and OSX is hard to understand. Dysfunctional employee rating system, managers who may not even know your job skills locked in a room "fighting" to get their people ranked higher. Shrinking cubes really suck.

Advice to Management

Invest in keeping employees happy. Focus on Quality not cost.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Palo Alto, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great resources. great reputation. Locally involved management. very helpful to the surrounding communities. supports and donates to many local schools in poorer communities. Great resume builder. located in one of the best areas in the world. finally dealing with internal diversity issues.

    Cons

    constant threat of layoffs throughout the years. but name a company that is exempt from that. the hp of the past still lingers but the market requirements and the focus on short term results is destroying most great businesses. hp is not immune from these issues. Constant outsourcing has eroded the people first atmosphere of past years

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    HP will find a way

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities for growth and change. Company is financially doing great. Great employees and work environment.

    Cons

    Lean workforce, sometimes overly focused on short term financial results. Loss of employees is putting great pressure on those remaining to accomplish an enormous amount of work during a period of heavy change.

    Advice to Management

    They need to prioritize rewarding and retaining employees. Employees institutional knowledge and creativity is greatly under appreciated. Sometimes success at HP is achieved in spite of management and not because of them.


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