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Great Company to work for

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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
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  1. HP is getting better for employees under Meg

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    Current Employee - IT Business Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - IT Business Consultant in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Large company with lots of room to move around
    Many areas will allow very flexible work arrangements eg working from home to various degrees depending on current management chain

    Cons

    Salaries aren't the highest
    There is a lot of emphasis on hiring in lower cost areas which makes it harder for folks in places like CA

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the momentum towards thinking of employees more as people and valuable resources than commodities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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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