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Wasn't bad

Former Employee - Manager in Herndon, VA
Former Employee - Manager in Herndon, VA

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

Pros

Learned a lot working here

Cons

None - pretty good place to work

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  1. IT Service Delivery

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    Former Employee - IT Service Delivery
    Former Employee - IT Service Delivery

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, people, products

    Cons

    Constant restructuring and layoffs. Off-shoring of many job functions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Shrinking Markets, Low Profit Margins Affect Everyone In This Company

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Huge company, which means there are many directions your career can take, with room for narrow specialization. Core values are high. Humane HR policies. Good benefits. Many employees have extensive experience and long tenure, lending maturity and stability to the company.

    Cons

    The company is caught between risk aversion and the need to innovate. Major product lines are in shrinking markets with low profit margins. Financial pressure is high; cost cutting is incessant. Morale suffers because of massive, unending layoffs, particularly affecting CA and European sites. Projects slip because because of the complex environment cluttered with legacy systems. IT workers can't use new technologies because of budget constraints or risk aversion. Most projects are staffed with people on three continents, making meetings and decisions difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop outsourcing IT and engineering jobs. Insist on co-location, like the most successful software companies do. Go back to organic growth, not acquisitions. Encourage the adoption of open-source tools and technologies. Avoid strategic alliances with companies who may be tomorrow's adversaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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