Hewlett-Packard

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Not as bad as everyone says

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Technology Consultant in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Technology Consultant in Austin, TX

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

Pros

Salary
Work-life balance
Coworker
Name Cache on Resume
Educate you well

Cons

Corporate
Growth Opportunities Limited
Uptight
Lack of Cohesive Culture

Advice to ManagementAdvice

same advice I would give to all management

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall for 10+ years HP has been a good place to work; however, the current leadership is making big mistakes.

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    Current Employee - Legal in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Legal in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Respected brand and still one of the top technology companies in the world.

    Cons

    Work-life balance used to be a major selling point for working at HP. Not anymore as the CEO got the bright idea that HP's turnaround is dependent upon people working at HP sites for "increased collaboration" and "sharing of ideas" even when employees don't necessarily work closely - or at all - with others who are at the same physical work location. As a result, employees are now being required to commute to HP offices as far as 1 hour away (and even pressured by their management to make longer commutes than 1 hour) to be less productive than they would be working from home. Ironically, many HP offices are currently at full capacity and don't have available space for soon-to-be former teleworkers due to the fact that HP decided to sell much of its real estate a few years ago because management at that time recognized that with improved technologies (including products that HP makes itself) it was no longer necessary to have so many employees working from HP offices when they could work from home and be more productive, happier and leave a much smaller carbon footprint.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to allow employees to work from home on a regular basis or you will lose your best people who value job flexibility and work-life balance more than pay and other financial rewards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It's had it's day

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Director, Product Marketing in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Product Marketing in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Work-life balance
    Nice laptop (So they should)

    Cons

    Benefits (Particularly Medical) are better at other large companies and smaller companies
    Many employees are there to get a pay check and do not much else
    "Can Do" attitude doesn't exist and if you have it, you feel like you continually have to bash your head against a wall
    Terrible, expensive food options

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep clearing out and laying off "expired" employees
    Make the company attractive to work at and then re-employ top talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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