Hewlett-Packard

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Great people and opportunities but serious issues at the top

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Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Vancouver, WA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Vancouver, WA

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

Pros

Large company with lots of opportunities for exploring different businesses and functions. Great people. Collaborative. Flexibility to manage my schedule - to work where and when works best for me.

Cons

Too many years of sacrificing the future for the current quarter. Rewards have become too concentrated at the top of the company. Really bad decision making at the executive and board level for way too many years. Workload is ridiculous at times. Little to no time or dollars for training.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop trying to grow through acquisitions (especially gigantic, stupid acquisitions!). Focus internally on innovation and invention. Create a more balanced bonus system (profit sharing rather than the ridiculous 'pay for performance') to give all levels of the company incentives, rather than just executives.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A Market Leader Under Siege

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    1. Satisfactory compensation and benefits
    2. Breadth/scope of IT businesses may provide career options
    3. High quality people

    Cons

    1. Quarterly performance emphasis favors expedient vs. strategic
    2. Lack processes to incubate new businesses
    3. Management risk-aversion stifles innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trying to execute an inorganic growth strategy without a solid M&A process is guaranteed recipe for failure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Support Engineer

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    Company allows autonomy in doing one's job. Flexible working hours. Little micromanagement. Opportunities for lateral movement. Great corporate history.

    Cons

    Direction of the company is muddled at the top - primarily the board of directors. Layoffs from time to time - does not add to a sense of job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick the markets you want to be present in, and stay committed to them. Do not send mixed signals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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