Hewlett-Packard

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Trying to get better

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Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Plano, TX
Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Plano, TX

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

Pros

HP does provide lots of vacation time and is great about illness. Many peple work from home. The company seems to be stable.

Cons

Managers are islands of their own rules. Shifts can be changed with no notice or care of impact to personal lives and families. Every team/group gets handled by a very small set of people and they decide all the rules for that particular team.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Care more about your players. Dont let your team leads hide what is really going on from you. Talk to your people so you know how they feel. NEVER let a team lead do a yearly review.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Shrinking Markets, Low Profit Margins Affect Everyone In This Company

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Huge company, which means there are many directions your career can take, with room for narrow specialization. Core values are high. Humane HR policies. Good benefits. Many employees have extensive experience and long tenure, lending maturity and stability to the company.

    Cons

    The company is caught between risk aversion and the need to innovate. Major product lines are in shrinking markets with low profit margins. Financial pressure is high; cost cutting is incessant. Morale suffers because of massive, unending layoffs, particularly affecting CA and European sites. Projects slip because because of the complex environment cluttered with legacy systems. IT workers can't use new technologies because of budget constraints or risk aversion. Most projects are staffed with people on three continents, making meetings and decisions difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop outsourcing IT and engineering jobs. Insist on co-location, like the most successful software companies do. Go back to organic growth, not acquisitions. Encourage the adoption of open-source tools and technologies. Avoid strategic alliances with companies who may be tomorrow's adversaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I wish it were more financially rewarding!

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    Former Employee - Project-Program Manager in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Project-Program Manager in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Technical training, cross-functional work experience.

    Cons

    A great change in the organization's corporate culture began in 2000. The resultant stream of acquisitions and mergers impacted policies on compensation for employees, and proved detrimental to employees well-being, and a loss of trust of senior management/ BOD.
    My overall experience was not financially rewarding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve on policies for remunerating employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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