Hewlett-Packard

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No Worklife Balance and Misplaced Priorities

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

- Large talent pool.
- Interesting consulting projects

Cons

- No worklife balance. Expected to work 10 hour days at a minimum but realistically working 12 to 14 and weekends due to frequent layoffs and unwillingness to back fill positions.
- Over commitment of personnel resulting in poor morale.
- Promotions almost always come with no change in salary. (Often have to leave and come back to get a pay increase)
- Politicing and bad behavior (bordering on unethical) often rewarded with advancement
- Re-organization occurs too frequently.
- Performance evaluation process outdated and ineffectual. (Too subjective)
- Too slow to implement innovation in the marketplace

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Senior mgmt. needs to end the cycle of re-organization to solve problems and actually do some root cause analysis to understand why departments are not meeting expectations.
- Stop using promotion as a tool to move under performers out of departments and keep exceptional performers from advancing in their careers.
- Empower your personnel. Encourage and reward creativity and new ways to do things. It will make your personnel feel like they have a stake in the success of the company; HP will be more agile in the marketplace and will in turn make the company more profitable.
- When someone advances in their job code, their salary should be within the range of that job code. That is how you keep good people. Treat people fairly and they will bend over backwards to make your company successful!

Doesn't Recommend
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    Good working environment,many opportunities for professional growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

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

    Pros

    Clear procedures and policies
    Sense of stability - working for a huge company
    Many career path opportunities

    Cons

    Every procedure takes ages to complete!
    You are expected to take more responsibility but the salary is not adjusted accordingly
    The employees in the subsidiaries feel detached from the company headquarters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with the employees more effectively.
    I was working there at the time of EDS acuisition, as a former EDS employee I can say that the whole murger process was ill-communicated and accompanied with numerous procedural and HR issues.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Hewlett Packard

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice way of working (Considering the work and life balance).
    Employee freedom.

    Cons

    Canteen food is not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Arrange more n more official parties :)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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