Hewlett-Packard

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7 people found this helpful  

Go back to the HP way of William Hewlett and David Packard or face talent emigration to other companies

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Systems Software Engineer V in Fort Collins, CO
Current Employee - Systems Software Engineer V in Fort Collins, CO

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

- Opportunities to learn something new are a plenty.
- Get a very good exposure to industry trends and standards
- Flexible work hours
- Unlimited sick days (in US)
- Very responsive HR (at least in US)

Cons

- Not enough compensation for the work put in (base pay)
- Vacation benefits really bad (0 carry over to next year)
- No more 401 k matching or ESPP
- Not enough flexibility to change teams within company
- Really long and stressful work hours
- IT support within the company not very good.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Salary structure could be improved , especially for the base pay
- scrapped benefits ( like vacation carry over, ESPP, 401k matching ) should be re-instated asap

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Employee's are "Resources" and "Expenses"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules
    Little Management oversite - freedom to do work as you choose

    Cons

    diminishing salary and benefits
    Low employee morale
    total cost focus - no leadership focus
    Limited career growth
    incredible amount of work being moved from US to other countries
    Lots of layoff's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become leaders - not managers. HP seems to be a management by numbers company only. As with most executive leadership - everything is focused around short term growth and appeasing Wall Street. We need a return to sound long term plans and business strategies - i.e. 5-10 year plans - vs quarter by quarter. Cutting employee salaries to make a quarterly number for Wall Street makes a strong statement as to what the leadership thinks of it's people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    HP is such a poor place to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Outside people still have the image of HP from its glorious past.

    Cons

    1) Extremely poor working environment. Some cubes look like trash can. More and more people work from home to save cost?

    2) Repetitive and tedious working assignment.

    3) Management can be rude and manipulative. She just focus on her own needs and can easily push responsibilities to subordinates even it maybe completely her own fault.

    4) Lousy payment.

    5) How can so many people with online degrees get recruited into the company? such as university of Phoenix? Feel smothered. Mediocre people only creates mediocre company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You'd better behave decently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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