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How not to return HP to its former glory

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

Pros

HP's main saving grace, as an employer, is the quality of the folks with which one gets to work. Generally, they are driven to do that which is necessary to get the job done and are pleasant in the process.

Cons

* The continuous lack of/over generalized direction from management can sometimes be a challenge.
* HP has spent the last 10+ years creating virtual teams that work in multiple time zones. This has necessitated late and/or early working hours. HP employees have taken this in stride, as there was opportunity to work from home. This allowed for a reasonable work/life balance (to which much lip-service HP pays). Now employees are being asked to return to working at the office, even though many of those employees do not work with anyone locally and the commute to the office is a very significant journey (hours, not minutes). This return-to-the-office policy is being applied in a general manner without regard to team interactions/necessity or employee impact. Instead of helping HP return to its former glory, as is intended, it is a counterproductive policy which is making work difficult and causing HP to lose good people.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

* Quit generalizing. Provide direction that is relevant to lower level organizations.
* Meg, your return-to-the-office policy is counterproductive. You are harming employee morale, losing good people and creating a very difficult work environment.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Business Analyst II

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst II
    Former Employee - Business Analyst II

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work from home, flexible hours

    Cons

    No training for employees - training is 'learn on your own/sink or swim'. Remote engagements often lead to 'out of sight, out of mind' with project management. Feedback to management in terms of communicating training needs to successfully fulfill engagements is often seen as a sign of weakness, not a sign of eagerness to learn. Too many reorganizations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more engaged with employees, especially remote workers. Provide training, on-site/hands on training to better prepare employees for engagements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not the best internship

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    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Vancouver, WA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    As an intern, there were always other on the team I was assigned to willing to help me learn the ropes and figure things out. Everyone was very helpful and easy to work with.

    Cons

    I never got to work on any meaningful projects (not surprising as an intern) and if I didn't accomplish anything it didn't matter because no one seemed to care about the pace I worked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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