Hewlett-Packard

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Great company on the path to a turnaround

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

HP is one of the great, iconic companies in Silicon Valley and around the world. With Meg Whitman at the helm, the company is finally getting back its spirit and culture.

I love coming to work with such brilliant, passionate people every day. There's a renewed focus on customers, employees, innovation, and quality products, and it shows.

Leaders seem to be inspired and working from the same playbook, following through on the commitments they make.

Cons

There's a long history of poor management and sprawl to overcome, and it's a lot of work to get the company on track.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the great work, and the focus on being "One HP" rather than a collection of disconnected business units. Our current leadership team is doing a great job with communication and transparency with employees, customers, and the media. You have a team of amazing employees rooting for you and ready to contribute to this company's great story. Keep it up!

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    Went through several tough years, making efforts to fix problems

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Many interesting areas to work in, if you have a good manager you will have some flexibility to choose interesting problems to work on. Lots of smart people to work with with varying backgrounds.

    Cons

    The previous CEOs have caused a lot of damage to the company. Hurd sacrificed the long term growth of the company (R&D) for short term profits. Apotheker caused a lot of confusion and damage by killing webOS. The current CEO is trying to improve things and get the culture back to where it used to be, but the jury is still out on if she will succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop reorganizing ever few months and give people some stability so they can get their work done.

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    Great Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Great products; great co-workers, lots of energy, innovative edge of technology, strength in customer care,

    Cons

    home and work life balance could be improved; constant changes in managements focus; always adding more work without increasing salary/job description, lower management needs improvement and training. Career paths could be sharpened to ensure individual growth opportunities are available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have the best products, just need to focus more on individual contributers and lower level management should be more closely monitored.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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