Hewlett-Packard

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Always under threat of layoff/RIF

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Server QA/Test Engineer in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Server QA/Test Engineer in Houston, TX

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Produce well engineered products, company has great tradition/history

Cons

Always restucturing, reducing costs, meaning reducing local workforce and replacing w/ offshoring if replaced at all.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Leave HP, get a position at a employee and customer-centered company.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Avoid at all costs

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    HP has a long legacy of products and services
    Plenty of training to be taken to help you with your Job

    Cons

    Constant pressure from senior management
    You will always be threatened with your Job starting as soon as 2 months
    Businesses are very siloed and the units do not work together to win business
    No one can tell you where to go for help. In most cases you have to call between 5-7 people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best way to sum this up is a website was created so people could submit trouble areas to the management team. It was suppose to remain open for 30 days after 5 days and 83,000 submissions the site was shut down.

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    A sinking ship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boise, ID

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of people, outside the company, remember the old HP, back when it was synonymous with quality and may afford one undeserved respect based upon that reputation.

    There are some good middle managers left over from the past, though their numbers are thinning fast.

    Cons

    A game of musical chairs based upon seniority and connections.

    Innovation is dead, with the exception of acquisitions which are quickly assimilated into the borg and reduced to undersized, HP clone operations.

    Training and career development are not part of the new HP. Why train when you can hire from the outside?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Divest the company and break it back into a thousand pieces. The economy of huge scale isn't working for you or your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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