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HP is a good place to work for if you like bad managment

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Information Systems Architect IV in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Information Systems Architect IV in Washington, DC

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- If you're contract were to come to an end, you can possibly spend a year on the "bench" waiting for another opportunity to arise.
- Company promotes 90% telework.

Cons

- Management is out of touch with the clients
- Management is neither knowledgeable nor do they have the necessary skills to manage the projects given to them.
- This lack of knowledge also means a micro-management style to managing projects and employees.

Advice to Management

Place managers in positions that actually know what the job entails and not based on time left on the bench.

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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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Not the old-HP we used to know

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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