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Pretty Good

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

Be careful not to repeat past acquisition mistakes

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  1. Project Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, nice working environment, easy job, No over time.

    Cons

    Management is messed up. No long-term vision. No true innovation. Low cost oriented design.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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