Hewlett-Packard

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

I worked at Hewlett-Packard as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

a great place to work, a lot to learn from.

Cons

the previous CEO really messed the company up

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  1.  

    interesting, new ideas and new people changing the direction of hp

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Hp is a large company which allows for a lot of mobility between departements, allows employees flexibility and opportunities to take on various job functions.

    Cons

    big company, takes a really long time to get started as far as the new hire process is concernred, the coroporation seems slightly unorganized, but all in all it has been a great experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont have any advice to give

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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 an 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
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