Hewlett-Packard

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Engineering is a dying skill at HP

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Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Vancouver, WA
Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Vancouver, WA

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

The Engineers and peers at HP are top notch. I would gladly work with anyone on the site again. The Engineers are highly skilled and very motivated. Lower level management is doing the best that they can with what little tools that they have been given.

Cons

The company has turned it's back on the employees. We are regarded as liabilities rather than the assets that we really are. The bottom lines of the real estate and IT groups are more important than actually serving the workforce and enabling us to do our jobs.
There is a real sense that Mark Hurd hates paying to develop products and that he would much rather just buy up companies that design a product.
Benefits have eroded completely since I started at HP, and I no longer have any sense of loyalty to HP.
Most design work at HP is now outsourced.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start realizing that your employees ARE your company. Without us, there would be no products and no revenue. We already have a steady loss of the top talent, and once the economy turns around, nothing that you can offer us will keep your key employees around.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Work hard, play hard

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Smart CEO who's assembled a great portfolio of enterprise solutions lead by a deep and wide management bench - highly demanding, but highly rewarding.

    Cons

    One of the largest companies of its kind provides great strength, but can become frustrating when accountabilities are ambiguous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customers see the potential, empower people to make it happen.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    HP going downhill

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    - Great Co-workers
    - Faced paced, challenging environment

    Cons

    Even before the recessesion, Salary and Benefits were being squeezed.
    Outsourcing engineering has already been completed in Desktop and Laptops and is currently underway in Servers. In the next 2 years there will be likely no design engineering left on the Houston campus. Job ratings are on a relative scale to your peers so if you have a strong group of performers (pretty much true with all layoffs that have occured), you could be doing a good job and still be rated poorly. Management uses a fixed distrubtion system so somebody has to be assigned a poor rating. Everyone is constanly looking over their shoulder for the next layoff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revise Employee ratings removing requirement for forced distribution of poor job ratings. This destroys moral and forces managers to rank empoyees and give a poor review (dreaded "i") to someone who may be doing a good job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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