Hewlett-Packard

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Good People - Lots of Politics

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Great people to work with at the engineering level
Good career potential in some divisions

Cons

Lots of politics. poor upper/mid-level management

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Not what it was

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Corvallis, OR

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work with dedicated, talented colleagues.
    Lower- and mid-level management is pretty good, better in some ways than in the company's prime.
    Some remnants of the HP Way remain. This is probably still a better than average company to work for, excepting the upper management blunders.
    Challenging high-tech work in low-density area
    Wonderful place to raise family

    Cons

    Upper management is short-sighted, follows current market fads, no vision despite the PR that things have changed. Current company is what Fiorina, Hurd, and Apotheker have made it.
    Current upper management might be a small improvement over previous, but it's too little, too late.
    Development funding constrained after all the mistakes made.
    Still could be a good first job for someone out of school. Good place to learn. But plan on leaving after 2-4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break the company up, put us out of your misery. I would say no more major acquisitions, but that's already been taken care of, hasn't it?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great experience, great people, slow to adapt

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Got some great experiences that built many of the skills I have today. Great project opportunity. If alighned w

    Cons

    Slow to respond with salary increases and keep you up to date with the market in that regard.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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