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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

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    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    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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    In the eye of the beholder

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    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros: Great co-workers, good collaboration and commitment to get the job done. Benefits are decent but costs seems… Cons: Performance rating system is a disgrace. Cost cutting has become the practice of the day and for some… Advice to Senior Management: Focus on the bottom line, but give credit to your… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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