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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.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok place to work

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development @ HP

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    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
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