Hewlett-Packard

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15 years that started out great but got progressively worse as time goes on.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Account Manager in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Account Manager in Detroit, MI

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

Pros

Very diversified - you can find a new career without changing companies
Strong leadership in many markets (X86 servers in particular)
1000s of fabulous people who work with you
A good place to start your IT career

Cons

Clueless senior management - brain dead board of directors
Miserly, and getting worse year by year - dedicated to not paying one cent more than the minimum
Market cap / shareholder value is In an absolute free fall
Cannot seem to leverage a cohesive solution that uses all the many reat products and services
Drive customers crazy with annual (or more frequent) account rep changes and inability to do the most basic business functions (quoting, customer support in particular)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

BOD - give Meg Whitman the time needed to clean up this mess - HP can't afford another new CEO
Meg Whitman - start over with USA ESSN Sales management (VP level) there are fantastic people in the middle management ranks who can run circles around the current VPs

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    long time HP software engineer taking the buy out

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    HP has been a great place to work at for many years, good people, market leader in printing, and sometimes great and challenging projects.

    Cons

    While the theory was to hire cheap engineering off-shore to do the mundane, run-of-the-mill tasks for each release while the engineering in the states was then free to innovate -- I don't think it has worked that way in practice. It seems the off-shore people would rather innovate. Meanwhile market share is shrinking, wages stagnate while CEO's come and go with huge salaries and golden parachutes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new CEO, seems to be making the right noises, but is it just talk?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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