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Good place to learn many things if you apply yourself

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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

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Many different kinds of technology to learn Many different projects to work on if you know what's available Fairly good work/life balance No mass layoffs (lately)

Cons

Poor project planning/management in some areas of the company Limited upper management visibility into how good a job you're doing Your reviews are always measured against other people in your group. If you're new to a project, people with less experience than you can get much better reviews than you while you're catching up. Very little management interest in training.

Advice to Management

Become more realistic in your planning. Provide more training on new technology Understand that newcomers to a large project have a learning curve and don't penalize them for having to learn technology or detailed system behavior.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discount on Hewlett-Packard products and elecctronics

    Cons

    Not alot of room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees more to see what can be changed.


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    It's not what you know...

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    Current Employee - Presales Consultant in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Presales Consultant in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    HP offers a solid collaborative environment, casual dress code, and work-from-home or wherever is most convenient policy. There are good opportunities for advancement IF you have good connections in the company. Marketing yourself in this giant company requires all the top skills you need when competing in the World Wide Web.

    Cons

    There are some good managers and then some really awful managers. I have had both. Do your homework before you accept a position and find out what others who work for or have previously worked for the manager think of him or her. You have opportunities to educate yourself in your position but that training is completely up to you to develop, advocate and execute. If you are in a position remotely associated with sales, expect that there will be periods when you have no life outside of work. The best you can hope for is to have a manager and co-workers who understand the need for give-and-take and are lenient about time off when personal needs outweigh career needs.

    Advice to Management

    Become crisp in your own thought about what HP should be when it grows up. Are we a hardware/software vendor, a technology outsourcer or a professional consulting services business? Whatever we are, decide and then communicate clearly to employees, the market and influencers. We are at an inflection point in IT history. HP has one chance to get this right.


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