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Helpful (2)

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

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Collins, CO
Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Collins, CO

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Used to be great... now just OK.

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented engineers. By and large the people at HP are pretty great. These folks have the capacity to do great things.

    Cons

    Carly, Hurd. Hurd only seems tolerable because Carly was such a disaster. HP used to feature world-class R&D. Sadly this legacy is in gradual decay.

    Advice to Management

    Read the "HP Way". Learn to respect R&D. There are great people there. Let them do their jobs and thrive.

  2. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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