Hewlett-Packard

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Current Employee - Senior Program Manager
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Dedicated fellow employees. When I first joined 10 years ago, it was a fantastic company. It was like a start-up in a big company.

Cons

Not hiring management who cannot execute. Too hierarchical. Lack of accountability at the top. To bureaucratic. The HP Way is gone. Open door policy does not really exist. Not the place for the young and creative nor the experienced and hands-on management. Very sad, given how much talent was once at HP. I'm so much more interested in start-ups now.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire better management that look beyond the quarter. You get what you pay for when it comes to management, young talent, experience, etc ... Grow through innovation and bringing value to customers faster, not simply through cost cuts. Finally, morale is poor.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    high level management poor (circa 2000-2002)

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    co-workers were friendly, professional. location was convenient. excellent work space was provided.

    Cons

    poor management choices--unclear direction of team(s)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership isn't a one time per week meeting to cover status of projects. True leadership inspires and makes a difference. None of the high level managers seemed to have that skill. Often combined with poor communication skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It was good experience at the beginning.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some great and hard working people. Training resources. Good benefits.

    Cons

    No career advancement, no overtime, no good tools, lots of layoffs. Management only cares about "their favorite team members" and not about the rest of the employees.

    Lots of disrespect among team colleagues but management doesn't care.

    Management sets poor examples of discipline (e.g. arrive late and leave early, watch internet, take training all day, aggressive attitude and language at all times).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about all employees and less about your own agendas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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