Hewlett-Packard

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hp Executive Management doesn't have a clue

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technology Consultant IV in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Technology Consultant IV in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

I have been able to perform at a level that allowed me to remain employed during the past four years and beyond. But then, I also have been able to perform at a level that allowed me to prosper and therefore survive the Compaq acquisition of Digital Equipment Corporation in 1998, plus the HP acquisition of Compaq in 2002. I always seek to work with computer hardware and software solutions that have the most promise, carefully avoiding those solutions that are injust a "me-too" category to say we offer it.

Cons

Don't come to HP thinking you will achieve the salary level I have. The new mantra from Human Resources is that you will no longer receive any COLA adjustments to your salary, only the "possibility of an annual bonus, subject to the overall performance of the company". The problem with this is that individually, you have no incentive to perform at a high level as they give everyone the same bonus, or no bonus at all, if they deem revenue and profit inadequate. So, I have adjusted to this by evolving into only an "average" employee.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

HP Job Requisitions in JobSearcher go unfilled due to the lowball compensation offered. HP Executives continue to receive the Million-Dollar compensation increases for a company with a stock value at $ 15.00 a share. It's a cliche', but "You get what you pay for" at the individual contributor level, so don't expect much of your new hires, as they will have no training or experience for that $ 50,000 annual salary you pay them.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Mis-managed mess!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    People. Great line, first level and second level management

    Cons

    Sr. Management does not understand the services business and have made a mess out of a great company like EDS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    OK not great

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Most people are very nice to work with
    1st line managers try to shield you from the politics

    Cons

    HP is struggling and everyone is fed up with the revolving door at the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out what market you want to dominate and go after it with a singular focus

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