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Current Employee - Engineer in Vancouver, WA
Current Employee - Engineer in Vancouver, WA

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

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

Pros

There are some really great, talented people to work with. HP values work life balance. People are very smart and good at what they do. Good team players.

Cons

HP is moving away from research and development. HP focuses too much on the short term results, pays too much attention to the stock holders rather than its employees. HP used to provide a lot more trainings to the employees, but now, HP has reduced the training budget by a lot. Executive members are getting too well compensated, while employees are getting not.

Advice to Management

Senior management do not share enough on the company direction; they should be more open to their employees.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Hewlett-Packard is reducing its investments in new product development.

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Vancouver, WA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    Great Co-workers and tradition of teamwork and innovation. Hewlett-Packard was a great place to work as a mechanical engineer when HP invested in developing a wide range of imaging hardware platforms. Hewlett-Packard was a great place to work as a manufacturing engineer when we developed manufacturing capabilities for low cost high precision products. If you enjoy transferring technology to asian subcontractors and the challenges of maintaining quality in a cost driven offshore environment, you may enjoy working for the new HP. HP is milking the cash cow of it's printer hardware development business and if you enjoy cutting costs in a declining business environment, you may enjoy working for the new HP. If you're in the services business and your work contributes immediately to the bottom line, you may enjoy working for the new HP.

    Cons

    Rapidly degrading benefits and work environment. Excessive focus on short term profit growth through employee benefits reduction and real estate sales. Declining funding for R&D and developing new markets. Outsourcing of all manufacturing offshore. Revenue growth through acquisitions instead of internal investment. If you are a mechanical, electrical, or digital hardware engineer your long term opportunities at HP are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Take the risks necessary to innovate and develop new markets.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Good people, focused on cost cutting and enterprise

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sharp people, generally high integrity. Superb at distribution channel marketing and sales. Market leader in most segments played with high quality products and services/. Financially very disciplined.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities on consumer side as focus shifts to enterprise. Company focused on cost cutting. Big company with big company org challenges. Businesses dependent on IT/Engineering resources face challenges getting necessary committments. Some risks on corporate portfolio bets.

    Advice to Management

    Balance outside recruiting on senior positions with internal promotion. Tendency to undervalue inhouse leadership. 50% fail rate on outside hires at senior levels. Refocus on market and competition, less on internal empires.


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