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2 people found this helpful  

“Still a good place to work, but it's getting more
'Dilbert' every day.”

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Fort Collins, CO
Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Collins, CO

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

Lots of bright people who want to do a good job.

Cons

The centralization of internal services has moved HP into the Dilbert realm.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Balance centralization with speed/agility. Not investing enough in R&D. HP is fast becoming 'also-ran' in technology. Hurd came in and made some necessary structural changes, but now it's time for him to go. HP needs a visionary not a bean counter.

Disapproves of CEO

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    Discordance in the World's Largest Technology Company

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    Former Employee - Outsourcing Sales Principal (OSP)
    Former Employee - Outsourcing Sales Principal (OSP)

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    HP is very well tuned to personnel issues such as: benefits and work/life balance. The company is also committed to and satisfied with having a large percentage of its personnel performing as teleworkers.

    Cons

    The skill of management is not what one would suspect of the world's largest technology company. They are riding high on the crest of products such as: PCs, printers, and servers. They are not very good people managers and the Technology Services Group is not the place to work if you want to have the same management team for more than one business cycle. Adding EDS to TSG has been like the Titanic dropping anker after hitting the iceberg. The integration of EDS has been a mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The products businesses and managed print services businesses are seemingly OK. Straigthen our the mess in TSG. The new EDS mess needs to be hosed down. The inherited management drove EDS to the point where it was a bargain. Get rid of them. The yearly purges of HP Services management has left that group in worse shape than EDS. Who ever thought that merging the two wouild be a good idea, should be beaten and then fired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a great place for innovation

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    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    HP is great for people with low career aspirations and strong motivation to work short hours. This is great for family life and the expectations are low.

    Cons

    I joined HP around 2000. When I started, as a hw engineer, there were many opportunities to innovate and many people that I looked up to. In the last ten years all the main talent from the server division is gone and the moral is very low. HP is shifting to a Dell model of low-innovation and low-cost. That will be very dissapointing to anyone that is a star performer and wants to further their career. Bueracracy is high and individual contributors make very ilttle impact. In this era, it seems that the more interesting work is being done by our most progressive customers (google, amazon, msn, etc).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weed out the people that under-perform and pain the remainder better. Come up with a plan to retain and reward strong technical contributors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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