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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

Excellent work life Balance
Good Place to work

Cons

None i could think of

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Too big and bloated

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    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    No pros really. I joined via an acquisition and I went from a 2000 person company to a 200,000 person company. All the benefits that used exist at HP were phased out in the name of cost cutting.

    Cons

    Too big. Too bloated. Too bureaucratic. Too many policies and rules in place. The only people I know that stayed were the people who wanted a safe job and could take some abuse. I came from a fast agile company with very few layers of management. In professional services we were generating 30% margins. Post HP acquisition we added at least 2 management layers and lost money. Of course, they blamed it on our expenses (which were 90% billed to the client anyway).

    We had multiple re-orgs all in the name of efficiency and all ran by multiple layers of management who insisted they added value. I used to work at a place where success was driven by our organization's focus on our product. Once I joined HP our in-flight projects were all axed because we competed with internal projects which were still on the drawing board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try truly innovating and focusing on the company instead of shareholders. It might hurt in the short run but it will payoff in the long run. And definitely revisit all the layers of middle management that you have. I would say most of them are more concerned about justifying their existence than producing for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Strong portfolio. Brand name recognition

    Cons

    Poor treatment of sales reps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a more positive environment for sales reps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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