Hewlett-Packard

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Pretty Good

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst in Plano, TX
Current Employee - Analyst in Plano, TX

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Flexible work arrangements, relatively casual environment, decent base salary. Company stance is they are open to lateral job rotations. Meg Whitman has been able to rally internal support behind her.

Cons

Easy to get lost in a sea of so many employees. Lateral moves are good, but career advancement/opportunities for promotion seem less emphasized. Even a clear message from the top can sometimes get muddled by the time it reaches the lower ranks.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be careful not to repeat past acquisition mistakes

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Too much looking out for #1 makes the whole company #2

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    HP is the original Silicon Valley start-up success story. But HP has grown up to be a second-rate bureaucracy. There was a voice of the workforce survey, but middle managers see the results they punished dissidents. This is why managers have to beg to get people to fill out the survey. The best thing is that remote work is allowed and enabled.

    Cons

    The downside of replacing people from the top is that people downstream don't see career advancement. This makes it more necessary for middle managers to be even more focused on the internal politics of getting credit and shifting blame than on delighting customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thin the middle management ranks. Look for bad managers instead of bad workers. Replace top-down performance review Gestapo tactics with 360 reviews. Workers now don't have a way to respond to whatever their direct managers rate them. Enable workers to communicate with each other across the organization rather than having all communication being funneled through the organization chart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A forgettable experience (11yrs)

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

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

    Pros

    It's a job with many challenges
    Starting salary was acceptable (bought out from another company, no choice if you wanted a job)
    Worked from home
    Benefits were good (at first)
    company discounts
    Some training
    Stable work

    Cons

    Very few salary increases, very small when received - once they reduced our salary
    didn't matter if you received the highest ratings year over year.
    Worked from home but was expected to work more, management called during off hours
    Benefits were dramatically reduced
    training WBT only
    Didn't feel like an HP employee, not a company feeling

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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