Hewlett-Packard

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Hewlett Packard Company is a decent place to work

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

Hewlett Packard Company is a decent place to work, with good benefits and fair compensation. One benefit is the company is generally very supportive of employees and their personal needs. If you need to take a leave or some time off, they are supportive.

Cons

Being a very very large company, it is very easy to feel like a cog in a wheel at HP. Ther seems to still be a lot of dead eight and way too much bureaucracy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to create small teams that can bond together and feel like they can achieve things they put their collective minds to.

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Other Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1.  

    Must go out of your Comfort Zone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    For starters its a huge company with many areas for growth and new opportunities. Its a great place to get major corporation experience, as you have exposure to multiple teams even within your division. Great international experience as well as most teams work with offshore groups. Chance for overseas travel.

    Cons

    Most employees will only get to move around in the company if they do some serious networking, and your boss LETS you. There are virtually no rotational jobs left, and managers often do not want to let go of their employees. HP's corporate culture unfortunately doesn't prevent favoritism from being played out in the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value objective feedback over personal gripes. Take into consideration your own personal biases. Teach the inexperienced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very bottom line focused

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    The company is a great stock to own in the short term. It is operationally superb and completely focused on delivery.

    Cons

    Absolutely no focus on employees or on innovation. The company is an extreme example of what plagues US companies for the long term - it is driven by quarter targets and has myopia about longer term goals or innovations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We like your execution focus. Balance it with an eye for longer term employee engagement and innovation. Re-dicsover HP to be again a great place to work. The sense of employee entitlement of the past needed to go. It's gone. Now try to make the company a place for employees to feel connected. The company is a great stock to own - not a place I would like to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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