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Helpful (1)

Mixed

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Data Engineer in Pontiac, MI
Current Employee - Data Engineer in Pontiac, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Technical proficiency of fellow employees; although HP has lost a LOT of ground on that over the last few years. Opportunities appear to be available but see follow-up note under cons.

Cons

Management is out of touch. Middle management is powerless. Pay for performance is a joke. Although opportunities appear to be available, management is adverse to placing you if you are already on an existing/billed assignment; i.e., need to be careful NOT to get yourself on a long-term assignment that you don't like.

Advice to Management

Empower middle management. Get "in touch" with the employee base.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Generally positive but transitions are hurting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Warehouse Tech Lea in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Data Warehouse Tech Lea in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. Some interesting opportunities. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    More than a few challenges. Work-life balance is hard to maintain.

    Advice to Management

    Wholesale reductions are easy to impose but negatively impact productivity as people have to adjust to lost resources. Need to have a clearer vision to guide any reductions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    A lost company that sadly underutilizes its talent

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

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They pay you twice per month; a lot of work flexibility (too much, IMO); high caliber people work at HP; CEO gets it

    Cons

    Everyone is looking at their ledgers, grinding the pennies...meanwhile, we are losing in the market; too much offshoring of work ("it's cheaper"...); too much overhead associated with everyone being in different states/time zones/continents; a work day that never ends; leadership that just pushes the problems around but doesn't really solve them (too short term focused); too many "barnacles" - people who's skills haven't kept up with the times but are just hanging on because this was the first job they had out of college (now they're 53...); people who drank too much of their own kool-aid; an overly bureaucratic, rigid HR structure that doesn't have a clue about hiring top talent, or about developing talent; a lack of trust and common understanding across businesses that results in duplication of effort and defensiveness; a CEO who gets it, but top lieutenants who don't; empty, run down offices; no energy or sense of excitement.

    Advice to Management

    sell the printer business - they operate independently anyway...re-cast the company into an enterprise services one and a hardware one. run as a holding company.


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