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
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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in schedule and location but this is changing.

    Cons

    Salaries have been stagnant for years

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    Former Contractor - .NET Developer in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - .NET Developer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Best team work. Development manager has always been very helpful and open about the way business was going on.

    Cons

    I dont have any suggestions to the management. I have always liked to work with this company. Best team I worked with so far.

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