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Former Employee - Senior Solution Architect in Bethesda, MD
Former Employee - Senior Solution Architect in Bethesda, MD

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

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

Pros

Working with smart people and very large, interesting clients. Working from home office when not on customer site.

Cons

Internal management and work life balance. Always pressure to bill way beyond a reasonable amount for work life balance. Difficult to use internal systems to get knowledge and training independently. Hyper control of some costs (like travel itineraries) even when there is an undue burden on employee who is travelling 95% of the time.

Advice to Management

Management is very hands off. Need more professional development and oversite into engagements that are not going well or have issues.

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  1. Great People and Products, Serious Senior Management Direction Mistakes

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are amazing people, who put up with a lot, working at HP. The products are good and the atmosphere is quite good, in certain departments.

    Cons

    Unbelievable awful decisions about direction.......When will Meg Whitman feel like a part of the company and take responsibility for these decisions instead of blaming others. Leo Apotheker almost put the company out of business. How could he be hired? How did the Autonomy fiasco happen?

    Advice to Management

    Leverage the fact that HP has the broadest array of products and services in the industry and move toward a solution company versus a "widget/commodity" seller.


  2. Unorganized Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Plano, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Relaxed dress code and some overtime permitted

    Cons

    Everyone works in various states and countries... It is impossible to know who does what job and how to reach them. Most of the work is done in a ridiculous chat room. Pay rates are terrible and there is no job security. HP has outsourced nearly all of their employment to Malaysia, Costa Rica and India. Most of the Engineers and Management team work from home and rarely come into the office. I only found 1 great Manager while I was there and he was moved to Costa Rica. All of the engineers had worked for the company for a long time and had hardly any knowledge of the technology that was being used. Management would hinder all of the intelligent

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves.


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