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Excel and surpass expectations and there are many opportunities to advance

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Current Employee - Technology Consultant III in Clarksville, VA
Current Employee - Technology Consultant III in Clarksville, VA

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Advancement opportunities exist. Performance is recognized if not always properly compensated. Exposure to a broad range of advanced and bleeding edge technology. Work with the smartest and best technologists every day. Training is regularly made available on many platforms.

Cons

As usual with Mega organizations financial desicions will regularly trump technical choices that should be made. Initial salary offers tend to be high but increases can be tough to come by after coming on board.

Advice to Management

Try harder to operate like an efficient small business. Work to enable line managers to more quickly release under performers and back fill those positions quickly. Streamlining the hiring process would result in fewer candidates taking other offers prior to the hiring manager being approved to extend an offer. Finally, I would advise a new compensation model based more on job code so that overacheivers who advance through the ranks quickly are compensated properly for the roles they assume. This will lead to increased motivation within the ranks to outperform.

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  1. Great place for opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's big. It's full of opportuntiy for those seeking a dynamic place to work. There are so many things going inside. It's a huge organization, with many moving parts. For those with initiative, this is definetly the place to be.

    Cons

    It's big. It can be a bit difficult to navigate and effect change, at times.

    Advice to Management

    The new CEO rocks and the direction looks good.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Struggling to right the ship, buy not investing to do so

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Vancouver, WA

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

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

    Pros

    Large, diversified company with broad geographic reach.
    Salary direct deposit still taking place twice a month.
    New hope for turnaround due to the appointment of Meg Whitman as CEO.

    Cons

    Strategy du jour from upper management based on CEO or executives current hot buttons or highlighted business issues. One day it is innovation, the next cost savings, the next revenue growth, etc.
    No salary growth for past 5-8 years. Zero.
    Benefits are industry standard - used to be market leading in the 'old days'.
    Constant cut-backs and layoffs. Been told to do more with less many times over. Lots of talk about cutting out non-productive work and focusing on fewer things. Never happens though.
    Those left are hanging on in wait of an improving external job market.
    Ranking / rating system in dire need of a major overhaul. Can exceed your goals substantially but still be rated average or below. Profess to desire team approach, but rewards based on individuals outperformaing their team members leading to politics, infighting and catching the attention of management.
    Managers don't manage people, they perform the same jobs as individual contributors, but happen to have people reporting to them.
    No raises when promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Need to understand the turmoil and distrust that has been bred over the past decade. It cannot be turned around overnight, but if steps in the right direction are taken, it will go a long way toward moving in a positive direction. Focus on employee needs and feeding the innovation pipeline. Every thing else should be secondary. Quit hiring new Senior VPs externally. Have had several new executive hires after stating that we would promote from within (for a change). All this while getting rid of 27,000 employees through early retirement and layoffs. Shameful.


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