Hewlett-Packard

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Lost its soul as tech leader

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Former Employee - IT Management in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - IT Management in Palo Alto, CA

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

Pros

Work with people from many different countries

Cons

Focused on cost cutting rather than innovation. Focused on buying established but failing companies (Compaq, EDS, 3com, Autonomy) squandering investments rather than nurturing innovation in young new companies. In US focused on being Texas based company ( lower costs) rather than being founder of Silicon Valley ( where there are higher costs but higher rewards) Lost out on mobility, and cloud. No innovation since inkjet. Large because it bought failing companies (like Computer Associates did) rather than growth through innovation

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Understand tech innovation(creating the new) rather than operations (streamlining existing services). Build staff to make decisions through company rather than only have a top down / military style management. Understand Packard's HP Way.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    World-wide Launch Manager

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    Former Employee - World-wide Launch Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - World-wide Launch Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Independent, project management
    * world responsibilities: US, EMEA and APAC
    * some time flexibility with hours

    Cons

    * extremely low wages
    * no opportunity for progression

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Excellent team. Tough times for the company.

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent motivated people in the networking division. If your a fan of big corp environments you get that in spades. Plenty of microwaves, and plenty of cubes. Efforts are made to up-skill employees.

    Cons

    Some weaknesses in management. Some confusion in direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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