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Helpful (2)

Good company but could do more to provide people a fulfilling career

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Large, global company with exposure to almost the entire IT industry; so lots of opportunities in good times (times are tough now).

Cons

One can get lost in most positions in the company with no real visibility into whats happening in other places in the company; No real flexibility in job rotation to internal candidates..Eg. if one is in a strategic role and wants to move into an operating role, making that move is not that easy...or atleast I haven't seen anyone do that successfully in the few years I have been here.

Advice to Management

Bring compensation at parity to market, provide flexibility for rotation internally.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Starving the R&D beast for incremental profits

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    Current Employee - Master Systems Software Architect in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Master Systems Software Architect in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with state of the art technologies to solve customer IT issues

    Cons

    Beware the Workforce reduction process. Basically work level for the organization stays the same, but people are let go. Forces a situation where everyone has a list of things to do, but never get to deal with any problem that is not super critical.

    Advice to Management

    Stop starving the R&D teams. A little bit of investment can lead to big growth/profit and not incremental savings and a little more profit.

  2. Stop thinking tactically and look to the long term health of HP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Solution Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Solution Architect in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    HP still has some of the best products. There are residuals of the old "HP Way" that has long kept the company ethical and humane, when related to customers and staff.

    Cons

    HP still has not figured out if it really wants to be in the services business and if it does; what exactly that business is going to look like in the future. After years of trying to build a general services portfolio, it has now acquired EDS, and Outsourcing seems to be the new face of services. HP will be many service opportunities if the only options being offered are sourcing related.

    Advice to Management

    HP Executives need to figure out what the game plan is and stick to it. I was involved in a project for over 8 months, that was designing new go to market strategies, only to have that project summarily cancelled due to budget cuts, which did not seem to take into account the strategic importance of work we had completed. That was an investment of close to $250k, which ended up with zero return. This is becoming more and more typical of shortsighted near term tactical thinking, and need to stop for the long term viability of the company.

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