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Twilight of an icon?

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

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 ManagementAdvice

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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    HP is struggling to keep market share, and no longer innovate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have Great work life balance

    Cons

    Leadership has been poor lately

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run the business with long term growth in mind rather than trying to satisfy share holders each quarter.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Plenty of opportunity

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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