Hewlett-Packard

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(3PAR division) constant fire fighting mode, management / project mgmt by bugzilla"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

Pros

- Cool , smart engineers
- learn about storage arrays

Cons

- The array is pretty much developed, not much new innovation or development work (software wise), mostly bug fixing.
- Management mostly rewards old timers
- Currently the place is crawling with program managers, and over the past year has become very management heavy.
- First level managers does not motivate people, or get to know them on a personal level to know their individual contribution / strengths / weakness.
- Very hard to get promotion past the senior engineer level.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get to know your employees, on a personal level, know their strengths , weakness, and how to make best use of them.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Senior Consultant

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    The biggest pro is the ability to work with alot of different clients

    Cons

    No real career path. LImited opportunities for growth. Get in good with your management and your life is easy, be anything less than a favorite child and your life will be miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the 'promote who you know' approach for opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Things are on the move!

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of growth happening. Layoffs are in the papers, but the company is in a transition period for the better. Meg is a great leader.

    Cons

    Extremely hard to get normal things done like procurement, staffing, and using off the shelf software. The company is so big that the checks and balances, even though are meant to protect, cause more harm than good. I've seen very bright people give up and leave because of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to make the right changes for the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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