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Lots of politics

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, 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

Great people to work with in the company. Great benefits.

Cons

Lots of politics. No room for innovation. Not open minded. Forces you to use Microsoft and HP technology

Advice to Management

Reduced the politics. Cut loose some of the long time senior management there and bring fresh blood.

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  1. Good Place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    LIberty, flexibility, friendly, supportive, inspirational

    Cons

    Less exposure, less opportunities, narrow path

  2. A great company with dedicated employees, somewhat hampered by top-heavy management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meg Whitman has brought some stability and made sensible moves to bring the company around after the last few disastrous CEOs.
    It is possible to follow a technical career path that is valued and respected within HP, which in my experience is comparatively rare.
    There are plenty of real experts in this company who have been around a long time.
    There are plenty of world-class learning / training opportunities.

    Cons

    HP is still reeling from the effects of a run of bad CEOs, notably the Hurd era where rampant short-termism ran amok to please those "investors" of the parasitic, asset-stripping mentality.
    There's quite a bit of dead wood, especially in middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Try to hang onto your good folks.
    A bit more investment up front - especially in staff whilst trying to build up businesses - saves a lot of firefighting and embarrassment later (tbh I've not worked for *any* company that really appreciated this, even with the wealth of HP).

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