Hewlett-Packard

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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

Other Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1.  

    Good place to coast and collect paycheck

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great flexibility
    work life balance
    very open, non-hierarchical culture
    old school people with good values

    Cons

    company is on a major downward trend. slow to negative growth in most business units leading to layoffs and early retirements; spending freezes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Systems Software Engineer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, very smart colleagues, dedicated employees, great benefits

    Cons

    Company too big, too many acquisitions of late not integrated into company prorperly, not a lot of room for movement in job/job family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on HP's core strengths, stop trying to be everything to everyone in the tech industry.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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