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used to be better

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Cupertino, CA
Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Cupertino, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

HP has good benefits, and a lot of nice people are working there. There is a lot of flexibility to work from home for those who wish to do so. Meg Whitman is popular with employees and we all have a lot of faith in her to turn HP around in the future (it will take a few years though).

Cons

Working at HP (at least in the Enterprise Group marketing and R&D organizations) has been less fun in the last few years. Budgets seem to continuously go down. For example, business travel is very limited and usually only Directors and above get to travel; even for trade shows only those who are presenters are allowed to attend. It's much easier for sales to get travel approval. HP is in the process of laying off 27,000 people worldwide with about 1/3 of that in the U.S., so job security depends on the future outlook for your focus area; it was great to see though that HP also offered early retirement incentive packages and one doesn't really have to be very old to be able to take it. HP sold the Cupertino site and all employees are now being moved to Palo Alto or Sunnyvale. As housing is cheaper the further south you live, this can be a real inconvenience to those who live in South San Jose, Morgan Hill, Gilroy etc. Luckily HP is flexible with working from home more and many will do so for 2-3 days per week. Career opportunities aren't great unless you want to move laterally. It's hard to get a job at the next level as HP seeks candidates that are already at that next level and often prefers to hire from outside rather than promote from within.

Advice to Management

Give opportunities to current employees for being promoted rather than seeking external candidates. While this is now the intent under Meg Whitman, in reality managers are still reluctant to promote; if a Req isn't approved for external hiring, then hiring managers seek candidates from within who are already at that level.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. How much will you put up with?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Representative in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Representative in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent compensation plan collaborative efforts of industry leaders to accomplish a solution based sales approach Amazing network of co-workers and peers Easy to get noticed for being top-performer Mobility within company

    Cons

    They utilize very old systems even though they sell the "cutting eddge" approach No such thing as an 8-hour work day Quota on recently acquired technology without resources / quota plan outdated No sense of worth to senior MGMT Retention of essential employees is often overlooked Focused on short term ROI in every investment

    Advice to Management

    Retain top talent, invest in employees and see the return, take the long-term approach to investments in business units, segments, and regions.


  2. Feels like they really care about connecting with customers.

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Account Sales Representative in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Account Sales Representative in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership and constantly-improving products.

    Cons

    Hours aren't very consistent for my position.


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