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

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  • Senior Management
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)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Going downhill- About to implode

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    flexibility, Work from home, remote teams, good set up. Some of the old timers are good.

    Cons

    No clue on application development. Poor managers. Too frequent executive changes. It has some of the worst Directors you can see in IT development. They are completely clueless on software development.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to be re-built from scratch. All good people are leaving or have left.


  2. vastly underpaid contract qa engineer w/ no opportunity to go permanent

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Test Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Current Contractor - Test Engineer in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    relaxed work atmosphere. helpful coworkers, flexible work times. Lots of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    What happened to the "hp way"? low morale among regular and "perma" temp employees. No chance for hard working temps to become regular employees, hence the term permatemps. Some regular employees treat temps as second class citizens.

    Advice to Management

    Reward temps who work hard, with regular jobs. The increase in productivity (and morale) will likely outweigh the extra cost.


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