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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee


They are not pushy. Easy to communicate with.


Not much experience learned during the time.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer intern at HP Labs

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee


    Interesting and challenging research projects, great intern social activities, opportunity to work with brilliant and world-famous researchers. Relaxed hours as long as you get the work done, opportunity to work from home (although it is a waste considering the kind of people that you can interact with).


    The company website is almost impossible to navigate; hard to get all important information as a new hire. Need to dig around on old, seemingly abandoned wiki pages to learn about systems, benefits, etc. However, they seemed to be aware of this and working on it (e.g. through a "bureaucracy buster" initiative).

  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    Good Luck HP!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solution Architect
    Former Employee - Solution Architect


    --HP has a legacy of innovation and valuing its employees
    --If you are sharp and ambitious, you can gain a tremendous amount of valuable experience across several technologies, industries, and company sizes. HP is involved everywhere.
    --In general the sales team is very professional as compared to other vendors
    --HP is filled with extremely sharp people and is a great place for networking. The culture encourages knowledge sharing.
    --Meg Whitman is saying all the right things and so far seems to be executing well. If she succeeds in restoring the former glory, she will be one of my heroes along side Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard.


    Carly Fiorina and Mark Hurd have drove the company into the ground through short-sighted management that saw meeting quarterly numbers as the entirety of their job descriptions. Fiorina is a talented speaker but absolutely clueless about technology and the industry, and too arrogant to listen to anyone else. Hurd cut costs to the bone, then kept cutting. He made no investment for the future.

    Bizantine HR rules ensure that it is nearly impossible to get a meaningful raise.

    The HR organization is useless. Their only roles seem to be: creating rules that make it nearly impossible to get a pay increase; and preventing lawsuits. Since HR is powerless, your experience depends largely on your management chain. If you have a good manager, it's a great place. If you have a horrible manager, you have no recourse. Luckily most people are good, but I did have an issue with a small group with questionable ethics.

    Like many companies in the past decade, I was forced to leave to get paid what I'm worth. At the same time, they were bringing in people from the outside at significantly higher pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    --Focus on developing innovated products again that bring higher margins!
    --Focus on improving morale! There are still tons of great people at hp that have been battered by ridiculously poor management over the years. Take care of them as things improve.

    Positive Outlook
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