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Helpful (3)

Bill & Dave are rolling in their graves

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

None that come to mind.

Cons

Oh, boy, where to begin... The founders had great respect for their employees. No more. It is all about reducing, reducing, reducing. No raises for years. Workload from laid-off co-workers dumped in your lap, then again. Benefits and bonus cut to the bone. Long hours expected. No training budgets. "Cost effective" cubicle arrangements. They took a very motivated and committed community of employees and systematically squeezed out every ounce of drive and initiative. Very talented electrical, mechanical, and software engineers forced to become spec writers and outsource contractor coordinators. Very sad. Things are no longer "Invented" at HP, only acquired, coordinated, and managed. My main regret is that I did not leave before I witnessed the demise of this once great company.

Advice to Management

Read and embrace the book "The HP Way" by Bill Hewlett before it is too late.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. quality place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible work arrangements(although this is going away), ability to truly contribute even if you are in a support role

    Cons

    tons of red tape, hard to get new ideas into work

    Advice to Management

    figure out how to turn a profit and quickly


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great culture, loved my team, but struggling with finances.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was very lucky to have worked with some brilliant folks!

    Cons

    New management came in and cut a lot of good people.

    Advice to Management

    Stability and stay ahead of the game instead of falling behind.


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