Hewlett-Packard

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Turning around

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Current Employee - Director  in  Boise, ID
Current Employee - Director in Boise, ID

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Solid company, with smart, high-integrity employees. Meg Whitman is great - she is very smart and is doing the right things. Given time, Meg will get it right and turn HP around.

Cons

Lack of growth makes the environment challenging. Not all businesses seem poised for a bright future.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More autonomy in the business units. Less reviews.....we spend too much time preparing for internal reviews.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Many years of dodging the Lay-off Bullet

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Albuquerque, NM

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, pay, flexible hours/culture (in most cases). There is a strong team spirit and my managers always had my back. Employees working from home are treated well with whatever equipment they need to do their job.

    Cons

    Since acquiring Compaq, where I started, HP has been cutting technology, jobs, employee social programs, and shrinking some of the finer benefits -- no more vacation carry-over, no more after-hours, on-call or holiday pay, no more discount on Employee stock purchase, and a severe slashing of 'spot awards', stock options, year-end bonuses and other incentives or pats on the back for a job well done.
    As with my peers, most of my years with HP were filled with the uncertainty of continued future employment. I was Always keeping an eye open for the next opportunity to make a lateral or slightly upwards move to dodge the next Lay Off Bullet.
    HP has systematically cut their US Sales, Support and Development teams down to the bone... to the detriment of quality, customer satisfaction and reputation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop outsourcing high-tech competencies to tragically unprepared entities.
    Use what tech muscle you still have in the US to dominate the world of 3D printing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    it is a great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Service Segment Manager
    Former Employee - Service Segment Manager

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, empowerment, great environment, open door policy.

    Cons

    process are too complicate, some times they take long time to make decisions, lately they run slowly. Training by your own most of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to train and coach your people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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