Hewlett-Packard

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Wonderful training program and great culture.

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    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Responsibility Without Authority

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    Former Employee - Account Delivery
    Former Employee - Account Delivery

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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