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Avoid at all costs

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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 for less than a 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.

Other Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 for 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
  2.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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