Hewlett-Packard

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On a seemingly unstoppable downward trajectory

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Consultant in Palo Alto, CA

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

Pros

Still a profitable company that is first or second in multiple sectors of the tech industry
Opportunity to move within different business units

Cons

Hierarchical, slow moving, low employee morale and high turnover
Pay in the Bay Area is sub-par relative to other technology firms

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to fix PSG - bring design in house and fix product roadmap

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great people, awful company

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer V in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer V in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    I worked with great people. There was a lot of talent and experience, and everyone was extremely friendly.

    Cons

    HP is a leviathan bureaucracy. It was a constant struggle to get the equipment and services necessary to do my job. Software development methodologies and technologies were years out-of-date (which is an eternity in the tech world), and there was serious reluctance to ever try anything new. It was impossible to work late due to campus policies (they shut off the lights at 7:00 PM, no food was available, etc.), and the reward structure wasn't close to being competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Small perks matter! Keep snacks in the fridge, be generous with e-awards. We'll work hard for you if you come our way even a little!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Not the old-HP we used to know

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Great projects to engage in
    Mental challenges to overcome
    Working with the best people

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for promotion
    Senior management is out of touch with engineering

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of forced distributions and allow managers to rate their employees without your intervention.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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