Hewlett-Packard

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Still a good place to work, but you better pay attention when they talk about globalization.

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Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Houston, TX

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

The people, relaxed environment, benefits. The Parking is great. Flex time offered.

Cons

Outsourcing is taking the jobs overseas. Matrix environment tends to foster apathy. Company gets reorganized so often and quickly, that some things (initiatives and projects) tend to get neglected or dropped. Losing control of the engineering resources has a tendency to reduced the quality in the products. Dealing with the OEM's over quality issues can be reduced to quibbling over the documented contractual obligations, which are usually all too general and not specific enough to protect the companies interest.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Support initiatives and projects better. Don't try to rationalize outsourcing with the globalization argument (i.e.: logistical reasons). There are some smart people here that understand the math behind the decisions.

Make sure the details in the quality agreements in the contracts with the OEM's outline accountability clearly.

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    Still a great place to work. Work-life balance is paramount at HP.

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Corvallis, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Corvallis, OR

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    The diversity of people who work for HP, the strong emphasis on work-life balance (almost an obsession), the strong support for professional training both inside and outside of the company, very relaxed & casual atmosphere, flexibility in work schedule, etc.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. It's a huge company. Too many layers of management between the soldiers and generals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think HP is going in the right direction by re-organizing HP Labs to focus on finding the "killer technology" or next blockbuster product, and obviously Mark Hurd has cleaned house operationally across the entire company. I think more could be done to trim fat in the management ranks.

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    Decent place to work, could be better

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Top IT company
    Interesting work
    Global firm

    Cons

    Too big and sluggish
    Too many or changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about employees
    Reward more high performers

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