Hewlett-Packard

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Good company, not so good for employees

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Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Houston, TX
Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

I worked at Hewlett-Packard

Pros

Good managers and colleagues make HP an enjoyable place to work personally. Work-Life balance is respected here, and on my team it meant working at home when necessary and flexible working hours. Managers will give you all the resources and training you need to succeed in your role. HP is known worldwide so you have instant recognition wherever you go.

Cons

HP has shifted from the HP Way culture to more of a profit machine. The growth period is over it seems and now the focus is on cost-cutting. I can agree with cost-cutting in a terrible recession, however, there comes a point when your employees deserve recognition and honor. A major downside to working at HP is that the company is too large with too many worldwide sites. This means that restructuring and layoffs are easily done, since they already have the resources offshore to quickly reorganize teams.

The annual employee survey recently said that only 45% of employees "when offered a similar position with comparable salary and benefits, would stay at HP".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The company is profitable and sustaining the recession quite well. It's time to reestablish the core values and beliefs of the HP Way and recognize employees. A little does go a long way, and employee moral is a key element in company growth.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    High Expectations No Appreciation..

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlborough, MA

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros

    Exposure to wide range of Business Processes
    Exposure to Worldwide teams & cultures

    Cons

    Cost cutting is the primary driver to achieve profitability
    Talent recognition is completely missing
    Human capital is treated as a commodity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value Employee Contributions...

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Work hard, play hard

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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