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Helpful (4)

This is one of the worst job experiences in my life.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

As a large company their benefit offerings are good. If you are willing to move a lot your opportunities are greater.

Cons

More bureaucracy than the federal government. Everything is self serivce, you have to wade through tons of policies and procedures to try to get any questions answered as an employee! On a work level it is even worse, right hand doesn't know what left hand is doing. And just when you are familiar with the right answers, policy will change again. By far the cheapest company I have ever seen in the investments they make in regard to the tools and software systems you have to deal with on a daily basis.

Advice to Management

HP systems are beyond inadequate and cost the company an enormous amount of employee downtime due to systems not working. On the consumer side you could improve service drastically if management would actually make decisions based on what customer service reports and what the customer actually complains they don't like- like outsourcing!

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good, smart honest people working here but bureaucracy and HR are impediments

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting technologies that span a wide range of consumer and commercial segments. Hard-working, honest, ethical people. Some opportunity for travel. Excellent management in certain divisions.

    Cons

    Stifling bureaucracy. Over siloed functional groups. Poor collaboration. People more interested in saving their job instead of doing it. Terrible HR group - provides little training or support. Career development executed poorly or neglected by management.

    Advice to Management

    Need more systems to streamline work and reduce manual "spreadsheeting". Implement clearer avenues for overseas assignments and cross-functional training. Hire people with curiosity and a desire to continuously improve.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Better before 2007

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Representative in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Customer Representative in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    Positive co-worker experience- Great pay and benefits for those hired before 2005 at least. Great flexibility for work hours at least before 2007

    Cons

    Inflexibility on the part of upper management regarding mandatory relocation. Unreasonable demands to force employees to relocate with inadequate relocation benefits for a forced move. Unequal treatment based on original work location relating to which employees were forced to relocate vs. which were not.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate each employee's individual situation above group policies- Increase flexibility allowed to people managers to allow this.


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