Hewlett-Packard

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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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Bill & Dave are rolling in their graves

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Loving my experience at HP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, layoffs have left a lean/hungry team, strong leadership, clear vision for the future, lots of healthy team work.

    Cons

    It can take a while to figure out how to navigate such a large international company and you can feel lost if you arent proactively looking to get involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep giving clear guidance, direction and trust employees to get the job done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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