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Shameful points

Project Lead (Former Employee) Houston, TX

ProsHewlett Packard is a leader in its field.
Ability in some positions to be privy to technologies prior to public release.
Casual dress code.

Cons- Pay cuts
    - Layoffs
    - Unrealistic expectations without appropriate compensation.
(Ex: A group of 18 have 8 left following a layoff. All work is divided between the "lucky ones", none get raises for taking on more than twice their previous workload. All are too scared to ask for one.)
    - Poor treatment of contract employees by management.
(Ex: Average of 60hrs work per person. Overtime was cut, workload continued to grow. Hiring new employees request rejected. Request overtime = poor use of time management = terminated. Complete OT work for free = management reports understated budget requirements = next year more work, less people. Then contractors get pay cuts ranging 10% - 25%. This is in contrast to HP employee's cuts of 2.5% - 5%)
    - No raise in 3 of 3 years
    - Lack of communication by management.
    - Lack of respect by management.
    - One manager was quoted to say "the work performed in the lab could be completed by trained monkeys".
    - New employee training is comprised of getting thrown in the pool; sink or swim.

Advice to Senior ManagementAs management, your job is to inspire, lead, and ensure your team has the tools to do their jobs.
Regain this vision and stay focused.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Layoffs are apart of business in this company.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Cherry Hill, NJ

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard

    Pros: The discounts on Hewlett Packard merchandise. It is a well known… Cons: The job you have may leave you at any time. Hewlett Packard does… Advice to Senior Management: It is counterproductive to have massive layoffs. In the short run you may increase… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Good company, not so good for employees

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee) 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… 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… Advice to Senior Management: The company is profitable and sustaining the recession quite well. It's time to reestablish the core values and beliefs of the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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