Hewlett-Packard

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6 people found this helpful  

Sad disintegration of a once-proud company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Collins, CO
Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Collins, CO

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

Generally great people to work with. Flexibility to work from home. Good equipment to work with. Understanding low level managers.

Cons

Rampant executive excessiveness (compensation, disregard of policies, disdain for lower level employees
Constant fear of layoffs
Very long hours
Unrealistic goals
Minimal rewards
Continually decreasing benefits

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Rename the company to Compaq. Any referral to Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard is an absolute travesty to these true leaders and innovators. Or better yet, leave and put real HP-ites back in charge so that Hewlett-Packard can return and replace "Hurd's Profits".

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tough place to work - but these are tough times

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Incredible level of professionalism. Excellent pay. Some of the smartest people on the planet.

    Cons

    Due to layoffs and extreme fear, there's alot of infighting. If you don't know someone who will "protect" you at the upper levels, you're not going to survive. Even if you are brilliant, work hard and contribute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tough it out with this economy - what else can you do! Then, when things get better you're going to have to work on morale - it's pretty bad right now.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 13 people found this helpful  

    HP isn't the company that it was 10 years ago.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    I continue to see a very flexible environment in terms of working from home, flex time, etc.

    Cons

    I was recently told by a co-worker at HP that this internal job was perfect for them and exactly what they wanted to do, BUT they don't want to be in the company any more. They don't want to work hard in a new job but would rather put that energy into finding a job externally. This is a fairly common sentiment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are going to start seeing significant attrition. The good people are looking external! Pay cuts can't continue. I worry about the long-term viability of a company when so many people are as dissatisfied as they are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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