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Employee treatment went out of the window along with gross margin reduction

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Global perspective. High quality of employees. Good training programs.

Cons

Very long work hours. Poor treatment of employees during current downturn. Outsourcing and cost cuts make it very difficult to make a difference. Almost impossibel to contact IT support or Purchasing/Procurement or HR or get any IT work done or . . .

Advice to Management

Need to treat employees with respect (and ethically) during the cost cuts and staff reduction process. Large mismatch between stated policy and actual practice.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. Not a terrific place to work. However, can't complain too much because of recession / economy.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty good work / life balance. I love the benefit of working from home as needed. Decent entry pay, but nothing to shout about.

    Cons

    Lack of good training. I don't think I've ever been formally trained on my current job responsibilities. A lot of work is simply done to look good, rather than provide true business value. Terrible pay increases. Many folks who have been at HP for years make less than new hires. Bonuses are not good.

    Advice to Management

    I think in general HP senior management is competent and understands the dynamics of the technology industry -- that its goods / services are becoming more and more commoditized and cost-cutting and off-shoring is imperative to staying in business. However, I feel like they could do better at showing that they truly value employees by doing things like: better pay increases for those who truly add business value, more vacation days, and better on-the-job training.


  2. Still a good company, but don't kid yourself into thinking indiviual employees are valued.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Downers Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - At or above average base salary for role. - Highly skilled and professional individual contributors and teams. - Industry recognition

    Cons

    - Too many layers of management - Middle management merely reacting to pressure from above, rather than overcoming obstacles of employees - Too many "Ivory Tower" subject matter "experts" on deals that never visit a customer or interface with customers directly. - Process overload, kills deals because the company is too slow to respond to customers. - Financial overhead makes it difficult to compete on deals.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce layers of management, and stop paying lip service to employee feedback. For example people managers should proactively help with career development, and move people around in the organization to facilitate career development.


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