Hewlett-Packard

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Business Consultant
Former Employee - Business Consultant

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Wonderful place to learn, grow and leave.

Cons

Career advancements need to happen outside of the company. If advancements are offered and accepted, HR will not match the pay to the current market value or even an internal pay scale.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn to act like a startup again. Create pockets of innovation that are not mired in the corporate bureaucracy that hinders current growth and get back to the core DNA that was infused into "The HP Way".

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    HP was excellent in the 90s but faded as numerous poor CEO selections diluted its culture and benefits thus stock value

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    Current Employee - Master Technologist in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Master Technologist in Roseville, CA

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

    Pros

    Compensation is fair for the HP sites in remote areas but not for HP sites in major cities like Bay Area. Work life balance still possible if you choose jobs carefully. Good people as always to work with.

    Cons

    Discontinuation of its lucrative pension plan. Reduction of benefits. Poor selection of CEO recently that lead to low value stock options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More differentiation in compensation for performance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sad and depressing place to work

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    Current Employee - Leadership
    Current Employee - Leadership

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

    Pros

    Internal training opportunities are varied and cover a wide range of technical subjects. Up until recently they had great opportunities to work from home.

    Cons

    People care are one of the lower priorities of this company. Although you read in the paper how well the company has been doing or have beaten quarterly expectations - work force reductions continue to be the focus. Currently they are trying their best to lay off higher, more experienced professionals and replace them with entry level personnel. The environment is bad - people are constantly worried about their job - and with good reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider there are more components to running a company than profits. If you have an environment that beats down the employee - the best will leave and mediocracy will end up ruling the day. Then there is the client side - again if you're only focused on $ the entry level resource is not going to be the business partner that the experienced resource is ... this is currently causing us to lose accounts all together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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