Hewlett-Packard

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A company with great work life balance

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Developer in Tomball, TX
Current Employee - Software Developer in Tomball, TX

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

Laid back and easy going atmosphere.
No micormanagement

Cons

No sense of urgency
Less pay

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Innovate!

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Bill & Dave are rolling in their graves

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    None that come to mind.

    Cons

    Oh, boy, where to begin...
    The founders had great respect for their employees. No more. It is all about reducing, reducing, reducing. No raises for years. Workload from laid-off co-workers dumped in your lap, then again. Benefits and bonus cut to the bone. Long hours expected. No training budgets. "Cost effective" cubicle arrangements. They took a very motivated and committed community of employees and systematically squeezed out every ounce of drive and initiative. Very talented electrical, mechanical, and software engineers forced to become spec writers and outsource contractor coordinators. Very sad. Things are no longer "Invented" at HP, only acquired, coordinated, and managed. My main regret is that I did not leave before I witnessed the demise of this once great company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read and embrace the book "The HP Way" by Bill Hewlett before it is too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    quality place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    flexible work arrangements(although this is going away), ability to truly contribute even if you are in a support role

    Cons

    tons of red tape, hard to get new ideas into work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    figure out how to turn a profit and quickly

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