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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 for 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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    Not too big to fail

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Bethesda, MD

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

    Pros

    You've got the HP name to draw on
    Industry leader in most segments(HP does not stay in a tech area it cannot be at least 1, or 3 in)
    Strong channel and partner network

    Cons

    Benfits are just average
    Confusing account coverage model (too many HP people call on one account)
    Not nimble enough or focused squarely in the market. Follows rather than leads
    EDS acquisition has been a disaster

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start innovating not copying
    Either sell EDS or get rid of most of the staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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