Hewlett-Packard

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Like a small cog in a giant machine

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Former Employee - Senior Director Engineering in Dublin, OH
Former Employee - Senior Director Engineering in Dublin, OH

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Job security given today corporate environment
Can float along without too much accountability for a long time

Cons

Someone has to die before you can expect to get promoted

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Split the company into manageable SBUs

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    This was a great company, but it has gone downhill.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with top-notch engineers.

    Cons

    HP seems to have a hard time figuring out what business it is in. Many projects where cancelled after a few months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what business you are in and stick to it. Engineers will gain a better competitive edge if they work in the same area for a longer period of time.
    Return to an emphasis on quality. HP products I've used of late (laptops and printers) have decreased so much in quality that I won't buy them any more. This has hurt the value of the HP brand, and it will be difficult to re-earn the reputation HP used to have.
    Emphasize win/win situations for HP and its customers. Toward the end of my time at HP, HP only seemed to want to suck as much money out of customers as possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer I in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Software Engineer I in Pontiac, MI

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    HP has a very nice educational / training system for ongoing development.

    Cons

    While interaction with peers was enjoyable and educational at times interacting with management was anything but. Training consisted of a very condescending individual that treated everyone like they were a child. Project placement was left entirely up to employees and little assistance was available beyond a shoddy search system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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