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Tech giant, the size of a city, with pockets of opportunity

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Former Employee - Executive Communications Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Executive Communications Manager in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Wide range of opportunities in certain areas
Re-investing in R&D after recent cut-backs
Each division can have its own culture
Become a part of history at the original Silicon Valley company

Cons

Utter turmoil in upper management shows no signs of abating
Low morale as layoffs (29,000) threaten
Uncertain future in many markets

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Shape up and fly straight. Honor the heritage of the The HP Way. Rekindle innovation.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. Good, but not getting better...

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    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, work hours or work from home, etc.
    Culture of excellence
    Young and passionate people
    Limitless career opportunities across multiplle segments

    Cons

    Comparatively low salary and slow promotions and pay raises, if any
    Revolving door management, yet they leave with big severance pays while company stocks go down along with employee morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of good employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great company, but it's gone through a lot of changes in the past 10 years...

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    Some of the core values instilled by both Mr. Hewlett and Mr. Packard are still being upheld, which was based on caring for the employees and creating world class products.

    Cons

    Some of the legacy that was passed from Mr. Hewlett and Mr. Packard have gone lost, partly due to various (and many) types of leadership, company growth and the company performance. The products continue to lean on HP's highly regarded reputation. The leadership is rocky at times, and the employee benefits are in/sub par with industry standards and no longer world class. Though there is still a lot of talent at HP, much of their talent is lost to competitors offering more technical challenges, better pay and better benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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