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Trying to get better

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Plano, TX
Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Plano, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Absolutely Horrendous

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, the ability to work remotely

    Cons

    Disorganization, severe lack of leadership, chaotic projects, people are thrown into jobs without appropriate training, bottom line is meeting payment deadlines with no regard for the accuracy of the work, very poor morale, many angry, fed up people, leaders change their minds daily disrupting work progress and expect teams to work faster to make up for their flip flopping. It has been an absolute nightmare. Told by my HR leader that the company does not care about what the employee wants in their career they only care about filling empty slots so people are displaced out of jobs that are a good fit and put wherever there is a need to fill. That says it all...

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be good leaders and stop lying to your employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    Shrinking Markets, Low Profit Margins Affect Everyone In This Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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