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Behemoth which a rich culture

Software Engineer (Former Employee) Austin, TX

ProsThe company is huge and if you are willing to work the system and are patient you can probably get a good situation. You will occasionally have to put up with mind boggling inefficiencies, but that's where the patience comes in. It is the company where a lot of the things that make silicon valley what it is started.

ConsIt's huge! Getting things done is difficult. There are a lot of people involved in every activity no matter how big or small. corporate speak, buzz words, TPS reports with cover sheets.

Advice to Senior ManagementI have sympathy for those in upper management at HP. It seems choatic and out of control

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    While it was a good experience, it never seemed to get any better.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Great Products, Great company reputation, Great tools. Friendly people. It seems more like… Cons: Decling revenue results is more strigent control of expenses, especialy employee compensation. People… Advice to Senior Management: Need to take some risk so HP is around in… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    A very large organization

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard for more than 10 years


    Pros: HP has good facilities and support; good ethics and honesty are preached… Cons: The Information Technology department was decimated and then being rebuilt. With everything depending on IT, this made the job more difficult. The bonus system wasn't… Advice to Senior Management: The departments need more autonomy to function well. As large as the company is, the "top down" management style isn't efficient. Harnessing individual initiative by… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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