Hewlett-Packard

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Great technical expertise, but often goes unnoticed

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Moscow (Russia)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Moscow (Russia)

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

Pros

HP has fantastic technical talent, people are supportive and teams even in different countries work together to get the job done. Management is supportive and in case you screw something up, help you to actually fix things instead of inventing punishment. Also management is sitting in the same cubicles as regular people, with the same working conditions and are easy to approach in case you have questions.
Flex-time is probably the best kind you can get - as long as you get the job done on time, you can work at any hours or work at home.
IT services are reasonable, with an easy-to-use software catalog, full admin access to your computer and services like mobile email and Microsoft Lync access and a really great system with centrally-managed shared printers. Company laptops are mostly new and high-end (although of course only HP models).

Cons

HP senior management seems to have no clue about technical staff and focus is skewed towards sales and marketing teams; sometimes this leads to good engineers moving to sales jobs just to get better benefits and salary; often this leads to the wrong products being developed or prioritized because people who decide product priorities don't seem to be able to distinguish between a good product and a bad one.
Open-space environments with free-address desks and the lack of private areas like phone booths often lead to salespeople distracting others with walking around loud calls or "chilling out" killing time before a big presentation.
HP offices don't usually contain bonuses like free food, relaxation areas or fancy designs. Most countries don't have employee discounts on HP equipment purchases.
The current financial situation makes HP reduce costs - salaries and essential things are mostly unaffected, but things like travel, significant promotions and equipment requests are tightly controlled and there's a clear "please try to save money" message which may be depressing for some.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

HP should prioritize development of great competitive products by giving R&D the attention, priority and resources they deserve (this seems to be improving with Meg's changes). Until then people will continue joking "of course it failed - it's HP equipment!".

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Neutral Outlook
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  1.  

    Great Experience , Good Company to work In.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Healthy Work-Life Balance.
    Open Door Policy.
    Welcomes People To Learn More and Grow.

    Cons

    Pay Scale.
    Limited Promotions.
    Many People with no Work mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People With Great Knowledge and Performance, should not be bounded on Promotions only after 2yrs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Specialist in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Great work culture Freedom Flexible hours

    Cons

    I feel worst decision made by HP is to leo apotheker.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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