Hewlett-Packard

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Lack of vision

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

HP allows for a good work life balance. Maybe to much on the life.

Cons

HP engineering managers are not technical. This allows a lot of very bad ideas to be implemented.
It is very sales focused company. The message being repeated constantly is we have to meet the quarter.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

At this time, I see lower level HP organizations attempting to push technologies into places where they do not necessarily fit. This is mainly due to a lack of a winning strategy at a high level. HP needs develop a strategy and then feed into the divisions what products and features they need to implement to meet that strategy. This is what Cisco does and this is why they are kicking HP's butt.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good people and working for HP get you meetings

    Cons

    Too big and behind in SW development

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    So much focus on reports, dashboards and presentations to show that we're 'producing'

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Home office - able to schedule calls, meetings from home. No travel or commute - saves gas, car expenses and stress.

    Cons

    Home Office - but as of November 2013 most employees will be forced to drive to an HP office vs working out of the home.
    So much for work/life balance, now that folks will be stuck in traffic, contributing to pollution, traffic and have to find other ways to take care of before/after school kid care.

    So much focus on making 'pretty' presentations, dashboards, bubble/cartoon reports, etc. for upper management to show that all the money being spent, resources used, etc. is achieving minute financial goals.

    Took the EER and haven't been this happy in YEARS !!!
    Have so many opportunities to choose from, and the pay, work/life balance is great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Design better, more innovative, and quality products. Design what customers (commercial, consumer) want to buy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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