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Lots of Opportunity, Future Uncertain

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Loveland, CO
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Loveland, CO

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

o Many jobs are eligible for work from home
o Pay can be good depending on job and location - bonuses are variable (sometimes 0%)
o Challenging problems
o Opportunities to work with some of the most brilliant people in the industry
o Global perspectives
o Extreme large scale environment with many challenges

Cons

o Work-Life balance - not so much. Typical week is 50+ hours. Sometimes 60-70.
o Not enough people who know how to do your job - no cover
o Benefits keep getting slashed - why? The excuse is that everyone else is doing it.
o Offshoring mentality - many jobs moving overseas
o Continuous layoff culture - you never know if you are safe
o No carryover of earned time off. Must use all of your leave every year and be sure you save one week because you ALWAYS have to take 3-4 days at Christmas.

Advice to Management

o Hire enough people to do the job - just because one person knows how to doesn't mean you have it covered
o Be realistic with budgets for the day-to-day items - discretionary budgets for lower level managers

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  1. Great start for entry level and to get experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    There are lots of commerial and goverment contacts are won by the company. You can transfer to the new contacts if you are interested and motivated. Stay current with industry's certifications.

    Cons

    It is very fast pace. You need to a fast learner and able to adapt quickly. There is always a new challenge around the corner.


  2. HP

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Product and services - many solutions to offer

    Cons

    No room for growth, demanding, politics

    Advice to Management

    Need to get more involved with HP employees and customers. Listen and may learn something.


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