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Conservative Mediocre And Out-Of-Tune, Yet Stable and Respectable

Software Engineer IV (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

Pros1) Bank-job like stability (if you really care about this)
2) Technical career path that goes all the way up to VP level
3) Good middle managers (the top lot is rotten)

Cons1) Bad senior management - the place is run by MBAs who do not understand technology and who are happy milking employees for everything they are worth
2) Treated like a resource rather than a human
3) Difficult to do out-of-the-box things
4) Environment is perfect breeding ground for lacklustre mediocre types who are perfectly content with retaining the status quo

Advice to Senior Management1) Act like a technology leader.
2) Get out of the MBA mindset and learn/understand technology too
3) Stop being so defensive as an organization
4) Get into higher margin businesses that allow you to pay your engineers more

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    HP - Once a great company

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    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros: - HP still has some of the finest employees in the electronic industries - I know there are still some middle managers who treat… Cons: - Since Lew Platt's departure, the HP way has eroded and the company is a shell of what it once was. There is a constant… Advice to Senior Management: You can't run an R&D operation as you would a sales force. Suscessively increasing ranking cut-off points creates an atmosphere of fear and distrust between… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Getting Worse

    Software Engineer IV (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

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