Hewlett-Packard

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Typical corporate politics, but a great company to work for

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Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Great products, services, and corporate history. Very diverse and lots of flexibility to change jobs to prevent getting bored. Work-from-Home and Flexible working hours are great for work-life-balance.

Cons

Since 2000, corporate layoffs are pretty common which can be intimidating and affect morale

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to strive to remove the politics and roadblocks to service delivery.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Been good so far

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    Current Employee - Technical Consultant II in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant II in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lets you buy lots of toys. Nice dress code. great coworkers. The pay is ok. they let you get any tool no matter how dumb or expensive.

    Cons

    going bankrupt, they are selling my division. Idiots tend to be come managers. they make me use an old slow laptop, and that is dumb

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can most of your managers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sucking every last drop from every employee

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large company. Support job changes across the company resulting in a lot of opportunities. Pretty good benefits package. Global company with opportunities available around the world.

    Cons

    Take total advantage of the economy being down to abuse salaried employees. Ridiculous amounts of hours expected (60-70+ per week year round is common) with no compensation -- not even comp time. They have eliminated nearly all support staff with the result that all administrative duties need to be performed by the salaried employees since their time for this is "free". No investment in employees. No financial support for acquiring technical certifications. No paid training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop viewing your people as commodities that have no individual value. Just because an employee is cheaper doesn't mean that they bring the same value. If you want to know why software projects are failing, talk to everyone on the project, not just the leadership. Everyone you talk to is going to present themselves in the light that shows them the best. You need to look at everyone to get the entire picture. If a team can't communicate effectively on-shore, they will never be successful with an off-shore team. Stop expecting front line managers to manage large numbers (20-50+) and still bill full time to projects; looks good on paper but if the projects fail and the employees are unhappy, does this really make financial sense?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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