Hewlett-Packard

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Too large a company to be manageable

Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Benefits, company discounts, pay is decent.

Cons

Company is too big for one person to feel he's making a difference.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employees.

No opinion of CEO

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    Managing perception is imperative.

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    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stimulating environment, in that you work with a diverse set of businesses and technologies.

    Cons

    Politically charged work environment.
    Organizational instability.
    Internal competitiveness dominates as organizations fight for survival.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Contract Administrator - Customer Operations

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    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Roseville, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - On site caff ran by Sedexo is great
    - Nice interior coutyard and patio
    - Lots of outdoor activities for employees
    - Large pavilion and baseball diamond

    Cons

    Contract Administrator is the NEW name for what was once a Support Agreement Specialist. The name was to technical a title so it was changed to Contract Administrator to do-emphisize the technical aspect of the job function. As such, most of us were outsourced to Spherion, an on-site Managed Service Agreement provider that was hired to run the "admin" Contracts department for HP while paying the employees less money.

    The Roseville campus looks like a ghost town with more vacant buildings than a real ghost town has.

    Monday is the traditional day of Workforce Reductions. People are let go on a regular basis as the company tries to move most if not all of its operations down to Costa Rica and over to India. This company is all about big numbers and wants Customers to spend millions on their products while they (HP) spend next to nothing on Support for their Customers.

    People get laid off from this Company and immediately try to find another job within the Company or as a contractor still working at the Company (Spherion), generally making less money. Why? Because most of the skills you will get at this Company are useless ells where! Also, the culture of this Company is so intoxicating that people are socially inhibited and not able to better themselves on the outside. People are taught to be afraid to ask for a raise or promotional opportunities. They are taught that HP will make all the decisions and you will like it or be tossed out on the street.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying to your employees and tell them the truth! If you cannot do this because you are so intoxicated with HP, just remember that the “at-will” employment you throw up to your employees all the time is a two way street. The employee can walk out without notice leaving you to clean up the mess you created. There are better paying jobs out there at places that are better to work at then HP, so be careful how you treat your employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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