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

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Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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 ManagementAdvice

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

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Other reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1.  

    The ship is going under fast dudes!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Tech.  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Service Tech. in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    About the only thing good left is that you dont have to use your own vehicle to go to work with.

    Cons

    Pay cut. They keep raising the bar as to what they expect out of you whether it is realistic or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are clueless about what goes on at the lowest level. They are doing all they can do now to save a buck.. These super cheap phones that we all got really stink and just plain dont work. Not to mention one part per call.. That may work for some machines but not all of them..

  2.  

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Solution Architect  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Solution Architect in Los Angeles, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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