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Mixed

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Data Engineer  in  Pontiac, MI
Current Employee - Data Engineer in Pontiac, MI

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lost company that sadly underutilizes its talent

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Opportunity amidst change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Global company with a lot of opportunity to contribute, learn, and grow a career. Senior mgmt communicates regularly

    Cons

    Constant threat of being part of a workforce reduction. Less than average salaries. Retracting PC market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance taking care of customers and employees while executing a coordinated plan and Wall Street will take care of itself

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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