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HP - difference over the years

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Former Contractor - Software Developer in Pontiac, MI
Former Contractor - Software Developer in Pontiac, MI

I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (less than a year)

Pros

Culture changed as company became more international teaching how to act with global counterparts effectively, a very useful skill. A differnet skill is needed to get things done outside of this country as there is a less willingness to take on responsibilty. Motivational factors include mentoring and coaching.

Cons

Work hours are longer. Working after hours, weekends and holidays.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to reduce or balance workload so that there is more time to unwind.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. Great Capabilities...Missed Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    HP has some really good people with strong skill sets. The company has some good software assets which can be sold and delivered to customers. Lower level employees want to succeed and do well for customers and their immediate managers. Sales and project opportunities are available and won due to the company name recognition.

    Cons

    The red tape can be over whelming at times. Some managers need to allow their people to develop into roles and increased levels of responsibilities. Too much time is spent justifying your job versus getting the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more focus on managing southbound (downstream) in the organization chart and not northbound (upstream) to play the politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great people to work with. No potential for growth unless you are in sales.

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Salary increases are hard to come by. HR is in India. Yes. You call to speak to an HR rep and they are in Bangalore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people. Make them want to stay. I am gone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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