Hewlett-Packard

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Was fantastic, still good

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boise, ID
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boise, ID

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

People are still valued if you find the right manager they are loved. Solid brand.

Cons

Too many folks from other companies that don't respect people doing the work nor do they always bring a positive contribution to integrity.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Move people into high-value roles if they are not contributing

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Lots of Potential - legacy inertia holding the company back

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Company has compete range of products and services to provide end to end solutions for enterprises. Many excellent people. CEO is leading the company to drive value across business units.

    Cons

    Many barriers to developing integrated solutions across business units. Lots of bureaucracy to develop new solutions. Pay increase have been very low to non-existent over the past few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break down the barriers between business units.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  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

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    --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.

    Cons

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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