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Office work in Houston

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Work was good, fellow employees were helpful, immediate manager was supportive.

Cons

The culture of separating the regular, or full-time, HP employees from those on less secure third-party or agency contracts. They all do the same job. I started on contract at $19 per hour, but this was reduced to $16 in a cost-cutting measure.

Advice to Management

1: Use more on-the-job training and sharing of skills. 2: Trust your employees more, including those who are not "full-time" HP employees. 3: STOP OUTSOURCING JOBS to "low-wage" countries. It is not worth it, either in money or in quality.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Wonderful training program and great culture.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Great community. Employer that truly supports work life balance and gives you the opportunity to make a lot of money.

    Cons

    So many tools that new hires can get lost in translation. You can get different answers from three different tools.


  2. Responsibility Without Authority

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Delivery
    Former Employee - Account Delivery
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big and Well Respected Company; Good Benefits; Good Pay; Good People; Broad Set of Services and Products; Local and Global Reach.

    Cons

    Services business is bogged down in bureaucracy with day to day decisions being made by senior leadership. Managers have responsibility without authority to make own decisions (see noted bureaucracy). Constant workforce reductions in USA (best-shore drive) makes USA staff stagnant (stay in current job) vs. risk changing jobs and growing (keep heads low).

    Advice to Management

    Since HP stock is a ‘ 10 year low’ make decisions focused on HP 10 years from now vs. next quarter. Evidently the quarter-to-quarter focus, taken for the last few years, has not worked.


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