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Hewlett-Packard

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

Large company, looks good on a resume. If you are a marginal employee, it will not be noticed too much.

Cons

Benefits are not among the best, even though they have a great bargaining chip with 300K employees, promotions are non-existant, as are raises. Performance based bonuses are a joke.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remember the people that work to make this company what it is. If you take care of them, they will work hard to take care of the company.

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    Business System Analyst

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment
    Flex time
    Decent benefits (401k, health insurance, etc)
    Feel good factor about working for a big firm

    Cons

    Vague criteria defined for promotion
    Salary increases are not linear with respect to individual performance
    At time the employee tends to feel vitimized inspite of very good individual performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that your top performers are kept happy (do not try to keep every employee happy irrespective of whether they are good performers are not for the sake of PR).

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    1) 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)

    Cons

    1) 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 ManagementAdvice

    1) 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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