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Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Enjoy working with co-workers and direct staff. I like and respect my direct management staff and business unit. Good teamwork and results driven org.

Cons

Poor senior leadership over the past few years. Subpar compensation and too much red tape to get things accomplished.

Advice to Management

Get a mobile strategy.

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  1. Too big to be agile. People are not printer widgets. Can't figure out the services business for nothing.

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    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    the illusion of stability, free printing (within reason) of really cool stuff. Access to leading edge software and tools to work.

    Cons

    Layers of non value added managers, fear of risk taking, lots, and lots and lots of deadwood.

    Advice to Management

    implement 360 reviews. this top down stuff means that as you play the telephone game of what you need down with the 8 or 9 layers of management we hear something from


  2. Too big with not enough consistency in senior leadership or accuracy in financial accounting.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Software QA and Testing (4th Level Vice President Management) in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Software QA and Testing (4th Level Vice President Management) in Roseville, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great access to deeply skilled software development resources. Some of the best people in the business.

    Cons

    Not enough consistency in vision coming from senior management. Any vision that does get set consistently never gets communicated accurately to the people in the trenches who must perform the implementation due to the # of leadership levels in such a large organization. I was in Enterprise Services, which has great potential and great sales, but due to inconsistency in leadership across the company, and poor communication, the entire division is completely dysfunctional. Furthermore, the organization’s vision within Enterprise Services has changed so many times since HP purchased EDS that the internal accounting systems have not - and cannot - keep up with the personnel and organizational changes that have occurred, and thus no middle manager or senior leadership can ever get an accurate account of the financials (P&Ls) for the organizations they are responsible. There is virtually no accuracy in the financial accounting systems anymore, and everyone in the company is making decisions based on completely inaccurate or absent financial data.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a business strategy, and stick with it for the long run. Minimize senior leadership changes. Declare war in the accuracy of the financial and accounting systems. Improve communication accuracy up and down every connection in the leadership chain.


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