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Was a great company up until the CEO office door started to revolve after Carly F., Mark H., Kathy L. Leo A. Meg W. ...

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Current Employee - Sales Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great professional staff and team to work with. Benefit package is competitive.

Cons

Poor & inconsistant leadership at the top.
1st line and middle managers running scared and do not care about ICs, only worried to save their own job. Moral very low. Culture is crumbling bad.
Employees will be over worked going into 2013-14 because of 28000 layoffs.

Advice to Management

Recreate an HP culture the company was founded on by Bill Hewlett & Dave Packard ... with real open door policies where managers care about people, re-institute MBWA, rewarding people based on individual results with generous bonus plans around company/group/team results, invest in R&D that focus on future technology (including Big Data, Mobility, Cloud) - don't just talk about it, Walk the Talk, move employees around with job rotations world-wide, bring in younger top talent from colleges with engineering and technical degrees combined with MBAs (not with Midieval History Degrees like one CEO majored in), offer generous stock options to promising employees (not just executives), support and invest in your local communities with the HP Brand that inspires employee leadership (it not just about working at HP 50-60 hours a week), bring back rewarding achieves club, Presidents club and allow spouses to participate in local team gathering activities, find ways to build stronger relationships with partners and minimize the threat of taking all your business direct, differentiate the company from others in the industry that leaves the impression the work place is a vibrant and fun place to work! There is a lot of work that needs to be done at HP. Good luck!

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Layoff

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    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be a good company

    Cons

    In 2012, has a lot of turnaround to do

    Advice to Management

    Read Origins, Dave Packard's book -- and learn the HP secret sauce of days gone by

  2. Hope HP is going up

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in San Ramon, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and a great company with lots of cool products, engineers, and culeture. Generally good management in ISS and PC division.

    Cons

    Has lost its vision for the last decade with a bad senior management and a even worst board. Some of the business division lost business and cultural continuity with more than 50% turn over rate such as in storage not very good trend.

    Advice to Management

    Company strategies are very confusing and loosing employees. Products are still cool.

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