Hewlett-Packard

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A Market Leader Under Siege

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 (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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    Watching the decline of a tech giant

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Employees are great people to work with. They are smart, generous, and want to do a great job. They are the company's greatest asset.

    Cons

    Company has lost its edge and lost its way. Under Carly Fiorina, there was too much emphasis on image and not enough on the substance behind it. Under Mark Hurd, the goal was to cut as much as possible. Meg Whitman may have come on the scene when it is too late to be able to save the behemoth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck. Ignore quarter-to-quarter market changes. Develop the company for the long term by investing in the people. Maybe you'll get back the awesome culture the past few CEOs have shredded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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