Hewlett-Packard

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I'm here until my 401k vests!

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Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Austin, TX

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

Pros

If you don't like your current manager, you'll have a new one within 6 months anyway. They started changing light bulbs in some of the conference rooms so you can see in them again.

Cons

Promotions, raises, bonuses virtually non-existent. I've been working at the company almost 3 years, and they're more than happy to pile on senior level engineering work while still paying me entry level engineer wages.

Worse than that, entry level engineer wages that are below average for entry level engineers and were only average 3 years ago.

More recently, some of the benefits of working at HP have shifted away. Concepts like working from home, scheduling flexibility, etc. that were invented at the old HP are no longer considered acceptable.

Lost some of my vacation time due to the holiday shutdown. You see, you're forced to take vacation at the end of December. However, they can say that there is a critical business need for you to work during that time with little notice basically robbing you of your vacation time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make it actually competitive to work at HP.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    There is a reason why HP made the list of top ten worst places to work.

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    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Seaside, CA
    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Seaside, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nothing I can think of.

    Cons

    HP clearly does not care about it's employee's health, well being, or training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your best assets are your employees. Treat them as such instead of ignoring them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Life @ HP

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Manalapan, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Manalapan, NJ

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

    Pros

    Talented people, interesting projects, good benefits. Learned a lot and really enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    Downsizing, downsizing, and downsizing. Also lack of vision leading to continual competitive disadvantages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the workers in the trenches.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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