Hewlett-Packard

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A company needing stability in leadership

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Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Sacramento, CA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Sacramento, CA

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

Pros

Flexible location/ work hours- most job positions are given the option of working remotely as long as the job is getting done. In a company of this size, opportunities for advancement or career changes come up more often.

Cons

Previous leadership regimes cut research and development to the bone and tried to "buy" technology through acquisitions rather than by developing organically. As a result HP is behind the tech curve and now struggling to re-invent itself. Morale is improving but still quite low.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Come up with a growth strategy and stick to it. Avoid further acquisitions until all the recent buys have been fully assimilated and stabilized.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Can HP be saved?

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Ability to work remotely, as long as you can connect to 800 numbers for conference calls and have high speed internet access.
    Salaries are decent. Enables you to work with WW organization.

    Cons

    Lots of churn and chaos with frequent reorganizations. Big organizations like HP are not agile; tools & resources are often outdated or adequate; plenty of red tape and bureaucracy. Low morale among employees. Fear of speaking out or suggesting alternatives to management does not make for a healthy work environment. Sadly the corporate culture and values HP used to have are long gone and HP is no longer seen as an innovator.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the bureacracy. Spend wisely - make sure the budget guidelines apply to all parts of the organization and really fix the internal issues, don't just spend millions slapping lipstick on the pig.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Summed up in one word: Bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work at home (some groups, not all).
    SMART people.
    Many hobby/sports/outside work groups formed.
    Employee discounts.

    Cons

    Management does not empower its employees.
    Slow to get the job done; too much red tape.
    Few team players due to dog-eat-dog mentality.
    Too many meetings, with no decisions made.
    Employees are rated against each other.
    Salaries/bonuses are small or non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your SMART employees and allow for humaness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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