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HP just doesn't value their employees anymore

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Current Employee - Software Engineer
Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

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

Pros

Casual work environment with flexible hours. You also gain an extra day of vacation for every year you work there, which can really add up.

Cons

Upper management seems to view employees as nothing more than an annoying cost. There are constantly new site closures, lay-offs, and cuts to your compensation, and these are often done in very dishonest ways.

Advice to Management

Your employees are your greatest investment. For as long as they are not compensated fairly, the best ones will continue to leave, and that's a loss you can't get back with cost-cutting.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    What HP Way?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

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

    Pros

    It's a job. It pays just below industry average. At the end of the day you get to go home, although you keep working. Some smart people left. Mostly nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Forget "Invent", innovation is actively discouraged. If you are over 50, there's a target painted on your back. If you don't have 20 years with HP "classic", you are dogmeat. If you are part of an acquired company, count on HP management driving your former company into the ground, and decimation of the employees. Terrible morale! Rewards go up exponentially with closeness to CEO level. No rewards below director level.

    Advice to Management

    Start realizing that a technology company has to treat it's technical talent better. Stop discriminating against senior employees under th guise of cost cutting.


  2. Helpful (3)

    While it is great to be employed, when the economy turns around, watch out.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good name company to work for and my co-workers are great, hard-working people.

    Cons

    With a global team, there are lots of late night and early morning meetings. The company loves to have meetings - at times it seems we are meeting to plan a meeting.

    Advice to Management

    Need to get back to basics and respect the people that work in the trenches. People work hard with long hours with only a 95% paycheck to show for it. while there are freezes on most travel and purchasing office supplies, what sacrifices is the leadership making?


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