Hewlett-Packard

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Formerly great company now an 'OK' place to work.

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Current Employee - Program Manager in Vancouver, WA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Vancouver, WA

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

Major global tech company. HP did a great job of hiring excellent people in the past and many of them are still around -- great people to work with. Opportunities to work in global environment -- many overseas partners. Great learning opportunities.

Cons

The classic HP Way is dead, dead, dead! While we are coasting on the residual value of what was once a great corporate culture, we are now the moral equivalent of Walmart. Do it cheap! Offshore it! Make sure the payback is fast!
Benefits have been severely eroded, pay raises non-existent, and bonuses are unfairly distributed according to secret formulas. IT has been taken over and gutted by a bunch of goobers from Walmart and Dell. They believe their job is to make all users completely miserable and they do it well.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They don't want my advice. Or yours.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company is sacrificing long-term employee return for short-term stock return.

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Diversity of products and services has proven to be instrumental in sustaining HP during the economic crisis. The company seems on solid footing for the remainder of the economic crisis.

    Cons

    Extreme cost cutting measures are making it increasingly difficult to perform effectively. In turn, compensation is being constrained in the way of performance incentives. The company is slowly, but conspicuously, eliminating non-salary compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the future of the employees, even if it means senior management won't receive Wall Street praise for outperforming the industry. While cutting necessary costs might inflate profits in the short-term, the company will suffer in the long-term once the rest of the market rebounds and employees feel safe in jumping ship.

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  2.  

    Still one of the best employers in the region, but that position is at risk

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Materials Manager in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Materials Manager in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Great work life balance and a working atmosphere that promotes teamwork and colaboration. Still competitve compensation versus other similar companies in the greater Sacramento region though that is at risk if executive management continues down the recent path in regards to compensation.

    Cons

    It's become very stagnant in terms of career development and promotional opportunities with little room for growth, especially at the Roseville site as the trend has been to reduce the company precense. Also the compenstaion approach has swung almost completely to a variable pay method with virutally no raises for rank and file employees for the last 3-4 years. Virtually all the funding has been put into a variable perforamance fund.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a longer term view of compensation if they do not want to continue to put at risk losing the best employees

    Approves of CEO
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