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Emerging from a very bad time period

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Vancouver, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, WA

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

Pros

The latest management is working hard to correct the problems created by the previous short term focused management teams. Rational behavior is coming back and truely valuing the workforce is emerging. It is a large company that provides opportunities in a wide variety of areas and enables one to explore career opportunities in areas that are not necessarily the focus of one's education.

It varies from manager to manager but generally teams pull together and work to make all the members successful.

Cons

High overhead decision making. Mid and lower management are not well empowered to make key decisions. There is a tendency to overestimate deliveries and underestimate time needed to complete them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow your middle management to make decisions again.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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    Current Product Engineer

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Roseville, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

     Coordinated and drove to resolution Third-Level Support HP ProCurve software/networking issues for existing customers.
     Entailed risk assessment and the management of bug tracking, assigning issues to developers and third parties, scheduling of system tests, delivery of code patches and new releases, and allocating lab resources for new builds.
     Designed and implemented interoperability and stress test suites for new HP ProCurve switches.
     Responsible for setup of test environment including debugging hardware and software issues using advanced technical and troubleshooting skills, experiment execution, data collection and written reporting of results to marketing, peers and management.
     Developed and maintained Current Product Engineer Website using HTML on HP-UX 10.20 UNIX.

    Cons

    Old boys Network. Could not get in with the old timers, difficult to move up. etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Technical Lead  in  Winchester, KY
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Winchester, KY

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cares about there employees and great benefits

    Cons

    Departments are on contracts so if the contract expires than you may get laid off.

    Recommends
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