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Helpful (1)

Great place to work if you are in one of the few growing areas

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

HP still has some of the brightest people doing interesting work.

Cons

Salary and benefits have steadily declined relative to market for the last 10 years. Even if you do great work, one year you get a good bonus the next year it is crap. Your manager will always have some excuse: "the division didn't do well so there is less mony for bonuses", or "other folks are doing an even better job. etc.

Advice to Management

The company is aimless at the top. HP has been quick to acquire new technology or make investments only to pull them when it is not immediately successful. VPs are mindless. They are more worried about hiding their mistakes than making a success their divisions successful.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Used to be a great company, it's a different company now

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Corvallis, OR
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Corvallis, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Very bad upper level managers with unrealistic targets

    Advice to Management

    All upper level managers should be replaced


  2. Helpful (3)

    Bill & Dave are spinning in their graves.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people - there are still talented people left. The technology - there is still a lot of great technology to be found. Home office / flexible schedules.

    Cons

    - The employees aren't passionate about the company and HP isn't passionate about them. HP isn't sure what or who it is anymore. The soul is gone and people are demoralized. The "HP Way" is a dusty, distant concept remembered by only a dwindling minority. - Many talented people are leaving or have already left. Between the recent early retirement offering and the a general run for the exits, turnover is a big problem. With all those people goes the experience and innovative ideas needed to turn this company around. - Internal systems are a confusing mess. - If you love red tape and bureaucracy, you'll love HP. - Way too many products, SKU's and overlapping technologies. - Support and maintenance teams are off-shore and could care less about the customers. - HP isn't a single company. It's a group of companies poorly patched together without a clear vision or single purpose. - The next few years are going to be tumultuous to say the least. Be prepared for frequent reorgs and strategy changes.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be everything to everyone. Get back to basics. Divest into logical companies: PC's/Printers, Software, Storage, Servers, etc. before this beast crumbles under it's own weight.


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