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waste of time

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I worked at Hewlett-Packard

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

strong brand, powerful account relationships

Cons

confused; lack of strategic direction; operates in silos

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Unbelievable how poorly run a company can be.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some people think HP is a great company so it could look good on your resume.

    Cons

    HP does not understand what business it is in, nor does it understand how things get done. The mentality is to set metrics and measure everything. Since the understanding of the business is so poor the metrics are poorly chosen and the consequent measurements indistinguishable from random. Very cold-blooded place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what business you want o be in and sell off the rest. Somebody can figure out how to make money out of most of the things you now ignore.


  2. Helpful (3)

    OK - but better places to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work from home flexibility
    professional growth opportunities
    some really excellent people to work with
    interesting work and some opportunity to choose projects to work on

    Cons

    pay raises pretty close to non existent. Mgmt hopes same annual bonus each year keeps you happy

    HP strives that each benefit be "market average". Average in every benefit = less than average across all benefits.

    workload can be quite heavy. Nobody thinks twice of 6 PM meetings and some are genuinely surprised if you can't make a Saturday meeting

    promotions seem very hard to come by. internal transfers almost always can't contain a promotion element because that represents an unfair advantage for the hiring manager. HP seems more willing to hire a stranger for the higher position than promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    more communication is needed from senior mgmt. Meg started out with regular communication but now we don't hear much.


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