Hewlett-Packard

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

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1.  

    No talent here

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Boise, ID

    Pros

    Work hours are very flexible.

    Cons

    It doesn't take very long till the next project feels like a minor improvement to the last one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is hard for people to work on the next great thing when they are in constant fear of let go.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great opportunity to build your resume.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Boise, ID

    Pros

    HP is a great opportunity to be exposed to a growing global business. There are great learning and educational opportunities within HP. It is also a great experience. Once you have HP on your resume and gain some great experience you will find it much easier to get other jobs. Not just inside but outside HP.

    HP enables employees to move around a lot and get a wide variety of experience. They are also very flexible with working from home or flexible hours.

    Cons

    It's a very large company and that always comes with drawbacks. HP is very focused on efficiencies and if your employee number falls on the wrong cell of the spreadsheet you may find yourself looking for a new job. But honestly what large high tech company isn't like that these days? Get in if you can, get the experience and be ready if you have to get out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set realistic expectations with employees who have been there a long time. The HP that Bill and Dave created is gone. Times are different. There are great opportunities at HP but that doesn't mean job security.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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