Hewlett-Packard

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21st century

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than a year)

Pros

HP has some of the best HR technology in the industry. There are many remote workers and HR functions can be managed 100% remotely with no physical presence required. IT professionals enjoy working with latest technology and online training is excellent.

Cons

Often politics gets in the way of quality management. HP has ethics standards, but front-end managers sometimes work on the very edge of them or intimidate subordinates into possible violations. Unrealistic project schedules are common, and task estimates received from subordinates are often arbitrarily modified by the project management team without discussion. Be prepared to have tough skin.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better communication between matrix-ed managers would help morale and increase efficiency. Cost overruns can be avoided only by taking estimates submitted by non-management IT professionals more seriously. Instead of trying to fit the project estimates into pre-planned templates, use a more interactive agile model to develop sensible project estimates that team members believe they can meet before the project begins, then modify those estimates periodically based on observed progress.

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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities, leadership training, good people

    Cons

    too many changes, lack of leadership at mid level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus, be more transparent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Technology learning curve is high with a fast pace
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Low salary increase in 2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep around the experience people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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