Hewlett-Packard

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Used to be great.

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Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Diego, CA

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Offers a wide variety of challenging work with good historial commercial success. Broad set of skills needed and interaction with a lot of very good people. Exposure to many facets of engineering.

Cons

HP has gotten big, and decisions seem to take a long time. Priorities have been changing often. That has led to instability in the programs. Also seems like everything is urgent so it's hard to keep to a good, solid plan.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The people of hp are your greatest asset. Keeping up the morale and innovation should be your #1 goal. Also, there seems to be a lot of chasing new ideas which has taken management attention away from doing the fundamental job well. Get back to the basics of good, solid engineering work.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Getting better; renewed hope.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Corvallis, OR

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity. Despite economic and competitive headwinds, company has momentum, and new leadership. Hope for better, in an improving world-wide economy, new leadership.

    Cons

    Last 12 years of 17 with company, plenty of dysfunctional and misguided management and strategies. It's been tough, but chose to pass on early retirement in favor of getting back to the HP Way. Hope my bet pays off!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the roots of the company, one that engineers worldwide admire: Shuck commodity products that only generate slim profit through cost reductions. Get back to niche engineering, where innovation creates new, lucrative, unexploited markets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Underpaid and unethical business practices by management

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    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Representative in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Representative in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Health benefits and paid time off

    Cons

    Everything else. Old EDS bad business practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the old EDS ways. Get new management for HP Enterprise Services accounts so that division stops losing money for HP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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