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 (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 (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 Big organizations like HP are not agile; tools & resources are often outdated or adequate; plenty of red tape and bureaucracy.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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    After working there for 25 years all of a sudden I get a bad review

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    Former Employee - Operational Account Manager Advisor II in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Operational Account Manager Advisor II in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Used to be a good company with good benefits but as soon as Carly became CEO it went downhill.

    Cons

    It became very competitive. They only wanted to keep the best employees which created an environment of hostility and back stabbing. And every year they would take something away from my benefits package. For example, it used to be that you would get 2 weeks severance pay for every year you worked there. Then they made it 1 week for each year. People are exiting out of there in droves because it is a terrible place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All I can say is good luck in retaining top notch employees in an environment that is cut throat and where you are taking away benefits. There are much better companies out there to work for so why would the high perfoming stay there?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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