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Helpful (2)

Plenty of opportunity

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Solution Architect in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Solution Architect in Washington, DC

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Respectable pay, plenty of opportunity to find something interesting to do should you become bored or stagnant in a certain position.

CEO is working diligently to improve HP's performance, and is not worried about pandering to the stock market in the short term. Given our previous CEOs (Mark Hurd) who focused ONLY on short-term profits and their own bank accounts, Meg Whitman is a breath of fresh air. The employees firmly and completely support Meg in her efforts.

Cons

Middle management (too many layers that provide no value to the company).

Advice to Management

Get rid of about three layers of middle management. They exist ONLY to write reports about what their people have done, tell employees that they cannot spend any money, and travel around the world (at company expense) to meet with their direct reports. At the same time, I have teammates with whom I have worked for 10 years that I have never met in person.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Extremely rewarding with a twist of uncertainty

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Plano, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Career opportunities are abundant; caliber of talent is generally high; very entrepreneurial culture that can be empowering. It is a very good place to work, build relationships, and deliver some of the most complex and valuable technology to the world.

    Cons

    History of major strategic blunders; rotating leadership; bureaucratic; declining revenues. The pace of change is intimidating: i have had countless supervisors and organizational adjustments.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on succession planning/grooming for future leadership roles; agility without a vision is a recipe for chaos.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Twilight of an icon?

    Former Employee - Program Manager in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Vancouver, WA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best people you will ever work with.
    Great processes
    The best technology and people who understand ít.

    Cons

    Too many layers of bureaucracy.
    Too many acquisitions, too expensive.
    Poor choice of customers/accounts.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the PM's and field engineers.
    Stand up to clients.
    Get much better clarity in contact deliverables.
    Get focused on core business or split the company into smaller business units.

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