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HP - love it or leave it (because you wont change it)

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Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Houston, TX

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Casual work atmosphere, great benefits

Cons

Upward career opportunities are rare; very, VERY frequent reorgs

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Define strategy and stick to it

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1.  

    Fantastic in the early days. Tough to remain resilient during the many "transformations" and CEOs of the last 10+ years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn different businesses, customer segments, and to be located anywhere

    Cons

    Large company bureaucracy, ongoing headcount and budget cuts, CEO and sr mgmt turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO and CMO turnover results in turmoil and is a distraction to employees, customers, and productivity. The Board can really help by being more selective in CEO selection and better managing the CEO and EC compensation pkgs (or exit pkgs), and by negotiating a better/fair price for acquisitions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Solid company, culture is difficult to adjust to, as strategy can be nebulous and communications is limited.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overall great people and intelligent, a broad range of technologies exist and the HP presence always seems to open doors and opportunity. If you do your job well, you will always have security.

    Cons

    Communications is weak, often mid management limits progress and it is easy to have a limited career growth. It is easier to leave the company and then return for advancement. Often times the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing and one must fend for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are key management people that can "manage up" but cannot "manage down". This means any strategies will be limiting as execution of jobs can be weak without adjustments. The company sometimes insults employees with minimal compensation and advancement opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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