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Overall good

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Austin, TX

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The team I was on I was able to learn a lot from senior folks.
Good pay for college hire
chances use new cool technologies (open source)

Cons

Work/Life Balance
Uncertainty of company
Direction of company

Advice to Management

Must lead in right direction

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  1. OK - HP needs focus on heiritage

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    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Pontiac, MI
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Pontiac, MI

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible work schedule
    Lots of training material
    employees have ample tools to do their job

    Cons

    Limited Job growth - lots of downsizing and absorption of acquisitions.
    HP still searching for it market.
    Turnover in company is high due to mergers.
    Time tracking is redundant - have to post time in 3 time systems

    Advice to Management

    Find your Market ! stay the course of no new mergers until HP can manage what it has.

  2. Stay Away - Future is Dismal

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Work from home opportunities
    Ok benefits, they used to be a lot better but now it is all about execs getting the bulk of the money

    Cons

    Too many re-orgs - almost impossible to be productive with 2-3 a year
    Interdepartmental fighting happening at all levels, especially upper mgmt
    Long hours working 60 hrs + a week only to face impending layoffs every quarter

    The place is a pressure cooker right now because the business is circling the drain. Or at the very least about to bought and/or broken up. When that happens even more than the 30k jobs will be lost.
    This descent to the bottom has been in the works for years and upper mgmt deserves every scrape & burn they get from it - the hard working people on the front lines do not though and that is the sad part.
    Bottom line: if you are thinking about joining HP right now (2013) DON'T. Unless you have no other options and then I would plan to get out as fast as you can.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going with your "group think" and fall to the bottom with the company you have destroyed in less than a decade.

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