Hewlett-Packard

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Review of HP from a recent retiree.

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Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

Pros

The company is very supportive of working at home. This means one can work almost anywhere in the country and that is quite helpful.

Cons

The pay raises were few and far between over the course of the last seven years. This made working for HP a bit less salary competitive.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Been around the company awhile

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    Current Employee - Manager in Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Manager in Corvallis, OR

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

    Pros

    The people at HP are excellent to work for. The climate is very laid back (though, it used to be more laid back than it is now). The pay is very competitive.

    Cons

    Management doesn't seem to know how to maintain a successful business. We have entered several markets (tv's, projectors, cell phones...) and don't stay in long enough to make it successful. It can be very frustrating to work on a project and feel like you are being successful only to be told that they are cancelling the program not because it's not making money, but because it's not making enough money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with something! Just because the profit isn't immediate or as high as you want it to be, give it some time. You have some very talented people working for you, give them a chance to make HP great again!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    You cannot have a high performance team by appealing to the former glory of the company

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    HP is a great place to learn IT foundations, trends and future. If there is some new tool or methodology, for sure you can have access to it, play and learn at HP. Strong leadership (tough most of the times) makes the team to come together and achieve great things. Overall culture is to deliver and goal oriented, which constantly gives you the satisfaction of achieving challenging assignments. Company offers many opportunities to move between different business units and learn different functional areas.

    Cons

    Grew a lot in the last 5-7 years through acquisitions, most of them didn't make a lot of sense. Strong cultural "tribes" persist from the original companies, restricting the growth in certain areas and preventing collaboration company-wide. Pay is lousy, like working for HP is enough reward. Terrible choices for the board, it is tough to remain focus when executives are often involved in scandals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good DNA is still in the air. Go back to the basics: good salaries, take care of the people, offer great creative products and executives with strong ethical values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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