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One of the great companies of all time

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Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Cupertino, CA

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

Pros

Flexibility, great experiences, encouragement to take on new jobs, used to have great career opportunities

Cons

Management has lost their way and tried to be all things to all people. They really killed the goose that laid the golden egg by not valuing employees other than lip service. Basically any career movement within the company is gone.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do the hard thing and do what's RIGHT, not just what Wall Street wants or what will make Meg and the execs rich.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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    Good company struggling and needs stability

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    Former Employee - Director in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people, amazing heritage, decent technology

    Cons

    Confused strategy and continual cost costing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide stability and consistency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A monarchy

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you're very good at looking busy, pretending to be exhausted, and being quiet, this place will be a good ride for you. The benefits are ok, the culture has remnants of HP's glory days.

    Cons

    It's a feudal society. You won't believe it until you get in here. You'll find managers of dubious intellect, who will sacrifice their entire staff before themselves. MSN reported HP as 8th in the list of its 11 worst companies to work for. I would put it higher on that list. Their motto is "invent" and they used to do that. They're trying to jettison people now, and they're tossing hard working people overboard wholesale. The new motto should be "axe".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of your employees are much, much smarter than you are. Listen to them, engage them in the management of this dying dinosaur, and by all means promote from WITHIN. Or die a slow death; the choice is yours. HP is so large, they can afford to be incompetent for a long time, but not forever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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