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Software Development @ HP

Software Design Engineer (Former Employee)

ProsGood compensation

Ample time off - good work life balance

Employees treated with respect

Embraced agile methodologies

Use of open source

ConsExcessive engineer job outsourcing to low cost geographies (India, China, etc).

Outsourced real work product quality spotty at best - low level management must paint rosy story since they know their career & evaluation count on it

Inability to gain market share for software products obtain through acquired software companies (products die off quickly)

Business models have hardware product mentality when it comes to software - failure to generate profits for longer term.

Upper Management changed to frequently - no accountability, make decisions move on to next group before effects of their decision are known

Difficult for software engineer to move within organization - too much fear of pending job loss

Advice to Senior ManagementRun the software division of HP more like a software company instead of hardware company in order to generate larger profit margins for acquired software products. Better balance of outsourcing with real accountability.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to lead, now HPQ waits and follows

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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    Pros: Well known brand Engineering depth Alliances / partners / distribution Large company, strength… Cons: Large company, easy for folks to hide Stovepipes, lack of cross-functional communication Ability… Advice to Senior Management: Who is your customer? End-users, employees or investors/wall… More
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    Not the old HP

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    I worked at Hewlett-Packard


    Pros: Smart and dedicated people who wanted to do a good… Cons: The old HP ended up on life support by the time that Carly Fiorina left, Unfortunately, Mark Hurd made sure… Advice to Senior Management: Treat your people as a valued asset. From my conversations with current HP employees, a lot will jump ship when the economy turns around.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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