Hewlett-Packard

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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Innovation is zero, just permutation and combination of old technologies. All levels of Mgmt saving their own **s.

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    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Work culture among peers good.
    Salaries above average.

    Cons

    Complete mgmt overhaul needed. It is always ICs that get affected because of miss mgmt.
    Performance review and growth is nil.
    Mgmt is not proactive. Relationships matter for growing up in mgmt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove people from top , not from bottom.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not anymore

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Lot's of cash flow to fund aquisitions.

    Cons

    Treats employees bad. Constant pay cuts. Really messed around transition employees from EDS. Went to the market and said one time pay cut only. Followed up with a 2nd paycut, then reclassified EDS only employees with paycuts up to 50% for working people who can no longer make house payments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Short term gain of quarterly announcements is killing the true growth engine. Your killing your potential for real sustained growth by crazy quarterly decisions. You have killed EDS effectively.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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