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1 person found this helpful  

Ok place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Quality Engineer
Former Employee - Quality Engineer

Pros

-work life balance
-Big company name
-some good developers
-some director level is also very technical also sharing the knowledge

Cons

- showing is the major not your work, this makes people frustrated.
- too many meetings
- facilities are not that good.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more technical and make information released openly.
assign work in a more balanced way, people all do the tech jobs and share the boring daily work.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development @ HP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer

    Pros

    Good compensation

    Ample time off - good work life balance

    Employees treated with respect

    Embraced agile methodologies

    Use of open source

    Cons

    Excessive 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 ManagementAdvice

    Run 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to lead, now HPQ waits and follows

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well known brand
    Engineering depth
    Alliances / partners / distribution
    Large company, strength in numbers(?), sometime easy to hide

    Cons

    Large company, easy for folks to hide
    Stovepipes, lack of cross-functional communication
    Ability to innovate (translate technology into something sellable)
    Questionable ability to execute on vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Who is your customer? End-users, employees or investors/wall street?

    No opinion of CEO
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