Hewlett-Packard

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8 people found this helpful  

Used to be an awesome company but no longer cares for its people.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Research and Development Section Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Research and Development Section Manager in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good health benefits; flexible work hours, family friendly.

Cons

Stingy paid vacation, minuscule annual salary increases which don't keep up with cost of living increases (usually annual raises are 2%). Promotions without a pay raise. "Do more with less" is the mantra, translation: you work more hours but never get a raise. Not enough value placed on quality of product/service/deliverables.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Show valued employees that you want them to stay by compensating them properly. Cut back on the outsourcing - nobody performs their best when working 24/7 so they can meet with people around the world. The drawback of this strategy is evident in the poor quality output that results. Accept the fact that it costs money to make money. Stop cutting corners on cost of supplies and resources by choosing the cheapest.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    It pays the bills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    At least in my team i have work life balance (for now and i see other team mates working around the clock) mostly due to my unique skills, pay is ok for a recent graduate

    Cons

    Constant fear over lay offs which are of course not strategically but they seem to be totally random without regards of your performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wishful thinking would be to stop following the stupid mantra of "must increase shareholder value"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    My experience was very positive at Hewlett Packard

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is very business like, and most of the people working there come from an Engineering background. There is a lot of talent and very sincere people that are proud of their work

    Cons

    The corporation strategy changes fairly often, or goes without definition for a period of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going, and bring Invent back and success to an icon company

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