Hewlett-Packard

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Global Account Manager at HP

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Former Employee - Account General Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Account General Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

Pros

HP has a broad portfolio and global reach with few rivals. It is the original startup where people love technology. Even in tough times, there are still people who want to wim.

Cons

HP is in the middle of a turnaround, in a hyper competitive environment and there is no margin for error. If it is important to you, there is little job security or clear line of sight to where the company is going.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The desperation from Senior Management has trickled down to the entire organization. With constant leadership organizational changes people are not terribly focused. Find a path and stick to it. Adapt as needed but try your best to be humane in this competitive environment.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    bumpy ride, not clear the leaders or the portfolio are up to the job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    Chance to work on something with global impact.
    Global community within the company that's full of great people.
    Many opportunities to wrestle with extremely challenging business problems.

    Cons

    Size is working against it and senior management retrenching into a centralized model that discourages speed and innovation.
    Balance sheet and income statement are exclusively dictating how businesses must contribute, as opposed to focusing on customer needs and opportunities to deliver enduring value.
    Cost cutting is rampant, and too many (though not all) managers are paralyzed and political in such an environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick one segment and apply HP innovation to solve a real customer problem. If there's no one segment that can have a big enough impact, seriously consider splitting the company so smaller (but still massive) divisions can innovate and grow.

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

    Overall good experience. Great company to work for if you are prepared to work 16 hours a day.

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    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The great reputation of the brand. Good engineering talent and passion for the products.

    Cons

    The constant change in strategy. The frustration of knowing that the products are good but the execution continues to be poor. Not much room to move up once you reach a Director level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to the roots: good engineering, great products, treat people well and don't overwork the teams.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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